ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Walleye obtained quite a bit ago. Saved it for the 4k-7k marathon that Oldgrown, 00cobraR, and myself were planning. Pours out a orange copper color without much of a head. Taste has some oxidation within it, but surprisingly not as much as I would have thought. Some sweet caramel flavors, but the hops are completely subsided. A good beer, certainly an interesting beer. Thank you Jim for the chance to try this very rare beer.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at argo0’s pre-RBSG tasting, July 2006 (courtesy artusory). Coppery sort of colour. Big, heavy, malty aroma - lots of caramel. On the palate its rather woody and not a little oxidised. More caramel malt comes through but the fruity notes that must have been much more pronounced earlier on were pretty vestigial by now. Interesting but a bit past its best in my view.
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got to sample this a few months ago. Thanks LeopoldStoch. Pours a hazy orange. Aroma is very subdued with some caramel malts coming through. Taste is wet cardboard, sherry, caramel malts, and a touch of hop bite at the end. I would have preferred to have this fresh.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Arg0’s Pre-RBSG Tasting at his pad:
Golden amber, light haze. Notes of raisin, sherry, juicy caramel. The flavor is rich and chewy. Certain characteristics of quality beer, a bit old, questionably drinkable. Mellow. 8 years old? Sigh.
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jason. Several year since this one has touch my lips and I think the time has done it well . Do we have an American Strong Old Ale category? Port, ripe dark fruit and heavy rich cream caramel course through the nose. Lightly oily liquid that thins throughout the sip. Oak, dark ripe fruit, heavy caramel and a touch of german chocolate. A hint of age, but quite refined and enjoyable.
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy orange beer with a fast dying orange head. The aroma is sweet spicy - with some notes of stale fruits - reminds me of a Belgian Ale. The flavor is very rounded with notes of caramel, malt, lots of fruit, going towards the stale towards the end. The alcohol shows of with a slight bite.
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Strongly hazy with a yellowish head. Fat aroma of malt and caramel. Fairly full-bodied dominated by malt and caramel. Rather odd, underlying tang - perhaps it’s a slight oxidization
madsberg (10888) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled thanks to suiiy. Amber coloured. Unclear. Light brown head. Sweet and herbal aroma with notes of light cocoa, light liqourice and light pine. Flavour is sweet and liqouricefilled. Herbs and light pine. Vague spices. Medium bodied. Sweetish end. Alcohol notable. Quite mild and balanced.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy ambber coloured. Dark fruits, almonds, liqueur and toffee aroma. Sweet flavour with the same notes as in the aroma. Mature.
drfabulous (5075) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first Batch. The thing is, however, I am writing this from memory. So I probably will exaggerate. I don’t recall it as being as intense as 6000, but it was an incredible experience. I was new to Michigan beer, and this one blew me away with the hops and malts. Fantastic.