Palme (4780) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 31, 2013
0.33l swingtop bottle from trade with MisoW. Bug thanks! It’s not gushing, but popping the cap gives a scary loud POFF, and leaving it on the table for a while, it eventually wants out of the bottle. It has a massive kinda dirty brown dense head on top of really deep dark amber brown body. When the head has settled down a few minutes later the aroma gives away lots of wood sour aromas. A bit of licorice also detected, as is dark malts, a little bit of cocoa powder, sweet port, dark berries and a earthy form for bitterness. Oh, it’s definitely on its way to a infection this. Lots and lots of boozy alcohol in the taste, a woody sourness and it’s really thin and almost a bit watery in the mouth. Luckily there is a a nice licorice spicy flavor shining through the clearly off-flavors. I get a good bit of anise here. Unfortunately that’s about the only thing I’m really enjoying about this one. It has lots of flavor, but I find it to be quite medicinal. That combined with a sourness that clearly don’t belong here leads to the conclusion that this is on its way to be infected. A big burning alcohol burn in the vine-sweet and wood dry finish. Cough syrup in the anise spicy aftertaste. Thanks for the bottle Misow. I really love the concept behind this beer, and I’ll hopefully get to try this again some day - preferably a non infected bottle. *Editors note* This really grows on you throughout the time it lives in the glass. Gaining room temperature and a good amount of oxygen, the acidic sourness is almost completely gone and you are left with an amazing complex vinous, sweet (yeah I know!) and just delicious flavor. I don’t think I’ve ever experienced such a growth on the enjoyment scale as this beer has gone from being a near drain-pour into something I really really want to have again. Huge thanks for this one MisoW! What a strange experience.. 12.09.2013 bobosk (5) - Košice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2010 does not count
LImitovaná litrová fľaša č. 009. Excelentný märzen, plné telo, miernekaramel, citrus. armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 6, 2010
0,33 l fliptopbottle as a gift from the brewer.JorisPPattyn (9929) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2012
Heavy-oily liquid poured deeeeep ruby-brown with a minimal froathy head that went away fast. Some glycerin on the wall of the glass. Thick aroma with tannin and oak, spicy flavor with licorice and some toasted caramel, molasses, alcohol and dried fruits. Very thick body with caramel, molasses and malt in the background, herbal-resiny tastes with a lot of fruits, raisins, alcohol, vanilla and vinous tannin. Very complex and heavy character. Juniper and herbs in the aftertaste.
Slowly building tan head, over fully hazy cola-coloured beer. Nutty, spicy notes, lightly curry-like spices, tad bready, dark malts and liquorice. Very complex, vinous taste, with bitter hops, old wood, fusels ŕ gogo, dark chocolate; and again a spicy surrounding, difficult to say which ones - juniperberry being definitely a possibility. Not really full-bodied, but very slick, viscous and lots of alcoholheat. Layered, long-lasting flavours into the aftertaste. Impressive to discover such a beer from Slovakia. Definitely one for the annals, and one to search for! Many, many thanks to Peter V. and his helpers! MrHangover (4442) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2013 Bottle, thnx to MisoW, cheers. Pours a dark brown beer with a creamy, medium sized beige head. Aroma is fruity, boozy, some woods, and herbal influences. Flavour is quite sweet and light boozy with big touches of caramel and red fruits. Thick mouthfeel, medium long, sweet finish. Very nice brew.
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 9, 2011
Draught at Főzdefeszt. Aroma of lots of fruits and some mints and herbals too. The taste is comlex too: some sweet vailla, strawberry and raspberry balanced with bitter hops. Long aftertaste pushes the fruity hops forward. Very good brew I’m glad I tried it, but I don’t understand why it was the most expensive at the whole festival. omikr0n (922) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle from the brewery. Pours cloudy brown color with almost no head. Aroma is wood, needles, slightly roasty and alcoholic. Taste is very complex - needles, spice, alcohol, blueberry and some more aspects I couldn’t identify. Very nice. lusikka (7813) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
330 ml bottle @ PBF 2013.tiong (7203) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark amber colour with a large foamy head. Aroma of sweet malts, lingonberries, grass and biscuit. Flavour is very smooth with notes of sweet malts, lingonberries, licorice root, pine, grass, wood and some tannine. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Warming alcohol finish with some licorice root notes. Very smooth and complex beer.
330ml bottle @ PBF 2013Boutip (6336) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of vinous spicy notes, hints of wood, oak, grassy and malts. Taste is sweet, caramely, spicy, vinous and woody with hints of oak and malts. Finish is malty, sweet and syrupy with some vinous notes. Quite complex and spicy.
Bottle: Poured a hazy brown color ale with a generous foamy head with great retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of rich caramelized sugar with some fruity notes. Taste is also dominated by superb caramelized sugar notes with some fruity notes and some warming alcohol notes. I had a harder time finding notes of juniper and the barrel-aging presence was really balanced and mixes in well with the caramelized malt. Body was quite full with great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes were perceptible.