Stew41 (1742) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ah the benefits of slow moving stock. Heavy, boozy (10% ABV notwithstanding) with fruit cake and spice. Well put together despite the ’massiveness’.
ej (771) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle no:265/1300 Deep amber with a slightly tan head. Tonnes of wood and caramel, some oxidation but not in a bad way. Loads of dates and raisins. Taste is sweet at first, giving way to a solid bitter finish. Lots of dates and raisins also here, and some medicinal hints from the oxidation. Full bodied and well carbonated.
SirLimpsalot (2320) - SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Mikkeller Bar: Doften är mycket het och smaken känns som en barleywine, stor men len fruktighet. Gott
gyllenbock (4958) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikkeller Bar, November 2012.
Hazy brownish with a fairly large fluffy white head. This was sweet one with toffee, malt, yeast, dried fruit and notes of spices. Not bad but quite a heavy one to share with two other maniacs.
ClubGonzo (4175) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with a bunch of people at Bergen Ølfestival afterparty at my place, including Yngwie, Beer3000, Palme and the rest of Bergen Beer Geek Tasting Crew. :-) Pours a hazy red-hued brown body with a small white head. Aroma is syrupy malt tones, hints of wood, raisins, alcohol and tobacco (snuff?). Taste is red bitter berries, licorice, nuts, pine, dry wooden tones and hints of paint thinner and alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Complex and very, very nice.
tseo (153) - Athens, GREECE - JUN 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell: very complex, both appealing and slightly disturbing. Old wood, dry fruit, musty yeast, alcohol, spicy hops, citrus fruit, brown sugar.
Mouthfeel: creamy, full, no noticeable carbonation.
Taste: Ridiculously unique, starts flat, then sweetish caramel, with a hop background, then intensely bitter and musty. Orange peel, burnt caramel, herbs.
Finish: Very very long, bitter like a pain killer pill, and extra dry.
Overall: Love it! Extremely complex. It’s like a double IPA combined with a belgian strong ale.
brokensail (11371) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber in color with a tall white head. A strong hoppiness to the aroma which is quite heavy on the herbal and pine qualities. Nice citrus peel notes to it as well. Though the hops are the dominant characteristic, plenty of toffee and caramel maltiness. The flavor has a good caramel sweetness to it, but still features a lot of piney bitterness. Some herbal hop notes along with citrus/grapefruit peel, which also add to the bitterness.
Marsiblursi (3021) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours dark reddish brown with a small sand coloured head. The aroma is heavily “green” hoppy with notes of pink grapefruit, black currant tea, pineapples, apricot and some pine. Sweet-ish, caramelly backdrop. Bit floral. The flavour is medium sweet and medium bitter with a numbing, super mega heavy afterbitterness. Grapefruity, resinous, inky, tropical fruity and caramelly. The mouthfeel is soft, round and sticky with a light carbonation. Resinous, inky and bitter grapefruity finish. 5h lingering bitterness. Medium to full bodied.
abemorsten (2883) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
1500 ml bottle (no 667 of 1300) kindly shared by gunnar. Hazy red orange with a three finger thick, creamy, light brown head. Malty, dried apricots and sultanas, hoppy and light wooden notes on the nose. Heavy malt sweetness and heavy bitterness. Resin and toasted notes. Light fruity and light salty. Full body. Syrupy. Smooth to drink and a dry tongue. Quite a lot left in the bottle. Had this a week later and enjoyed it a lot then as well.
gunnar (5607) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle no: 667 at local tasting. Pours cloudy dark amber with a huge frothy tanned head.Aroma of fruity hops, pine and resiny as well, and lots of malty sweetness, caramel. Taste is strong malty sweetness with plenty of fuity hops for balancing. Ends with a dry bitter bite, fruity and mints. This bottle had been standing in my cellar for almost 3 years, very good.