lusikka (7700) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle. Pours an amber colour with a small thick head. Aroma of toasted malts, some bread, nuts and sweet caramel. Flavour of toasted malts, nuts, sweetness, some mild graininess, white bread and some herbal notes. Medium bodied. Alcohol burns. Feels raw. Needs aging. Like 10 years or so. Nowhere close to the 10+ year old vintages. Decent. 7-3-7-3-13 3.3
VereTipsu (38) - ESTONIA - NOV 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Head: creamy color, thick when poured, thin layer when undisturbed, but doesnít disappear; beautiful lacing.
Aroma: strong malt and sweet roast, smoked plum, raisins, also alcohol is noticeable
Color: dark orange / amber, a bit hazy, but no floating yeast
Taste: strong and roasty maltiness, sweet and smoky with strong plum taste, caramel reminds me of maple syrup.
Palate: full body, medium to low carbonation, nice silky mouthfeel and good roasty aftertaste that stays for a long time after swallowing.
Bov (12018) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from Mondial de la BiŤre 2013, Mulhouse - pretty clear red-amber beer with a little beige foam; aroma of ripe plums and caramel; notes of fermenting grapes; full-bodied, creamy palate , fairly sweet and decently bitter; some residual sweetness, a long caramelish and fruity malty finish with notes of warming alcohol
Senka (1061) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl boxed. This year is all about the body. Feels like a thick thick IPA. Quite flat, but extremely thick. Fine carbonation makes the texture exquisite. Fruity and malty. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. A perfect strong ale in its sense. I actually need to re-stock on this one.
HerrBierkoenig (1181) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0,5l bottle, BBD: END 2023. Pours light cloudy amber ruby liquid, medium creamy tan head, Aroma: raisins, candied fruits, Christmas cakes, malty, sweets, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, fruity, raisins, nutty, biscuit, rich malty taste, alcohol, some not very pleasant bitterness, Palate: full body, oily texture, average carbonation, long sweet raisin finish, Overall: very good, but expected more, will see how the time will work for this ale.
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, malt, hops, fruits, little licorice and has a nice warming finish.
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark amber color with a white head. Nice spiced aroma with a bit of a malty sweetness. Flavor matches.
slowrunner77 (10261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Getting a little expensive to get every year, but I still usually do. This was the newest in a vertical and while I think a little time would mellow it a little, itís good now. Rich malt and spicy hops in a pleasant combination.
petexner (935) - CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty strong, nice color and palate, dry taste and smooth smell. Like it.
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nearbeer (4929) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml. pours a copper-amber with a lasting film of creamy bubbles. Big nose of earthy-spiced toffee, a bit of dark fruit and a touch of sweet orange. Rich tastes of toffee, bread pudding with sugary icing, dates and orange zest. Long finish of pith and toasted wood dries the big malts well and brings a nice balance. Medium-heavy body is smooth with a low carbonation.