ClubGonzo (4756) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a murky deep brown body with a medium light beige frothy head. Nose is complex and quite nice: tart, berry-like brett tones, lemon, wood, red wine, vanilla, white pepper, grapes and dark malts. Taste is herbal sugary tones, sweet malts, red wine and hints of vanilla. Mildly bubbling carbonation, undoubtly subdued from the barrel aging. The whole thing doesn’t seem to agree with me: where is this thing going? What does it want from me? It’s not quite sour, nor too sweet, yet it seems to be wanting to go in each of those directions. The brett character somehow manages to blend in with the red wine, but the barrel character is overshadowed by the sweet malty tones from the Belgian strong ale. All in all, this is too much of a wild fandango in my mouth and I really feel a bit more structure would be good. Very interesting though, and highly original: this is a beer you don’t taste too often - I don’t care how much of a blase ticker you are. :-)
jfb (4628) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) pours the darkest clear ruby colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of red wine, grapes, wheat, brown sugar and light notes of melted butter and cardboard. flavour is mostly the same, with lots of red wine, floral hops, sweet grape juice and a medium sourness, no alcohol detectable. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
erickok (4322) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - SEP 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky brown, tiny head. Light sour at first but disappearing. Next wood, caramel, leather and bread. Complex but taste disappoints a little though. Bit of smoke. Can’t be bothered by this. (At Borefts)
Bullit (4228) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Murky ark brown colour, foamy brown head. Nose of cherry fruits, candy sugar, bit of spices, slightest hint of vanilla. Flavour is sour fruits, red wine tannines and candy sugar upfront, followed by a dry woodyness, some spices. Dry finish.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours dark murky mahogany with a rich beige head leaving some lace. Aroma is sweet, vinous, fruity, grapes, spicy, yeasty, sour. Flavor is sweet, sour, oak, fidges, yeasty, brown sugar, phenolic, slightly smokey and bitter. Finishes sweet Sour bitter.
dEnk (4199) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ACBF ’11. Aroma is brett with a faint touch of caramel and roasted malt. Flavour is light sweet malt, lavished with brett, yet in a very subtle and smooth way.
stouby (4110) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at No5. Unclear red-brown with a beige head. Aroma medium malty (red fruits, red wine, barrels/Wood) and yeasty (Brett). Flavor light to medium sweet and sour, smooth, fantastic. Medium body.
Vaiz (3868) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at ACBF 2011. Hazy darl brown pour. Aroma of brett, varnish, church. Flavor is sour, spicy and with some fruits. Nice brew.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - JUL 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear and brown beer with a beige head. The aroma is malt, brett, sweetness, dried fruit, raisin, redwine and wood. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is dry with sweetness. Overall a good and well balanced beer.
_angst_ (3649) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Shared at epic tasting on February 11. Pours dark reddish brown with a thick off-white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, slightly sour and intense with figs, cherries, brown sugar, orange peal, grapes, wood and alcohol. Taste is sweet and slightly acidic with raisins, figs, dates, cherries, burnt sugar and alcohol. there are also hints of farmyard and horse blanket. Mouthfeel is full bodied and sticky sweet. Finish is sweet, tart and fruity with dark fruits and brown sugar.