Brandman (2516) - Helsinki, - JAN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, red hue, light brown head. Aroma is really complex - roasted malt, chocolate, peated and berryful, alcohol and some almondy sweetness. Flavour has much roasted notes and berries, sugar. Little on the imperial stout side, but doesn’t matter. Excellent brew and really well balanced. I liked the way the black raspberry taste came through.
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, white head, yeast particles floating. Aroma of blackberry, coffee, cherry and raisins. Quite sweet flavour, alcohol, (light sour) berries, mushrooms. Light sour finish, coffee, caramel and raisins. One can taste it’s getting older.
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share / Not Quite So Grand Tasting, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. 2009 vintage. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)
angelkostvo (981) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black colour, tiny beige head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate and red berries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, light sour, raspberry and chocolate flavour. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Very interesting beer.
fugitive (1745) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 2009. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma raspberry,roasted, malt. Taste roasted, malt, raspberry, acid.
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, dark brown and a greasy lean. Murkyish. Big up smooshed raspberry, dark choc nose. Decent grind of fruit throughout, dank bit of age but rich and smooth clean rich berry kick throughout. Finishes, slowly berry marshmallow and rich juciy sweetness. Smooth without being overly rich. Whisky has smoothed out. Tremendous.
Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown with no head. Aromas of red fruit, booze, almonds, rhubarb, fruit cake, I could get lost in this for a while. Taste is sweet, sherry, boozy, nutty, more red fruits. Thin body, oily texture. Lovely stuff, cheers to Callum!
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at the RBESG 2014, grand tasting 10/08/2014 Craft Beer Co Clerkenwell. head this when it came out, but before my rating days. Black as sin happy as hell . Dark caramel coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Aroma is some soy sauce, salty, tart fruits, roast, berry and some hot alcohol. Flavour is composed of salty tart berries, raspberry, soy, roast, choc. Bit of age on this one. Palate is full is bodied, oily on the tongue, tart finish.
BenH (3252) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Sly Casy. Black with tan head. Aroma of rasperry, licorice, whisky amd roast. Taste is similar, roasty raspberry licorice. Sweet. Tasty
TheCametron (2197) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Zly Casy with Ben and Pete. Ben had just come in to some money and was feeling a bit flush. Cheers Ben. This bottle had clearly been here a while. Still tasted good though. Pours Dark Brown with a small cream head. Aroma is very intriguing. Funky raspberry and wood. Quite unusual. Fruity whisky and a quite pronounced raspberry vibe. Still crazy after all these years.
Stuu666 (7821) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s first tasting. Pours dark brown, nose is fruity raspberry, with light whisky.
maneliquor (3479) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the cellar shared at the meatball tasting. Not much carbonation here.... Nose is sweet raspberries and mild tarty cherries with a mild peatiness to it. Rather sweet and dessert like. Taste is damp wood and bright red berries with heavy tart, mild grass and light peat. Cherry tartiness and raspberry sweetness are the focus for sure. A slightly thin mouth feel but it works well. Solid