klm1 (2104) - Bled/SF, - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2018 [email protected]PotjeBier (3941) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 11, 2018
room Mikkeller bar Sf; head to head with mocha ex machina........
Bottle @ Uiltje Bar, small sample. Dark brown-reddish color. Small beige head, with a small ring retention. Aroma's: sweet, fruit, honey-fruity, a bit alcohol. Retronasal it's sweet, fruit, toffee, honey, some fruity sourness. Flavor is heavy sweet, fruity. Not too strong alcohol feel. Big, full body, syruppy almost. Long finish. sjogro (5403) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle at Maakun’s tasting. Dark brown and thin greyish head. Massive sweet, coffee, light sour, massive syruppy caramels, woody sour edge, maple syrup, dark fruits. Crazy sweet and light sour. Moderate bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Sweetness overkill. kermis (15285) - The Hague / Amsterdam / Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
8 3 8 3 17mariuspoenari (3211) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared at Maakun’s. Dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, raspberry jam, caramel. Flavour is heavy sweet with a little sourness that slightly balances. Full bodied with soft carbonation. Nice but no way I would want to drink a whole bottle.
Bottle shared at Maakun's. Dark brown pour with a thin beige-pinkish head. Notes of honey, maple syrup, berries (blackberries, light raspberries), chocolate, very light coffee. Quite sweet and jammy but also decently well balanced by the fruit sourness.
Maakun (7101) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2018
Bottle shared. Deep mahogany with a small beige ring around the glass. Sweet strawberry icecream, raspberry, vanilla, quite sugary, sweet malts, sour berries, thick chocolate icecream. So creamy and sweet, with sour fruits and a bit of roast and honey. Very very sweet and medium sour, light bitter. Thick full bodied. Very nice and interesting, but it needs to be shared. Crazy. fiery1 (1844) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
500ml bottle @ Alex's. Pours a semi opaque brown with redish highlights and thin off-white head. Nose loads of berries to what I can assume is marionberries and nice bourbon barrel note. Flavour is simliar, honey, marionberries, and bourbon barrels. It is well blended and well put together. Yum! beerplace (2436) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
500ml bottle (thx, Daniel H.!) shared at Alex's. Pours a brown with almost no head. Aroma is very sweet, fruity, with honey notes. Taste is SUPER sweet and SUPER fruity with bourbon. Amazing. fiulijn (21558) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Oxford tastings; vintage 2017Ferris (17935) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2017
Brown color with red hue, no head. Very good aroma, intense, malt, red fruits, a bit vinous, alcohol. Syrupy and oily mouthfeel, viscous, very sweet, with strong malt flavor, and raspberry jam, vinous in the middle, honey depth, and warming alcohol in the final.
I like the balance of sugars and alcohol. Unbalanced syrup, but excellent drink.
Bottle - Caramel and prune. Dark brown with no head. Sweet raisin, prune, cherry and a long rich sweet finish. Boozy heat in the finish. Very rich and nice.