kazin (169) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Notes from backlog. Caramelly sweetness, fruity hopiness. Nicely balanced against each other.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Craig’s. 3 year old bottle and it’s still hoppy! Aroma of pine and grapefruit and caramel. Rich caramel and toffee, hint of treacle also some grapefruit and pine. More like an American barley wine, slightly sweet with a crisp finish. Delish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark amber brown colour with a thick light tan head. A lovely hoppy aroma of pine, pineapple, candy sugar, chocolate, soy sauce and alcohol. Similar flavours with an oily mouth-feel. Lingering chocolate and soy sauce again. Superb!
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottiglia vintage, troppo dolce, ha retto malissimo, caramella mou e meringa nessuna traccia del luppolo
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110115.
Pours dark brown color with a medium head. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and mild sugar. Flavor of caramel, malts, toffee, ripe fruits and some wooden notes.
jaghana (3438) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #2400. Bottle 33cl from fonefan thanks ! A dark beer with huge copper and creamy head and good retention. Nose is roasted like with light cheese touch. Aroma is on caramel, sweet, creamy, roasted and coffee notes with dark chocolate touch, then comes the licorice and a light agrume note. Finish is hopy with floral notes as well as vanilla and light wood touch.
gEUS (873) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle - kindly shared by BelgBeerGeek at the epic beer tasting - pours deep brown with a marroon head. Aroma of dried forest fruits. Medium body with sweetness (make me think of a barley wine). Taste of plums and alcohol warmth.
ekstedt (5082) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle at GBF 2012. Clear chestnut, medium beige head. Nutty and caramelly malt aroma with some chocolate. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Semi sweet, medium bitterness.
yngwie (12531) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cl. 2009 vintage. It’s an almost clear one, amber in color and with a small, dark beige head leaving lacings. The aroma is of the malty kind, with caramel and some cocoa, but there’s also a pleasant hoppy touch to it. That hoppyness is present in the flavor too, giving fruityness and some bitterness to deal with the caramel maltyness. Hints of cocoa too. Full body, pleasant carbonation. A pleasant beer indeed, although not the typical bock. 111229
BelgBeerGeek (1297) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought by me to a tasting , bought from cracked kettle
Smell: vanilla, chocolate, hops, rye bread
Taste: hopy start, vanilla, anise, herbs, chocolate, end is herby and dry, quite good actually !