cgarvieuk (12188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at de molen ... dark brown blacvk ... .. soft woody cherry toffee nose ... dark fruits ... little too much barreel... sweet sherry tones ... dark fruits ... little date .. ok
GonZoBeeR (2752) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:oak,red wine and dark fruit...
Appearance:dark brown,light tan head...
MrHangover (1788) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ borefts. Dark, clear brown color. Aroma of red wine, vigs, and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet, fruity and carries a lot of alcohol. Very nice sipper.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at HaandFestival 2012. It pours a more or less black body, at least dark, dark brown, and is topped by a finger-thick beige head. The aroma has less alcohol than I’d expect from the ABV level, with some oak, dark berries, caramel and roased malts. Sweet and warming on the palate, wtih caramel, berries, some roasted malts and a hint of something reminiscent of pancakes. Full body, finishing bitter and warming, with a pleasant sweetness. Overall, too warm and sweet, but it’s a complex and tasteful beer anyway. 120504
gunnfryd (9318) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Haandølfestival 2012. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dried fruits. Flavour is dry, apple, alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, chocolate, dried fruit. Full body. Nice beer.
BigMomma (223) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Details: 50cl bottle, lot 573.
Tasting notes: Pours a black color with a dark red shine and a thick beige white head. Sweet complex aroma, malt, caramel, slight hint of alcohol, soft, creamy, slight vinious touch, dried fruit, interesting. Sweet big, fat flavor, malty, caramel, roasted nuts, gentle alcohol burn, subtle bitterness, long dry finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, very low carbonization.
Conclusion: A big, fat beer which is well matured and hides it high alcohol content quite well but lets you experience some of it, unfortunately the carbonization is a bit low but that isn’t unexpected from a high ABV barrel aged beer.
77ships (3019) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ZBF 2012 // dark brown going to black with close ton of head // smell is quite sweet & malt heavy, caramel, dark fruits, I am getting really gravy on this (vleesjus) // taste is gravy (definitely there in an amazing way), sweet, chocolate, thick malts, caramel, dark fruits, hints of liquorish & syrup, wood,… warming sure but boozy no // slick, substantial body, low carb. , definitely a sipper / would have preferred this at home as opposed to a festival but excellent & among best things Alvinne (probably best) has done so far
yespr (28627) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cL bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light wooden. Toasted malty, overripe fruity, caramelish and slight chemical. Bitter. Toasted malty and caramelish. Dense malty finish.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Alex.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of roasted bread.
Sweet and light roasted flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of port wine and alcohol.
Arve_Christian (2469) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On 33 cl bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika.
Black color & off white foam.
Aromas of licorice, malt, chocolate & some dried fruit + cask ageing influence.
Full body & high complexity.
Some sweetness, but also nice sourness and some bitterness- well balanced. Very enjoyablea