gad905 (80) - - AUG 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From corked bottle at home, couple of months back.
Aroma of red berries, dry vinous notes, toffee, dark fruit, savoury. Murky reddish brown with floaters, no head. Sweet layers of malt and berry fruit, sweet red wine notes, light acidity, dried fruit. Port, wood, dryness, some booze. Full, soft carb.
Very enjoyable, aged nicely. Glad I kept it.
Johnsense (824) - - AUG 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour small head. Aroma and taste of anise, turkish delight, fig, raisin. Smoky, lower carb. Unique and probably at its peak. Still some heat.
Beese (1905) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at BrewDog, Camden on 16 Dec 2012. Poured a hazy, deep brown, with a dense beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, rich berries and earthy notes. Dark fruit flavours, black cherries, damson, prunes and liquorice. Finish turns to a perfect balance of toffee, berries, dark malt and some warming alcohol.
ciocanelu (73) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - APR 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is dark brown. Forms a small head that disappears completely.
Smell is quite nice: sweet, roasted malt, caramel and also some fruits.
Taste hits you sweet right away. Resembles a 20 year old wine I had once. Complex, sweet and fruity. Alcohol is present but not overwhelming.
Body feels medium and crisp. Carbonation is low but present.
Not bad at all but I’m not that much into sweet beers.
dfearnley (1029) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to pint glass
Aroma of plum, soy, port, brown sugar, fudge, and wood. Dark amberish brown with a thin tan head. Taste is brown sugar, port, candy floss, cigarette ash, roasted malt, hazelnut, chocolate and ending with pure vanilla. I expected it to be too sweet, but it was pleasant, and not overbearing or cloying. Very well done.
pictoman (547) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a corked 375mL bottle [bottle 4162 of 9987 bottled on 20/06/12]. Murky dark brown with minimal tan head. Aroma of plum, molasses, alcohol, wood, and caramel (reminds me of a low-hop barley wine). Taste similar with the wine characteristics coming through and very subtle chocolate. No carbonation. Light-medium body.
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brune très foncé presque noire. Presqu'aucun collet. Café. Très caramélisé. Vanille. Noisette. Banane. Réglisse. Fine amertume de torréfaction. Liquoreuse avec une légère chaleur d'alcool. Excellente.
Satyroneto (108) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
IMPERIAL BROWN ALE AGED IN SPANISH RED WINE BARRELS
ARRIVED: JUNE 2012
Cor marrom escura com depósitos em suspensão; espuma de baixa formação e persistência de uma fina camada com pouco lacing;
Aroma de ameixa, baunilha, um pouco de chocolate e intenso de café;
Sabor de início de café, madeira e chocolate com meio que lembra vinho e final amargo de moderado para intenso; retrogosto amadeirado e com notas de tanino;
---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro
Hypo_Luxa (53) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, red. Small tight head that congregates quickly around the edge of glass.
Aroma is plum, brown sugar, booze.
Med to heavy body, raisins, caramelized brown sugar, hot and boozy finish that creeps back up your throat. Red licorice and cough medicine.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/mahogany beer with a smell beige head. Fruity aroma, vanilla, woody notes, raisins, caramel, figs, plums, nutcreme, hazelnuts, vinous, toffee, some sweet licorice, roasted, cocoa notes, some ash. Malty fruity flavor, tar, licorice, roasted, caramel, warming alcohol, a bit boozy, floral, toffee, vinous, some raisins and figs. Malty boozy finish with figs, raisins, caramel and vinous notes.