ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cheers to bergstaden for this one.
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Cola brown to black in the glass. Big plume of foam rises and settles a tight, silky dollop of tannish cream. Aroma is dominated by notes of tawny Port, seaweed, muscatels and rye bread (?) with just a little vanilla, cocoa, earth and cellar must. The aroma fades quickly. Very much a glass of red wine in a dark ale. Plummy, astringent finish gives a bit of a pucker to the mouth. Smooth and silky in feel otherwise. Warming swallow but not hot. Aside the vinous notes it reminds me of a well-made Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte with cherries, chocolate and cream. Mmmm, liquid dessert - sweet, savoury, sour, tart. Carbonation is very soft to foamy. This is a tasty slow-sipper. Really packs a punch and has enough complexity and balance 4 years down the track. Impressive as I expected it to be!! (Brewed 20/12/12, 25cL)
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 l bottle at home. Dark brown to black with some red notes color and beige head. Malty aroma, dark dried fruits, licorice, caramel, tart fruity too - berries, vinous, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste, alcoholic. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.
GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep brown wirh an overflowing brown head. Aroma is tart berries, slight citrus. Taste is red berries, slight red eune, tart red berries, oak, molasses.
danielyabu (1482) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small frothy beige head. Virtually none lacing. Mostly diminishing. Sparkling thick flat dark brown body. Aroma: red wine, blackberry and light malt. Initial flavor: moderate sweet and light astringent. Final flavor: light sweet and moderate astringent; long duration. Also tastes like blackberry. Palate: medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation and moderate astringent finish. Reminded me of Gouden Carolus Classic. Stands out from the average. Gueuze-like sourness. Being stored in wine barrels gave it quite a vinous character. Sediments at the bottom of the glass. 200s USD19
ShivanDragon (2947) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fles gedeeld @Benzai’s Carnaval Tasting.
donker caramel/bruin met getinte witte kraag. aroma van caramel, hout, donker fruit, zoet ,alcohol. smaken zijn redelijk tot zwaar zoet, alcoholisch, moutig, donker fruit, rozijn, fruit, port-achtig, hout, licht zuur, rood fruit, medium body, zachte co2, prima...
caesar (6301) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Benzai’s crazy carnaval, small sample. Hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of red wine, caramel, oak wood, bit booze. Bit sweet in taste, vinous.
Benzai (12192) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Don’t want anything to do with carnaval tasting. Opaque brownish color, average sized beige head. Smell and taste malts, a touch of port and red wines, fruitpeel-bitterness. Ok body and carbonation.
DutchDrebus (5419) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ benzai’s carnaval. Brown colour with a small off-white head. Smells mint, oak, toothpick, dark malts. Tastes roasty, oak, wood, red fruits, cherry peel. Medium body, soft carbo.
hackobock (2986) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 26, 2016. Bottle, brewed December 20, 2012.
Slow gusher, dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel, vinous, woody, hints of tart berries, grape skins, some prunes, figs, light spicy. Taste is sweet malty, vinous, light sour. Finish is sweet fruity, malty with caramel, figs, prunes, vinous, light sour, some grape skin and light dry woody notes. Medium to full bodied, soft to average carbonation, quite creamy texture with a dry finish.
Much more wood, vinous and sourness than expected which wasn’t bad since it balance out the quite intense sweetness and makes it more drinkable.
Psytron (1726) - Turku, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Bierkompass. Smell of oak, fruit, sourdough. Very dark brown colour, extreme brown head. Aroma of wine, oak, sour fruit. Some roasted flavours in finish. Medium sour, also bitter. Carbon is lively but quite soft. Surprisingly non-oily texture. Medium dry palate.