Lectvay (173) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, medium head, aroma is pretty intense, cinnamon, cloves, molasses. Taste is bright up front, then extremely rich and sweet, with a bitter and boozy aftertaste. It’s like an Abbey quad that is coated in a gooey, bourbony gel. Really terrific.
martin00sr (1303) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @CBC15. Clear, very drak brown. Small offwhite head. Aroma has coffee, dried fruit, hints of vanilla and booze. Sweet flavor, dried fruit and brown sugar. Warming booze and coffee. Really nice.
borre_m (535) - NORWAY - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
sample at cbc. pours very deep brown. aroma has lots of toffee. taste is sweet, some coconut, toffee caramel, balanced.
Nische (1102) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep Brown with off white head. Aroma: lots of barrel character with sweet dark fruits, brown sugar and oaky vanilla. Complex taste with also plenty of barrel character, sweet, raisins, caramel and some warming alcohol. Quite brilliant.
laiti (6729) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC’15
Aroma has sweet malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Flavour has woody notes, alcohol, woody notes, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet slow sipper, very American.
cgarvieuk (16654) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC15.. Dark brown.. Thin tan lacing.. Soft sweet toffee.. Light spice toffee malt nose... Sweet caramel toffee.. Soft fruits
TBone (13636) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC2015. Dark brown color, small brownish head. Toffee, malty aroma. Medium-bodied to full-bodied. Toffeeish, vanilla and light alcohol. Nicely balanced.
olio (7253) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ CBC2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Sweet caramel aroma, sweet malts, some hop notes, bready notes too, some molasses and toffee. Very sweet sugary flavor, some toasted malts, toffee, brown sugar and ripe fruits. Alcohol extremely well hidden, sticky sweet palate. Excellent.
lusikka (6874) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC2015. Pours a dark ruby amber colour with a small head. Aroma of sweet malts, syrup, plums and wood. Rich flavour of toasted malts, syrup, bourbon, tart wood and some complex berry notes. Full bodied. Warming, complex, velvety finish. Great!
Ktwse (2560) - SWEDEN - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear deep brown with flat tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, nuts, toffee, muscovado. Taste is rich, sweet, butterscotch and muscovado. Body is thick and creamy with soft carbonation.
Emeister84 (1412) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grapey, raisiny aromas, caramel, plum, somewhat winey. Dark, almost black, with a fully retaining khaki head. Somewhat sweet, fruity, hints of booze. Full bodied, extremely drinkable, especially weighing in at 13.4%!