tfredvik (1274) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy, very deep copper to brown body with a creamy, quite dense, beige head that doesn’t leave much lacing. Sweet, malty and rather strong aroma of caramel, dark dried fruits and alcohol. Strong flavour of caramel, burnt sugar, pine, flowers and soy sauce. Red berries and herbs in the back. Moderate sweet taste and a long-lasting, biting, stinging, herbal, quite heavy bitter finish. Full-bodied, smooth and creamy texture, soft carbonation. A bit too demanding. If I want a hopped sweet beer I prefer a barley wine.
[33 cl bottle, from Vinmonopolet Online]
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle with big thanks to Sabine. Dark brown with tan head. AAroma of cake mix, tootsie roll, dried fruit. Taste of dried fruit, caramel, toffee, cake. Very sweet and bitter
cgarvieuk (15931) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ...copper ...thin white lacing ... soft sweet woody malty .. soft sherry nose .. soft sweet sticky toffee fruit .. ligth bitter woods ... herbal malts .. soft malt.. not me
allmyvinyl (5159) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy dark brown with a thin white head. Aromas of caramel, sugar, sweet. Taste is sweet. Gluey texture, light herbs. Very sweet.
Stuu666 (5345) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy deep brown, nose is malty toffee, light smoke, taste is sweet, caramel, dry, chewy.
Cunningham (5154) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My oh my. What a surprise. I was relaxing in the coach and felt for an Altbier. Yeah I have one left. Hah. Opens it and I start imediately to wonder. This do NOT look like an Altbier. Is something wrong? Does not smell like it either. Very unclear brownish color with a fine off white head. And what an aroma. Bready, fruitcake and some yest. Altbier…..ehhh I had to check ratebeer. What is it with this one. Aha other fellow ratebberians says the same thing. This is more a altwine. Full body. Tad sweet and a moderate bitterness. Oily and a bit soft carbonation. Powerful flavor. Toffee, caramel, fruitcake, bready and it feels like there is some whiskey as well. Lovely evening sipper.
[Christmas gift from McTapps]
mmahut (1304) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours in cloudy dark body with ruby hints againts the light, medium frosty stable head. Aroma has nice plum sweetness, caramely, nutty, toffee. Dark berries, alcohol well hidden. Taste has high spruce, pine, bitterness with yeasty sweetness. Alcohol is pretty noticable in the after taste. Body is pretty heavy, low to medium carbonation.
aleksander9 (617) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear caramel with white head. Aroma is caramel, spice, apples, red berries and some floral notes. Aftertaste is caramel, spice, noble hops, red berries, vanilla and sweets. Overall: very refined!
Rolfarild (39) - NORWAY - JAN 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow brown with a beige head that by time ends in a ring. Aroma a little sourish - wett socks and dry old books. The taste of bitter malt, dried red fruit, caramell, grapefruit. The mouthfeel is refreshing even though a low carbonatin level. Aftertaste of carmell and bitter hops.
blackisle (973) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Swing top bottle 11.2 fl.oz. Poured into a Kölsch glass. Nearly opaque dark brown with red copper hue, big and stable creamy beige head, recedes slowly to a thick layer that remains, good lacing; very complex aroma, strong roasted malts nose, caramel, brown sugar, portwine, dried dark fruits (raisins, dates, figs), cocoa, coffee, cinnamon, cloves; taste is heavy sweet and slightly bitter, roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark fruit syrup; full body, slick texture, soft carbonation, aftertaste malty sweetbitter, more earthy bitter and peppery notes in the finish, bit alcohol; overall a very rich beer, strong but well-balanced.