abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Mold on the bottle mouth. Smells overripe, pungent honey, sherry, vinuous nose. Cloudy greyish deep golden body with no head. Honey, overripe fruit and vinegar in the mouth. Medium to full body. Flat.
Holmen2 (904) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Muddy pale brown. No head. Aroma of berries, fermented fruits and sherry. Similar taste. Slightly sour aftertaste, with dry sherry. No carbonation.
VastActiv (2825) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Originally rated 07092012. Colour is orange with small head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, alcohol, sweetness and malts.
teorn88 (1923) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl bottle at the Watford tasting. Thanks to Paolo for this one! Slightly hazy orange gold with a white head. Aromas are woody with dry white wine and yeast. Green apple with vanilla and cream. Flavours are dry and yeast with tart green apple and lemon. Some sweet grain and caramel malts. Mellow whisky notes. Very good and enjoyable, if a bit thin in mouthfeel.
Scopey (6812) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Watford tasting, December 2013. It pours murky amber-brown with a small off-white head. The nose is big banoffee pie, white grape skin, creme brulee and butterscotch. The taste is white grape skin, vinous, banana, butterscotch, banana bread, wood, whisky, earth and a touch of chalk. Medium+ body and fine carbonation. Smooth, interesting and rather tasty. A few years on this has really worked wonders. Very nice indeed.
ghendrix (108) - Cardiff, WALES - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2013 Had the pleasure of sampling 2 bottles of this brew. Pours a dark hazy amber with a small off-white, frothy head reducing to very slight lacing. Very sweet nose: heather flowers, honey, oak, light fruits, some alcohol. Sweet floral heather and caramel mouth, distinctive oak and grain whisky notes there too. The booze is a bit strong in the aroma, doesn’t quite balance with the sweetness. Nice alcoholic warm finish, medium body, though the aftertaste isn’t my favourite. A very unique take on an already unique brew.
Erzengel (2607) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
75cl. erdig-matschiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist holzig-matschig, leicht fruchtig. die 11% schmeckt man nicht, nur wärmend im Abgang. Toller voller Hauptteil, malziges Distelaroma. Langer Nachgeschmack, tolle Holzfassnoten. Leicht säuerlich!
Pailhead (4808) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate caramel, toffee, brown sugar, light vanilla, and whiskey. It pours a slightly hazy reddish-orange with a thin beige ring for a head. The flavor starts with caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. The finish has light sour apple, vanilla, whiskey, sherry, and faint oak. It’s medium bodied with minimal carbonation that leaves it feeling a little thin.
50belair (2234) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at BX Beer Depot. Clear yellow pour with a white head. Sour lemon aromas. Sour urine notes. Wow, not good. Poor mouthfeel. Average body..
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 11, 2012 - with JoeMcPhee, blankboy, jercraigs & mabel. Green 750ml bottle c/o joe. Hazy refractive copper-gold with a smallish creamy off-white head. Smells fruity and definite barrel oak (sweet green oak) - not much bitterness, maybe a little sour. Taste is even more sour than the aroma - grain, lemon ... quite funky. Average body, mild carbonation, a bit of alcohol in the finish, definitely a tad acidic .... "I really like this, now I’m gonna drink it"