Palme (3450) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.375l bottle from BrewDog web shop. This one pours a dark hazy brown body with a small light sidesticking and light brown head. The aroma has some light sour and tart notes with lots of wood, some nuts, red fruits, itís vinious and has hints of both chocolate, caramel and cocoa. Average to lively carbonation, medium to full-bodied and it has a smooth and quite gentle oily mouthfeel. Flavors are much the same as the aroma; wood, acidic almost vinegar-acidic tones with some caramel, dried red fruits and itís quite vinious. Ends warming with a nice little alcohol burn - almost heart burning actually - int the aftertaste. Extremely light drinkable and quite nice stuff! Need to try some more of this if I get the chance.
Benzai (8535) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Nice color when held into the light: dark brown with a dark red glow coming through. Smell sour and lightly vinegar. Taste sour but soft. Nice carbonation, medium body.
bierkoning (10381) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle @ BBF 2011. Purple color. Barolo wine and gorgonzola in the aroma. Very tart with caramelly Rodenbach-like flavor. Cherry and marzipan, leather. Oaky. Thin but intense .
gyllenbock (4864) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy brown with a small creamy head. The aroma was really special. red berries, some alcohol wood and red wine. The taste was also quite special, a lot of toffee, wood, brett and red wine. An interesting beer but not the best one from Mikkeller.
Leighton (11322) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Craft Beer Co., London. Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Cidery nose, some berries and other fruits. Flavor is sweet and extremely sour. Makes one go weak in the knees. Tasty. Refreshing. Light warming finish, lingering tartness, some sweet malts. Good stuff.
yngwie (13693) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 375ml, courtesy of Meilby. A clear-looking, reddish brown beer with a small, beige head. Rather acidic on the nose, with dried fruits and alcohol. A bit one dimensional. Flavorwise itís much the same, itís nice indeed, but it lacks complexity, meaning it feels one dimensional. Thereís lots of vinegarish acidity, as well as dried fruits, some sweetness and alcohol. A quite nice one, dangerously easy drinkable. 110708
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.Pours dark amber with a nice beige head.Aroma of sour red berries, funk , red wine, grapes and oak.Flavor is sweet and sour with some funk , red wine, malt, oak and berries.Medium body, average carbonation.Really nice beer.
Meilby (7752) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of red wine, oak, brett, caramel and dried fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JUL 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep chestnut with hint of red. Nose is intense grape, cherry and red berry, sour, some funk. Mouth is slightly thin, red wine dominates initially, some alcohol here, then the sourness cuts through and lightens the mouth feel. Lasts till midpoint sour cherry and berry with a touch of citrus, then develops vanilla woody tones with cherry stones. Ends slightly sweet, very smooth, enjoyable, light. Excellent beer, will age well.
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
38cl, at 10.5%Vol, as Monkís Brew Barrel-Aged (Dark Belgian Wild Ale Aged in Red Wine Barrels), new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2011, thx to Jeppe!, complex brew, slightly sour and fruity, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, good head, good brew, yet very expensive!