gunnfryd (13983) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, spices, alcohol, dried fruits. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits, spices. Full body. Boozy beer.
sfhodense (4789) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, dark fruit, yeast and brown sugar. Flavour is caramel, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, yeast and alcohol.
Yorker (1934) - Herning, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, oak, liquorice, and dark fruits. Flavour is bourbon, vanilla, oak, and dark fruits.
McNeillR (2168) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wet tobacco, light pepperiness. Brown ale body, touch of sedimenty cloud. Frothy tan head. Tickle of chalky sourness, peppery edge to middle and little bourbon before the finish. Taught and dry but not terribly boozy. Not close to the Red Wine vibe at all.
Bottle, Sighthill Tasting
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Bruce’s 30th Birthday Bash - CBC Clerkenwell, London. Thanks to Jack and his drunken impulse buys! Pours dark brown with a fine beige head. Rich raisins in here. Big sweetness, some alcohol. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Moderately warming to finish with dry raisins and dark bread. Very good stuff overall, even if my rating doesn’t reflect the goodness.
JohnnyJ (5354) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at oakquinox 2013. Brown pour, with an off white head. Heavy barrel character, bourbon, raisin, caramel, a bit of chocolate, and a strange sour apple acidity. Not great.
oh6gdx (24920) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Black colour, small brown head. Aroma is bourbon, some raisins, toffee and roasted malts. Flavour is vanilla, raisins, ripe fruits, sweet malts, alcohol and also quite roasted notes.
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet malts, bourbon and some caramel. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, bourbon, grassy hops and yeast. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Finishes sweet, bourbon-like and yeasty. The raspberry version was much, much better. This one is way too yeasty and messy.
olio (9007) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375l m bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours dark red color with a small head. Aroma of dark berries, yeast and fruits. Flavor of caramel, malts and sweet fruits. Medium carbonation.
laiti (7981) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle @ wPBF’13
Aroma has bourbon notes, vanilla and malt. Flavour has stinging alcohol, some raisins, sweet malt, vanilla and bourbon. Much better than the raspberry version.