ALLOVATE (2816) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes alone. Tried this back in August ’07.
’Strange, almost startling aroma of caramelised beetroot, over-baked pecan pie, fudge caramel fresh from the oven, marzipan and oxidised shiraz wine – this complex nose is intriguing and very pleasing. Seductive in the glass; a shimmering ochre tinged burgundy, interspersed with very, very fine bubbles. The head a creamy, condensed pad of cream that yields some wicked lace and retains for the length. Strong notes of burnt raisins (on the palate), marzipan and old English toffee ice-cream sink in first - quite fiercely, but it soon mellows to show some bitter, powdered chocolate, subtle hints of burnt, damp wood and vanilla bean. This is a dessert beer in all aspects, a final course after mains. The body is medium and silky, velvety in the finish and very, very long.’ I loved this one, no obvious hint of honey but it clearly aided in an after dinner night-cap that was bigger and more complex than its gravity forsakes. A very enjoyable ale. (4.5% ABV, 50cL, 18/04/08, Int’l Beer Store, W. Leederville)
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 50cl @ home.
Clear dark red brown color with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, milk chocolate, light hoppy, flowers, perfume, moderate to light heavy honey and vanilla. Flavor is moderate sweet and light light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is creamy - smooth, carbonation is soft. It is a bit to sweet IMO. (080708)
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - SEP 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle 500ml 3,99 from S-Market EXP 12 Dec 08 ABV 4,5% murky reddish dark brown beige airy head Scent:honey Taste:burnt honey dominates from first sip. bit chocolate and roasted malts.aftertaste bit watery. Honestly bit too unique for my taste.
Svesse (7630) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, Jerusalem Tavern, Farringdon, London, 4 Aug 2008) Very dark brown colour with frothy, pale brown head. Malty, roasted nose with lots of honey, chocolate fudge and hints of Dr Pepper soft drink. Kind of weird. Malty, roasted taste with burnt honey notes, chocolate and a fairly bitter finish. Slightly weird and lots of burnt honey character, but still a decent beer.
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark hazzlenut brown with a creamy tan head. Honey herbal aroma and mild roasted malt. Sweet chocolate powder flavour with a mild honey flavour swept through this. Ends with a lingering mix of chocolate and honey - sure works good in chocolate bars - but not in my beer.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red brownish colour. Nice beige head. Honey and caramel in the taste.
Also some hoppiness. Not very sweet.
punainen6 (93) - FINLAND - JUN 12, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Creamy brownish head. Smells of honey, herbs. Taste is similar, with honey, malts and even a bit bite on the end. Not having ever had anything quite like this, atleast its original. Eventhought the flavors dont actually come together as good as they could
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUN 1, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark ruby brown color. Medium light brown head. Very strong and sweet aroma: honey, herbs. Flavor is roasted malts, honey, toffee. Medium-bodied and smooth palate. Not very well balanced and I’m not quite into this.
Lunkie (1726) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smokey malt hop aroma. Dark brown red colour with fair head and lacing. Bitter malt hop stale flavour. Flat palate.
mikkopen (1007) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
500 ml bottle. Dark reddish brown colour, off-white head. Strong, sweet (perhaps too sweet) and a little roasty aroma of honey. Flavour is roasted, even smoky/ashy, with honey sweetness and some hoppy bitterness. The palate is a bit thin. Overall, however, an interesting beer - if you like honey.