bartlebier (1640) - Belchum im Breisgau, - NOV 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2013 330ml bottle - bierpost.com - The same quality blend of rich, tasty malts and subtly-dosed quality hops as in Porterhouse’s "Wrassler’s stout" - only, contrary to what the label says, the flavour does not wholly "belie its alcohol content" - with only 7 ABV, the distinct boozy esthers dominate the top of the aroma and almost make this great drinkable recipe into a cautious sipper. Hide the ABVs a bit better and I’m back on board for a full 6 pack. - Have to appreciate the Joycean "tasty drop" pun, though.
Rerate II/2013: must have gotten a fresher bottle this time (bb24/06/2012): very tasty and none too stingingly added Galena, Nugget and East Kent Goldings make for a delicious ImpStout’ishly fresh fruity nose. Dry aftertaste, noticeable ABV remain. 2nd choice after Wrassler’s!
tomer (1678) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - AUG 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught, small creamy stable head, clear burgundy red colour, aroma of caramel, demerara sugar, toffee and some biscuit, flavour of caramel and biscuit with some fruity hints,pleasant light bitterness which blends with the strong malty traits, silky texture. Nice sipping beer, great match with fruit based deserts.
Fredxyz (18) - BRAZIL - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Puro lúpulo! Uma strong ale com paladar de ipa. Cor cobre escuro. Espuma bela mas durou pouco.
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, copper pour, off white head, nose is caramel, taste is caramel, malty, sweet, yum.
erickok (3499) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber bodied and stable head. Odd middle between dusty hops, cough drop, cereal and amber malts, thrown together with a biscuity yeast. Not what I expected or wanted at the moment, but not horrible. Taste is more with a plan, it seems, fairly bitter yet classic still. Not horrible, but not in style either. Didn’t set me on fire. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
DuffMan (6662) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep red-copper body, thick off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts and light phenols (band-aid). Sweet caramel malts, lightly toasty, ascerbic bitterness. Harsh finish. Disappointing.
superspak (2556) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby copper color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, raisin, apple, pear, toast, brown sugar, light roast, bread, herbal, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, bread, toffee, light roast, herbal, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy/woody bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, bread, toffee, light roast, herbal, woodiness, and toast/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hop, and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, lightly creamy, and fairly crisp/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Engish strong ale. Good complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth to sip on. This bottle was lightly oxidized, but was a nicely enjoyable offering.
Taboada (311) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle tasted on 04/06/2014. Dark coppercolour with a beige head. Some sweet notes of caramel and some hops on the aroma. Taste is strong with bready malts and bitter herbs. Carbonation is Ok. I enjoy a lot the degustation of this beer. Very drinkable and refreshing. Next one please!
triskaideka (135) - Killarney, IRELAND - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home - weirdly, no real smell or aroma. Poured dark copper with white head that dissipated quickly. Taste is sweet, malty, raisin-like. Sippable.
kerenmk (2285) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Clear brown-gold, white head. Sweet, cooked apple aroma. A little oxidized, fruity and sweet in the mouth. Medium-to-light body, unpleasing bitter finish.
Psytron (1304) - Turku, FINLAND - MAY 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No smell. Copper colour, creamy beige head. Aroma of alcohol, raisin, hop. Flat carbon, surprisingly light body. Sweet. Quite nice strong ale.