vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
If this one wasn’t super premium priced I’d be buying a bit of this one. Pours dark brown that is a bit reddish with a soapy tan head. The aroma has cocoa, roasty malt, lots of red wine barrel aspects, quite vineous, spice, cream and ice cream malt. It has a medium / full body that still has a crisp feel with light sharp carbonation on the finish. The flavor starts with well blended flavors of roasted malt, red win and buggy Belgian yeast. Quite beautiful how they meld. There is also some light oak and spice. Beautiful wine traits on the finish that shows mineral earthiness and dark berry fruits. There is also beer aspects of dark caramel and bugginess from the brett. Excellent foreign stout, quite possibly the best I’ve had.
ACD (621) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl bottle at Probus Wines, Dublin. Near-black pour with thin tan head and plenty of lacing. The aroma gives a huge hit of Brett - funky and pungent - as well as some hints of roasted malt and light vinous notes. Taste is again dominated by the Brett - plenty of tart, almost-cheesy fruitiness. Dark roast coffee and dark chocolate emerge from under the heavy blanket of wild yeastiness, as does a tiny bit of tannic red wine flavour. Surprisingly light bodied and easy drinking. I’m a big Brett fan, so I enjoyed this and didn’t mind that the yeast dominated. I’ve got another bottle that I’ve stored in better conditions than this one was, so I’ll crack that open soon and rerate - hopefully it’ll give more of the red wine barrel.
chimpgibbon (287) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fudge and balsamic and sharp wine tang almost pull this one off but not quite for me. The wine lingers too long and is astringent by the end. Nonetheless a respectable effort.
Rune (7777) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kihoskh, provided by Skinnyviking for the Absalon tasting session ’13. Devil-black body, tan-coloured head, spotty lacing. Smell of red wine mixed with dark malts. Vinous flavour joined by malts and a touch of lactose. Tart and sweet ending. Quite well balanced. Partially pleasing (hotel room, Copenhagen 26.05.2013).
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Roast, caramel and some vinous notes in the aroma. Medium to full bodied. Prominent vinous flavor, slightly oaky, overpowering other flavors, like hints of roast and caramel. Some soft acidic notes. Tannines. Very nice brew.
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium high off-white lasting head. Pitch balck body. Sour cherries milk acidic aroma and flavor with a vineous sour note. Low carbonation. Long sour finishy.
sunevdj (3134) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, probably at Ølbutikken Zwanze Day 2012. Pours black with a beige head. Sweet and quite dry. Aromas of toasted matls and wine. Aslo aromas of brett and hints of raisins, soy sauce and tobacco. Medium to full bodied. Soft carbonation. Long bitter finish with residual sugars.
Vells (652) - LATVIA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep dark brown, almost black with medium to thin brownish stable head. Lacing nicely.
Aroma.. roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, red wine, wood
Sweet sourish, decent bitterness. Quite dry.
Its good quality, nicely balanced and very drinkable, thou red wine note for me is not very pleasant.
Beersiveknown (2789) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from drinkstore
Dark brown black with fluffy tan head. Tart, sour cherries, tonic water, burnt toast, vanilla and touch of soy sauce. Full bodied, light carbonation, initial sour hit, dry roast barley, tart red fruit, slightly vegetal. Sourness takes some getting used to then manure/ rotting hay of Brett appears. V interesting and complex but the taste too abrasive to enjoy.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fanø tap take over @ Dronning Louise. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is malt, brett, grapefruit and light leather. Flavour is roasted malt, brett, chocolate, leather and grapefruit.