Brandman (2108) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy amber body, offwhite head. Aroma has cookie dough, strong alcohol, berries and caramel. Flavour is very doughy, but very hoppy too. Nice one.
rosenbergh (7034) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Bottled on 26/03/13. From dEnk. Bedankt!
Dark reddish murky brown colour with a small creamy sand head.
The aroma is quite Barley Wine like... strong sweet malt, pleasant hops and mild bitterness. Strong. The flavour is bitter hops, dry wood, berries, resin, pine, sweetness, strong maltiness and some citric notes.
Sticky. Rich. Strong. Quite pleasant surprise.
harrisoni (13848) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury and drunk at home. Hazy ruby colour with a thick lasting beige head. American hop and strong syrupy malt and alcohol aroma. Spicy strong ale. Some fruit on the aroma. It’s not subtle but warming and rather decent. Some bitterness on the finish. Some tangerine flavour on the finish. Decent. Not amazing, but it’s nice enough and the bottle disappeared dead quick.
Erasmus_ro (1399) - Alabama, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bottled 26/03/13. Pours a deep, brownish amber with an almost non-existent, beige head. Aroma is a lot of caramel, some pine, light ethanol and berries. Taste is a lot of caramel some pine and berries. Light ethanol. Dry due to the ethanol. Not much carbonation, rather light for the ABV. Not that pleasant, but perhaps has lost most of the punch due to being rather old.
pintbypint (2648) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml brown bottle. Caramel brown-orange coloured brew, hazy. Small white cap. Nose has caramel, toffee/sponge candy and grain, sweetish but nice. Taste has toffee malts, lemony hops, grassy notes. Aftertaste has nutty malts, toffee and grass and lemon. Body is medium but carbonation seems quite low. The alcohol seems well integrated, so it’s not very boozy for it’s strength which is a big plus. Overall, this doesn’t quite come together for me.
androman (441) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle @ home. Hazy reddish-copper color, medium beige head. Aroma rum, cherry cake, chocolate, caramel in the nose. Massive flavor of licorice, bread, brown sugar, belgian yeast, malty, slightly hoppy, slightly roasty. Very complex. Alcohol is totally hidden of course. Taste light sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness. Extreme full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long lasting fine bitter finish. Reminds me to a belgain strong ale and an IPA mixture with hardcore aroma power. Very good heavy one.
andrewturba (999) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orangy copper with a thin white ring around the glass. Aroma is resin, caramel, alcohol, pine and fruity. Flavour is resin, pine, grapefruit, high bitterness, alcohol, residual sweetness and caramel. Pretty tasty.
BenH (2387) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red with off white head. Aroma is slightly perfumed, very resinius, lits of toffee and sherry fruits, raisins, figs. Taste similar, very sherry like, dried fruit, toffee. Quite sweet and very bitter. Tasty
maneliquor (3156) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at CBC Clerkenwell. I forget where this one came from but it appeared on the table and glad it did. A damn solid American Strong. Plenty of bright fruits behind the thick and resinous toffee and piney hops. A notable mango and grapefruit focus with a hint of candied sugar which give it some well balanced sweetness. Very good stuff
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy brown,small offwhite head. aroma is malty, slightly wswet, falvor is malts, sweet malty, sweewt caramelly.