Koelschtrinker (16443) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 14, 2015
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wässrig säuerlich malziger, etwas kräuterartiger Antrunk. Eher wenig aromatisch, laff. Kurzer Nachhall, unrund. 5/7/5/6/9/5
BlackHaddock (6123) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cork and caged 75cl bottle shared at the 5th Oct 2015 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting with Gene. Bottle # 6443 has now been consumed. I thought it fairly sour overall even though there was a woody, spicy and mild whisky feel to the beer: no heather like aroma or flavours for me, not too sure what myrtle leaves smell or taste like. Amber bodied with a wispy head and interesting taste, decent carbonation with enough going on flavour wise to split the groups thoughts and opinions.
minutemat (4040) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle @ Shrewsbury Beer Share, Travlr edition, Oct 15. Thanks Mike. Pours clear amber with a wild yeast aroma. Taste is spritzy with caramel, herbs, berries and dark fruits. Interesting with more complexity than the 22.
drfabulous (6332) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the shared bottle. Boozy nose and very sweet. No carbonation. Sticky. Some Scotch and toffee. Wasn’t really for me.
alobar (3458) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a burnt orange color with aroma of toffee, vanilla, and whiskey. Citrus fruit toffee flavor with hints of wood and whiskey. Quite nice. No alcohol noticeable.
abemorsten (3504) - 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 (2745) - 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 (5551) - Oulu/Helsinki, 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 (6048) - Out of the EU, 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 (12014) - 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.