bhensonb (12971) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped 375 from Healthy Spirits. Pours darkly hazy copper. Aroma of fruit and light treacle. Near full bodied. Flavor is kandi, lighter stone fruits, mild treacle, mild heat. It’s far from dry, and not very bitter at all, but it’s not sticky sweet, and it is amazingly, laid back, delicious.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper wth a modest beige head and a treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a complex flavor that includes fruit, dark molasses and alcohol. A very nice BW.
VDuquerroux (825) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 37,5cL. Home. A yellow orange opaque hazy beer with a small white ephemeral head. Woody aroma, roast fruity/winy (épine"), fig, raisin. Medium sweet, background warming (+). Full body, thin texture, light silky, average carbonation, sweet lasting warming finish. Overall, really enjoyable, nice balance and palate. Hard to distinguish with medium toasted beer.
Blairgus (3573) - California, USA - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
31 Aug 2015, bottle. orange, almost clear. nose is slightly spicy, sweet, golden syrup, some (dark?) wood. full body, mildly fizzy, syrupy. wood isn’t huge but i noticed it up front and it has a bit of a woody bite at the end, sweet all the way through, dry wood, barleywine candy. awesome!
martjoobolut (1924) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (from beergium.com). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is, sweet, malt, caramel, alcohol, fruits, some raisins. Flavor follows the nose. Finish is alochol. Overall: again way too boozy, but otherwise ok.
Leighton (15396) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s Easter 2015 tasting - London. Cheers to Kenny for this beast. Pours unclear yellow-gold with a fluffy white head. The nose holds peach, varnish, pale wood. Hugely sweet flavor with notes of honey, marmalade, light acetone, dough, alcohol. Full bodied, oily, with fine carbonation. Hot finish with lightly doughy malts, strong alcohol, ripe citrus fruits. OK overall.
SeniorZozo (354) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow to orange colour with no real head. Smells alcohol, barley wine, sweet, slightly resin.. Heavy. Tastes barley wine, sweet, resin. Quite heavy. Full body, soft carbo.
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 311214. Dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, malt, orange. Flavour is apricot, malt, alcohol, orange, sugar, raisin, dried fruits. Boozy beer.
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 6, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle @martjoobolut’s, thanks. Hazy amber color. No head. Malty, boozy, orange marmalade and caramel in aroma. Citrus, oranges, malty, boozy, sweet taste. Sweet boozy mess in aftertaste. This one is even worse than previous.
FatPhil (11836) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
375ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut
Cookie-cutter rating, because of cookie-cutter beer (limousine light):
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 isn’t just doped with vodka, it’s so boozy.
Difference: Way more raisins in the taste. Much better. Still an utter mess.