JoeZasada (281) - Beaumont, Alberta, - SEP 2, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours a dark clear red ale with a thin white head. Thin maltish aroma. Taste: lots of malts, kind of beady, some caramel, with a moderate hop bitterness, notes of spruce. Very full-bodied, almost thick. Finishes with a woody bitterness. Pretty good...
jjsint (418) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Lamb, Stoke Goldington. Cola-coloured brown with a shade of ruby. Smell of alcohol, almost whisky-like. Sweet caramel taste with warming edges. Sweet smoky finish with a hint of bitterness. Sublime and intense.
ansjelaah (1042) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fles op Borefts’13, dankzij Martinus. De kleur is koper/bruin, heldere kleur en een witte schuimkraag. Ruikt en smaakt zoet, wijn, fruitig, beetje alc. drank. Wel lekker.
Martinus (2612) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear caramel colour, white head. Aroma of malts, some hops, caramel, quite pronounced nuts, some hay. Sweet malty flavour, light bitter hops, caramel, light butterscotch. Sweet malty finish, butterscotch. Nice brew!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ Borefts ’13. With thanks to the crew of Grim Reaper Foods for saving me the bottle at Dutch Chili Fest!)
bierkoning (9738) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle @ Borefts 2013. Amber color. Peach, lychee and toffee in the aroma. Grassy earthy floral hops and some ripe fruit in the alcoholic flavor. Decent, but no top class.
PotjeBier (1389) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BBF ’13, courtesy of Countbeer (I think). Aroma’s: sweet malts, honey, fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet. Medium bodied. Finishes slightly dry and moderate bitter. Decent.
minutemat (696) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from some big supermarket somewhere. Malty aroma, sickly sweet figs and liquorice coming from first sip with some warming Autumnal shades of malts, nuts, berries & raisins emerging as you journey on. Wasn’t sure I liked this at first. Now I think I do.
Also it should be mentioned that this is brewed every year to commemorate the anniversary of the 1854 Charge of the Light Brigade, something Iron Maiden’s ’The Trooper’ ale is also named after. If only Iron Maiden’s attempt had as much venom and strength as this. You listening Bruce?
Countbeer (3873) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Off white lacing on top of a clear amber copper colored beer.
Aromas of barley malts, nuts, hay, cream, smooth spices, pilsmalts...
Flavours of cream, malts, herbs, hint of butterscotch, leaves, bitters and autumnal herbs.
Aftertaste is a mix of leaves, light dry, bitters...
Low carbo, soft creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
DutchDrebus (3336) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Borefts ’13 thx to Martinus. Clear copper colour with a small sized white head. Smells fruity and sweet. Tastes fruity and sweet also. Nothing crazy, but still decent. Medium body, soft fizzy carbo.
They should do a collab with Mikkeller and call it ’Death or Gloryhole’.
77ships (3252) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thx! for the sample to Martinus. 33 cl. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2013. Clear amber, white head. Smell is caramel, oxidized, brown sugar, sweet malts, toffee, nice Barley wine, sweet stuff. Taste is sweet caramel malts, good Barley wine oxidation notes, bitter herbs, sweet spices, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar. Oily, not particularly heavy body. This is a nice regular BW, def. enjoyed it.
Benzai (6229) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to Martinus @ Borefts 2013. Clear orange to amber color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, some sweet-bitter, nuts. Not really outspoken. Decent.