skortila (4166) - Baarn, - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 75cl. Brought from NZ. The aroma is quite fruity, red fruits, dome citrus, wine. Hazy, yellow-oange coloured beer with a thin, white head. The taste is slightly sour, bit tart. Some malty sweetness, lots of fruits. Quite full, powerfull. High ABV quite well hidden. Good brew.
Theydon_Bois (3394) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Martin T tasting, CBC, 06/0613 - big thanks to Brigadier Nathan for this rare bird.
Murky dark amber with reddish hues.
Nose is tarte cherry, sour berry fruits, musty wood, grandads shed.
Taste comprises light cherry sours, touch of sugar, subtle balsams, funk, oaky wood.
Medium bodied with bite, tarte fruity finish, light booze.
A decent sour, the booze is expertly hidden.
maneliquor (1704) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ratebeer tasting at CBC. Pours red-brown with a small off white head. Nose is light funk, big tarty cherries and some wood. Taste shows light tart and cherries, slightly wood and bready. Quite one dimensional and very easy going. Not bad
Leighton (7180) - London, ENGLAND - JUN 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell - London. Thanks to Nathan, I believe. Pours cloudy, dark gold with a fine, white cream head. Jammy berry nose, some sweat. Medium sweet flavor, further sweaty and tangy berries. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with more jammy fruits, moderate tang, sweat, light vinegar, berry fruits. A decent sour overall.
thewolf (9992) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thanks skortila]
Pours murky dark yellow with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has good raspberry, light vinious, caramel. Some sweetness behind the tartness. Medium carbonation, fat and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, some caramel sweetness, cherries, quite harsh and warming. A bit brash.
Jimthechap (1206) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Looks for all money like a lush glass of Rose Champagne. No head at all, but a persistent bead of carbonation. Aromas of cherry fruit rather than cherry brandy-like stones. An almost fraise-like nose that isnít sickly sweet, but well balanced, perhaps a little bit herbal.
Itís a bit of an odd one to taste. Thereís a dessert like strawberry mousse sweetness - fluffy and airy and then a crash when the oak and cherries hit the palate like a piano falling out of the sky. That cascade isnít sweet but devilishly astringent and a riot of tastes and flavours. The barrel aging is readily apparent and my pick is that it is going to mellow in time. Iím going to know because I have a bottle of this beer laid down for aging courtesy of my friend and offside Stu. The finish lingers and lasts and the only comparable ale in this direction would be the Twisted Hop Enigma barley wine that was aged in a Pinot Noir Barrel. I think this beer has enormous potential and look to see that my rating will only improve with time.