Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, from Domus Birrae, 05/05/13.
Clear chestnut brown with no head, quite a few floaters/sediment on show. Not a looker by any means! The final third of the pour results in a heavily hazed beer.
Nose is dark toffee, wood notes, dark fruits, prunes, dates, brown sugars, touch of booze.
Taste comprises rich dark fruits, brown sugars, dark toffee, good dose of booze, light toasted nuts, dates.
Full bodied, moderate to light carbonation, boozey warming finish.
Overall a decent enough BW - boozey but fairly well tempered for 12% and not overly harsh.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, dried dark fruit, alcohol, raisin and plum. Flavour is caramel, raisin, plum, prune and alcohol.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 15, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The fancy little 33cl dark green glass bottle (dated with 2022 and Lotto L011 12 ’er somethin’) pours with a clear copper body and thin gold edges supporting a thin light tan head of foam. The aroma is nice and sweet with cherries and ripe deep red plums simmering in brown sugar with a dash of caramel candy here and there and ending with a slight sense of the bruising ABV. The taste is similar with sweet rich molasses and caramel covered plums, ripe cherries and dates. The dark fruitiness picks up a nectar like fruit juice quality toward the finish as well as a light fruit like tartness creating added richness and depth and balance to this terrific ‘sipper’ experience.
gEUS (587) - Linden, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle - fresh from the cellar, no fridge temperature. Pours viscous orange with amber hue, adhesive ring of small foam. Aroma of caramel, peach, raisins and malty sweetness. Very round body with fresh balance between salty sweetness and mild bitterness. Taste is salty caramel. Very special and balanced as only Italian mastercraftsmen can bring this into their traditional beverages. Special beer!
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Randers; bb 2019, batch L 349 09, 3 years old
Beautiful dark amber color, with red reflex; undercarbonated, with a collar of creamy foam. Deep aroma of malt and fudge, with light raspberry syrup, and vanilla. Full bodied, with round mouthfeel and expected low carbonation; it has a sticky malt flavor, sweet, with an evident and unexpected raspberry syrup presence; correct bitterness, although a bit woody in the end.
Quite strange beer. The aroma is nice and complex, the flavor is a bit cloying.
hallinghansen (1327) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redish body with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, barley, malt. Flavor is sweet, caramel, barley, malt.
KyotoLefty (4733) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pretty amber-orange color, lace. Nice malty nose, raisins, big caramel. Flavors of dry orange, caramel, earthy, not so sweet. Nicely balanced and interesting, even refreshing, with a very dry finish with some minerals. Interesting and original BW.
maekchu (1090) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks to KyotoLefty. Minor malty caramel aroma. Muddy dull brown color. Good bitter notes in initial; mid palate gets somewhat dirty and earthy; nice bitter finish. A bit thin for such a high alc. brew. Pleasant enough.
Wolfbass (742) - Firenze, ITALY - DEC 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Di colore ramato con assenza completa di schiuma. Il naso è ricco: caramello, frutta scura matura e il sentore liquoroso che poi prende il sopravvento. In bocca è molto equilibrata, ovviamente corposa, calda, avvolgente; ma la cosa bella è che a differanza di alcune birra dello stile, che diventano mappazza, la nostra scende meravigliosamente e non stanca anzi...
Dedollewaitor (12287) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bandlys Blålys, Odense 2012. Pours ruby amber with a small white head. Nose is vinous. Fruit, caramel and wine. Good vinous feel. Full bodied. A bit of warmth. Sippable.