herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Having tried this both from draft and bottle I much prefer the bottle. Seems the time spent in the bottle has mellowed the alcohol heat. Anyways, pours a dark chestnut brown with a loose creamy head. Full bodied with hints of brown sugar, dried plums and caramelized sugar.Good roasted bitterness comes in near the middle and rides it out to the finish. Sweet but not cloying in the least. Fine, fine beer thats just gonna get better!
drjay44 (3034) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, over a clear copper/brown (SRM 19) body.......nose is heavy dried fruits including plum, raisin, fig all from the malts, light molasses, mild herbal notes, balance heavily to the malts......taste is sweet, with heavy dried fruits including fig, plum, raisin, molasses, hints of cocoa, finishing with light hop bitterness, balance to the malts......mouth feel, heavy sticky body, alcohol heat present, mild carbonation. This bottle is a bit too young, and probably needed another year or two as none of the usual signs of age (oxidation, sherry etc.) are present. The alcohol is high for the style, and too prominent, but aging would correct that. Alas, temptation led me astray. This is a nicely malt forward beer, which meets the style, but, my fault, I should have aged it for two or three years. BJCP 8/3/13/4/7
danlo (1739) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1pt 9.4 fl oz bottle from Brewdog online store. Dark brown amber colour, beige foam head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, figs, booze. Taste is sweetish bready malt, brown sugar, molasses, dried fruits, christmas cake, boozy plus some grassy & spicy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, warming finish. Very drinkable.
Echon (97) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Dark brown body with no head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt. Similar taste, very rich. The alcohol adds some warmth. Light bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation. This is a bit on the sweet side but the taste is so full. Great stuff.
hackobock (2293) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
August 22, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2015.
Dark ruby red with a large creamy off-white head. Aroma is toffee, nuts, caramel, dried fruits, dark bread, some pine and earth notes. Taste is sweet, caramel and nutty, light bitter with a burnt caramel notes. Finish is sweet nutty, caramel and alcohol warmth. Medium bodied, average carbonation.
dnicolaescu (1376) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromă nobilă de fructe uscare și pâine bine coaptă, sau plăcintă bine coaptă dar și mult alcool.
deyholla (8568) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains with a bit of caramel and toffee supporting. Flavor has lots of bread and toffee with a bit of caramel and a light grassy bitterness.
ogniskowicz (486) - POLAND - JUL 21, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nieprawdopodobny aromat suszonych owoców. Rodzynki, figi, daktyle, czego tu nie ma ! Do tego sporo przyjemnie zaintonowanych nut utlenienia (nawet ździebło sosu sojowego), drewnianych, waniliowych, winnych, karmelowych i alkoholowych. Na samym wąchaniu można spędzić pół wieczoru !
W smaku bardzo pełne, wręcz wylepiające, słodkie, ale nie zmulające z cudownie owocową bazą, i bardzo przyjemnym grzejąco alkoholowym lekko cierpkim finiszem. Wysycenie niskie. Wspaniałe piwo degustacyjne.
Inbreak (3130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 21, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
18.07.2015, 0,75l bottle shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is very mild, raisins, dark malts, grass, almonds, dark sugar, weeds, minerals, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, weeds, raisins, grass, dark malts, dark sugar, booze, burnt caramel, oak. Medium bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
ej (1019) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC. Pours a hazy amer with a large fluffy light tanned head. Wonderful aroma of dates, raisins, caramelly malts and a light vinous note. Taste is sweet, huge caramel taste with dark dried fruits. Has a moderate bitter finish but lingers quite sweetly. Full bodied and avg to soft co2. Very fucking nice.
TET (2204) - Kaarina, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very dark brown, a small head is dark beige. Aroma is rich with dark riped druits, dates and raisins, some port wine, toffee, drier wood and herbs, hint of vanilla. Very complex and succesfully aroma. Taste has rich and toffeeish maltyness, riped fruits and dates, balancing dry wood and herbs with bitterness, hint of vanilla. Full bodied, low carbonation, fresh anyway. Rich and complex, tasteful. The beer for slow enjoyment.