KyotoLefty (5590) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2012 2009 bottle. Nose of cinnamon, honey, sweet orange, some acid and pine. Lovely orange-amber color with lace. Sweet-and-sour flavor, orange, cinnamon, wood, cherry, pears, ume plums. Weird and shocking complexity but lovely. Thick, oily body. One-of-a-kind, and much better than the overly sour, lessintegrated one I had on tap.
Draught at the brewpub, 2010: 6/4/7/5/14=3.6. Fruity, tangy, cherry and cereal aroma. Flavors of plums, caramel, chocolate. Sweet, rich, with a strong sour edge that I wonder might have come from dirty lines. Oxidized somewhat, like port. Big sour fruits, and a soft, velvety mouth. Good, but not in the best condition I believe.
rlgk (8506) - Skövde, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber colored beer with a brown/beige head. Some yeast in the beer. Maltu oily aroma, vinous, figs, chocolate notes, some leather. Malty fig flavor, raisins, fruity, grapes, syrup, a bit like a barley wine, very nice!
ladnewton (1243) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at U Medvídků on 11th July 2010. Reddish with thin smooth diminishing head. Strong caramel aroma and cherry to blackcurrant fruit in a thick viscous textured mouthfeel. Rather sweet for my liking but astoundingly easy to drink now I know how strong it was!
bartazo (83) - Esztergom, HUNGARY - MAY 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33-as csatos üveg. Karamell test egy pici világos karamell habbal. Nagyon jó aszalt szilva és forralt bor illat egy kis birsalmával. Ezek az aromák nagyon édesek, de harmonikusak.
Íz: belekóstolva a négy alap ízből három azonnal szájbavág (egyszerre savanyú, édes és keserű). Olyan mintha savanyított szilvalekvárt ennék grapefruitra kenve. Érdekes és jó kompozíció, de azért mindennapi sörnek nem ezt választanám!
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to rusty. Give me that damn glass fool! Sweet as hell with an interesting tart finish. Very different and really not bad at all. I get honey, brown sugar, maple syrup and some sweet woody flavors.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another shared by Rusty. Thanks RC! Deep brown with a tiny head. Raisins, brown sugar, malt and alcohol. A bit sour on the finish. Unusual!
Stew41 (1625) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled Sept 2008. A bit long in the tooth (I hope) otherwise this was never much chop. Very low carbination does help and may have lost some fizz over time. Lots of vegemite and oyster sauce and cola notes as well. Hides the alochol incredibly well. Poor structure; thick and almost syrupy early but the flavours completely fall away. Would be happy to re-assess with a fresh bottle. Bloody exy too.
elhefeweizen (38) - DENMARK - FEB 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
served at johans place, direct personal import from the old republic. Very special flavor heavy on the cherry side. No head in sight which is sad...
all in all, very interesting beer worth trying if you get the chance
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing-top bottle (trade with Koelschtrinker). Tart cherry, apple, toffee malt and astringent aroma. Cloudy dark brown color with giant head. Very sweet red cherry and toffee malt flavor with a light astringent finish. On the edge of being cloying but somehow avoids it. This is really different - hard to put a distinct label on.
Dedollewaitor (13021) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ U Medvidku. Pours dark brown with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is sweet of wood, toffee, alcohol, sugar and fruit. Warming, vinous and syrupy. Quite heavy!