Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 16, 2001
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright and amber. The aroma - big, yeasty, malty, peppery, hints of anise, pears, and almost everything in between. This is big stuff - a heady dose of alcohol, smooth, peppery malt and yeast weaving in and out, and easing off just enough to make this beer a little too drinkable for its size.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Grand Cru (Noel)
Date: August 03, 2002
Source: Bacchus, Chattanooga
Appearance: Burnt orange, fine tan head
Aroma: slightly sweet spicy fruity aroma
Flavor: rich malty flavor, lots of fruity character that intensifies as it warms into a rich mixture of figs and dates with a touch of plums, no hint of alcohol, simply amazing
Name: Grand Cru (Noel)
Date: July 09, 2005
Source: brick store
Appearance: brown with a big frothy tan head
Aroma: fruity aroma with a touch of sweet orange and a hint of spices
Flavor: rich dark malt flavor with a nice fruity aspect that ripens as it warms, the fruit dries out a bit much upon warming and never reaches the depth seen in the bottle
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 17/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-pours a light tan head and dark amber/mahogany color with lots of small to large floaties, used a paper towel to strain them out after our first small glass. Aroma is dark/medium malt-brown sugar/caramel, vinegar, some spice. Taste is dark/medium malt-sweet brown sugar/caramel, vinegar, some spice. Mild carbonation.
thewolf (10536) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2004 Vintage, at Kulminator, Antwerp. Pours a deep muddy brown with lots of small particulates. A big creamy yellowish head rises and leaves good lacework on the glass. Aroma has dried fruits, plums, raisins and caramel in a stunningly complex mixture. Extremely creamy mouthfeel. Quite sweet flavour based on caramel, but with plenty of fruityness to back it up. Lightly spicy with some tones of cookies, honey and a light sourness to the finish. Excellent stuff!
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark red brown with lots of floaties. Lasting off-white head. Really great, complex aroma with citrus and other tropical fruits, dried fruits, licorice, chocolate, cranberries. The silly marketing blabber is actually somewhat right: Flavour of caramel and cherries, chocolate and almonds. Rather sweet, very spicy, tasty and complex. I’m not a fan of the brewery in general, but they have done amazingly here. Still ugly with all those floaties though.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours reddish brown with medium head. Malty aroma with good amount of spices and toffee. Flavor has plums, raisins, toffee and cinnamon. Quite complex, vinious and finishes of with alcohol touch. Very nice.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fløska. Unclear deep amber brown colour with a huge beige head, lasting for an allright time. Pleasant sweet yeasty well toasted caramel and malty aroma with some spice, darkish fruits and alc. Good filling mouthfeel. The flavour has a soft sweetness with well toasted malt and caramel, yeast, some spice, alc., dark fruits and honey. Pleasant brew.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy brown, smooth light brown head.
caramelly malty spicy aroma.
sweet very complex flavor, dark fruits, licorice, honey, caramel, sweet malts, nuts. alc tasteable but works as a spice.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown with small white head. Aroma of malt, licorice and caramel. Bitter chocolate and caramel flavor, dry bitter finish. Nice one.
bhensonb (9828) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cherries and plums. Mahogany amber color with a vigorous tan head. Starts a bit thin, but the dark fruit is there, with a definite cherry hint, then chocolate hits the tops of the tongue and mouth, then a decent amount of bitterness - balances the slight sweetness I didn’t mention. However, the chocolate hangs on as well. The overall complexity diminishes the 9.5% alcohol so it does not interfere with the enjoyment. Extremely wonderful.