bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle to a pint glass. Pours dark chocolate with very small off white head, really almost none at all. I get chocolate, coffee, slightly bread malt. Very smooth and sweet, no bitterness at all. I like it, a very pleasant surprise.
arsol (972) - NORWAY - JUL 21, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brunrød farge med beige skum. Lukter av mørke stenfrukter og noe sødme. Smaker av sjokolade og kaffe. Noe søtt og salt i avslutningen.
Kavu (4020) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A small taste from wiosna (bottle) @ Oak Barrel. Pours deep amber with a low head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate and some coffee. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, alcohol, coffee and hops. Good.
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper colored. Toffee and caramel aromas, ripe fruits. Taste is caramel sweet, fruity, never too sweet. Dry finish with some wood.
JoTheO (102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. Dark brown with a reddish tint. Light offwhite head. Sweet bready aroma and caramel. Malty taste with more caramel and sweetness like molasses. Me like this.
ALLOVATE (2874) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Visited Traquair house on my stay in Peebles just down the way back in 2006. The only beers of a long trip I never noted down. Good to have a few bottles ageing away now so into a chalice this one goes. At cellar temperature it settles out quickly with little head bar a film of tannish bubbles. The body a deep, russet brown and slightly hazy - unexpected for its ’well-kept’ age. Nose is musty and dominated by meaty umami and caramelised fruit mince, hints of date, spruce, damp wood, sherry, leather and sodden earth. On the palate it is vinous, rather tart and fruity whilst still thrusting forward a very earthy and complex malt profile. Light hint of roasted carob, tea leaves, musty oak barrels, grilled beef, leather and cocoa powder heightens its lack of sprightly carbonation. The body medium with the light berry-like acidity of the swallow matched by meaty malts give off a full finish and lasting presence in the olfactories. It is warming but this marries in well. A touch of smoke and charred berries builds giving it a gentle bitterness. A very well balanced, complex and yet restrained, and contemplative brew. A tribute to the house of Traquair. (33cL, BBE 12/20, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
Torrefacto (1406) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negro con reflejos rojizos y espuma beis. aromas de uva pasa, fruto seco, anís, bizcocho. Cuerpo medio-alto, sabor de uva pasa, avellana, final seco y largo.
Beerandhockey8 (349) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle to thistle glass. Pour is a dark copper color, thick tan head. Nose is malty, dark fruit, molasses, toffee, a bit of booze. Taste is sweet, light-medium bodied. Super smooth and crisp finish. Awesome Scottish ale
alkolas510 (1175) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörkbrun med litet skum. Doftar och smakar karamellmalt, russin och lite kaffe. Lagom beska och fyllighet
SirLimpsalot (3673) - SWEDEN - APR 29, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ Basunen 16-4-29: Väldig söt med toner av kaffe, karamell och socker. Klibbigt, sött men ganska gott.
Moretum (91) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beerlovers, Vienna. Pours reddish to brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, toffee and caramel. Taste of light roasted malt, sweet malt, caramel and dried fruits like plums. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Dry,malty finish with some bitterness too. Good one.