KyotoLefty (8848) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. PRetty orange, red-amber with lace. Funky nose, diacetyl and lots of DMS, some smoke. Sweet toffee, peaches, oranges. Could be great, but bad condition.
TimE (4759) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
slight beat up buttery, smoke, heavy malty mouth. Too much dms with smokiness.
yy0pp (1158) - - APR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color with tiny white head. Aroma - Caramel, sugar, wood, smoke. Taste - Malts, plums, caramel, smoke.
Ascelja (665) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,5l from Base Camp Praha; hazy brown body, off-white medium head. Strong hoppy aroma with notes of sweet jam, liqueur, bubble-gum, citrus, resin, smoke, wood. Taste is strong bitter and sweet. Caramel, alcohol, honey, smoked malt, hop flavors. Full body, medium carbonation.
Very difficult beer.
Rotin (661) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 1, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,5l. A bit cloudy, amber colored beer. Intensive sweet aroma of malts, bubble gum, grains, smoked malt, fruit, apples, alcohol and floral hops. Full bodied, sweet flavor of malts, caramel, honey, grains, moderately smoked malt, silky, warming, alcohol, very bitter, floral tones of hops.
Strong, bitter, sweet, exactly according to my taste. Great!
brugmanneke (283) - GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500 ml bottle @ Alles Elbe, Hamburg) Hazy chestnut-coloured beer with a creamy head, interspersed with some larger bubbles. Looks quite appealing to me. On the nose there’s a lot of dried fruit - raisins and the like. The beer was advertised as Scotch Ale, so that seems fitting. In the mouth though, it’s a different matter. Much more strongly hopped than I expected, therefore with resinous notes as well. And then of course plenty of roasted malty aroma that accumulates on the roof of the mouth. A very subtle smokiness too, but I might have missed that without reading the description! The whole thing is not subtle at all, though. Intense aroma and bitterness, and solid malty body. Although I have come to value lighter drinkable beers more, I was quite impressed with this stronger one! (And no infection whatsoever detectable in the bottle I had, might I add, as I read the other reviews)
Iznogud (1980) - CROATIA - JAN 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 500 ml from Beergeek, Prague. Pours hazy orange with small white head. Malty and very yeasty, caramel, hint of smoke.
Grisza (26) - Wrocław, POLAND - JAN 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (maybe it is old but it should be good for at least next 3 weeks). My beer has dark amber colour and it is not hazy. There is a tiny white head and it gives a little bit lacing. Aroma is a little bit smoked (but if I wouldn’t know it is smoked I would say it has strawberry aroma). The same is with taste: malty and a little bit smoked (a little bit of strawbery taste). Good carbonation.
FatPhil (12779) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
500ml bottle - thanks Mari & Marduk!
5 sweetish rotting over-ripe fruit, a bit sour.
4 nice orangy red persistent orangy tight head.
5 touch sour and rough, but the body’s mostly sweet. Some pleasant dry roasty aspect, but also an artificial sweetener. Bitter liquorice.
3 sweetish, but also dusty and dirty finish. Soft.
9 A bit messy. not pressing the heonism button. not pressing the yummy button.
Marduk (5380) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle (thanks Kalm & Mari). Clear red amber color. Medium size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, diacetyl, grassy, alcohol in aroma. Sweet, bit of yeast, faint herbal, orange peel taste. Slightly infected. But if I look past that I see potentially good beer. Must try when fresh!