Lonick (1872) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 30, 2017 Brandman (2948) - Helsinki, - JAN 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black body, red hue, light brown head. Aroma is really complex - roasted malt, chocolate, peated and berryful, alcohol and some almondy sweetness. Flavour has much roasted notes and berries, sugar. Little on the imperial stout side, but doesn’t matter. Excellent brew and really well balanced. I liked the way the black raspberry taste came through.
Bottle @Craig’s (Abstrakt tasting). Pours black with an off white head. Nose is cherry, sherry, smoke. Taste is raspberry fruitiness, cherries, good. GlasgowTAD (1778) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours deep brown with a highly effervescent brown head. Aroma is raspberry, some peat/smoke. Taste is raspberry tart, dried red fruit, hint of peat. Werckmeister (3184) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - FEB 27, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2016 0,375l bottle at Vienna Tasting shared by Cuso, big thanks. Bottle 302 of 1060. dark brown color, almost no head. smells of black currants, some sherry, grapes, spices, rhubarb. ok smell. full body, light carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of black currant, bit medical, some wood, some oxidation, spices, some alcohol, raspberry. finishes with some alcohol with notes of berry notes and some spices. hmm, not a big fan, quite a bit of oxidation. Gurthnar (5865) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle at Vienna tasting February 2016. Many thanks! Really dry winey aroma and taste as well. Barrels and lots of oxidation. Completely flat. Unfortunately this did not age very well IMO. Cuso (8688) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Very dark ruby color with almost no head. Strong aroma of raspberries and black currant. Raspberries, barel, coconut, whiskey, light sourness in tast. Tasty.
Nische (2236) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle kindly shared by Cuso, many thanks! Dark brown pour with no head. Heavy pear aroma with light vanilla and blackberry. Sweetish,alcoholic taste with pear, light vanilla, heavy barrel and light alcoholic,boozy finish. Martinus (4601) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 16, 2015
Black colour, white head, yeast particles floating. Aroma of blackberry, coffee, cherry and raisins. Quite sweet flavour, alcohol, (light sour) berries, mushrooms. Light sour finish, coffee, caramel and raisins. One can taste it’s getting older.angelkostvo (1233) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2015
(from bottle @ Sunday Bottle Share / Not Quite So Grand Tasting, CBC Clerkenwell; RBESG 2014, London. 2009 vintage. Thanks for sharing, rb crew!)
Black colour, tiny beige head. Aroma of whisky, chocolate and red berries. Taste is light sweet, light bitter, light sour, raspberry and chocolate flavour. Medium body, slick texture, soft to average carbonation. Very interesting beer. fugitive (2005) - Athens, GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle 2009. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma raspberry,roasted, malt. Taste roasted, malt, raspberry, acid. McNeillR (2315) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Thick, dark brown and a greasy lean. Murkyish. Big up smooshed raspberry, dark choc nose. Decent grind of fruit throughout, dank bit of age but rich and smooth clean rich berry kick throughout. Finishes, slowly berry marshmallow and rich juciy sweetness. Smooth without being overly rich. Whisky has smoothed out. Tremendous.
Bottle, Flu Jab Tasting