gunnar (5874) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark golden with a big white head. Aroma of fruity berries, vinous and woody. Taste is wood driven,with some light sweet caramel nice balanced with hops.Light alcohol heat.
brokensail (11998) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Strong grape aroma, white wine, and some oak. Sweet brown sugar, a bit of alcohol, and some green apple. Light tartness to the flavor, green apple, and alcohol. Wine, sweet grapes, and oak. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors, too.
anders37 (18146) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody wine aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty spicy woody flavor with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy woody wine finish.
Sigmund (5422) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 375 ml green bottle, thanks to our beerpal Ole Anders. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of Muscatel grapes and oak cask. Warming mouthfeel. The flavour is very oaky and medium sweet, distinct notes of Muscatel grapes, and it is all balanced by decent hops. A very fine beer!
Plovmand (6678) - 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 (7776) - 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 (4301) - 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 (1418) - 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 (21326) - 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 (6224) - 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.