sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of roast malt and dark soaked fruit. Medium body, flavour is quite sweet, ripe berries, some toffee and a hint of liquorice. Interesting if not great.
johndoughty (4731) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with a small head.Full bodied yet some complex flavours are swelling around including maltiness a subtle burnt wood taste. Yet again this brewery has come up with a good one.
mariuspoenari (700) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Dark, brownish ruby, with a fine-grained beige head that gives way to a sticky lacing. Some sedimentation floating at the top of the glass. Very smooth mouthfeel, with taste notes that include milk chocolate, cappuccino, raisins, walnuts, hazelnuts, bitter cherries, brandy and a bit of bourbon. A very complex beer.
Evilkniamhel (288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours dark murky brown with a big fawn head. Nose of burnt toffee, peaty whisky notes, roasted malts. Silky smooth on the palate, brown sugar, dark chocolate and salted caramel.
olio (8722) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. BBE 28.12.2018.
Pours dark red-brown color with a small off-white head. Ripe fruits and mild vinous notes on the nose, malts, some caramel notes and wood. Toffee and licorice on the flavor, again some sweet ripe fruits, subtle syrupy sweetness, good malty body, slightly dark bready, some warming alcohol on the finish. Somewhat bitter malty palate, tingling wooden finish. Quite nice and thick slow sipper.
ciocanelu (838) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - MAR 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown color with light brown head. Aroma has some dusty wood and booze. Taste follows dusty, woody, boozy with some caramel and yeast esters. Quite heavy body with medium carbonation. I didnít really this one, too dusty and boozy for my taste.
Sjohnh (636) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is excellent, and so much going on. Brown bread crusts, Coca Cola, nuts, light smoke, sherry, oak, fruit pastilles, cough sweets, peat, plums, liquorice, brown sauce. Dark brown with not much head. Body is full and soft with low carb.
MayumiH (707) - Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Burnt caramel, cinnamon, smoked malts, hints of dark fruit. Sticky smooth texture. Complex and rich, really good stuff.
Marduk (5332) - Reval, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga). Very dark brown chestnut color. Medium size, bubbly tan-yellow head, stays. Almonds, sweet, cake, caramel, alcohol, woody nd bit of whiskey in aroma. Sweet, caramel, alcohol, spicy hops, chocolate cake crumbles in taste. Dry chocolate cake in aftertaste. I get the heat, but alcohol is quite well hidden. Exciting brew.
BlackHaddock (5637) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle shared at the Feb 2016 Shrewsbury Beer Exchange Group meeting: cheers Simon. Really liked the flavours but my dark red pour had a yeast like placenta floating under the wispy head and I had to sip slowly and carefully throughout. Sweet, fruity, woody, plums with a Sherry like boozy finish.
FatPhil (12722) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle (Alus Celle, Riga)
Super deep red, hard to pull a head as itís quite viscous, but when the beads to break, they froth up a pleasant off-white head. Lovely sweet nutty aroma - walnuts. Taste sweet and malty, super mellow palate. Sure, itís sweet, but at 10% itís a sipper, and it matters not that itís a little heavy. Hops are dry and also very nutty. Like the sweet vapours that accompany the nuttiness. Crazily full sweet palate, but itís a sipper, that level of heaviness is just fine. Did enjoy.