paologalloni (79) - ITALY - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 caramel, nuts, roasty, cooked vegetables, brown, brown foam, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, thick feel, flat, bitter,
JorisPPattyn (7681) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gushing to smallish yellow-cream head over quite carbonated cola-coloured beer. End of bottle solid yeast. Yeasty smell, wood, chocolate, treacle; faintly resiny. Bitter-sweet flavour, faintly spicy, again chocolate; bit wry, and again very yeast-intoned. The dark malts and melanoidins seem to be very forgiving here, and lend some balance. Alcohol is obvious; liquorice, especially warming up, with also a raisins’ flavour. Not really full-bodied but quite some slickness, despite the overcarbonation. Better than most Gaverhopke brews. Seems the dark malts+ alcohol set some things right.
Rasmus40 (9597) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish. Oily. 121013
chrisv10 (9712) - DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 10.7%. Dark amber with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, caramel, dark fruits, little dusty and plume. Flavour is malt, fruit, yeast, sweet, toasted, toffee and a little candy sugar.
yespr (29437) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is toasted malty and caramelish. Sweet, caramelish and light alcohol presence. Bitter and dry roasted malty. Bitter and dry finish. Too bitter for a quad, more a barley wine by US types.
saxo (13357) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are rich fruits, malt, dried fruits, syrup, caramel and hops. Sweet finish and full bodied with medium carbonation.
Ibrew2or3 (6441) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The squat little 33cl bottle, thanks to sebletitje, pours with a dark brown body that supports a short lived brown colored head. The aroma is pretty full and offers up maltiness, a strong hazelnut note, Nutella ™ and almond butter with lighter notes of prunes and dates and booze. Interesting. The taste is similar with a firm degree of nuttiness and toasted dark German bread. It also pulls together notes of prunes and dates and figs to midway just has the heat and booze begin to hit. It stays pretty darn nutty right into the finish. Is this right . . . all this nuttiness, or are my senses off? A few more sips bring another facet where I’m getting sweet nectar like date juice adding to the complexity. Interesting brew and pretty fun too.
olio (5131) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF 2013.
Pours hazy golden color with a small head. Aroma of wheath, fruits and caramel. Flavor of caramel malts, mild grape fruits and grassy notes.
laiti (4801) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ PBF VIII
Aroma has pea soup, some bready malt and berries. Flavour has pea soup, some bready malt and hints of caramel. Too much pea soup here – quite close to Laitila products.
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled@PBF VIII. Amber colour, small head. Aroma and flavour is dominated sugar, some liquorice and some salted liquorice. Flavour is very much the same. Not that interesting. For a Belgian strong quite nice and spiced.