bhensonb (11522) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked 750 shared by Marcus. Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma is oaky and vinous. Full bodied. Flavor is vinous, wood and smooth brown sugar. A beautiful sipper. Finishing sweet. Nice.
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours clear orange brown with no head and a strong vanilla and oak aroma. There is a very sweet thick molasses flavor with a slightly bitter finish and a warm alcohol trail. Very dilicious.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle, thanks Craig. Pours a beautiful ruby 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. I prefer this to the silver label. A little sweet to finish.
BenH (2505) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Thanks Craig. Dark amber brown. fruity caramel toffee aroma, slightly spiced. Similar taste, fruity spiced malt. cookie dough. Faltered and sweet. Very nice and balanced. Prefer to the the silver.
abemorsten (2914) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,5 l wine corked, waxed top bottle kindly shared by Sigmund. Label reads: "Baladin Xyauyu Birra Da Divano Riserva Teo Musso 2008". Clear copper orange body. No head. Earthy, dried fruits, sharp herbal notes and wood on the nose. Full bodied. Thick oily texture. Flat. Alco warm. Heavy rock sugar sweet, dried fruits and a hint of coconut. Quite enjoyable.
gunnar (5665) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Sigmunds place, bottle no 263926. ABV 14,5 %.Pours clear amber with no head at all. Aroma is malty with wood and Madeira notes. Taste is medium sweet, thick oily mouthfeel, brown sugar,alcohol,vinous, dark dried fruits,flat carbonated, lingering herbal sweetness, a threat this one.
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 500ml vintage 2008 @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, honey, oak, oxidization and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long sweet and oak finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
Beer4000 (4614) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle @ Patricks. Clear amber body with just a quick fading hint of a head. Looks great anyway. Strong aroma of dry fruit, sweet malt, warming alcohol and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt syrup, dry fruit, caramel, brown sugar and warming alcohol. Fine body with a long and sweet aftertaste. Another fantastic brew from Le Baladin.
visionthing (2980) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8cl from a large bottle at Gaasa. Pours amber with no head. Heavy caramel aroma with lots of sugar and dark dried fruits. Very sweet and tastes more like liqueur than beer. Still it’s quite nice. 8cl was enough, but it was quite nice. Dessert beer! (2012-08-03)
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Patricks. Red brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, alcohol, malt, spices, raisin, honey. Flavour is sugar alcohol, malt, spices, raisin, oxidation. Full body. Very nice beer.