sic1314 (2002) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep reddish brown with a small, frothy tan head. Aroma of wood, earth and .berries Full body, vinous sweet berries, alcohol soaked raisins and dates.
esp0r (1613) - NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark brown, tanned head that falls down to a nice thin layer. Nice laces on glass as well. Smells of caramel, oak, some wine aromas, yeast esters and malts. I find alot of barrel aging in the aroma. Very malty, heavy sweet, raisins and alcohol strikes, then some oak and wine. Nice medium bitter finish, some resins, oak and hops. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, oily texture. Totally a nice beer, i find it to suit the barrel aging quite nice.
Arve_Christian (2479) - 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
Westchesterco (682) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma dried raisins. Appearance dark brown with slight tan head. Taste of chocolate laced with dried fruit. Palate lingers long and sweet
BoltonDK (431) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home courtesy of Silga.
Sweet nose, prunes, reisins, alcohol, sour notes.
Light brown walnut color very small head.
Port like taste , sweet, prunes, reisins, alcohol.
Very very nice ale.
Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Taylor at MFF. Aroma was prunes, port, chocolate and oak. Poured deep purple brown with little carbonation or head. Taste was ruby port, prunes, molasses and vinegary oak. Very dark for all the vinegar notes. This is a dependable kind of beer to come from Alvinne. Gotta be in the mood.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap@ Haand2012. Pours cloudy amber with an off-white head. Aroma of sugar and berries, some caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet berries and caramel with some malt and alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation. Nice complex brew.
Kristall-König (2009) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Festival der Bierkulturen, Köln. Weinartiger, malzsüßer Geruch. Antrunk süß, kribbelnd. Mitte süß-ölig, likörartig, Pflaume, sehr opulent. Abgang schwer malzig, süß-ölig und leicht bitter. Alkoholisch nachwirkend. Sehr schönes Bier.
Swaroga (971) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50cl bottle. The color is dark brown, can’t see through, with very small tanned head. Nose : very sweet smell of tart (tiramisu like), there are some notes of dried plums and raisins. Toffee and dough. Wooden background. Sip : Medium body with oily feeling. Almost no carbonation. Deep sweet toffee taste mixed with alcohol. The alcohol is warming and balanced into a tasty overall flavor. The ending is quite bitter coffee like with smoked wood. Interesting beer. Careful about the alcohol because 50cl of 14% can be surprising.
joergen (18930) - 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.