tderoeck (5109) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2/V/14 - 33cl bottle @ ThirstyBird’s place - bottled: VII/2011, BB: VI/2012 (2014-469) Thanks to ThirstyBird for sharing the bottle!
Dark brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, some mocha, dried fruits, little dusty, cocoa powder, alcohol, vanilla notes, bit ages and oxidized, but nothing negative about that. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of chocolate, dried fruits, prunes, bit hoppy, caramel, sweet, some mocha. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, dark chocolate, some vanilla, raisins, pruntes, bit dusty, alcohol, caramel, sweet ending. Developed into a really beautiful and lovely beer, holy cow!
574deadzone (1088) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I will be goddamned. Pours very dark beautiful ruby with a thick khaki dome that settles slowly and leaves some waves of foamy lace. Nose involves deep malty sweetness, brown sugar, dark fruit, vinous beauty, some light earthy and spicy hops, caramelized sugar, port wine, toasted malt, alky vapes. Excellently sweet, bitter enough to offer an attempt at balance. Full bodied, quite oily, viscous, rich, softer carb, with a drying toasty voluptuous finish. A bit oxidized? Maybe. A bit chunky? Sure. Best beer I’ve ever fucking had? You bet your honky ass.
goozen (3064) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle with swingtop 0,33ltr: Dark brown colored brew with an slightly burning feel in the mouth and an sweet bitter taste. Load of caramel hints and a touch of roasted malts. The heaviest Altbier? Why not.
DYCSoccer17 (3354) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before. Bottle purchased at Monument in Concord, CA. The aroma on this is sweet, nutty, caramel, and nougat. Lightly vinous, too. Weird aroma. Modestly hazy amber body with a smallish light tan head present. Starts almost smoky, burnt before some sweet and caramel malts come through in the middle. Fairly caramel-like in the middle. Some light cardboard oxidation, too. Finishes lightly warming. This is ok, but seems a little sweet, sticky, and oxidized.
olsvammel (3548) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Very malty smell with toffee and dried fruit. Very sweet and malty taste. Very nice to lean back and sip at, like a german barley wine.
robinvboyer (3254) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark cloudy brown, medium beige head. Dark, caramel aroma, big bready boozy malts. Dark roast, and nutiness. This is very similar to a big thick syrupy e glish barley wine. The finish is medium bitter, with an interesting unexpected pine resin flavor. A great sipper.
mjs (4780) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - bottled on 06/13 - BB 06/14, from Systembolaget, 20140315) The beer poured deep dark brown and clear. Its head was medium sized and white. Aroma had malts, molasses and dark fruits. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, alcohol, treacle, grass and bitterness. Aftertaste had malts, sweetness, alcohol and bitterness. A surprisingly boozy for a doppelboc; more like an American Barley Wine.
VastActiv (3059) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Helsinki. Thanks to mjs. BBE 06/2014. Colour is dark brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness, syrup and malts. Super malty and quite soft.
Malaclemys (397) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours hazy brown with thin white head. Aroma of dried fruit, caramel, but, slight alcohol. Taste is caramel, fruit , sweet front. Slightly bitter finish. Medium body.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Correction (the wrong beer was rated, software I was using to identify the beer was incorrect)
Aroma - is sweet of alcohol, sugars, vanilla, and roast. Appearance - is very dark almost black, and the head is white. The head settles, and stays about a quarter inch. Beautiful appearance Taste - first off it’s sweet. If you don’t care for sweet, it’s hard to stay objective. However, there is also a bitter finish to it. It has a burnt sugar alcohol flavor to it. Potent, not for everyone. Very similar to a Doppelbock. Feel is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is average, and the finish is long and strong. This is my 1st Altbier, not a style I think I’m in love with, but I can say I tried it. It is sweet, I’m not sure if that is indicative of the style. This one definitely was. It’s a sipper for sure.
3.9 ~ you
sunday, january 12, 2014