VsXsV (1222) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 6, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival. 2008 vintage. Hazy amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, toffee, vanilla, oak and coconut. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of caramel, dark fruit, toffee and oak. Really complex. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Awesome.
tiong (2242) - Espoo, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ SBWF’12
2008 vintage - Pours dark amber orange with a foamy head. Aroma of banana, malts, vanilla and wood. Taste is quite complex and has notes of toffee, oak, banana, caramely malts, syrup, spices and berries. Finish is slightly sweet with notes of toffee, oak and vanilla. Nice, tasty and complex, the bourbon notes give it a nice touch.
Martinus (1788) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy amber colour, white head. Fresh malty aroma, honey, vanilla, candy sugar, fruity with pronounced yeast tones. Sweet honey flavour, vanilla, bourbon, light wood. Touch of hops. Finish honey, apricot, wood, light bourbon.
Very nice indeed.
(Draught @ BBF ’12)
abemorsten (1854) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Borefts Beer Festival 2012. From my notes, this should be a wine and bourbon barreled version, but I could have mixed that up. Hazy orange body with an off-white rim. Fruity, spicy Belgian ale yeast, bourbon, rock sugar and vinuous notes on the nose. Complex and most inviting aroma. Full bodied. Heavy sweet, alco warm, fruity. Dry tongue. Wonderful.
MaartenRF10 (1177) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Cloudy orange amber, off-white head. It’s like a good barley wine with some additional orange fruits. Good full-bodied and nicely soft carbonated beer.
bierkoning (8953) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Borefts 2012. Pale amber color. Peach, apricot, applem melon. Just a bunch of fruits in the aroma. Malty sweet, alcoholic, oaky flavor, rather Calvados -like.
yngwie (10760) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. A dense, off-white head of finger-thick size sits on top of a clear, dark golden body. The aroma has a nice Bourbon touch, some vanilla, and a sweetish fruityness and a faint spiced hint. There’s a nice bitterness in the flavor both initially and in the finish, with spice hints, vanilla, Bourbon and some sugar. Not much alcohol, but there’s some warmth in the mouth, full body and pleasant carbonation. I normally don’t appreciate Bourbon barrel ageing, but this was a nice one. 120511
sir__v (289) - Lille, FRANCE - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 4th Borefts - De Molen Festival. Color : orange amber beer without head and no carbonization. Smell : barrel, malt and sugar complexity. Taste : sugar, caramel and vanilla. Aftertaste : caramel, hops and malt.
madsberg (8811) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma: Fruits, sweetness, spice, alcohol, flowers. Flavour: Flowers, maripan, sweetness, ripe fruits. Medium to full bodied. Sweetness, fruits and alcohol in the end.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color with an off-white head. Sweet sugar aroma with a lot of caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. A touch of metal, some banana, and sweet vanilla. The flavor is a bit on the boozy side. Bourbon, vanilla, and sweet caramel notes along with some dark fruit and banana. Some metal on the finish, too.