Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Qui il confine tra birra e vino (passito) è veramente labile, zero schiuma, marroncina, aroma fantastico di frutti maturi esotici, cosi come il sapore, datteri uvetta e molto altro ancora, incredibilmente complessa!
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
cgarvieuk (21124) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2012 bottle at bir and fud ... dark copper ... sweet malt and dark fruit nose ... rich dark plums and sour raisins ... little alcohol burn ... little toffee .... wonderfull ...
,br> Bottle at home ... tasting at home 2801011... dark brown ... rich sweet malts ... plums and raisins ..... light ovaltine ... light sweet fruits ...silky rich and oily .. i love this beer
bottle at home ... dark copper ... dark sweet malts .. dark malts .. rich sweet malts ... sweet malts ... rich sweet fruits ... oily sweet sheerry fruits ... nice and juicy 4.1
yngwie (16483) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. (Silver label, bottled 2007.). It pours a clear, golden body completely lacking head and carbonation. Alcohol, raisins, sherry, oxidation and some caramel in the wonderfully complex aroma. Probably much more, but got completely lost and forgot to take more notes. The same goes for the flavor, which is sweet and raisiny, with some oxidation, blue grapes and a hint of honey. And alcohol of course. It’s flat, full-bodied and warming in the mouth, finishing sweet and warming. A wonderful, vinous and very complex beer. Give me this over any spirit any time. (090529)
marcus (9030) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours reddish brown with no head at all and a vinous oaky aroma. There is a sweet fruity flavor with vanilla and a warming alcohol trail. This is a very delicous sherry-like brew.
Beer5000 (5866) - 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.
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ruby colour with no head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, sherry. Sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. Taste is raisins, brown sugar, caramel, honey. Sweet and delicious.
KyotoLefty (9140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle. Flavr dark brown with orange tints. Nose of chocolate, caramel, sherry. Big flavors of caramel, molasses, treacle, stewed fruit. Ethereal body, light and silky. Wonderful mouth feel. Light tartness. Great.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours flat red
Smell cherry, oxidized, big fruit
Taste amazingly sweet, like a honey stick, caramel, very sweet, oaky vanilla, port like qualities
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 17, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Bottle - Thanks Sam! - Second bottle opened in our Xyauyu vertical...Pours is still, deep orange with no head...aroma is caramel, sherry, sweet fruit...flavour was the best of all three, rich carmelized sugar, cream sherry, thick palate, once again, the alcohol cuts the malt to an enjoyable level...terrific...