JDBaker11058 (1567) - Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: clear copper, with a lasting, creamy, light tan head. Aroma: caramel, vanilla, oak, some peppery spice, and a hot shot of bourbon. Taste: woody caramel, light molasses, vanilla, crème fraiche, light herbal and citrus notes, and a huge wave of throat-burning booze. Finish: lingering boozy astringency, with a somehow slightly sour and tart funk underneath a last dose of caramel sweetness. Notes: This. Does. Not. Work. Bottle from the Rare Beer Club, one of only two disappointments in five years.
nilsas (2441) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lukt: Frukter og karamell.
Utseende: Rødbrun farge.
Skum/kullsyre: Mye skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Frukter og karamell.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Nettstore, Nydt@Tasting hos Bryne, med Untapped gutta.
Medium: Flaske@750ml, ABV@10%, Når@14.05.2015
ChainGangGuy (4559) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, mahogany-hued body. Though there is an initial surge of suds, it soon drops to a sustained off-white cap. Light lacing.
Smell: Toasted malts awash in alcohol, ultra faint caramel, scant fruitiness and a woodsy, earthy, spicy vibe.
Taste: Liberally toasted bread and grains, though not particularly sweet. Peppery coarse alcohol from sip-one. Touch of tannic cherryskins. Earthy yeastiness with a muted albeit sustained spice tone. Light bitterness through to the dry, hot finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with a minor stickiness to the mouthfeel. Medium-low carbonation.
Overall: A slow, hot sipper, and a disappointing one at that.
Meilby (9762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750ml @ Geokkjer
Pours hazy reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dark dried fruits, grass, alcohol and hint of christmas spices, Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long warm, dried fruity and spiced finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (6679) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some floral notes, pine, herbs and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, some floral notes and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15566) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl. It pours an unclear dark golden-orange body and a big, dense, off-white head leaving lacings. The aroma is lightly sugary, with peaches, some pine cones, resins and a grassy touch. Alcohol notes. It’s full-bodied, warming and with a soft but high level of carbonation. Fruityness, peaches, resins, grass and some white sugar in the flavor. Nice bitterness. Lasting finish with a fine bitterness. Too much boozyness in this one, but it’s a quite fine beer anyway, doing well with some cheese. 150314
CPH2200 (334) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
vintage 75cl bottle 2013 ? amber colour, beige head. Sweet spicy taste, brown sugar notes and some sleep alcohol burn too. ok for an Xmas beer.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber pour, off white head. Sweet up front, bready, doughy, light resin, a bit fruity. Just ok.
onceblind (5731) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like wonderful Christmas with sweet toffee and spruce and plum. But the flavor is big bitter and pine and a slightly sour twang. Much more bitter and piney than necessary.
drowland (7059) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/18/14. 750mL bottle thanks to cbfobes. Murky red amber pour with a TON of floaties depending on your pour all under a small tan head that sticks. Fruity aroma, lightly tropical, maybe a hint of Brett? Caramel in the flavor, sugary, fruity, not bad.