FatPhil (12797) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mineral aroma. Slightly spicy. Warm finish. I did like this even though the words don’t really show that -- Anna
PhillyCraft (5237) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at the Borefts 2012. Hair of the Dog and Struise collab? Fuck yeah. Went after this guy early in the event due to its stellar parents. Pour was a slightly clearish orange with massive white head/lace. Aromas of dried fruit, wood, fresh hops, whiskey, vanilla, earth, and spice. Taste is toast, citrus fuel, grass, dark fruit, and spicy wood. Medium bodied, with a creamy smooth close and aftertaste. What a beer.
Vaiz (4182) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at 4th BBF @ De Molen. Slightly spicy aroma, fruity and with vanilla, oak and bourbon. Flavor is slightly spicy, fruity, slightly sharp alcoholic. Nice balance.
jackl (6747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s deep gold with a massive white head. The nose is spicy wood, some caramel, sharp herbal hop and marmalade. Yeasty. The taste is more herbs, some boozy barrel, marmalade and white chocolate. Caramel and hints of pepper. Medium body, smooth for the ABV. Nice collaboration.
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
Pours dark orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, wood, malts, vanilla, oak and hops. Taste is rxtremely fruity with notes of wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and syrup, hints of sourness and tart fruits. Sweet, sugary finish with hints of vanilla, wood and oak, hints of tartness. Okay, a bit too sweet for my taste.
Countbeer (5918) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big white head, changes slowly into a small white lacing on top of an almost clear orange colored beer.
Smell lovely mix of Lambic with a barrel aged IPA: cellar, stone, hops, wild yeast, flowers, wood.
Taste hops, flowers, fruits, peach, wild yeast, flowers, wood, cream, light bitter another nice effort, lovely.
Aftertaste is a nice mix of flowers, yeast and stone and wood.
Low to medium carbo, soft mouthfeel, full body and a creamy texture.
Smooth, creamy, nice deep and well balanced.
bierkoning (11953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. Some dried fruit in the aroma. Alcoholic flavor with dried fruit and bourbon notes, Initially nice but lacking in balance.
_angst_ (4342) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky 2012. Pours tiny hazy pale golden with a very small white head that doesn’t leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is tiny sweet, spicy and perfume-like with biscuits, dry wood, cookie dough, dry soil, vanilla fudge, white pepper and hints of bourbon. Taste is sweet, bitter, spicy and herbal with biscuits, bourbon, crackers, vanilla fudge, dry wood, lemon peal, orange peal and white pepper. Mouthfeel is tiny soft, slightly astringent and medium bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with cookie dough, hay, white pepper, tangerines and orange peal marmalade. Not for me...
MaartenRF10 (1835) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, light beige head. More like an IPA Saison hybrid if you ask me. Only some very distant Barley Wine notes like vanilla and bourbon. Barnyard, hop and some funkiness are more clearly present. Medium dry.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drauft @ 4th Boreft 2012. A little hazy golden colored beer, with a thick white head. The aroma is a little sour, fruity with vanilla. The taste is fruity sweet, a little sour with vanilla. The aftertaste is sweet vanilla and some bitter.