TET (3280) - Kaarina, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Batch # 741, bottle # 10942, brewed at December 2011, bbe at December 2016, over 3 years old but still years to expiry date. Slightly red, dark brown beer, almost without head. Aroma is rich, strongly fruity with notes of dried and fresh fruits, plums, honeydew, some red and sweet berries, raisins, strong sweetness but not too much. Taste has concentrated fruits and berries, honeydew, herbal bitterness is drying the taste. Strong sweetness but that’s in the fruity form, thus it’s not too much. Alcohol can’t be tasted but it’s there. Full bodied, slippery, only slightly sticky in the mouth. Unique, honeydew fruitness from sake yeast is also in this edition. Charming. bartlebier (4214) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 25, 2015
25cl bottle, brewed 11/2011, bb12/2016, odd-one-out contribution by bastarda @Outre-Rhin tasting 05/2015, danke. Soggy oddbrown pour. Aroma is an instant under-the-radar education to unsuspecting nostrils: damp wild rice, umami-meaty, smoked trout and algae, contoured by a stonefruity sweetness of old date and fig jam. More umami yeast textures in taste: grilled shiitake mushrooms, both rice-powered sake and vinous plum wine blending in, creating a meaty mouthfeel like charcuterie, woodcured ham/Schwarzwaldschinken and wheat-derived fig puree. Manages to remain dry and smooth despite all that. Quite a composition. Gorm (1899) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2015
Dunkel mørk rød farve med lyst skum. Lukt av bær, frukt og lakris. Smak av karamell, bær, frukt og lakris. MarcoDL (5472) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Bottle. Dark red copper color. Strong vinous aroma of red fruit, cherry and grape, like a port wine. Taste of dry grain, rice, ripe red fruit, red grape, booze, sake yeast and with a warming boozy finish. Quite special and nice. Gription79 (2892) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Poured from a 250ml bottle. Very interesting, lots, of rich malts. Fruity, toffee, grape, vinous. I found it very enjoyable. Thanks Santa.
hcalsos (205) - Rælingen, NORWAY - MAR 1, 2013
0.25l bottle. Amber hazy colour with a thin offwhite head. Orange peel, yeast, caramell, toffee aroma with a touch of alcohol. Warm citrus caramel, rich malt flavour. Nice waring finish. Medium body.
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0.25 l flaske fra Vinmonopolet Lambertseter.mørk kobberfarge, lite karbonert, uten skum. Smaker kaffe, karamell, toffee, gjær, rom, malt. Mye alkoholsmak. En god dessertøl. Litt for søt etter min smak AshtonMcCobb (7029) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2013
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a lovely red to brown with a nicely proportioned head. The nose is all about jam and biscuits - jammy dodgers strikes again. The taste is loads more of the same - strawberry jam and biscuits. The palate is medium to full bodied with a rich creamy texture and a very elegant. TaktikMTL (8014) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2013
En fût. Verre de 250 ml dégusté chez La Fine Mousse (Paris, France). Arôme: Odeur de fruité avec une pointe d’alcool. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de confiture aux fruits avec une pointe de caramel et d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement liquoreuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût fruité. (Rating #4912) fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
Clear medium amber orange colour with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, alcohol, wood, moderate yeasty, coconut, sake - rice, wood, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, alcohol, sweet, yeasty, wood, sake - coconut notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is moderate alcoholic.