jookos (2072) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@pikkis. Brown dirty. Brown malty. Dry coffee-cake like semisweet yesty estery candi malts. Full bodied, slick. Some xmas spicyness, dry finish. Ok, tasty but not that smooth. A bit raw and yeasty.
Hermod (3136) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl bottle@ Pikkulintu. Hazy brown colored, thick, lacing white head. Strong notes of raisin, cake, dark fruits, buttery aroma. Flavor has malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, long sweet, nutty finish.
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RexTalionis (2407) - FINLAND - SEP 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 50 cl, BBE 2015. Pours reddish brown in color with a fluffy tan head. Dark fruits, dark sweetish cake, some vinous notes on aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Plums, vinous notes and just a bit of bitter grass comes forward towards the end in taste.
ClubGonzo (3985) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a deep, near-black, red-hued brown body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is a strange complex of red berries, meaty tones (!), caramel malts, herbs and hints of raisins and sweet estery yeast notes. Taste is sweet candi sugars, raisins, rose water, hibiscus, caramel, sweet yeast tones and hints of bitter herbs. Dry aftertaste with some bitter-herbal hop notes. Medium to full body, medium to high carbonation. A very strange creation and not really my thing, but I’m sure the merry crew of Danish Ratebeerians had a great time brewing it! :-)
TheJvd (830) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at WWT III. Pours brown with a small to medium off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet with raisins, vanilla, dark fruits and alcohol. Taste is very sweet with raisins, dark fruits, quite some alcohol. Too sweet for me.
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,5 l bottle from Kvadrat. Pours a deep dark mahogany body with a small light brown head. Overripe fruits, malts, booze and bubble gum on the nose and in the mouth. Band aid. Full bodied.
Bullit (4007) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ WWT III. Very dark brown colour, thin head. Nose is slightly roasty, coffee and a bit spicy. Flavour is roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, spices, some candy and a hint of bourbon. Excellent stuff.
Borresteijn (4622) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl Bottle at WWT III, thanks Plovmand! Dark ruby-brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is very sweet, malty, raisins, dark fruits, alcohol, light spicy, rose water. Flavour is very sweet, malty, fruity, spicy, rosewater, alcohol, toast, light bitter finish. Medium to full-bodied. Well-crafted, but way too sweet for me to be thoroughly enjoyable.
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ WWT III, courtesey of Borresteijn. Pours a very dark brown beer with a medium sized, slightly tanned head. Aroma of yeast, dark fruits, caramel malts and slightly alcoholic. Flavour is very sweet, malty and alcoholic. It’s hard to describe this, but it’s awesome in balance and greatly crafted. Awesome brew!
jmgreenuk (4231) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at WWT3. Poured a deep mahogany with a bubbly white head. The aroma is big dry malt with some resin. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with lots of alcohol inspired liqourice on the palate too. A nice beer to taste but not one for a "session".