Joakgust (738) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Celebrating my SWMBO’s new job!
Bottle, 75cl - Semi hazy red amber beer with a large frothy beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of dried fruits, walnuts, hazelnuts, port wine, caramel, coffee and toffee. Flavor is fruity with notes of oranges, honey, caramel, candy, cola, chocolate and nutmeg. A complete explosion of aromas and flavors. Insanely enjoyable! I’m going to have sex after this.
tmrmwel (721) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 2010. Pours hazy dark golden with sediments, with a finger thick creamy head. Aroma is roasted malts and kandi, as well as sweet fruity notes of canned cherries with honey and heathery spices. Full creamy body with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with roasted malts, as well as fruity yeast with some sour notes of apples and cherries finishing off with vanilla and oak barrels. Well hidden alcohol.
maledictum (555) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky reddish brown colour with a mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some fudge, mild fruityness, spices as well as some slight wooden notes. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, alchohol, some fruits as well as some burnt sugary notes.
Ljunkan (530) - SWEDEN - APR 26, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Weine. Hazy amber color, small head. Aroma is fruity with notes of honey, caramel/toffee, some oak and some light funky notes. Flavour is a bit acidic/tart with some oak/wood, some sweeter caramel and honey notes, ending with some warming alcohol. Medium to full body, quite smooth. Interesting one.
andersand (529) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The maturation of this beer on the barrel has added so much. Lovely vinousity, luxurious alcohol, a fantastic fruity berry layer on top of a mild but sturdy caramell layer. Good acidity in the finish inviting you for another sip.
JAXSON (523) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Pours deep mahogany with a large, fluffy light beige head. Nice lacing, a real looker. Really good nose, a nice bit of Chimay-esque yeast, ripe red fruits, maybe just a touch of barrel sourness, and some caramel malt. Dry and prickly in the mouth, focused and restrained. I expected a bit of sweet/sour hodgepodge, but it’s quite elegant and straightforward. Has the champagne-like quality of Malheur Dark Brut, but may have a touch more wild complexity at the front. Not too sweet, which was my major worry hear, and it’s really quite dry. A bit of sourness kind of creeps throughout but thankfully doesn’t blossom as the soft elegance here is what does it. Very pretty, a neat beer. -------- As this warms it changes character, a sour apple edge comes out, and the whole thing is more tart. I’m trying to make sense of the two "worlds" of this beer but it’s a bit disjointed at times. Drink it cold.
mickmac (484) - Ngunnawal, AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber/light brown body with a sparse off-white head. Aroma and taste of stone fruit (cherries), wood, toast and port. Geuze like in some respects, but with a rich, warming body. Balanced body, with a slightly bitter finish. Low carbonation, medium bodied, warming.
ricke (476) - Malme, SWEDEN - JAN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy reddish brown with an off-white head.
The aroma is complex with notes of tart fruits, vinous barrel notes, grass and malts.
The flavor is mildly acidic with notes of sweet caramel malts, tart and vinous fruits, oak barrel and hints of vanilla. Overall, very vinous character. Ends dry and "oaky" with a hint of sweet alcohol and some spices.
Medium body and easy on the palate.
Very enjoyable. Elegant composition with an impressive wine barrel character.
caralkaline87 (435) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-soaked amber with a modest light brown head. Nose is very tart and has a wine-like quality without being too similar to wine; some rich, dark maltiness is present as well. Flavor is extremely complex and dominated by brown sugar, grapes, dull fruits, alcohol, sharp yeastiness, all balanced against an almost hot, spiced hop and coriander profile. Some sourness in the finish. The booziness is big but does not really detract. An odd and very expensive selection, but mostly a pleasant experience.
eManu (434) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle. Pours a dark copper to brown hazy color with a thin light beige head. Aroma of old dark fruits, oak, wine, liquorice and spice. Flavors are strong and complex, of dark berries and ripe bananas, oak and wine, liquore. Good carbonation, bitter, sour and tart, dry with a long lasting liquor finish. Very enjoyable, tonns of rich flavors, changes as you drink. A top brew.