77ships (3038) - Antwerpen, - OCT 9, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle sampled @ Quintessence 2012. With some fine chocolate caviar served alongside. Aged on Italian red wine. Whiskey sized pour of a completely flat, not the slightest inkling of a head of a brandy looking liquid - colour me impressed. Smell is very sweet caramel mixed with dark sugar, liqueur, honey, dark fruits, wood. Taste is slick, bit thick, oily goodness, caramel, toff, liqueur, concentrated caramelized sugar, maple light dark fruits leading in a lightly woody and vinous finish. I liked this one even more than the already exceptional Baladin Xyauyù Barrel - even rounder, slicker - mighty fine stuff.
Camons (4520) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a fading offwhite head, some floaties. Aroma of malt, caramel, vanilla, wood, dried dark fruits. Flavor is very sweet with malt, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla, wood, a hint of redwine. Full body, soft carbonation, alcohol is hidden very well. 111213
Valgreen (330) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Christer. Cloudy dark brown, small off white head, some lacing. Aroma, malty sweet, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits. Taste, malty sweet, dark fruits, brown sugar, wine like, alcohol, caramel. Too sweet flavor. Low carbonation.
Rasmus40 (8909) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Murky red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla and wood. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with almost no alcohol. Oily and full bodied. 111213
chrisv10 (9443) - DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber/brown with tiny head. Aroma is malt, red wine, caramel, wood and oak. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, sweet, sticky, oak wood, toasted and toffee.
saxo (12796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are rich caramel, fruits, wood, malt, candy sugar and hops. Nice and sweet.
thebeertourist (4522) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle at Baladin Bistrot, Milano, served with chocolates. Brown with no head. Alcoholic, rummy aromas, notes of chocolate and marcipane, hints of sour fruit. Rich madeira ( malvesia) flavours, chocolate, sour fruit, marcipane, even hints of nuts. A wonderful dessert beer.
TBone (11326) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Handbottled(?) @Open Baladin
Murky brown color, no head. Red wine, toffee in the nose. Full-bodied, liquerish. Sweet, kind of smoked ham flavor, lots of toffee. Quite simple and sweet.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours light murky red with a small, creamy, beige film head. Aroma has plums, raisins, caramel, red wine, oak, figs. Vinious, but never over empowering. No carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of caramel, figs, grapes, oak, red wine. Fabulous balance. No alcohol power in flavour.
Inbreak (1073) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 01.03.2013, 0,5l bottle sampled with Palme @ Gaasa:
No head. Aroma is slightly sweet, caramel malts, dark sugar, toffee, raisins, dates, grass, alcohol, oak. Taste is slightly sweet and grassy, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, toffee, alcohol, licorice, raisins, dates, grass. Slightly dry mouthfeel. Very nice.
Cunningham (3673) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Murky dark color with no head.
Aroma: Dark dried fruits, deep malty and some vinous notes.
Palate: A bit sweet and a low bitterness. Flat carbonation. Oily texture.
Taste: Round sweet fruity, some spicy notes, oak, deeeep malty and vinous.
Overall impression: Really complex stuff. Missed some carbonation to make it a little bit fresher.
Personal stats: From a bottle at Open Baladin in Roma, Italy.