solidfunk (4029) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oakey and a little boozy. Some caramelized malt and a bit of a basement aroma. Pours hazy mahogany without a lot of head or lacing. Some citrus peel in the flavor. Slight astringency in finish. Not super exciting. Bottle from Chevy chase.
HammerTroll (509) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with red hue, small tan fast disappearing head. Aroma of berries, raisin, dark fruits, brown sugar, roasted malts, caramel, honey and maybe a bit oaky. Noticeable presence of alcohol. Medium to heavy sweetness, slightly bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Long sweet boozy finish.
(InterSpar 0,33l bottle)
rockana (249) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown in color with minimal white head. Malty aroma, a bit alcoholic, but well balanced. Some caramel, chocolate, raisins, dark fruit. Taste is pretty sweet, followed by some bitterness. Nice roasty finish.
peponi (369) - POLAND - SEP 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: roasted dark malts, dried fruits, rum. Appearance: clear dark claret color, beige head. Taste: low bitterness, dark malts, dried fruits, slightly sour, rum. Palate: full body and medium carbonation, roasted finish. Overall: nice strong ale.
Vells (696) - Riga, LATVIA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weird one, but after a few sips gets quite good. Lovely malt background, caramel with quite intense fruitiness, berries, bit acetone, weird mix of coffee tobacco. Light sweetness wit some sourness and decent bitterness. Feels bit unbalanced, but its enjoyable anyways
chinchill (1900) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red brown with a decent head.
Toffee and medium malts on the nose.
Rich and pleasant but not very complex malty flavor.
Way better than Chocolate Old Tom.
Dohny (248) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, prunes. Medium sweet at beginning followed by bitterness which is not overhelming malty sweetness. Bitterness comes also from roasted malts. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is warming, but well hiden.
Very nice well balanced beer.
Melnis (164) - LATVIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aromats: Acitons! Skabusas ogas ar sokoladi. Olu likieris. Loti interesants, pec tam kad aprod- patikams. Izskats: paliek 1mm balta puta, tumsi bruns. Garsa: Super zema karbonizacija. Ogaina, sokoladiga ar dadzi un gradiga. Vissumaa plass visos puntos, bet prieks 8,5% intesitate visos puntos prasitos lielaka. Bet loti labs alus!!!!
DuffMan (6802) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown, amber highlights, finely bubbled beige head. Sweet raisin pie aroma, boozy undertones. Sweet raisins/prunes, heavy tea-like tannins, woody earthiness, pithy aspirin bitterness, warming alcohol in the finish. Very nice, but Samuel Smith does a better old ale with their Yorkshire Stingo.
czar (4443) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy light Brown orange with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. earthy molasses, roasted chocolate, some toasted caramel/toffee, dried fruits - mostly raisins but also some dried cranberries, spicy and earthy goldings, tea leaves, grass, pepper. light carbonation, medium body - oily and almost syrupy yet never sweet, woodsy almost tannic-grassy-spicy-gently earthy finish. good for what it is, i guess. quite unique too.