Cunningham (5228) - 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 (1362) - 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 (631) - 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 (42) - 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 (1013) - 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.
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Dark brown colour with foamy, beige head. Malty, slightly vinous nose with dark bread, dried fruit, burnt rubber, sweet liquorice and a touch of tar. Malty, roasted taste with black rye bread, dried fruit, raisins, liquorice, caramel, some coffee, a hint of soy sauce and a balanced spicy bitterness. Almost full body, with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Fairly sweet. Tasty and quite powerful, still fairly well balanced. As close to a barley-wine style alt as you could get. Very nice.
westler (90) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, dark brown. Light brown, small head. Intense scent of raisins, dried fruit and bee wax. Smooth mouth feel, low carbonation. Starting with some dark malty sweetness, dried fruit, some ripe cheese, evolving to a mighty bitter finish with some sweet-sour notes. A really great beer, comparable to some great belgium brews.
Rammer (314) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad, not familiar with the style in general. Very little malty sweetness and bitterness. In general, normal
EtTuCthulhu (1281) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours an opaque brown color with a small off-white head, and the aroma blends toasted malt, earthiness, basement aromas, and grains. The taste is mildly sour, slightly umami, and a touch bitter with an aftertaste that is somewhat grainy and toasty. The palate fuses a slick texture, medium body, and a soft carbonation.
magicmn (112) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber to brown colour. Cool special caramel aroma with light nuts notes maybe. Very reach malty taste with reisin, caramel, and nuts is balanced with noble european hop bitterness especially in aftertaste where you can feel grass and herbs. This beer is really great one! Close trappist quad or strong dubbel (like westmalle).