demmbonz (732) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz to snifter courtesy of cpetrone. Sweet sugary malt aroma. Dark Brown. Minimal head. Lots of everything and not much of anything. Hops and malt. The kitchen sink. Fun. Good.
MrHangover (4189) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thnx to a great trader who’s name I lost together with my notes.. Pours a dark brown beer with a small, off white head on top, that settles quickly into a small ring. Aroma is complex, touches of caramel, licorice, vanilla, rye and has an earthy dry hoppiness to it. Loads of other aspects as well, but all on the sweeter side of the aroma-palate. Flavor is also quite sweet with big malty touches. Caramel and licorice-like influences shine trough the most, alongside some dried nuttyness and a touch of chocolate. Slight bitter aftertaste, short lasting. Guess this bottle is from 2010, so it’s over 3 years old when drank. Aged well, but has become a bit thin I guess. Alcohol has mellowed out completely, no burn whatsoever. Some alcohol is noticeable in the flavor, but certainly not disturbing. Very nice beer.
abemorsten (3591) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle kindly shared by gunnar. Misty deep mahogany orange body with a light brown smal head. Sweet toasted vanilla nose. Barrel, sweet toasted tobacco, and a fruity bitterness to balance. Full bodied., Smooth.
gunnar (8424) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, from my secret santa 2012. Pours almost black with a big creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malts, light peat and perfume. Taste is moderate sweet, dark bitter liquorice, tobacco and leather, dry bitter finish, nice.
Holmen2 (3251) - NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Little head. Sweet vineous, port-like aroma. Similar taste. Some tobacco and leather.
Sigmund (6958) - Tau, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 355 ml bottle at local tasting. ABV is 9.2%. Dark brown colour, moderate beige head. Aroma of molasses and oak. The flavour is better than batch 6000, less sweet (but still sweet enough) with a more distinct hop profile, notes of oak and tobacco.
Holmen1 (5244) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kveldens siste på RB-treffet i det private boksølmuseet på Vistenes: slankere og mindre søt enn Batch 6000, noe som gjør den mer konsumeringsvennlig. Umulig å merke at de iflg vaskeseddelen har brukt hele 60 ulike humler. Men en velkomponert lapskaus er alltid godt. Prøver gjerne flere fra dette bryggeriet.
JStax (5757) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared in the hotel room. Pours an inky black with a beige head of foam. Aroma has notes of nuts, toffee, caramel, leather, and spice. Taste is mostly sweet with a hint of spice coming through. Thought this was an Imperial Stout when I was drinking it. Didn’t know the story behind it. Interesting that such a shotgun approach would yield something like this.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Huh, thought I’d already judged this one. To the docket!
Dark brown with a solid sheet of tan toppage. Smells of dark crystal malts, some tea, some vitamins, some nougat and sweet toasted sugar. Tastes like vinyl, bitterness, some molasses, some toasted malts, mostly difficult for me to get past the vinyl character. Medium bodied with tight carb and a semi dry finish. This beer is not even close to what I remember.
Serving type: bottle
vomit (253) - Michigan, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Batch 10000 hey? Blatz’ batch makes this batch look like a blown batch. Or not. Overall a not too shabby endeavour from Bells. But when you have collected a large Batch that is ten thousand-fold larger than average, hit those old barhags up with Blatz....they’ll appreciate it and you won’t look like a jerk....even as your "Batch" is running down there disheveled face.....