Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16.06.2014, 0,75l bottle @ BBGTC tasting:
Flat. Aroma is slightly sweet fruity, still a little oaky and boozy, slightly fresh concentrated sour apples, alcohol, oak, grass. Taste is slightly dry oaky, concentrated fresh sweet apples, oak, alcohol, grass, minerals. Medium bitterness, dry oaky mouthfeel. Fair enough, but too boozy. A nice icecider is way better, and I donít really see what a (partially) spirit based "thing" has to do on Ratebeer at all...
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml @ ClubGonzo
Pours clear copper with no head. Aroma has notes of red apples, alcohol, wood, earthy and hint of vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light sour with a very warm, sweet apples and hint of woody finish. Body is full, texture is oily, with no carbonation.
yngwie (13216) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. A clear one, oily and flat, dark golden in color. Itís quite boozy on the nose, with calvados, apples, apple cores and a faint rubbery touch. Itís a tad too warming on the palate, oily and full-bodied, with flavors of white sugar, lots of apples, some apple cores and a little spiced touch. Sweet, apple finish with a little spiced touch. Canít say I understand why this oneís on RB, but itís sure worth drinking. 140616
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Iím honestly curious towards what this is doing on Ratebeer, being basically an aperitif made of calvados and apple juice, but Iím sure someone has an explanation for that. :-) Pours a still, clear cognac-colored deep bronze-coppery body, looking quite delicious. Aroma is yellow apples, oxidized apple cores, oak, cognac, boozy caramel-ish tones and hints of cinnamon and mild blue cheese. Complex and inviting. Taste is oaky tannins, cognac, oxidized apples, yellow apple peel, cinnamon, alcohol, vanilla and hints of honey and cellar must. Full body, no carbonation. Quite lovely stuff really, despite the unmistakable boozy notes from the calvados which sets it apart from high ABV beverages of a similar nature (meads, sake, ice cider). I like it a lot.
Benzai (7340) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled from bottle @ my parents place. They brought a bottle from France when they werethere on hholiday last summer. Clear amber color, no head. Aroma has apple, sweetness, sugar. Taste apple, sugar, alcohol, a bit dry, maybe a hint of vanilla and cinnamon. Warming alcohol finish, a bit dry.
mar (4790) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber pour with no head. Nose is rich wood, light vanilla, alcohol, faintly tart, and sticky. Flat, heavy wood, sticky alcohol, sweet apple, caramel, toffee, and dough. Quite tasty, will be a sipper for the day.
Lukaduke (2067) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper color with great clarity. The nose is a mixture of sweet apples, burnt sugar, warm booze and a touch of spice. The palate is warm and boozy with a nice apple pie sweetness with added complexity of butterscotch, tannic apple peel and a long apple finish. Warms you from the belly up !