austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Dark amber, firm beige head. Plain sweet toffee aroma, hint of hops, vanilla and warming alcohol. Flavor has sweetish toffee, little berries and banana fruitiness, alcohol shows even more, solid hops in the sugary finish. Medium to full bodied, a bit sticky lush palate. Utterly simple, but still pleasing enough strong ale.
ako (166) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(BBE 21/11/09 @ May 22nd 2009)
Amber, little head. Strong malty aroma, even whisky-like with the alcohol. Not too sweet, strong malty flavor, some caramel. Slightly bitter in the finish. Easy to drink considering the ABV.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml bottleĖpours a rich off white head and amber color. Aroma is wood/grain, some citrus, alcohol. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, macademia, then bitter, boozy/alcohol set in. this could improve with aging. Syrupy mouth feel. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for bring this back from his trip across the pond.
ghawener (1553) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Honey, sweet, malty, very oily, sticky, brown sugar, molasses, too sweet.
In Sao Paulo on a business trip.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark clear amber. White head. Aroma and flavor is very malty. Also nuts, vanila, cola and some alcohol. Aftertaste has some peppery feel because of the strong alcohol.
Pipper (325) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2009
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Birreria Accademia. First aroma was of wet socks. Two finger off-white head with clear golden ruby color. Strong alcohol taste and darker malt tones coupled with faint citrus tastes. Overly carbonated, an average beer but Iíd rather drink something else at a bar.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Sytembolaget, Charlottenberg. A fingerthick, lightly tanned dense head upon a shining, reddish amber colored body. Initial aroma of delicate sweet malts. Then a scent of mild spices, dark dried fruits and marzipan. Full malt body with caramel, mild spices and marmelade from dark fruits. A nice and warming alcohol heat. Medium body strength. Malty, fine bitter ending. A lovely, potent and well-balanced Brit.
Habanero (3861) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours beautifully amber with a large off-white head. Fair lacing. Nose of light malt, hops and caramel. Sweet flavour with malt, hops and bread. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Light bitter finish. A fine brew.
finol (2934) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget.
Pours dark amber with a thick white head. Smells of metall and malt. Smooth taste of malt, fruit and some butter.
jfb (5343) - Freising, GERMANY - APR 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours a clear bronze colour with a smooth off-white head. fantastic aroma of caramel, lightly toasted malts, fruity hop spices and some marshmallow. flavour is the same, with a few dry toasted notes and a grainy chocolate finish. strong body, with smooth carbonation. a superb strong ale!