Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Pours hazy amber with big white. Smells sweet, abit chocolate malty and strawbarries. Tastes alcohol, dirt, strawbarry malty.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 7, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Large creamy head misty amber pour medium strong carbonation aromas herbal notes caramel tamarind lemongrass alspice the flavours lemongrass tamarind tartness pepper wild ginger taste melon sweetness slight sourness the finish mainly spice and herb taste malt not that good
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a small, fading head.
Noes shows sweet caramel, over-ripe bananas, faint unidentifiable spices, may some garlic.
Some sweet malt transfers through as a flavour, whilst the spices remain in the background, although they are a little more pronounced than in the aroma. some alcohol shows through, along with a metallic note.
Carbonation is a bit excessive.
vanvenlo (1681) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2012 25-Aug-12 (Slowbeer-on tap) - Rerated on 13-Dec-112 (Beer Deluxe on tap). Liked this a little more the 2nd time. Sweet Berry sherry and spice aroma. Cloudy deep brown-red colour, decent head and sheet lacing. Wine cherry strawberry mixed spice cinnamon sweet cara malt flavour. Balance of flavours dont seem to come together for me. Spicey wine light cherry malt and light mouthfeel finish and goes through to sweet tangy spice aftertaste. Not a bad thing for being different, but leans too much to a wine style for my liking. A light barley wine and quite a good try at something different.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Part of the Downtown LA Beer Crawl Italian Beer seminar led by Tomm Carroll. Big Curry and garlic note on the aroma but then really is mild tasting with no spice notes to be found. A deceptive beer unless the spice had faded more than it should have. I can see this as a real good food pairing beer.
sinkas (293) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - AUG 11, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap at sail and anchor
Advertised as sherry barrel aged
Feint nose of sugar and spices
Watery palate of vermoith and sherry
yngwie (16386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl, at RBNAG-11. It pours and unclear, amber body and a small, off-white head. There’s a light touch of berries on the nose, with pale malts, a faint caramel touch, something herbal and peppery, and a little bit of wood. It’s fruity and malty on the palate, warming, full-bodied and pleasantly carbonated. Berry notes, pepper and resiny hops in the flavor. Some resiny hoppy bitterness towards the end. A nice and unusual beer. 111015
KyotoLefty (8924) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 from Tanakaya. Malty, spicy, lightly funky nose, chocolate, berries. Rather closed nose. Deep reddish brown, clear, with lace. Rich malty flavor, chocolate and caramel with spices: I notice something curry-like. Spices are not all that huge, though. Lightly fruity, cherry and orange. Nice balance, nice body, full but still light enough. Just lacking a little something to reach greatness. Opened up nicely as it warmed. A very pleasant and drinkable spice beer. Spice was stronger in the second pour, as it seems to collect in the bottom.
Koelschtrinker (16284) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Süßlicher, deutlich hefiger Beginn. Angenehm herb, ab dem Mittelteil bitter werdend, hier kommt auch eine leichte Alkoholigkeit auf. Trockene und leicht Säure zum Ende, Traubennuancen. 12/11/13/11//11
gunnfryd (13906) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBNAG-11. Red golden - orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, malt, fruit, apple, spices, apple. Strange OK beer.