Theydon_Bois (5206) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gravity Dispense at Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival 2012.
Slightly obscured dark brown with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edges.
Nose comprises caramel, dark fruits, toffee, cognac, a little wood.
Taste follows nose, the alcohol is well disguised, cognac a little more prominent in the taste.
Fuller end of medium body with very fine carbonation and a great smooth feel.
Excellent beer !
Koelschtrinker (9451) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Trockener, würzig herber Beginn. Trocken bleibend, Cognac, stimmig. Etwas alkoholisch, später noch trockener, süßlich, gut. 10/10/11/11/12/11
gunnar (4306) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle # 1652 at Håndtverkerstuene, Oslo. Shared with beer pal Ivars clear amber with a small white head. Complex aroma, lovely malts, sherry and oranges, trace of leather. Taste is almost identical as promised in the aroma, malty goodies, some dark red fruits, even raisins. Oily mouthfeel, lingering cognac finish. A very good beer.
TyggaBrown (339) - NORWAY - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Nice touches of cognac and oak in the aroma, and the bitterness is almost perfectly balanced. The palate is in general a little ’off-edge’, and I miss some other flavours.
Albe (56) - ITALY - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
In summer, but a cold and rainy night, this clear amber beer with good white head, was a pleasant choice. Aroma is mostly malty, with fruits and cask wood notes, a bit alcoholic. In the mouth, delivers again toasted malts, fruits, oak, and a sweet alcoholic well balanced flavor.
liiisa (2) - - AUG 26, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Didn’t like this one much when I drank it in 2010. To sharp and boring, but now it has settled in to a fruity, fudge, really balanced flavour. Nice colour, almoste no alohol taste.
tmrmwel (663) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with VANØ Bergen. Pours a matte dark golden, with a small creamy head. Aroma is malty, with oak and barrel, as well as notes of peat, whiskey and some alcohol. Flavour is sweet, with roasted malts and syrup, with coffee and a dry malt in the finish.
Plovmand (6023) - Helsinge, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. It pours almost clear amber with a medium off white head. The aroma has strong malty notes with cognac, dark fruit and toasted caramel. The flavour is highly malty with notes of ripe fruit, toasted caramel and the cognac is most profound in the finish.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice woody caramellic notes. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Beer4000 (4096) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle @ Håndverkerstuene. Clear reddish amber with a small off-white head. Harmonic in aroma, caramel malt, mild oak, dry fruit and warming alcohol from cognac. Flavor is sweet caramel, balanced bitterness, dry fruit, hint of oak and some cognac. Full body and long and warming aftertaste. Nice one.