N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s not you, it’s me. I’m just not that into the "extreme" beer movement. This beer is a fine beer, certainly far more than passable, but the most noticeable thing about it is the alcohol. On the upside, it is wonderfully balanced, but maybe a bit too much so - a little unbalance might have helped.
Borup (11614) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, oak, malt, dried fruit, smoke and alcohol.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
n the glass it has a dark brown almost black with a crown of beige, creamy and lasting foam. In the nose hints of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, cocoa and floral notes and some applesauce appreciated. In the mouth it is sweet, it leaves much notice caramel, roasted notes and hints of cocoa are appreciated, alcohol is seen towards the end of the drink and has a medium body / integer and a medium carbonation
msbernac (1913) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage bottle of a few years old. Thick, dense, creamy, frothy, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark but still translucent burgundy brown beer with purplish hue. Aroma of stewed plums, caramel, baked banana, toffee, cocoa powder, port wine, mocha, pear syrup, dry tea leaves, hint of bayleaf, touch of onsetting oxidation. Soft fruity onset (hints of fig, raisin, blue plum) with a touch of blackberry sourishness and residual brown sugar sweetness, softish carbo; thick, ’fluffy’, ’moelleux’ and full mouthfeel. Notably caramelly and toffeeish malt middle with ongoing brown sugar sweetness leading to a softly toasted bitterish ending with faint coffee-like features as well as a touch of herbal hop bitterness; oxidation is there and returns retronasally, but in this luscious environment, I cannot be bothered by it. This is a deliciously rich beer, Scotch indeed if you count in the roasted bitterish accent, but it remains a subtle addition, so that the whole feels more like a quadrupel than like a true wee heavy to me. Regardless, this is a beautiful sipper by all standards.
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kirkas, tummanruskea ja hyvin pienesti vaahtoava olut. Tuoksu paahteinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hennon kuivahedelmäinen sekä tamminen. Oikein nautinnollinen tuoksu. Maku tamminen, vaniljainen, makean karamellinen ja kuivahedelmäinen sekä hennon katkera. Täyteläinen suutuntuma, makea ja matalahiilihappoinen. Mausteisempi kuivattava ote loppupuolella tasapainottaa hyvin kokonaisuutta. Hienoinen alkoholisuus toimii tässä.
wombat23 (688) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Dark brown/mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, wood, caramel and booze. Taste is malt, toffee, caramel, oak, alcohol, and light smoke. Excellent.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. A clearish ruby reddish dark brown with a short lived beige head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar and soap. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, roast and ash. Finish is roast, burnt and sweet. Full body, slightly velvety mouthfeel and average carbonation.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are large caramel, toffee, and some dark fruits.
hrabren (920) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Svijet piva (World of Beers), Zagreb. Shared with lovely Anja, Shotgun Fred and Marko. About a year ago. Black, small lasting tan head. Malty aroma, dry fruits. Bitter, but drinkable, dry. Alcohol present, dry finish. Not many notes on this one, shame.
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown-ruby color, creamy foam. Aroma: wine, special malt, caramel, fruit, dried fruit. Taste: wine and malt, dried fruit, alcohol, prunes, port wine, powerful, good.