olio (7344) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. 2011 vintage.
Pours dark ruby red color with a minimal head. Aroma of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, some toffee and sugar. Flavor of malts, caramel, toffee, resin, some syrup and ripe fruits. Sticky malty palate. Nice. A boosted doppelbock.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, Winter 2011 vintage. Pours hazy very dark reddish brown color with a small foamy khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a ring of lace instantly. Ni glass lacing, and a fair amount of alcohol legs. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, caramel, toffee, molasses, toast, licorice, dark bread, earth, light nuttiness, wood, and light bourbon. Damn nice aromas with good balance, strength, and complexity of malty flavors. Taste of big raisin, prune, dried fruit skin, licorice, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, light bourbon, and earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, toffee, molasses, caramel, toast, dark bread, leather, light nuttiness, wood, earth, and light bourbon on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance and complexity of malty flavors; with almost zero cloying sweetness present on the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial bock style. Great balance and complexity of malt flavors; and quite smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
nimbleprop (5548) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a slightly viscous, translucent copper amber with some thin, off white head. Nose of wood pulp, roasted root veg, lots of booze, bananas, rum, some mushroom, heavy malt, caramel, white whiskey. Flavor is sweet, but not cloying, some fish sauce, malty, caramel, mushroom, wood pulp, spiced rum, some pineapple upside down cake, brown sugar. Full, sweet, slightly spicy finish. I think one extra year in the bottle would be perfect or this.
IPA_PAL (7) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle at spuytin duyvil - back to back with the braggott. darker brown pour with close to a plum hue. again little carbonation but bubbles on the tongue. no lacing or head and grafter flavor with warmth. increased malts from the braggott and smoother notes of caramel, brown sugar, and tobacco. palate is dry with a sweet oily lasting finish. this is a great beer and again an awesome compliment to a pipe smoke.
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Dashimus (226) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddy brown with no head. Aroma is a sticky syrup with hot toddy essence. Flavour is spicy whiskey with a warm alcohol feel. Liquid isn’t very viscous. Taste is more bourbon than scotch.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at spuyten duyvil.. This place is epic.. Pour is the exact same at the braggot.. Wait a minute.. They collaborated with the same fella for both.. Pour is the same no head dark dark red brown. Aroma is more malt than the braggot with some sweet booze and dark fruit. Taste is dark fruit.. Raisins, toffee with some sweet honey and malts. Mouthfeel is viscous and boozy finish lingers., unbelievable back to back with the kuhnhenn braggot.. Clearly the same creation with more malt and more wood.. Genius.. I may need to leave at this point.. A nice 12.5
LoFi (1639) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown with a small beige head.
Aroma: very malty with toffee, dark fruit, light licorice, strawberries.
Taste: malty, licorice, dark and red berries, light sour hard candies, marmalade candies, earthy.
Taste: full bodied, maybe a bit oily.
Heavy and warming.
laiti (6821) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle vintage 2011 @ olio
Aroma is rather malty and sweet with caramel, toffee and hints of American hops. Flavour is malty and sweetish with berries, some chocolate and woody notes. Well, this is quite close to what it promises to be: a boosted doppelbock. The alcohol is rather well hidden, I expected it to come more through.
tiong (4564) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 vintage - Pours dark brown with no head. Strong malty aroma with notes of bread, rye, hints of alcohol and spices. Taste is sugary, sweet, sticky malts, hints of rye, bread and alcohol. Finish is sticky, sweet and syrupy with lots of malts and alcohol pushing through. Unbalanced, way too malty and sweet for my taste.
lusikka (6946) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. 2011 vintage.
Pours a brown copper colourwithout a head. Aroma is very strong and malty with biscuit and raisins. Flavour of strong malts, lingonberries, biscuit, raisins and salty licorice. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and low carbonation. Vinous and quite complex. Malt overdose, wohoo.