daveshawley (25) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage from Wegman’s for Valentine’s Day. Poured deep, almost opaque, brown with a nice foamy head that dissipates into a thin, off-white lasting froth. Initial aroma is vinous, the rich wine is obvious. Other notes of sour fruit, sweet but woody. Taste is sweet to start that quickly turns sour and tangy. Palate is medium and a little fizzy - not nearly as thick as I had expected. Finish is long, tart, and very enjoyable. The alcohol warmth is noticeable throughout but never overwhelming. I’m lucky that this is so expensive otherwise I might be tempted to drink it regularly!
Serapac (143) - CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Red brown, small quickly receding off-white head. Aroma wild cherries in alcohol, coffee. Vivid carbonation, quite full but clean body. Taste cherries, red wine, raisins. Some qualities of sour ale. Unusual and complex, glad to have tried.
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Holmen1 (2779) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kveldens siste på Mandag i annen des-14: julemandag - avsluttes med tre absolutte højdare (først 10 Commandments, så denne og til slutt Bush Prestige). Upusset kobber og fint skum. Vidunderlig bæraroma med hint av vin og vanilje. Voj, voj, dette er gode saker. Nydelig smak (lyse bær), rund og kompleks til tusen, lett vinøst preg og så ekstremt lett å drikke till tross for sitt utslag på Richters skala.
tandembrauer (269) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Mandag i annen at Cardinal. Pours cloudy amber with little off-white head. Aroma of red wine, vinegar, cherry, acetone, wood, horse stable. Sweet-sour taste with a lot of alcohol and some acetone; red wine, berries, honey.
TET (1756) - FINLAND - DEC 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beautiful, dark reddish beer with a big and blond head. The nose has strong raisins, quite sweet, prune, intensive, sherry. Taste has strong raisins, dried fruits, some barrel, sherry, nice sweetness, no alcohol, slightly drying end. Full bodied, strong carbonation that is lightening the palate, not heavy. Very lots of raisins, even like sherry. Very rich and intensive beer.
Beertobealive (301) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Large foamy beige Head with distinct aromas of lambic, raspberry and rosé wine. Body is amber colored with notes of ruby. Delicate and long fruity taste, yellow berries. Like a lambic without the bitterness.
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weihenweizen (1872) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2014 Refrigerated 75 cl brown bottle poured into a glass. Medium brown with small white head. Aroma is dark candy sugar, dark fruit, medium body, medium/well carbonated, and little lacing. Taste is dark candy sugar, dark fruit, nice red wine, some oak, and some spice. Best strong dark Belgian ale of night for me.
JStax (3239) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Pours a dark copper. Good clarity. Thin white head. Aroma is musty, earthy, lots of dark fruits. The taste I sweet, dark fruits. Some spice. Dry finish. Really good.
AgentSteve (1640) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent beer. Pours deep brown with a decent tan head. Full and complex nose and flavor. Caramel, toffee, dark fruit, vinous notes and wood.
Hansen (6878) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reconstructed from old rating, seems to have vanished. Dark amber coloured and almost clear. Has a white head, lasting. Aroma is sweet, vanilla, notes of port-wine, fruit. Sweet flavor, warming alcohol. Creamy texture.
darrennelson12 (429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle (2013 vintage); really enjoyed this one as it is quite different. AT first, aroma was of peach and nectarine when chilled, as it warmed it turned to apple and vanilla. Very smooth and easy drinking given the alcohol % ... I would absolutely buy this one again (if I can)