ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2005 vintage.
Dark murky amber brown. No head.
The smell is a bit sharp with prominent alcohol notes and vinous fruits. Caramel and raisins, as well as some prunes. Slightly more refined and defined than the Gold Label version.
The taste is very sweet with notes of brown sugar, caramel and vinous cherries and raisins. some candy and oak. This is actually very much a middle ground between the Gold Label version and the 30 e Lode. The Finish is hot and sweet with some cellar notes, candy and spices.
Full-bodied and sticky like crazy.
A nice one. I think I like this one the best of the three different versions.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured deep amber with some great legs. aroma was honey, raisin, brown sugar, and fig. flavor was honey, brown sugar, and dark fruit. body was almost honey like.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep amber with no head. honey, caramel, vanilla, and light alcohol on the nose. great on the palate, flavors of alcohol, honey and fruits.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(500ml bottle 2006 vintage thanks to bu11zeye) still copper pour. Nose of alcohol, celery, caramel, honey, and sherry. Taste of caramel, sherry, cherries, rum, and wood. Medium body with huge flavor.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, vintage 2006 thanks to ericandersnavy for saving me some. Pours a murky brown. Aroma of dark fruit, honey, malt and some alcohol spice. Flavor is sweet, honey, malty, dark fruit and spicy. Mouth feel is heavy body and smooth. Overall, sips like a whiskey, smooth and warming.
ilovedarkbeer (2140) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a hazy orange grey color. Nose is toffee, plastic, caramel, nut shells, sherry, and apples. Taste is pretty much the same.
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, pours a cloudy amber with no head, aromas of maple syrup, plastic and caramel, raisins, taste is maple syrup, buttery, dark fruits, another excellent beer
Miksu (4741) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 19, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (vintage 2006) at Helsinki Beer Festival, thanks hanniku! Dark amber color. Berryish and caramelly aroma with resiny and sweaty hops. Bittersweet caramelly flavor with resiny and fruity hops, toffee, bread and hint of alcohol sharpness. Tannic dry hop finish. Chewy mouthfeel, full bodied. Too chewy and caramelly for me.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with no head. Aroma of malt, dried apricots, and white port. Sweet and malty flavour with complex notes of tobacco and vineous alcohol. But it’s un-carbonated and way too sweet and just not good enough
BMan1113VR (7694) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2010 2006 Silver label thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours with great legs, hazy amber body. Aroma of maple, oxidation, raisins, caramel and sherry. Taste is sweet, but the alcohol is muted, maple. Lots of sugar. Syrupy. Probably better than the gold and copper.