olio (4156) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle.
Rated on 20110709.
Pours clear brown color with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma of plums, raisins, malts, oak and spices. Flavor of oak, plums, raisins, berries, spices and distant fruits.
armando629 (2209) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Murky hazy copper/mahagony red one with a fine creamy off white head. Aroma brings the first shock. Woody tartness, some barnyard, berries, a lot of berries, tropical fruits, overriped bananas, spicies of vanilla, clove, dried fruits, prune...uhhh and the flavour: Oily bodied one, soft carbonation brings the wonderful character with a lot of fruitiness: figs, woody tartness, berries, dried fruits with some alcohol, soft texture, grape and some must. What a complexity, i can not believe, thanks!
albundy (48) - FRANCE - FEB 27, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Un goût incroyable, un soupson de sucre pour arrondir le tout.
Une odeur de vin très légère juste ce qu’il faut.
Un vrai régal !!
Madsnp (906) - DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the 2008 vintage. Pours light copper colored with small chunks and a nice small, dense, creamy and lasting off white head. Aromas of wood, caramel, berries, alcohol (surprisingly little), cider vinegar, christmas spices and candi sugar. Warming alcohol in the flavor and with notes of sweet malty caramel, tart wood and a rather dry finish.. Excellent beer!
Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours brown orange with red hints. Fast decreasing sand coloured head. The aroma holds cherries, red berries, wood, wet sand, tart cider, coconut and light vanilla. Undertones of super dry caramel, alcohol and mould. Really vinous and light acidic on the nose. The flavour is light sweet, light bitter and light acidic. Vinous, woodsy, berry-like and malty. The mouthfeel is round, “full” and soft with alight tart touch. Medium to full carbonation. Vinous, tart marzipan,-ish alcohol-driven and woodsy finish. Medium to full bodied.
TheEpeeist (2865) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle, 2010. Murky brown with white fuzz. Nose is toffee, grain, musty oak and wild grapes. Oily, sticky medium body with a muted sparkle. Perfect for sharing with small samples but may be a challenge solo. Taste is toffee, apricot, honey, sweet white wine, vanilla and grass. Quite nice and certainly worth trying once even though expensive.
prawlie (870) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle from Beers of Europe into a Westmalle glass. Dark brown, very fizzy and with a good bubbly head. The aroma is very nice, and complex. You can tell the wine influence with the lovely red fruits, there is acidity and sourness. A rich, very sweet taste, a bit like sherry, fruity and dry. A fine sipper.
obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple and plum nose. Cloudy copper, thin head. Very vinous, tannic. still a lot of apple core and plum. a little boozy. Not really exceptional, but enjoyable.
BeerBaboon (1219) - FINLAND - JAN 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Hazy, dark brown colour. Caramel, spices, fruits and oak. Oily mouthfeel with soft carbonation.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 750ml (BZ, vintage 2011)
Deep ruby-brown color, small off-white head. Aroma is a bit sour, tart, cellary, oak, red wine/tannines, some fruits. Medium to full-bodied. Flavor has Belgian yeasty fruityness, toffee and then evident tannines, red grapes from Burgundy barrel. Alcohol - of course - but much less than in normal Bush-beers. Complex brew.