brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap @ Mikkeller. Hazed amber pour with a small off-white head. Holy balls is this sweet and boozy. Wine, vanilla, brown sugar, white sugar, and caramel. Sour alcohol and fruit aromas. Lots of sweet fruits, too: apple, date, plum, and golden raisin. Flavor is cloyingly sweet. Tons of caramel, sugar, and fruit. Slight sourness, lots of alcohol, and a really grainy, sugary feel to it. Fairly syrupy. Not a fan of this.
ansalon (632) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange amber. Aroma is honey, caramel, butterscotch, hay. Very sweet on the nose. Taste is honey, caramel, grass, butterscotch, caramellized apples. A bit too sweet, but not enough balanced.
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Ktwse (1234) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours murky orange amber with pretty much no head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, vanilla, some fruit. Taste is incredibly alcohol sweet, heavy malt and fruit with looong finish. Body is thick and creamy with flat carbonation.
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cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
keg at IMBC 2013... golden amber ... thin white head .... soft sweet toffeee fruit nose ... sweet malts ... soft fruits ... light oxidised malt
beernbourbon (1213) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mikkeller bar SF. Pour is so harmless looking - light gold with almost no head. Aroma is bursting with caramel and brandy notes with strong vanilla notes. Flavor shows plenty of Chardonnay with sweet barley wine notes and a long wheat-like finish. A little hot
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bar. Pours opal with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a very winey honey and caramel malt flavor with a slightly sour finish.
erickok (2821) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden body, slim head. Thick malts, white wine, sweet, peach but a bit herbal too. Taste is concentrated, very rich, sweet yet with a surprising hop backup. Powerful but also alcoholic. It’s good but the alcohol is too prominent to make it a desert (and the hop too) while it’s too powerful for a stand alone drink. Hard to like then, but I do. (On tap at Exprès de Lyon)
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Express de Lyon, Paris. Hazy peach colour, medium white head. Complex nose hinting of marcipane, chocolate and fruit. Delicious chocolate flavours, notes of marcipane, even nuts. Warming alcohol. Quite a surprise.
_angst_ (2092) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends. Pours clear golden with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with biscuits, caramel, toffee, alcohol, dark grapes, prunes, dates, raisins, moist wood, hay and moist soil. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, oatmeal cookies, biscuits, caramel, toffee, alcohol, moist wood, raisins, figs, dates, prunes, lemon zest and moist soil. Mouthfeel is round, boozy, very tiny fruity tart and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter and malty with biscuits, caramel, alcohol, grass, lemon zest, raisins and hints of moist wood and moist green herbs. Ok, but pretty much too much of everything.
Zer0 (813) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours hazy orange. Aroma is woody, alcohol, malts and some caramel. Taste is heavy bittersweet. Long finish, almost no carbonation and full bodied. Not especially nice, too sticky and oily for me.