Rasmus40 (11523) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, chocolate, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather bitter finish. 040513
Camons (6124) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, apples, wood. Flavor is malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, green apples, wood, calvados. Medium body, lively carbonation, warming alcohol. 040513
gyllenbock (4876) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at CBC 2013, Saturday.
Black with a small tan head. Aroma of toffee, chocolate, vanilla, some notes of oak and dried fruit. About the same in the taste. Nice full body. Sweet but easy to enjoy. I am glad that I got the chance to try this one.
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ CBC. Small head with short duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, chocolate, wood, wine, sugar notes and hops. Full bodied.
haukur (1314) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Obvious Calvados in the aroma, compared to the original this one is quite over the top on the sweetness and the calvados, loads of calva notes that are simply overpowering the beer when it first hits the tongue but then is goes out in a long roasted but sweet finish. Dark and complex but I prefer the original
Tinco (568) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.) Not as good as the regular 06 but still an impressing beer. Very well done!
kermis (5452) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at CBC 2013. Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma of calvados, molasses, dark fruit, caramel. Flavor is very heavy sweet as with the non-BA version, a bit too much. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
rlgk (11041) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at CBC 2013. Pitch black beer with a small brown head. Roasted aroma, fruity, caramel, dades, figs, licorice, woody, calvados, solvent notes, cocoa powder. Roasted chocolate flavor, caramel, sweetish, prunes, figs, calvados, figs, warming alcohol, woody notes. Full bodied a d with a rich fruity finish.
olio (6307) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours deep dark red, almost black color with a small head. Aroma has less cocoa than the normal version, more vanilla in return, caramel malts and chocolate with wood on the finish. Flavor has lots of tar and soy, some sweet caramel malts and chocolate. Somewhat better compared to the normal version, but still a bit too sweet.
lusikka (6354) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours a dark brown colour with a white head. Aroma of roasted malts, green apples, wood and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malts, salty licorice, green apples and mudcake. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a roasty, smooth, salty finish. Not as good as the non-BA version.