rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. Bottle #00469. Courtesy of lusikka. The Grand Vintage Tasting.
Clearish amber colour with a small off-white head.
Rennie (or some other medicine used to make you feel alive), dark fruits, sweetness, Coke and mild metal notes in the aroma.
The flavour is mild hops, mild bitterness, mild alcohol, dark fruits, sweetness, sugar and some maltiness.
This is so much more fresh than the older ones (1999-2002). Not bad at all.
lusikka (7469) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle @ the Grand Vintage Tasting, Tampere. Pours a copper brown colour with small thick head. Aroma of bread, raisins, grass and red berries. Flavour of rich bready malts, English toffee, raisins, some blackberries and grassy bitterness. Some spiciness. Medium bodied and smooth mouthfeel. Rather soft carbonation. Great. No signs of aging. Alcohol shows itself.
Marduk (4071) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (tasting @VastActive place, thanks). Hazy chestnut color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Alcohol, sweet, yeasty, woody, winey notes in aroma. Caramel, malty, candy, sweet, bit papery taste. Full body. Smooth woody, bit old mouthfeel. Signs of old, but still nice!
tiong (5091) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma of wood, oak, toffee, caramely malts, syrup and mild ripe fruitness. Taste is smooth, woody and caramely with loads of toffee, raisins and syrup. Finish is sweet and stuffy with loads of raisins, hints of wood and caramel. Pretty sweet.
mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - no 25139, courtesy of VastActiv, 20141122) The beer deep amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had raisins, plum and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were raisins, plum, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness, dark fruits and bitterness. A little bit oxidized brew but still excellent.
VastActiv (4002) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at home, Helsinki. No: 25139. Colour is deep light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, caramel, sweetness and malts. Some elements of aging but otherwise surprisingly good condition.
laiti (7618) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @ VastActiv. Bottle #25139, BBE 2009
Aroma has apricot, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has cardboard, liquor, ripe fruits, plums and some odd phenolic feeling. Also some sugary tones and raisins. Perhaps has already seen its best days, but not bad still.
Countbeer (5337) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Oirschot crew:
Medium sized creamy head. Cloudy hazy warm
Aromas of malts, vinous, raisin, prunes, light honey.
Flavours of caramel, wood, light toast, malty, light bitter..
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, raisin, light vinous.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, Small off-white head. Aroma is malts, sweet, sweet raisins, dark raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Taste malts, biscuit, again dark and sweet raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Subtle body and carbonation. A bit old as expected, over the top but still decent.
DutchDrebus (4815) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy copper colour with a small off-white head. Smells malts, alcohol, rhum, wood, sweetish. Tastes sweet, slightly sugary, rhum, slightly krentenbol, slightly boozy, old. Medium body, soft carbo.