daje (4436) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Well prepared after hearing stories about this beer developing a wild carbonation I chilled it to about 1c and opened it outside. A bit lively, though luckily didn’t spray all over the place. Dark red to brown body, pretty big offwhite head, could clearly have cauesd a mess had it been warmer. Aroma of cherries, roasted malt, wood. Taste is slightly sour, though a sweet toffee presence keeps it in balance. Tart berry and yeast notes, red wine, coffee. Nice thick body, warm sweet slightly sour aftertaste. A really nice one. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle... RBSG 2014… This beer’s tears cure cancer - too bad it has never cried!… Pours hazy and nearly black with dirty-orange fringes when held up to bright light. The head is large, frothy and khaki-colored with fantastic staying power. The interesting bouquet is an excellent merging of chocolate, cinnamon and a port-like note. Medium to full-bodied and a touch creamy with tingly carbonation. The flavor is roasty, a smidge chocolaty and vinous with a slight, red wine-like, acidic component. The flavor is a tug-of-war between burnt bitterness, chocolaty sweetness and vinous acidity, with the outcome being near-perfect balance. Finishes charred, lightly bitter and tangy. This world class collaboration was shipped my way by Plovmand! Minderbinder (3469) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
Pours dark brown with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of fruits, malt, vanilla, sugar, cherries. Taste is of fruits, sugar, slight red wine, slight roasted malt, faint ashes. Palate: Sticky mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Full bodied. Overall: A fine, distinguished sipper. Possibly just a tad too heavy. 100ml is plenty. tom10101 (6224) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle (250 ml). From kbudd19, thanks! Slow gusher. Cloudy brown with a small beige head and good lacing. Aroma is quite winey with a sweetness, black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Taste is medium sweet with an important wine presence again along black cherries, oak and light spiciness. Full bodied. Moderate carbonation. Winey/oaky mouthfeel. Warming finish. Quite complex. Quite sweet, not it’s almost cloying, but that’s not really a problem because it comes in 250 ml bottle. The wine barrel treatment is really presence. Good sipper! nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2014
33cl bottle at La Cerveteca. Pours an inky, oily black with some sudsy, creamy, lacing white head. Nose has a lot of port, black currant, wood pulp, a hint of nail polish, brandy, raisin, caramel, cherry cordial, malt, some cask strength red wine. Flavor has plenty of wood pulp, cherry, raisin, caramel, some cheap red grape, fruit cake, dried apricot. Surpringly thin, oily finish.
wihlan (403) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 4, 2014
Flaska systemet - mörk som natten och doftar mycket angenämt. Fruktiga aromer som påminner om en lambic. Smaken var däremot ganska otrevlig. Brända toner med syrlighet som, ja, en lambic.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone KansaiBeerLvrs (5301) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle bought at Vinmonopolet in Norway. A barrel-aged Quad that aged on the voyage from Norway to Australia where it was bottled. Drunk from a half-pint glass. Deep dark ruby brown pour with a thick beige head. Musty, red wine, earthy barrel character nose. A good sour, earthy tart, sherry flavor with oak & barrel. Delicious stuff.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Nip bottle, thanks Eric: Murky brown with a huge head showing some wild yeast presence. Dark fruits meets acidic red wine. Tannic and oak with some toast and earthy tones. Light funky notes popped up. Stuartyboy (1751) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared with Mr_H deep reddy brown beer strong aroma of malt and wine flavour of rich dark fruits sweetness from the wine treacle and brown sugar big alcohol on the finish very sweet and rich beer nice but couldn’t drink a lot of it mr_h (5840) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
250ml bottle courtesy of Rune - opaque dark brown, thin tan head, fruity vinous aroma, no lacing, very sweet, viscous, sugary, malty, full of flavour