HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml - swing-top). Via trade with glouglouburp. Bit of a gusher. Poured clear deep chestnut, large diminishing creamy tan head. Wonderfully nutty/oily aroma, sweet but with some herbal bitterness - I don’t get anything like 12% in the aroma. Taste - somewhat stronger in alcohol, but still mostly nutty, with sour cherry and raisins tossed in. Slick, oily mouthfeel, a little acidic, somewhat boozy in the tail. Mmmmm - a sipper, quite sticky!
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a ruby with a beige head. aroma of caramel, grains, citrus, brown sugar??, and dark fruits. flavor is the same as well. full slick body while having a sticky quality. the alcohol is hidden very well in this one. i really enjoyed this one.
mar (4984) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with some orange hues and a cream ring. nose is spicy with hints of circus peanuts. nice thickness with a heavy flavor of sweet malts, bitter caramel and honey maybe?
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Red clear pour. Alcohol on the nose. Sweet notes with fruity elements. Very sweet taste. Tingles over the palate upfront. Strong taste, syrupy. Finish is crazy sweet.
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 33cl. Courtesy of Quack-Duck. It pours a slightly hazy reddish nut brown beer with a small head. Really nice strong and rather sweet aroma of coconut, fudge, candied apricot, lavender, papaya, tobacco, Stilton, candy floss, pineapple, milk chocolate and earthy hops. A lot of coconut showing up in the taste. Full bodied. Sticky, sweet, slightly acidic and salty and nicely fruity. Very low carbonation. Vinous. Residual sugars in the finish which is reminiscent of lavender and honey. A very nice surprise! Thanks a lot Quack-Duck!
ogivlado (6100) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
swing top bottle (330ml). -Dark brown coloured, small beige head that went away fast, some berries nose with touch of wood. Very sweet fruity, caramel, figs and plums and quite syrupy taste. Alcohol is subdued but there’s no excuse for heavy sweetness. Not worth 133Kč that I’ve paid for it.
larsniclas (5852) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Thx rlgk
Dark brown with a medium, beige head.
Sweet aroma; figs, raisins and leather.
Sweet in flavour with sourish streaks.
Loads of sweet fruits.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Dogbrick’s Eurostash tasting on 4.30.09. Medium brown pour with no head. Caramel and malt aroma with some sugar and alcohol. Sort of syrupy caramel flavor with a bit of tart cherry thrown in.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Eurostash tasting on 04/30/09: Bottle from the brewpub. The beer is a hazy ruddy brown color with a minimal off-white head that disappears quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malt, plums and candy. Syrupy body with flavors of roasted malt, dark ripe fruit and caramel. The finish is boozy, sticky dark fruits and malt. Definitely a sipper, and not bad overall.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small brown head. Hazy dark brown body. Alcoholic raisiny malty bubblegum aroma with roasty syrupy notes. Intense sweet treacly syrupy alcoholic fruit taste with roasty caramelly notes. Thick, syrupy mouthfeel with considerable alcohol heat. Thick-bodied. Sweet-dryish fruity bubblegum aftertaste with chocolate notes. Leaves sticky sugars on the lips. Interesting, but too sweet to be very drinkable. (0.33l bottle from the brewpub.)