Lowenbrau (4361) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 3, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2014 25cl bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 04-05-2014.nimbleprop (8447) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Shared with Teddybeer.
In short: a strong sweet ale.
Pours hazy mahogany-copper, with little light tan head.Short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, liquorice and liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Taste is sweet, malty, caramel, liquor, some subtle sour flavours, but sweetness dominated. Very smooth, balanced and pleasant.
4oz pour at Churchkey’s Nogne O Tap Takeover. Pours a hazy, caramel amber with a ring of white head. Nose has a lot of caramel, orange, some drying wood pile, caramelized root veg, a little leafy too. Flavor has a lot of barley, heavy corn, whiskey, brandy, raisin. Distinctly starchy. Slick, oily finish. Not my thing. radagast83 (8119) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2014
Draft at Churchkey for meet the brewer event. Poured a clear ruby color without much of a head - though I was drinking off a drink that was poured a while before I showed up. Aroma is boozy, barley wine sweetness. Some light yeast notes. Flavor was booze, light alcohol burn, yeast character reminiscent of sake. Toffee, caramel. Foffern (1922) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 21, 2014
Bottle at home. Has a slightly hazy orange brown colour with a small, ivory head. A complex and sweet aroma with tones of oak, dried fruit, smoked meat, leather and some alcohol, hops and wild berries. The flavour is also rich and more sweet. I find brown sugar, leather, wood, warming alcohol and some fennel, Madeira and roasted malt. Has a rich and sticky mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A powerful and complex beer, and is really one of a kind. Bamsen78 (5452) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
On tap @ Setka Pub, Poznań. Pours hazy dark copper brown with small off-white head. Complex aroma of fruit, malt, caramel and hops. Sweetish, fruity flavour, with malty and caramellish notes, and bittersweet presence of alcohol. Lingering aftertaste of oaken barrels and fruit. Good.
AgentAle (1761) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
Aroma is a light sweet maltiness with some caramel notes and roastiness. Some fruit aromas pouring through. Taste is a rich malt character paired with a sweet fruitiness that is met with some liquor snap. However for 13.5% it is shocking smooth. Head pours thin with a light brown body. Cuso (8717) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Bottle from Bottle park, Bratislava. hazy brown color with minimal white head. Aroma of malt, red fruits, citrus hops, sake, wood. Malt, honey, grapes, Sake in taste . Alcohol is strongly present. Tasty beer. Dohny (366) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber color with small white head. Aroma of tokai wine, raisins. In flavor is also caramel, chocolate, ash. Taste is full sweet, some saltiness is also there. Bitterness only in finish and aftertaste. Full body, warming alcohol, low carbonation.
Beer to sip at fireplace in winter.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Torrefacto (1677) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2014
Color caoba turbio con espuma color crema poco duradera. Aromas de fruta confitada, almibar, naranja y licor. En boca es densa y dulce con toques nuevamente de naranja y un final amargo equilibrado y seco. Muy rica. GothGargoyle (2587) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Thanks to Bernt for the bottle. Hazy rust coloured with a pale head. Aroma is raisins, leather, brown sugar, sandalwood. Slightly woody on the palate, starts sweet but finishes quite dry with noticeable booze. Taste is cedar, raisins, brown sugar, sake, hint of soy sauce. Nice, but not as good as the 3rd edition.