saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are oak, caramel, whisky, fruits and hops. Some notes of honey and vanilla as well.
Palme (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 0.5l bottle @ Ølfestival København 2012. This one is a clear copper brown beer with a small sidesticking off-white head. Nice aroma that’s quite sweet with dates, caramel and dried fruits. There is also a nice woody and almost vanilla-like thing in here. Great flavor also. It’s also here sweet with raisin, honey, caramel and clear vanilla. Leaving a long lasting dry tongue. I really liked this one. 10.05.2012
ogivlado (5287) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 500ml. -from Pivoljub, Ljubljana. Shared with Marko and Heavy. Bottle No. 02822. Nice amber coloured with big off-white head. Very very sour whiskey nose. The taste is much better but also quite sour whiskey with notes of hops and caramel. Alcohol well hidden, hint of smoke in the finish. Good but expected better.
flemmingwillum (879) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rating #732, bottle shared with Jakob @ Hatten Bar. Appearance is nothing special; first of all half of the beer ended on the floor dur to the carbonation, and I didn’t see the beer being shaked at any point. Head is rather quickly dissapearing, but the beer is a bit hazy and deep amber coloured. Aroma was a bit whiskyish, but mainly the smoke was obvious. In the flavour the whiskey had added more of a sour taste to the beer than anything else, but there was also some smoke, caramel and yeast. Not special flavor in anyway, but a above average and rather tasty. Palate was just perfectly soft and round, but because of what appears to be a carbonation that is just crazy, I an only give the palate 4. Not bad, but really dissapointed for being the Fuller flagship, having aged for 500 days and an apparently quite pricey beer.
Marko (3724) - Split, CROATIA - MAY 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another day, another fancy Fuller’s. Poured a misty amber-orange-ochre body with an off white medium sized thick head that went away slowly. Sourish whiskey attack in the nose, sourish whiskey attack in the taste, ending soft. Oak, no real alcohol presence, kinda spicy. Starts unimpressive yet gets better and better (though never extremely good).
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. A gusher. Hazy amber color. Sweet and sour berryish aroma with spicy phenols, wet horse, strawberry and some tarry whisky. Taste is more whiskyish with peat, tar, iodine, nuts, phenols and strawberry. Smooth palate. There’s a wild yeast character but it does not ruin the beer.
kingstoni (1168) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thick frothy head. Aroma is citrus, caramel, grass and sugary malt. Sugary taste is grass and ginger. Dry and a little bitter finish. Oily texture.
LoFi (1432) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle # 16636.
Amber, beige fizzy head, explodes out of the bottle when the cork is popped.
Aroma: sour, infected, buttery, underneath that fruity and earthy.
Taste: lighter infection, sour, toffee maltiness, no whisky, but the alcohol is apparent.
Full-bodied, high carbonation.
Too bad about this one.
Furseth (1904) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear red colour, creamy head. Aroma:Sweet maltynes, belgian yeastynes, and and fruits! Flavor: Caramelly, fruity mouth feeling, belgian yestynes, and fruity finish. Medium body, and a long finish.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Clear copper with a medium head - nice one for an oak aged beer. Strong vanilla oakiness in the nose with calvados, red wine and almost lambic-tart apple fruitiness. Flavor is less sour, and there’s no red wine. Calvados-like apple tartness is, however, present, with some whisky-like roughness in the background. ABV is very well hidden, and the overall balance is great. Medium to full body, quite low CO2. A very non-British brew, that reminds me of ’t Smisje Calva Reserva - but without the sweetness. A successful barrel-ageing, and certainly among the very best English brews I’ve had.