rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Overall: Raisins, sherry, plums. Delicious.
Note: Bottle 330 ml at a De Klomp tasting. (Vintage 2011) Reviewed 2014-12-27.
andrew_drinks (234) - Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG - DEC 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, dug out of the cellar. Pour like Coca-Cola, dark brown and quite clear, small head that quickly disappears. Aroma is rum, brown sugar, gingerbread, treacle. Quite thin. Flavour of rich molasses, rum, a touch of spice.
Eritarka (9) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Oh man, what a wonderful beer. I was lost for words really. This is so good.
GothGargoyle (1949) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown/black with a good beige head. Aroma is raisins, dates, chocolate, plum, caramel, hint of spiced rum. Medium bodied, slightly sticky mouthfeel, fruity on the palate with a lightly warming finish. Taste is raisins, spiced rum, chocolate, plum, fig.
Kosmokrator (760) - ITALY - NOV 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Limpido color cola con sottile velo di schiuma marroncino chiaro che sparisce quasi subito. Aroma intenso ed avvolgente con sentori di frutta sciroppata, toffee, sherry e legno da botte; gusto dolce e rotondo con un sapore complesso che intreccia note fruttate, caramellate e liquorose con altre di nocciole, vino passito, zucchero di canna e liquirizia. Finale lungo e rinfrancante, scaldato piacevolmente dall’abv; corpo medio-abbondante, effervescenza lieve, struttura setosa e vinosa. Ottima birra, ricercata e sontuosa, che ricorda un barley wine più che una porter.
Stuu666 (8326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2015 Keg at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours deep ruby, nose is sherry, raisins, taste is sweet, cherry, rich, chocolate. 3.9
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is cola, toffee, light funk, taste is similar, quite sweet and fruity. 4
rouhlas (1962) - GREECE - SEP 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle at home. Dark brown-red color with frothy light beige head that quickly disappears and leaves just a ring. 2/5 score for an imperial porter’s appearance. Aroma is malty, light roasted, wood, alcohol, fruity like dried fruits (raisins etc) in a sweet red wine. Taste is sweet, it’s like the aroma but a little better with the addition of chocolate. If this beer had a better body it would be great!! Light body, oily, soft carbonation, nice alcoholic bitter fruity finish.
tfredvik (1555) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep copper body with a red hue. The small head is beige, leaves virtually no lacing and disappears completely, except for a fully lasting bubbly ring at the wall. The beautiful looking colour of the body saves the Appearance rating however, this is one tempting looking brew! The malty, light roasted and sweet aroma is very strong with delicious notes of dark dried fruits, well integrated alcohol (including mild rum), caramel and chocolate. Very strong flavour of dark dried fruits, this one is really full of raisins! Distinct but still very well integrated rum notes, dark caramel and chocolate. Moderate sweet taste and a pretty heavy bitterness in the very long-lasting finish. The body is close to full and it has an oily texture that dries up in the finish, the carbonation is moderate. Brilliant!
[33 cl bottle, batch 176, enjoyed 2 years and 8 months after bottling, from Vinmonopolet Online]
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lovely beer. The bottle is now home to my late dog Kajsa.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ShaneJ (800) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from BrewDog online shop (cellared since July 2012). Dark murky brown, slight off-white head, molasses, oak, alcohol warmth, liquorice, prunes, brown sugar, slick, syrupy, long boozy finish. Nice.