mkel07 (2520) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle (2012) from Archive Beer Boutique. Layers of colour make this beer visually appealing. The modest foam clings to edge of the glass. Aromas of plums, peaches and nectarines fill the nose. In the mouth the beer is full, smooth and silky with a texture. This is a very good beer.
gam (3022) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much head mild to medium carbonation orange brown pour very misty aromas grapes spice yeast brett type note acidic apples the flavours light acidic brown sugar grapes alcohol spicy clove cinnamon ginger the brett like note ginger bread pepper apples pears conserve sweetness and taste the finish bitter sweet light tart lots of fruit and spice alcohol in aftertaste sugary finish
jonno (2097) - JAPAN - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle. An odd one, not without it’s charm, but also too young and immature to hang with yet. Big honey wine nose. Medicinal with LOTS of alcohol. Peach, apricot, marmalade, but it never really comes together. Give this a few more years.
hawthorne00 (2216) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle, 10% ABV. Hazy amber with a coat of beige head that never quite disappears. Aroma of Seville orange marmalade, coriander, dough, peaches, grappa. Syrupy, low carbonation. Bittersweet citrus flavours - boiled bitter oranges, old lemons, orange zest, , apricots, spices, medicinal herbs. Fairly boozy, but not hot. A bit Italian digestif-like, which - whilst not very surprising - is charming. Good.
KyotoLefty (5808) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nose of caramel, peaches, esters, marmalade, alcohol. Orange-brown with lace. Flavors of pineapple, orange, peach, lovely flavors but still far too alcoholic and not integrated. Very tangy, but mostly hot. Should have waited 5 more years.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tasting, thanks Mark. Golden amber colour, not much head. Aroma is booze, herbal, bit chemically, lots more booze, marmalade, calvados. Taste is nice enough, quite fruity, bit of strange caramel sweetness. Secretly kicking me in the nuts. Fruity sweetness and tastes quite tripel like. Quite a weird one. I like it but it is probably not doing me any good. Finish is a bit marzipan and sweet.
tongaking (21) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dried fruit, malt and leather in the aroma. A hint of alcohol is noticeable, but it’s pretty well integrated. Nice taste, perfect beer.
TimE (2945) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy amber orange color, no head. Caramel, marmalade, medicinal and tons of alcohol. Fuckin eh, very rough, oranges, caramel, hugely rough and completely not ready yet, this is very raw. Alcohol dominates so fuckin much. Way way way not ready yet. Blah. Has tons of potential, but totally drain pour.
Rune (7249) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
The 330ml 2011 vintage bottle with lotto 214-11 was bought in late March 2012 at Johnny’s Off License (Via Veio) in Roma. Cloudy amber coloured body, slightly off-white head fading to a patchy surface. Spotty lacing to the glassware. Spiced fruity aroma, hints of apricot and herbal hops. Subdued vapour of alcohol. The taste character has got a bittersweet citrus peak with candy sweetness and yeasty fruitiness beneath. Lingering bittersweet ending with noticeable alcohol. Soft in the mouth. Full bodied. Enjoyed for about an hour at home in Tromsø, 30.12.2012.
malombra (28) - NUOVA OLONIO(SO), ITALY - DEC 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Troppo acida ed alcoolica, la trovo parecchio sbilanciata. Non male al naso, comunque, Piu’ stramba che realmente buona.