gunnfryd (9387) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is raisin, alcohol, dried fruits. Flavour is sweet, raisin, alcohol, dried fruits, malt. Very nice beer.
BenH (1732) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Craig. Cloudy brown with little no head. Aroma of chocolate and marzipan, sherry, possible oxidation. Yasye of chocolate brownie, tootsie roll, sherry fruitiness. Nice sweetness. Delish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle, thanks Craig. Pours a golden brown colour with a lacy light tan colour with no head. Aroma of raisins, Christmas cake, alcohol, coconut, chocolate and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is quite prominent with lingering coconut, honey and alcohol again. Lovely.
VonClausewitz (132) - Italy, ITALY - NOV 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sparisce il confine fra birra e vino......aspetto e naso da Porto tawny, bocca dolce, calda e oleosa.....grandissima birra da meditazione
cpetrone84 (1011) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is dark reddish brown with virtually no head. Tons of sweet stale caramel in the nose, heavy on the alcohol with strong cardboard towards the back. Taste is big time sweetness with lots of dark fruits and notes of chocolate. Very syrupy with light heat, creamy feel and low carbonation.
Meilby (5574) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 500ml @ Beer3000
Pours clear deep amber with small off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of alcohol, raisin, plums and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long raisin and dried fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Geokkjer (5027) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours deep amber with some tiny off-white bubbles. Aroma of malt, caramel, some alcohol, raisins, prunes and oxidized malt. Flavor is sweet malt and raisins with some dried fruits, oxidized malt, plumes and warming alcohol. Full body, sof carbonation.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle at Danish Invasion tasting with cgarviuk and fonefan--thanks, fellas!]
Nutty sherry aroma with a very slight grain accent. Almost clear dark amber with no top. Sweet and sour grainy flavour with some nice sherry and almonds. Medium body, very low carbonation, smooth and sweet finish.
Beer4000 (4119) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2012 750 ml bottle, 2007 vintage, sampled in 2009. Clear amber body with no head. Strong aroma of dry fruit like prunes and raisins, caramel and warming alcohol like sherry. Flavor is as expected from aroma, super sweet with dry fruit and caramel balancing perfect on a hot alcoholic edge, not sticky, not boozy, just delicious. Sweet and vinous in aftertaste with a hint of oxidation. Lovely.
Labove (426) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Nuova bottiglia stappata, stavolta grande delusione, l’ossidazione era eccessiva ed è risultata un po’ nauseante a tutti.