TheCellarer (26) - Tromsø, - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Sentrum, bought and kindly shared by Rune at Beer session XVIII 030112. Bottle design is okay, does not attempt to lead with the extremely high alcohol percentage. Deep ruby and palisander coloured body, with no head or lacing to speak of. Fragrance of port wine from a dust covered and moldy basement as well as the smell of the basement itself combined with cranberry juice and some spices including caraway. Even if there are significant hints of alcohol in the aroma it is significantly less than what probably could be expected, and much better camouflaged than many beers of less than half its strength. Flavour strongly resembles aroma in an impressive way, and the alcohol is pleasantly warming more than a hindrance to the drinking experience. The dry, full and heavy nature of the brew combine to make it a bit tough to drink but when shared in good company this makes for a tasting experience every wannabe beer aficionado should carry out at least once.
berlinoise2go (555) - NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 edition consumed Dec 2013. Clear dark reddish brown colour. Small offwhite head that disappears quite quickly. Intense, sweet aroma of malt, figs, raisins, molasses, tobacco, caramel, aged sherry. Full body, very viscous and oily mouthfeel, flat carbonation. Very sweet taste, quite spicy (including cloves) with a growing chili burn, well balanced by a pleasant acidity with hint of aged vinegar, and mild bitterness. Highly enjoyable in small amounts.
Holmen1 (1726) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske (2011-årgangen) på Cardinaltreff des-13: nesten null skum, men kraftig aroma av mørke, bær lakris og (naturligvis) alkohol. Smaken har saft og kraft, men er allikevel balansert. Power de luxe og lagringsvare med en farlig høy vinkelhastighet. Lurer på hvordan de har greid dette. Heldigvis har jeg noen flasker innerst i kjelleren!
charlotte (3820) - rødovre, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Pitch Black colour with small head.Aroma is sweet and oily with flavor of dark berries chokolate and nice Warming alc,good full body and nice mild spicey taste and hint of rosted caramel and malt.
Beer4000 (4118) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle sampled in 2011. Dark reddish brown body with no head at all. Aroma of warming alcohol, dry fruit and sweet malt. Flavor is like aroma alcoholic, dark malt, dry fruit with chocolate and decent bitterness. Full body and long lasting aftertaste of sweet malt and alcohol. Rough and sharp edged, but in a nice way – at least in smaller amounts. Will smoothen down when aging.
Gorm (584) - sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart farve med lite skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og sjokolade. Smak av malt, sjokolade, frukt, krydder og lakris. Thime Station.
nilsas (686) - Bryne, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 årgang. Sort av farge. Fin duft av kaffe og sjokolade. Gog fyldig smak av kaffe og sjokolade med også en fin sittende smak av krydder.
MrHangover (1813) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of BelgBeerGeek, @ Rampkrot tasting. Pours a headless, dark brown beer with an aroma of booze, alcohol and malts. Very sweet and alcoholic, big alcohol burn on the palate. This is overpowering, and boozy and unbalanced. Not so good.
kraddel (2044) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thnx to belgbeergeek for sharing this at rampkrot whale tasting.
pours dark brown, no foam. smell is sweet, ’german’
very sweet, boozy. alcohol burn in the back .
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thx to Belgbeergeek @ Rampkrot Whale tasting – 50 cl. Bottle sampled. Vintage 09/2012. Pours med. Black with basically no head. Nose is very heavy alcohol, medicinal, strong liquor, not fun, some chocolate and malts,… Very bitter herbal, chocolate, thick liquorish, molasses, liquor candy concentrated, very bitter chocolate, strong bitter herbs, Christmas herbs, burns in the throat, alcohol comes through very heavily, burns, brutal,… Flat, huge alcohol burn. Brutal stuff but not bad.
kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Rampkrot Whale Tasting thanks to Belgbeergeek. Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of overripe fruits, raisins, caramel, flour, alcohol, malt. Flavour is heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Thick chewy mouthfeel. Medium bodied with no carbonation.