Plovmand (6176) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is malty and fruity with light barrel notes. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with light vinous hints. Good hoppy.
mcberko (5368) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a cloudy deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of nail polish, barrels, caramel and candied sugar. Flavour brings out deep dark fruits, caramel and bourbon barrels. The barrels aren’t too dominant, with a medium sweetness, and moderate caramel character. Well-balanced, with a good amount of barrel notes. Great stuff - superior to the original.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at NK Bar. Hazy amber colour with a small tan head. Sweet aroma of fruit, alcohol, caramel. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, fruit, alcohol.
Yorker (993) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
37.5 cl bottle @ home. Pours clear reddish amber with an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma is vinous, caramel, berries, wood. Flavour is caramel, berries, wood, and some warming alcohol in the finish.
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@vPBFII. Amber colour, slightly off-white head. Aroma is sweet fruits, some alcohol along with some sugary notes. Flavour is alcohol, sweet malts, some fruits and nectar. Aging doesn’t help. No thanks.
laiti (4948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5cl bottle @ wPBF, BBE
Aroma has peppery spices, toffee and some caramel. Flavour has peppery spices, some toffee, caramel and alcohol. No, putting this one in muscatel barrels does not make this a better beer. It just makes this more spicy.
olio (5278) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375 ml bottle @ wPBF’13.
Pours dark hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of sweet fruits, some bourbon notes, wood and mild nuts. Flavor of fruits, pale malts, nuts and goose berries. A disappointment.
lusikka (5341) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle @ WPBF 2013.
Pours a dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma of sweet caramel, wood and nuts. Flavour of sweet caramel, wood, nuts, grassy hops, some floral notes and sweet pear juice. Medium bodied, slick mouthfeel and a sweet, malty, slightly woody finish. Pretty much the same as the non-BA version.
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, grapes, malt, fruits, and caramel. And now I'm drunk :)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Poured a cloudy reddish brown with a thin off white head. The aroma is hoppy and floral. The flavour is big bitter, hoppy, but rich and very smooth. The alcohol is well disguised.