Gerbeer (1425) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark red brown with full head. Aromas of dark fruit, plums, and roasted malts. Flavors of dark fruit, plums and figs, brown sugar, and oranges. Light bitter finish.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of sweet malts with touches of dark fruit present. Pours a dark brown with a mostly diminishing tan head and minimal lacing. The taste is subdued. Malts, caramel, with some alcohol noted in the finish. Medium body with mild carbonation. Overall, not as overpowering as some quads, but very drinkable.
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VastActiv (2053) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.33l at HBF 2013, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with tiny white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins and malts.
tiong (2967) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle @ HBF 2013
Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Aroma of sweet syrupy malts, toffee, caramel and hints of perfume. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity with hints of perfume and floral hops. Finish is malty and syrupy. A bit unbalanced and too boozy and perfumy.
JanEric (945) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bierfestival Groningen. Brown, small head. Aroma has a bit piss in it, strange, maybe my glass wasn’t clean, or the beer seems infected. But it tastes good, full bodied,
MaartenRF10 (1453) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, tan head. Alcohol, caramel and roasted malts. Some coffee, pretty bitter. Some black fruit. Dry. Medium to full body, nice carbo.
mcmisko (349) - New York, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with big tan head. lacing. smells like roasted malts and soft funky spices. Taste is roasted malts, dry spices. Smooth, and complex. Good.
degbert (968) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy caramel-brown with a high, fine-grained, tan head. Nose is almost bourbon-like, with molasses and vanilla sweetness tempered by booziness. Nowhere near as sweet as the nose indicated, with definite roasty coffee bitterness and excellent depth. Finishes long and smoky. I like this a lot.
dEnk (3378) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is relatively faint, some bready malt, some fruit, slight note of metal and spice. Flavour is quite fruity, some roasty black malt notes, touch of spice and yeast. Finish has bitterness, red fruits and alcohol. Nice beer, something else, but a bit sharp.
FatPhil (8353) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (Leijuva Lahna, Helsinki)
Very dark, though poured clear, small tight tan head. Soft aroma, some slighly plasticky perfumed malts, almondy in places. Taste magnifies that enormously - very plasticky malts. quite a roast too - almost a liquoricey bitter burntness to the roast. Some alcohol is obvious, but it’s not boozy. Some dark fruits in the retrnasals later. Liquoricey bitterness gives way to artificial sweetener in the finish. Fairly well crafted, but a bit brash, and more alcohol than I generally like. Pouring a bit of yeast in mellows it, and takes the brashness off a bit. Sweetens it too, and reduces the alcohol. So I recommend at least a bit of yeast.