martjoobolut (1198) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 2011 vintage (as a gift). Pours brown with brownish head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sour, wood, oak, fruits, vinegar. Flavor is sour, old wood, oak, fruits, acidic. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: ok.
ThirstyBird (1940) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a super dark brown with a tan head. The smell is worcestershire, dark fruit, cherry, touch of licorice - a lot going on. The taste is huge dark fruity sour, vinegar, wood, cherry ending very dry and tart...very complex stuff. The body medium and well carbonated.
Marduk (3330) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Hazy chestnut color. Small size, brown head, stays. Sour, earthy, bit metallic, woody, grape must in aroma. Sour, coffee beans, black bread, caramel, red currant in taste. Coffee and red currant in aftertaste. Sharp. Alcohol is very well hidden. Messy.
FatPhil (9905) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut and sister - thanks!
Sharp sour brun aroma initially, woody, winey, cherry. Deep red, small head. Some woody esters/glueiness in the taste, and a bizarre out of place roast too. A curious mix, not quite working for me. Acidity quite high, a little harsh. Finish a little grapey, cherry, and red woods.
suurjuust (1489) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown beer, small tan head. Nose is tartness, malt, berry notes. Flavor is wood and tartness, berries, some apples. Tart and woody finish, pretty dry. Vinous mouthfeel. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
RollE2k (34) - SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I generally like sours alot, but this one i just don’t get. Its to much vinegar and especially acetone in the taste which just kills it for me. this is just about OK.
bastarda (147) - Freiburg, GERMANY - MAR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st yeast kidnap trial; layered morpher of a beer: from the gluey/cheese notes of fresh cut wood softening into young Bourbon flattening into cheap rum-raisin chocolate bars with emerging overripe raspberries and blackcurrants.
Muggus69 (1362) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330mL bottle from Slowbeer. Bottled 09/2014
Deep bronze body, holds a dense tan head.
Nose is intense, vinous - red fruits, balsamic, bruised apple/acetaldehyde, old barrel (room), burnt toffee, lactic undertones.
Dry body, red-wine like acidity, even a touch of tannin, full yet delicate somewhat, rather textual.
This has some proper funk! Dank wood, red delicious apple, sultana, yoghurt, balsamic vinegar, mushroom, brown sugar, wildly fermented cider - seriously out there.
Wow, wasn’t expecting this - one of the most wild, funky beers i’ve come across.
Leighton (13032) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at chriso’s pre-Christmas tasting 2014 - London. Pours clear brown with a foamy tan head. The nose holds lacquer, varnish, vinegar, nail polish remover. Light to medium sweet flavor with big balsamic vinegar character, some dark fruits, brown sugar, moderate varnish, earth, burnt wood. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Burning acetic finish with buckets of balsamic, some tannins, sweat. No balance, not very drinkable.
Nisse666 (4675) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-03-09 Duved - Vintage 2011
AR: glue and kriek, when poured some Porto as well
AP: reddish dark hazy brown, fizzy beige quickly deminishing head
F: fizzy, lemon flesh, koncentrated citrus, vinegear, cherry youghurt, intensive carbonation, vinos cheery wine finish
End yeah - the 2011 edition is 8,0%, a new entry if any adm...