ClubGonzo’s Someone Else’s Wort II

Someone Else’s Wort II by ClubGonzo, Stout, 6.6% ABV, 55 IBU.

7 Fjell Bryggeri brewed the official Bergen Ølfestival 2014 beer, a stout called BØLL. ClubGonzo got his hands on some wort, fermented it at his place, skipped the coffee and instead stored the beer on oak chips for 6 weeks.

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ClubGonzo’s Someone Else’s Wort II, a.k.a. 8th Mountain Stout, batch 47.

The result is a lively beer, to put it mildly. It’s a gusher, and I get a very huge, frothy, brown head initially, but it settles down to a fully lasting layer after some time. The body is black and viscous-looking.

Very strong aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and ash. In the back I get cask wood (hello oak chips!) and smoke.

The flavour is rather strong and includes the same dark malty notes and wood as I found in the aroma, with additional notes of sweet fruits and leather in the back. There are also some vague solventy hints in the far background that are a bit disturbing. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter.

It’s a full-bodied beer with a very yeasty and chalky dry texture, which I assume is due to the gushing. It’s also a bit too lively carbonated for my taste.

Conclusion: A quite nice one, that would have been even better if it wasn’t over-carbonated.

Aroma:      7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste:      6/10
Palate:     3/5
Overall:    12/20
Ratebeer score: 3.1/5.0
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One comment on “ClubGonzo’s Someone Else’s Wort II

  1. The gusher-factor very much ruined this one; apparently I bottled it way too early. Hard to tell sometimes. 😛 I am surprised, however, that you don’t mention the massive “over-oaked” vanilla tones in both aroma and taste; for me it was perhaps the most distinct feature of the beer as such. You do mention cask wood, but what really shines through is pure vanilla (vanillin is actually made from surface oak, which proves the intensity of this stuff). 🙂 Otherwise, your rating is pretty synched with my own opinion of this beer.

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