madmitch76 (17047) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Spice. Sweet malts. Trace of vanilla, perhaps a bit stronger than the light toast. Dried fruits, turning tangy. Some heat, but not in proportion to it’s giant abv. Light semi dry finish. Spicy linger. Almost identical rating for an almost identical beer!
Scopey (8247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours oily golden-amber with minimal head. The nose is sweet, oily, toasty, woody, generic fruits, caramel, dried apricot and booze. The taste is sweet, earthy, toasty, grainy, leather, booze, dried fruits, alcohol burn, caramel and toffee with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Not as much depth as I had hoped for this sort of beer. OK.
The_Osprey (2755) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at ChrisO’s. Cloudy orange, some suspended particles, small bubbly white head. Aroma is sherry, plastic, woody, vinegar. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is boozey, lemony, sherry, twiggy. Strong booze. Pretty, pretty similar to the light toasted version I had immediately before it.
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chrisO... Golden amber.. Thin white lacing... Soft sweet toffee fruit nose.. Light dry toffee fruit.. Massive alcohol... Big fruit.. Big alcohol... Sweet toffee fruit
GRM (3199) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Olive bottle, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savoured on March 12 2015; eye: orangey, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head, no lacing; nose: malt, light hops, fig, alcohol, caramel; mouth: malt, caramel, fig, alcohol, alcohol warmth, light pepper, finale in alcohol with good presence of malt, full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, alcoholic texture ; overall: correct
Bouteille brune, 375 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie (merci Hughes!), savourée le 12 mars 2015; œil : orangée, trouble, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse beige, très légère dentelle; nez : malt, léger houblon, figue, alcool, caramel; bouche : malt, caramel, figue, alcool, chaleur d’alcool, léger poivre, finale en alcool avec bonne présence de malt, corsée, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture alcoolique; en résumé : correct
yngwie (14762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 375cl. A hazy, dark orange-golden beer with a minimal off-white head. The aroma is quite boozy, very boozy in fact, with fruityness, peaches, piney hints and sugary sweetness. It’s very sweet on the palate, fruity and resiny, with booze and peaches. It’s full-bodied and warming, with a soft carbonation level. Lasting boozy finish with lots of fruityness and sweetness. Overall, way too boozy this one, but there’s sure some nice qualities going on. 150124
Geokkjer (6298) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, some red apples, higher alcohols and thinner. Flavor is sweet and malty with some thinner, alcohol, grains and caramel. full body, average carbonation.
Meilby (8609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, boozy, fruity and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily to sticky, carbonation is soft to flat.
Pinball (11049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear golden, small white head.
boozy aroma of malts, caramel, wood, phenolic feeling to the aroma if you sniff fast. still, aroma seems more rounded as millenium as i remember it, so you could argue the aroma is sort of soft for that high an abv.
flavor is warming, malts, very nice soft caramelly note, alcohol and wood add bitterness. compared with many kinds of booze at much larger abv, this one is still tasty, and should perhaps be enjoyed like a good whisky rather than like a good barleywine. Not worth the price you pay for it, but it is an experience that you probably won’t get in any other way.
mmahut (1362) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours in light hazy amber body with medium to low soap head. Aroma has light fruity alcohol character, more of dried fruits with peach, caramel, malty. After warming up, the aroma opens to citrus fruits, pineapple, even light mango. Nice. Taste has strong alcohol sweetness, high woody bitterness, quite harsh earthy bitterness in the after taste. Body is heavy, oily, no carbonation.