skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark dark color. Burgundy hues. Slight pinkness to the head. Aromas are rich and fruity, continuing the vinous theme and the elderberry imparts a subtle complexity. A really well balanced beer in which the fruit enhances but doesn’t overpower the flavor of the grains. I never knew the history of this brew I have made elderberry wine before maybe next year elderberry beer.
AtronSeige (702) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma: Medium toasty, melanoidin, licorice
Appearance: Body: Dark brown, opaque. Head: Thin, light brown, low retention.
Flavour: Malt: Licorice, Medium bitterness. Medium sweetness. Light alcohol. Medium Medium dry, tart finish with lingering licorice.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, medium carbonation.
Overall: I can’t pick up any elderberries (but I have no idea what elderberries smell/taste like). The base recipe is good, but I expected more elderberries.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
20. Fruit Beer
12C. Baltic Porter
mircoas (124) - ITALY - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
40cl @ tap. Scura scozzese davvero particolare. Fatto con le bacche di sambuco, antico rimedio contro l’influenza. Dolce e ottima.
Derbeth (367) - Kraków, POLAND - OCT 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black colour, beige head that does not stay long, good lacing. Nose is quite intensive dark chocolate, with a something floral. Mouth is surprisingly smooth, a floral accent dominates and roasted malt is just the background; also some liquorice. Light sweetness, light bitterness. Soft carbonation, the beer feels smooth. Somewhat reminds me of Bracia, but of course this one isn’t so intensive in taste. Overall, quite drinkable, quite interesting, but I don’t think I’ll return to it.
PsychoGunnar (200) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Does not taste like elderberry, but more like good black smoky black ale. Hints of coffee, smells wonderfully cozy of oil, prunes, rock candy and chocolate. My judgement skill and alcohol tolerance is descending as I taste this - whereas I recognize the excellent experience of how this is, I don’t know how to express it. Smoke is a main theme, viscosity is another.
MrHult (324) - SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska delad med @thaalcoholic. Svart med ljusbrunt skum. Helt ok ale med lite rostad smak...
charlotte (4328) - rødovre, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.Dark brown colour with medium beige head.Aroma of elderberry’s roasted malt and wood,good roasted flavour and malty smooth taste light spicy taste and smooth finish.
maneliquor (3263) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample bottle. Actually pretty good. The label doesn’t do much for this which is a shame in regards to selling it but the beer inside is good. Sort of comes across like a slightly tarty dark lager. Definitely a nice ripe berry presence which adds something. Tasty beer
Mibeersnob (50) - Howell, Michigan, USA - AUG 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into tulip glass. Single finger head. Smell of elderberry comes through. Smell of fruit and hints of bread. Smooth on the palate. Overall, rather good tasting, Would recommend, but drinking more than one at a setting might be difficult.
peponi (460) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, elderberry, roasted seeds of sunflowers.
Appearance: black color, very good beige head.
Taste: low bitterness, dark roasted malts, roasted caramel, elderberry, dark chocolate, coffee substitute, slightly watery.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation, roasted smooth finish.
Overall: Classical / Old ingredients brings to Williams Bros. beers a certain kind of nobleness. That’s what I really like.
MarcoDL (2386) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strange beer. Spicy and grassy, like it’s made from herbs of the woods. At the same time, it has some bitter notes of fruit. Tastes like an old medieval beer.