Holmen2 (2636) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.12.15. Clear, reddish amber. Small beige head. Vinous aroma of old sherry, old white port, sauternes, dried apricot and other dried fruits. Similarly complex taste, balanced with sweetness of dried fruits. Superb!
ciocanelu (885) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hazy, dark orange color with a bit of beige head. Aroma is intense and complex. Dried dates and figs, caramel, pumpkin pie spices, cognac. Taste starts sweet with the dark fruits and brown sugar and gets more balanced, even a bit bitter, in the finish. You can get the high ABV but not pungent or disturbing in any way. Leaves the mouth quite dry, without any alcohol burn. Body feels quite thick but not syrupy or sticky in any way. Has some carbonation, making it dangerously drinkable for 13.5%. I am quite impressed with this one. Really complex, with many layers of flavors ranging from intense, fruity sweetness to a nice, nutty bitterness in the aftertaste.
ERB92 (605) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of fruits, caramel, malt, brown sugar,nuts, dried fruits, biscuits, and a hint of honey. Amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall this is a brilliant brew, nicely balanced and rich flavour. Very impressive. .
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber pour, thin white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, toffee, sugars, slightly dusty, rice, some alcohol and caramel. Flavor is very sweet, sugary malts, some alcoholic warmth and a bit dry in the finish. Strange side flavors, but an interesting brew.
chrisv10 (14239) - DENMARK - OCT 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as "Red Horizon 2. edition", 13.5%. Unclear amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, fruit, dark fruit, yeast, toasted, caramel and ripe fruit. Flavour is malt, sweet, ripe fruit, dark fruit, oak, toasted, warming, thick with notes of alcohol.
hackobock (3070) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
September 10, 2015. Bottle at home, brewed december 20, 2011.
Clear reddish amber with a small dense, quickly dissipating off-white head. Aroma is sweet with toffee, dried fruits, sugar, orange, red berries, some licorice and a bit vinous. Taste is sweet with a very light bitterness, finish is sweet, hints of licorice, light bitter with a woody roasted note and vinous. Medium to full bodied, oily texture, almost flat.
Habanero (3761) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep golden with a little, lacing off-white head. Aroma of sake, caramel, yeast and spicy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Medium to full bodied, oily to creamy texure and soft carbonation. An excellent Ale. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
AaronTDubs (238) - - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Port-like color. Hazy brown, hints of red. Aromas of apple-brandy. Prominent alcohol..a bit like a meeting point between sake and port. Starts sweet, raisin like. Long bitter aftertaste, but not sharp. Pine of Juniper finish. Tasted with cheese platter. Excellent with strong Camembert, blue cheese, and taleggio.
Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dunkel mørk rød farve med lyst skum. Lukt av bær, frukt og lakris. Smak av karamell, bær, frukt og lakris.
bierkoning (11932) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Red fruit in the vinous aroma. Malty sweet alcoholic flavor. Indeed sake-like, with dried red fruit. Sherry notes. Very low on carbon. Interesting beer.