Lilja (2919) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från SB. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, rostade toner, vanilj, rom-russin, ekfat, karamell, brunt socker och bourbon. Stor sötma, rund och len med fin beska.
Vignale (3421) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Fina fattoner från bourbonen med vanilj, ek, russin, Till det söt mörk chokladtårta spesad med rom russin. Aningen tunn kropp för att klara lagringen. Annars riktigt bra.
charlotte (5206) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle.Almost black colour with small off beige head.Nice taste of vanilla and bourbon and sweet dried fruits,oily power full mouthfeels and hint of coffee and wood.
ALLOVATE (2934) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
BIG thanks to bergstaden for this monster. My last bottle from Ægir and it’s an absolute gem.
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Inky black and headless aside a tannish ring on the meniscus. Deeply nutty is the nose and brimming with notes of Madeira, cola soda, stewed rhubarb, vanillin, cellar must, fatty biltong, marzipan and nougat. Lighter than expected on the palate. Well attenuated. The alcohol restrained to a light warmth in the finish. Nutty, oaken with a fruity, vinous sweetness to the front. Chocolate and charred wood, marzipan and a spicy, peppery prickle to the tail hinting at the bourbon barreling. A sourness draws on the saliva glands but it is balanced and harmonious with hints of vanilla and sweet berries. Plenty of malt character but it is the ageing that is key here. Wonderful depth, the aroma playing straight into the taste really gripping the olfactories. I loved this one. Really wish I had tried it fresh with another sample to compare. Artisinally made perfection. (2012 vintage, 50cL)
jmgreenuk (8013) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Banksia, Copenhagen. Poured almost black with a round light tan head. The aroma is big red berry fruit, sweet malt, fake sugar. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich smooth alcoholic sweet malt, big fruit palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A really super beer and quite a find.
kermis (11605) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Banksia. Black with a small tan head. Aroma shows up the JD barrel upfront, woody notes, dark chocolate, fudge and caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
rouhlas (2906) - GREECE - MAY 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Nils. Black color with beige brown head. Malty aroma, roasted, dark dried fruits, chocolate, licorice, light coffee, caramel, some butterscotch notes, wood, vanilla, Sweet and bitter like aroma milk chocolate, lot of vanilla, some spicy notes, light smoked notes too. Medium to full silky oily body with soft carbonation.
hackobock (3678) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
May 6, 2016. Bottle.
Black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma is bourbon, caramel, prunes, vanilla, some dark chocolate. Taste is sweet, smooth bitter, slight warming alcohol. Finish is sweet malty with dark sugars, prunes, caramel, hints of vanilla, soft bitter roasted notes, a touch of licorice and lasting warming bourbon alcohol. Medium bodied, smooth small bubble carbonation.
ansalon (3109) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - APR 30, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a low off white head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, muscovado sugar, roasted malt. Taste is quite sweet with earthy barrel notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Hopmaestro (1396) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is rich from the barrel notes. Bourbon, vanilla and wood. Also coffee and raisins. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, licorice, dried dark fruits. I don’t like that tiny sour twist in the end though. I guess it’s from the barrel ageing? Sour wood. Other than that, good stuff.