tfredvik (947) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber body with an infinitesimal head. Boozy sweet aroma with floral notes. Flavours of whisky and flowers, I don’t think I’ve tasted anything close to this one before! Close to flat carbonation, oily texture and full body.
[Sample @ RBNG14 Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden ]
Ed5388 (1740) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Pours a clear dark golden color with a small off white head. Aroma of strong overpowering whiskey, booze, and sweet grain. Taste was syrupy, boozy, oak, whiskey, and sweet caramel.
Arve_Christian (2749) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, ok foam. Aromas of whisky, malt. Medium body & high complexity. On the sweet side, but balanced ok. enjoyable
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rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colour with low head. Higher alcohols dominate the aroma, followed by heather and grass. Not so sweet mouthfeel given the high ABV. Big on higher alcohols with whiskey notes and peat. Fruity and grassy with notes of heather. Peppery finish. Each to his own I guess.
gunnfryd (9948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is heather, sugar, malt, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is heather, sugar, oak, malt, alcohol, caramel, wood, dried fruits. Nice beer.
stecken (174) - SWEDEN - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a tiny white head. Aroma and taste is whisky, alcohol, smoke, caramel. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel, sweet warming finish.
allmyvinyl (2208) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle shared at home. Can’t recall the provenance, been holding on to it for this festive season since last year... Pours clear amber, no head. Big whisky aromas, plus cherry and sherry. More fruit comes through on the taste, plus alcohol burn. Another sipper. Good.
DuffMan (6168) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared at the Boxing Day tasting at TimE’s place in Calgary. Burnt orange amber with a thick off white head. Sweet rye whiskey and corn aroma, boozy. Sweet grainy palate with cheap RR Whiskey notes, dry dusty wood in the finish. Quote of the night from brother-in-law Mike: "this is a Ron Burgundy beer". Indeed.
TimE (2978) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep orange amber, tons of whiskey in the nose with Apricots and cherries. Very malty lots brandy and surprisingly tequila shows up. Very peaty but too sweet and boozy to be really enjoyable.
Ferris (2042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Big caramel notes and whiskey with a bit oak. Clear gold with a thin head. Sweet whiskey and light oak notes. Very sweet and a bit to much light whiskey..