skortila (5238) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. The aroma has caramel, banana candies (bananenschuimpjes) and some apple/alcohol. Black coloured beer with a beige head. The taste is sweet, has some coffee, roast, banana candies. Creamy body. Bit boozy. Nice.
Bullit (4398) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ caesar. Vintage 2010. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma is ’banana foam’ candy, roasted malts, bit spicy. Flavour of roasted malts, caramel, bit of spices and coffee. Nice.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into Budvar stein glass. Nice opaque appearance. Good dark lacing. Nice lasting aroma of brandy, figgs and dump warehouses. Interesting combination. Taste is very smokey, roasted malts, brandy, lots of big boozey notes shine through, some figgs, some caramel, some tough bready texture, lots of sweet candi sugar balancing the beer.
Good balanced and interesting. Very nice take on brandy aging. Moor, please do something with whiskey. I am not a brandy person and would like this.
oh6gdx (25127) - Vasa, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep ambery copper colour with small off-white foamy head. Aroma is dark dry fruits, some raisins, mild alcohol, chocolate and wood. Flavour is being quite similar with also some liquorice and mild notes of yeast.
Oakes (15438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, possibly muddy. Fruity aroma with apple notes, alcohol heat and some dark burnt sugars (Okinawa black). Soft body. Black sugar and raisins, with light fruitiness and a slight apple brandy note. Surprisingly mellow after that burly nose. This is a good treatment.
Quack-Duck (9116) - Down South, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle from Dart’s Farm. Deep black colour, some beige froth. Compley nose of chocolate, caramel, roasted malts, cider and brandy. Very full-bodied, huge flavours going on: caramel, chocolate, brandy, cider, oak, and more caramel. Incredibly smooth on the palate with a lingering complex finish. A beer to savour slowly on a cold autumn evening. Sensational - should have bought more.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle bought in beer store in Cheddar. Thick, pitch black with small tight tan head. Crazy aroma. Chocolate-layered wood barrels. Bourbon-drenched black forest cake. Dark chocolate flour. Very soft creamy palate. Deceptively drinkable. At no point does it seem hot or heavy. Rich, compacted chocolate and bittersweet cocoa. Some orange zest. Finishes chocolatey with some wood astringency. Absolutely delightful.
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
#27 Papsoe Blind tasting 21-08-2010. Small beige creamy head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Dark mahogany color. Aroma of chocolate, mild roasted malt, dried fruit. Hint of sweet coffee and light liquorish. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness. Lingering roasted malt and liquorish finish. 7/3/7/4/16 = 3.7
thebeertourist (5179) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours very dark brown with a small, beige head. Nice alcoholic nose, ripe fruit, chocolate and vanilla. Relatively dry in the mouth, chocolate, fruit. A treat.
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn. Bottled 660ml. Nutty, chocolatey, sweet and complex. Delicious.