douglas88 (8308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
25 cl bottle. Pours a dark red-brown color with a medium white head. The aroma is sour vinegar, caramel malts. A slightly sour flavor with lots of sweet sugary caramel brown malts. OK.
harrisoni (17143) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at ChrisO "I’m Trying to see the Stool" pre GBBF2010 tasting. Stale sweet and rubbish.
madmitch76 (21715) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
31st July 2010. ChrisO’s ’Raise The Roof’ tasting.
Hazy brown beer. Only lighlty sour. Offset by some good generic fruit. Finishes crisp and dry.
planky84 (2860) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 19, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle from Beer Planet. Reddish-brown pour with a beige head which soon vanishes. Very nice sweet/sour aromas of licorice, oak, prunes, figs. Flavours of dried fruit, cherries, raisins, licorice, figs, dates. Nice sweet/sour balance. Dry finish with the aforementioned sweet/sour mix. Very pleasant.
gunnfryd (14039) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Brown-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is oak, sourness, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, sugar, sourness, yeast, oak, cellar. Complex fun beer.
yngwie (16478) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 150cl corked, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of geokkjer. It pours an unclear, orange-brown body, topped by a beige head. Well carbonated, the cork hit the quite high ceiling when popped. Cellar, sourness and dried fruits well integrated in the aroma. There’s some acidity in the flavor, with dried fruits, some cellar and hints of barnyard. Full-bodied and nicely carbonated. A really pleasant and easy drinkable beer. 091107
Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Along with the 1993 Courage RIS, this mid 90’s brew proves why Greg wins. Absolutely beautiful in the glass. Strong and colorful. Taste is a rich mild sweetness. Kinda oxymoronic, but that’s what I wrote. Palate is bold and rich, but clean and clear. A pleasure.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Little bottle shared by Greg Koch at Woodshop 5.0 He said he brought it back from Belgium in the mid-90s. Porus brown. Nose is tart. Taste is extremely tart, really damn good, well aged.
Beer5000 (5859) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
1,5 liter magnum bottle, 2004 vintage sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy reddish orange with some floaters and a dense beige head. Lovely complex aroma with cellar notes, mould, overripe apples, yeast, caramel and some acid. Flavor is complex as well, fruity acidity, overripe fruit, sweet caramel malt, light grapefruit and cellar notes. Delicious and quite quaffable actually.
pivnizub (10085) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Clear, ruby-amber coloured, quite stable beige head, visible carbonation; a faint touch of balsamico in the sweetish-sourish and caramelly nose; sweet and sour flavour, light bodied; sweet caramalt and a kind of very old vinegar in the short finish. A bit on the sweet side, but all in all pleasant.........