Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bier Koning.
Strong nose of red apple, caramel and dark fruit. Well hidden alcohol.
Well balanced flavor profile, but wish it was slightly richer and more complex. Just doesn’t have the flavor intensity I desire in a strong, sweet beer. Overall though, I still found it to be a solid beer. I enjoyed it.
Sigmund (5691) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
250 ml bottle, from the brewery. Batch #86. BB end of 2020. ABV is 14%. Dark brown colour, hardly any head nor any carbonation. Aroma of oak, malts, calvados and molasses. Warming mouthfeel. Very oaky and alcoholic sweet flavour, notes of calvados, brown kandij sugar and dark dried fruits. The total lack of carbonation is not to my liking.
Kavu (2812) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,25l bottle @ Pikkulintu. Pours murky dark brown with no head. Aroma is sweet malts, dark fruits and alcohol. Flavor is malts, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol and some hops. No carbonation. Good.
GothGargoyle (1644) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkish brown with virtually no head. Aroma is raisins, honey, caramel, dates, port, muscat. Full bodied, slick mouthfeel, no carbonation, sweet and fruity on the palate with a warming booze finish. Taste is raisins, dates, port, caramel, honey, brandy. Nice sipper.
Cunningham (5421) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Cloudy brownish color with a off white layer.
Aroma: Malty, vinous, alcohol and fruity.
Palate: Medium to full body. Sweet and a mild bitterness. Average carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Dominating fruity, vinous, oak, sherry and malty.
Overall impression: Well this is absolutely nothing for me! That is a fact.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Rasmus40.
mikeyo1 (394) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, aged 2 years. Copper brown color with an almost non existing white head and chunks of yeast floating. Aroma is intensively and delightfully vinous, sweet and complex with raisins, green apples, licorice, oak, vanilla, a hint of bourbon and roasted malt. Body is medium to full but with a total lack of carbonation. Taste is sweet vinous, raisins, apples from calvados, chocolate, oak, pepper. Warming alcohol is present in both nose and taste at pleasant levels. After taste has a very balanced bitterness with notes of oranges, dry apples and wood.
zvsn (983) - ISRAEL - SEP 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at the tasting. Thanks ThreeCats. Pours hazy deep brown. Aroma - caramel, cherries, raisin, liqueur. Taste - sweet with alcohol, oak, dark fruits, caramel and nutty notes. Medium body, low carbonation.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks ThreeCats. Murky brown with no head. Big cookie-ish malty aroma, a bit liqueur-like, a bit boozy, with some dark fruits, caramel, some chocolate, woody hints and nutty notes. Sweet malty flavor, a bit salty, with soy sauce hints, some woody notes, a bit of fruit liqueur, caramel and light chocolate notes. Medium to full-bodied.
ThreeCats (637) - ISRAEL - AUG 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy mahogany with no head. Aroma of Sheri, wood, alcohol, plum liquor. Taste of wood, chocolate, raisins, caramel sauce. Very complex.
j12601 (7700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Soft malt, cocoa, fruit, and plums. Sweet old malt, toffee. Old oxidized malt, chocolate. Chewy malt, spicy with light musk, long caramel and malt on the finish.
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Campground Throwdown 2, 25cl bottle, thanks miver. MInimal off-white head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous, some Bourbon, light caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, some Bourbon, light raisin, caramel. Sticky full body, minimal carbonation.