Prokroustis (679) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark red body with an off white head. Strong, complex aroma with burned caramel, liqueur, butter, blackberries, grapes, honey, brown sugar. Warming, full body. Somewhat unbalanced flavour with sweet notes like blackberries and brown sugar as well as quite bitter pine notes, a hint of whiskey.
brokensail (10590) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark amber color with a khaki head. The nose is malty with lots of caramel, toast, toffee, and a hint of brown sugar. Some wood and vanilla notes and a hint of whiskey. There is a touch of fruitiness as well as some alcohol. Despite the age of the beer, still somewhat hoppy/bitter. Mild oxidation, caramel, toffee, and toasted bread. Mild oak flavors to it and a subtle fruitiness. As with the nose, just a little bit of alcohol heat.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle thanks to mar..Pour is a dark amber, with a small tan head..Nose is scotch,caramel, wet wood, vanilla, dark fruits, toffee whiskey...Taste is whiskey, wet wood, alcohol,vanilla,smooth,brown sugar, alcohol..palate is smooth, with light alcohol bite
madmitch76 (14304) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st May 2010
Cloudy dark-red brown beer, big frothy tan head. Light palate - dry and a little soft. This is a big beer! Port Wine and Brandy tones immediately obvious but held in check but surprising espresso coffee bitterness. The bitterness ebbs leaving strong spirity malt. Finishes a little dry with minerals, spice and a little cherry. Quite different from the original. Could do with some time though!
ekleintop (8) - - JUN 15, 2012 does not count
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Looks great and not a bad nose. Just too darn malty sweet for my palette.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
avantdagare (124) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 finger red-beige head that fast sinks to 0mm. Red-amber body. Nose: Madeira, figs, dates and wine-gum. Aroma: Dates, figs, alcohol-sting, madeira, chocolate, toffee, oranges and grapefruit. Liqueur-like. Long semi-sweet ending with some bitterness and sharp alcohol-sting.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle at Craig’s BrewDog tasting. Pours a dark amber colour with a thin yellowish head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, caramel and lots of alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very present again with moderate bitterness.
shoulderbroken (1849) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, some time last year. Pours dark red brown with bubbly gold head. Aroma is smoky, boozy, lots of dark fruit, wood, whisky. Intense spiky and spicy booziness. Taste is quite smooth though. Taste is very boozy, can really taste the wood and whisky of the barrel. Very malty, even with a touch of caramel like creaminess. There is some bitterness at the end, but this is overwhelmed by the booze kick. Bit spice too. Surprisingly smooth and drinkable. This is pretty nice. Probably wouldn’t have more than one in a sitting though!
Cuso (4217) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 14, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from beerplanet web shop. hazy brown color with small beige head. Aroma of toffee, cookies, dried tropical fruit, whiskey. Taste, milk chocolate, dried tropical fruit, vanilla, caramel, wood, whiskey, bitter hops. Long alcoholic bitter finish. Nice complex beer.
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark cloudy orange with a small head.
Smells divine, of prunes, caramel, red berries, wood, and a slight hint of whisky.
Tastes of a heavy bitter, medium tartness, and medium sweetness. Pine, prune, acetic, and heavy alcohol.
Texture is oily, carbonation is medium, body is medium. Finishes quite alcoholic, with a large bitterness, Interesting, but mostly a one-time beer.