Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Ma Che Siete. 2007 Vintage. Thanks Manuelle for pulling out this treat. Pours dark brown with a small creamy white head and lacings. Nose is mild roast, coffee and dark fruit. Very complex. Flavor is round and vinous. Liquorice , coffee and fruit. Smooth and oily. Waaauw!
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Football Pub - Riserva 2007.
Almost black - brown head.
Burned. Wooden notes. Milkey. Licorice. Dryness. Chocolate. Cocoa. high malty. Sweetness. Nice.
drpimento (2023) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hahahahaha, I love it man, I friggin love it. These guys are out there bustin their balls makin this great stuff for us to drink. This is great! Oh yeah, and this beer too! Poured with a nice foamy frothy thick tan head and some lace. Color is a very dark brown with red higlights.Aroma is a heady mix of malt fruit yeast fortified wine and chocolate. Flavor’s the same way, but with a lot more of everything. Quite sweet. Sipping beer for sure. Body is heavenly and has perfect carbonation for this style. Be nice to try with a good cigar. Sweet boozy finish. Sipping beer with your smoking jacket on. hahahah hell ya
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 28, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL courtesy of Travlr. Pours a muddy, deep brown with no head. Some speckles of off-white lace. Nose is caramel, toffee, fennel. Taste is rye bread, toast, dark/unsweetened chocolate. No grapes or orange peel :( Pretty mediocre.
Travlr (9833) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared with tarheels86. Dark maroon color, nice blue bottle. Small beige head, moderate lacing. Aroma of rye bread. Taste has chocolate, bitter herbs, finish has slight orange peel. Light body. Nice enough.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Smith’s. Pours turbid dark brown/burny umber with 2-finger clingy tan head. Nose is cacao, prune, plum, dark patent malt, blackberry, port, merlot. Tastes dark malty, with cacao, blackberry, some tartness, some late lactic notes, and tons of complexity. This one evolved as it warmed, and was enjoyable from beginning to end.
kramer (4359) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5cl bottle, Riserva 2008. Pours a dark amber body with a nice creamy and frothy light brown head that had very nice retention. Thick intense maltiness to the nose but there’s a touch of resiny hops sticking around as well. Some noticeable alcohol, and a subtle vinous quality. The flavor is quite a mix, something between an English Barley Wine and a Port almost. Thick caramel and toffee maltiness up front but the sweet vinous/grape qualities dominate on the finish with a touch of alcohol. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, but for all the sweetness there really isn’t a whole lot of stickiness to it. Nice soft carbonation. The high alcohol seems to cut down on the thickness as well. A very interesting beer for sure, the Italians don’t always come up with the best ideas, but they seem to keep coming up with ideas at least. I enjoyed this for the uniqueness as much as for the flavor.
FatPhil (8107) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle (Bir & Fud, Roma) - shared by Alejandro - a million thanks!
Black, and a tan head. Very rich roasty aroma. Beautifully soft palate. Burnt but mellow finish, with a hint of liquorice. Some marmite too there. The finish is superb - a toasty roasty maltiness, and a long dry finish. I’m not getting the 40% grape, but by heck and I getting malt, malt, roasty roasty malt. Stunner!
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
21st December 2008. Cloudy dark brown beer. A slightly odd brew. Feels like somewhere between a porter and a stout but dry and with an undertone and finish of something sweet. The head is quite grapey. The alcohol is warming. Different!
kromamc (192) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I sardi la sanno lunga!!!!!!! questa birra č eccellente.... una volta ho bevuto una bottiglia al bir&fud ke sembrava una quadrupel trappista stle westvleteren!!!