hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, - MAR 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.25l bottle. Amber hazy colour with a thin offwhite head. Orange peel, yeast, caramell, toffee aroma with a touch of alcohol. Warm citrus caramel, rich malt flavour. Nice waring finish. Medium body.
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Blade86 (664) - Wrocław, POLAND - DEC 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
dried fruits, yeasty, some caramel, maybe rice, floral, alcohol; dirty brownish color, hazy, just a thin ring of foam; high sweetness, medium(+) bitterness; full body, thick and oily feel, some alcohol warmness, soft carbonation, long bittersweet finish;
Overall: complex aroma, rich in taste, great palate, fantastic packing
eluosiren (95) - Moscow, RUSSIA - DEC 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is like a bomb! It detonates in your mouth as nitroglycerine! It’s strong, it’s heavy, it’s cool!!
ShaneJ (578) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel (April 2014). Murky mid-brown, zero head, some visible yeast clumps, earthy, musty, intense caramel/chocolate, liqueur-soaked prunes, dense fruit cake, alcohol warmth, slick, syrupy texture. Not my thing.
CaptainTilven (18) - FRANCE - NOV 8, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle beautifully wrapped in red tissue paper and packed in a tin red box. Surprising cloudy brown colour. Smell of litchee, of smoke, of miso. Dry and light as sake in the beginning. Marked sweetness, umami taste. Just love it.
BitchPls (590) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown beer with a minimal head and floating flakes of yeast.Intense caramel and dried and ripe fruits on the nose.Medium sweet, earth, mould, ash, dried fruits, light sourness. Medium body, light carbonation. Weird at first but this is actually a really good and interesting beer.
mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
250mL bottle, pours a very muddy, murky reddish brown with a miniscule head. Nose brings out notes of oxidation, liqueur, caramel and candied dark fruits -- I guess I get some sake yeast in there, but that could be confirmation bias. Flavour is rich and sweet, with caramel, sugary sweet fruitiness, and muddy yeast. There is a bit of a liqueur-like ABV burn on the finish, but it’s nothing overbearing. The sweetness is a bit too much for me and the palate is too yeasty. Nice attempt, but needs tweaking.
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden with a tiny off-white head. Aroma of malt, bred, yeast, slight minty note and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming notes, caramel, yeast and nuts. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Travlr (13259) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Churchkey. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma of lightly spiced butterscotch. Taste is very sweet cotton candy and caramel.
Beerhammaren (1163) - FINLAND - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
.25l bottle from Alko Arkadia Pours cloudy dark orange with low head. Aroma is dried fruits, alcohol, malts, syrup notes, caramel, flowers and some hops. Flavor is caramel, malts, syrup, nutty, some alcohol, plums, dried fruits and dark fruits. Silky palate, alcohol is well hidden. Swell!
Jimthechap (1788) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a treat (thanks me). The first half of the bottle poured rosewood in colour with excellent clarity and an aggressive white head that quickly dissipated. The aromas came out with vibrant fruity esters, aromas of cherries and fresh flowers. Its mouthfeel was silky, somewhat sweet and generous. Fruity flavours abound with poached pears, cherry tart and fat juicy plums. The finish dwelt on those dessert flavours. A good alternative to port, this one.