undsioux7 (789) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brown with very little head that is gone quickly. Notes of dark fruit and floral hops in the aroma and taste with some caramel. mouthfeel is medium. Decent.
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark reddish-brown with a medium beige head. Sweet caramel aroma with a hint of citrus hops. Flavor is sweet and only partially balanced by some hop bitterness. Notes of caramel, chocolate and grapefruit. Slightly bitter finish.
Marheb (1517) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(*2007/4ans): Peut-être pas le meilleur candidat pour la maturation, j’aurais aimé la dégusté fraîche. Au nez c’est l’explosion d’anis et de mélasse qui se font un peu plus discret en bouche. Tout de même assez complexe avec ses fruits sombres, j’ai l’impression que le houblon défraîchi a un peu gâché le portrait de ce grand cru. La finale est étrange avec un mélange de viande fûmé et de vielle grange. Le concept général est vraiment intéressant mais elle n’a pas bien vieilli au niveau des saveurs. L’age lui a cependant donné une superbe présence en bouche.
KingCecil (1906) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle given to me by Plovmand thx..... it pours dark brown with a medium thick creamy brown head..... the aroma is dark fruits, raisins, sweet chocolate and caramel... the flavor is roasted malt, raisins, chocolate and creamy soft body....... sweet and some alcohol in the finish.... nice and lovely....
cavery (35) - Palm Desert, California, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a share @ woodshop Classix Aug 27th 2011. Notes are as follows: Dark beer with some give towards purples, a bruise in a glass. Deep dark fruit notes with a tad bit of swirling raisin muskiness. Taste is very rustic dark fruit, lots of age seems present in this. Figs and prunes linger with an in check sweetness. The prune is in between old plum and ripe prune, quite nice. The flavor and feel is pretty good, reasonably creamy despite a lack of carb. The flavor is still strong in the beer, but I would crack this if you have a bottle. I don’t see this getting better.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Finally cracked my bottle of this open. Pours a red-hued, dark brown body with a large light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, sweet malts, and bread intially and then molasses and rum later with a faint hint of citrus hops. Flavor is similar - the malts have a light roast to them to go along with hints of cocoa powder, raisin, and dark fruit. Medium to heavy body, probably along the lines of a heavy porter, but not quite an imperial stout. Bitter finish that is both dry and slightly sticky at the same time.
POLK (1920) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
old rating: Good dark beer, but the sprite. very hoppy beer with a slightly strange smell of stale beer.
thomat (1785) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark redish brown with a thick tan head. Fruity and malty notes. Malt, chocolate, liqorice and fruit. Full body with a long, bittrsweet finish.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark, dark brown and thick and chewy and hazy and very, very inviting. The head is frothy but restrained, with some lacing as it fades. Smells like tea and chocolate and caramel, begging you to take a sip. Tastes immediately sweet in a rush of toffee and sweet tea, yet then grows mildly fruity and bitter. The citric hops show up on the moderately bitter, clingy finish, providing a nice balance to the unending malt sweetness. Gets a little much as it warms, but still a nice bottle. (5/1/09)
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear brown with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel and rather hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. Very nice. 170609