DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn. No matter what else you might say about me, when I die, my tombstone should say: "He Drank Good Beer."
This gem pours the color of a fine cognac. The smallish sparkling head only partially destroys this illusion, as the immense, yeasty aromatics that are first released have an aged, oaky, brandish quality. Upon further inspection, there is a fruity, very malty predominance...yes, this is a beer.
Its a sweet nectar, with hints of Vernor's ginger ale (vanilla/ginger), dried fruits, and a twist of pepper. As it warms, I find English strong ale elements, due to the nearly cloying sugar and malt combo. And, there's enough hops in there to cleanse the palate between each sip and add an herbal touch.
And all this, if my Michael Jackson is up to date, brewed by a civil servant.
Torrefacto (1102) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caoba turbio y espuma beis. Aromas de frutos rojos, mermelada, caramelo, canela y frutos secos. Cuerpo denso, sabor dulce, afrutado ,caramelo, melaza y final ligeramente seco y tostado.
Stultus (5) - ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Color: dark brown. Thin brownish head, light lacing. Smells of cherry, caramel, reisins. Strong roasty caramel and cherry taste - just a little bit tart with a bitter finish. All in all a good beer, but not my preferred style. Personally I wouldn’t come back to this one.
llucmaduell (86) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 13, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If the original was already fantastic beer, Grand Cru is an enhanced version. How can it be that there are people capable of making products both round, balanced, with the possibility d’evilució cup and mouth. An essential beer!
VamboladeTolly (921) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. ABV 9,5%. Pours brown with brownish head. Aroma is sweetish, caramel. raisins, bred, toffee, roasted. Taste is sweetish, slight bitterness, caramel, toffee, raisins, some honey with bread. Full body.
andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle from cervezalandia. Copper to brown color. Thin beige head. Medium body with light sticky finish. Flavour is malt, nuts, fruit, light chocolate, liquorice.
mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of toasted malt, cherries, chocolate, plums, sligthly sour.In taste sour/sweet with very nice cherrylike and dried fruits flavour. Lively carbonation, quite smooth. MEdium body, alcohol well hidden. Very good.
scirtes (235) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bb 12.03.2017. Brown beer with redish hue, white-yellowish, quite unstable head. Aromas of red fruits, sourness, caramel, figs, and hint of alcohol. Taste is only subtly sour, fruity, quite sweet, with distinct but decent alcoholic aftertaste. Medium bodied. Quite complex.
fillepolo (194) - SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tasting @ gaultier. Bottle from local kiosk in brussels. Malty with some caramel and fruity notes
Marduk (4503) - Reval, ESTONIA - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Murky dark mahogany color. Medium size, firm tan head, stays. Chocolate, sweet, plums, dried cherries, slightly nutty notes in aroma. Smells very nice. Sweet, cherry, chocolate, grainy, mild dried plums, sourish in taste. Sweet, sour and chocolate in aftertaste. Crisp carbonation. Well balanced. Perhaps tad too sweet. But no- this is brilliant brew.
murran (446) - - AUG 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a redish brown body with a thick and lasting head. Nice and fruity aroma. Very nice creamy taste with fruit flavours.