bhensonb (12596) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 375 from Healthy Spirits. Pours hazy caramel color with a slight whitish head. Aroma is brown sugar, wood and somewhat fruity hop. Seems a bit oxidized, but maybe thatís part of itís charm. Full bodied. Flavor is sweet. Brown sugar, treacle ... There is significant heat. Seems to be some fruit. Really tasty stuff. Iím liking it a lot.
Blairgus (3399) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
31 Aug 2015, bottle. orange/amber, clear, no bubbles. nose is raisin, golden syrup, wood and alcohol are faintly present. full body and moderately fizzy. wow, this is a lot different than the light toasted version. wood doesnít bite as much, more raisin, some dark wood. rich but not as sweet, raisin with some cherry. very good!
Bubeer (127) - - AUG 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber. Thin head with average retention. Complex aroma with notes of butter, malt, vanilla and hazelnut. Average sweet. You can feel the alcohol burning in the back of your throat. Full body with pleasant oily texture.
martjoobolut (1708) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesnít stay. Aroma is, sweet, malt, caramel, alcohol, fruits, raisins. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is alochol. Overall: way too boozy, but was my favorite of the 3 we tried.
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at chrisoís Easter 2015 tasting - London. Yet another monster from Ken; cheers for sharing! Pours clear gold with a white cream topping. The nose holds honey, caramel, light acetone, booze. Medium to big sweet flavor with marmalade, woody dryness, sugar, maple, caramel. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Hot finish, thick and boozy, with more syrupy caramel, jammy citrus. OK, but certainly heavy handed.
gunnfryd (12634) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
KRS 240115. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, booze, apple. Flavour is alcohol, booze, orange, apple, caramel, peaches, sugar. Boozy beer.
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Guinnís house. Pours a light caramel color. Aroma is caramel, sweet fruits, very malty. Flavor follows with lots of dates and raisins. Contrary to other reviews, I did not find this to be boozy. Not noticeably as much as the alcohol would make one think. Overall, a nice sipping beer.
Marduk (4072) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle @martjoobolutís, thanks.. Clear amber color (finally!). Tiny size, bubbly head, disappears. This one smells bit different. Rice sake and woody notes in aroma. Apples, sake, malty, sourish in taste. Sake-like sense in aftertaste too. Not for me. Are we down to single degree series now?
FatPhil (10996) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2015 375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Copy-paste review because of copy-paste brews.
Carefully poured, even the third glass was cloudy. Messy alcoholic white grape must and doughy aroma, ugh. Fuck me, booze!!!! Tastes of alcohol burn. Some breadiness. Hard to believe that this isnít just doped with vodka, itís so boozy.
Difference: more raisins in the aroma.
suurjuust (1882) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky amber beer, small tan head. Nose is caramel, toasty malt and booze, some fruit. Flavor is malty, some hop notes, some booze and vanilla. Finishes with booze, woody vanilla notes, fruit and boozy booziness. Damn this is boozy.