tectactoe (1658) - Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Brewed in 2001. Murky copper body, not much of a head with a fizzy beige collar. Aroma is very sweet, lots of dark fruits; red grapes, raisins, prunes, and plums. Touch of residual sweetness, like candi sugar. Taste is similar with lots of dark fruits, plums and prunes, decently sweet with a touch of oxidation in the sherry form with a touch of vinous/wine in the finish. Creamy, medium bodied, low carb but not bad for 11 years old. Decent, but this one is probably better fresh.
Rune (7963) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared 750ml bottle, from Vinmonopolet bestillingsutvalget. A bubbly fawn-coloured head partially resting on top of a cloudy, ruby dark coloured body. Almond, bread and dusty hops on the nose. Mixed taste of dried fruits like prunes, sweet berries, bread and brown malts. Lingering, sweet malty-fruity ending. Mostly masked alcohol. Fine bodied. Okay sweet sipper (session at Finns, 7.08.2014).
djd07 (3473) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy amber with medium frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is fruity malt, yeast, brown sugar. Medium mouthfeel with dark fruit, yeast, boozy finish. Good.
Camons (5800) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, candy sugar, yeast, dried fruit, plums, little chocolate. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, caramel, candy sugar, yeast, plums, raisins, little spice, alcohol. Medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish with some warming alcohol. 170814
Finn (4134) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 750ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Fellesinnkjøp med Rune. Delt med ham, Snegurochka og TheCellarer på Nerstranda 7 Aug 14. Veldig mørk brun. Store sedimentpartikler. Lavt luftig skum. Forsiktig maltaroma. Smaken er plommer & mandler. Søtt sherrypreg - som antakeligvis skjuler alkoholen.
floydian1 (920) - FNQ, Australia, - JUL 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 75cl bottle into Trappist glass. Appears clear chestnut brown with a medium sized yellow-tinged white head that reduces to a stable collar and lace. Complex aroma has notes of caramelised sugar, dark roasted malts, nuts, dark chocolate and spicy Christmas cake. Taste is sweet and malty with a light spicy hop finish that lingers. Rich full mouthfeel with an oily texture and light carbonation. A fine contemplative Winter warmer.
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koleminer20 (568) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Enjoyed at the Ashley’s Rare & Vintage Beer TasteFest on June 07. The pour is a medium to deep brown with a nice tan head. The aroma is really sweet. There is a little fruit, some light malts, a touch of yeast, and a strong sweetness. The flavor is much of the same. The flavor mimics this. It’s pretty yeasty and sweet, with the fruits and malt kind of falling off. The mouth feel is thin, a little slick, and carrying a decent carbonation. The aftertaste is really sweet, and lingers.
miquelcrush (1357) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bona cervesa, equilibrada i gustosa.
Buena cerveza, equilibrada y sabrosa.
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a cloudy brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big raisins and dark fruit, caramel, toffee, wood, a light spice character, yeast with a slight alcohol bite to the finish.
Malaclemys (372) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours copper with an off white head. A: caramel, plum, dried fruit, honey, alcohol. T: dried plum, citrus, honey, alcohol warmth, medium-light body with a sweet finish.
jbtallguy (125) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In fles van 75cl. Donker bruin van kleur met een matige schuimkop. Zoetig/karamel achtige smaak. Duidelijke sparkel aanwezig.