olio (7430) - Tampere, - DEC 6, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 6, 2014
33 cl bottle. BBE 30.09.2012.
Lots and lots of ripe fruits burst out as the bottle is opened. Still quite lively and a bit fizzy. Caramel malts and toffee on the nose as well. Sourish malts and ripe fruits still on the flavor front, not as spicy though. Licorice is not really present anymore. Some complexity and flavors lost, somewhat better when a bit more fresh. Very tasty anyway.
Rating: 8-5-8-4-17 = 42
33 cl bottle. BBE 12.05.2013.
Originally rated on 20091227. (9-5-9-4-18)
Pours clear (without the yeast) mahogany red color with a medium-sized head, leaves some lacing. Lots of barnyard elements on the nose, sourish malts, yeast, a bit of toffee, sweet caramel and lots of ripe fruits. Some licorice and spices on the background also.
Flavor of caramel malts, spices, yeast, licorice, ripe and somewhat dried fruits and some subtle grassy notes. Very smooth palate with a sourish finish. Very complex and refined brew which seems to be at almost perfect age. Top notch.
kevd193213 (927) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Dark cloudy brownish pour with a medium light brown tan head. Aroma of caramel, almonds, faint chocolate, dark fruit and yeast. Medium to full body with a nice even slightly warming alcohol finish.
BillKismet (3472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasted brown body topped by a creamy, poofy brownish khaki head.The nose is of medium to dark fruits with fig touches discernably emerging upon aeration. Toasty and caramel body with some tannins as well as worty, darker amber malt, caramunich, and Special B notes. Needs time to age, attenuate, and dry out.
ctipping (117) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Murky reddish brown. Big off white head. Thick collar. Pecan nuttiness when it’s cold. Much fruitier as it warms. Yeasty. Kinda phenolic. Flavor is equally yeasty up front. Nutty as the yeast dies down. Some brown caramel malt. Light chocolate. Finish is clove spiciness. Aggressive hop flavor through, kinda grassy and bitter. High carbonation. Medium body. Not a style I love, but it’s really well made.
BRW (1433) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with off white head. MAlt, caramel, dark fruits and yeast aroma. Sweet, malt, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, yeast taste. Medium to full body.
Jyrsa (186) - - JUN 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle BBE 1/2018 @ stadin panimobaari. Pours hazy weak coffee brown with small bone white. Nose is yeast. Licorice, herbs, bread, chocolate and some yeast. Strong body with a smooth and frizzly mouth feel.
sccp1910 (51) - BRAZIL - JUN 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma agradável, aparência escura, encorpada. Bem frutada e nem se percebe os 8% de álcool. Sensacional!
MarkoNm (1301) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JUN 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy darker brown color, topped with a beige colored head, average size and slowly settling. Malty aroma, herbal with notes of dark fruits and some chocolate. Taste is a bit complex - some earthy yeasty notes, initial sweetness and slight soury feel to it. Mild bitterness and quite yeasty in the finish, with some herbs present here as well. My first experience with Westvleteren beers - not bad, though not something I’d enjoy on a regular basis.
abemorsten (3147) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delt 0,33 l flaske. Dyp mahognifarget kropp med et lavt lysebrunt skumdekke. Deilig maltrik kompleks nese og munn med masse tørket frukt og kandis-preg. God fylde.Nammenam.
WingmanWillis (10) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Scopey’s Croydon pad. Dusty bottle from Fergus’ cellar. Pours a murky brown with a thin head. Smells of dried fruit and orange peel. Nice Christmas cake notes in taste. A good tasty beer
CraftBeerNick (1213) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 12th June 15. Pours a good looking mahogany coloured beverage, nice fluffy head. Aroma is dark fruits, some spice, almonds, slight banana. Taste is almonds, dark fruit, marzipan, fruit cake, banana, fluffy creamy palate. Good stuff