Westmeister (1449) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Estimated to be a 2005. Pours a muddy brown red with a one finger brown head that resides quickly to nil. Smell is bright raisins, plum wine, sweet honey, speckles of brown sugar, caramel. Taste is initially a bit muddled due to some more than minor oxidation, but then lends itself to burnt brown sugar, plums, raisins, other dark aged fruit, more toffee. It’s a shame that this particular bottle is past it’s prime, but there still is a shell of a nice beer here. Unfortunately there were a couple of questionable years of care on this bottle that could have added to its demise.
Cuso (3662) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my friend, many thanks Dano. Very dark brown color with minimal beige head. Sweet syrupy, malty aroma. Taste, dark malt, strawberry syrup, caramel, vinous notes, light hoppy bitterness, sherry, wood. Very tasty sipping nightcap.
Maakun (255) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany with big off-white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Smell has a lot of blackberries. Lots of red fruits and berries, then roasted malts, brown sugar, dark chocolate. Lots of fruity complexity. Big sweetness, with sour in the beginning and end. Finish has mild bitterness. Medium bodied, full carbonation. Very good!
KAWANO (24) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2014 It is gorgeous both in color, aroma. The slightly sour taste in a mouth is subjected to strong impression. It is also likely to keep a good balance of whole if there is a little more sweetness here that feeling of alcohol is surging at the same time, but the sweetness is not enough. It must be the best beer if they have it.
bartlebier (1099) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl Geers 2012-2013. BB?. Pours an opaque dark chestnut. Upfront liquorice and candi sugar in the nose. Dry and sweet-spicy components of: roasted nuts, vinsanto, sherry +cask dryness, caramel, rum, Lebkuchen, mulled wine. Heavy carb, comparatively light-bodied. Nice and dry, still a heady sipper.
omikr0n (642) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy dark brown with nice lasting fluffy white head. Aroma is charcoal, cocoa, malt, slightly roasty. Flavor is malt, cocoa, hint of nuts and alcohol.
frlrv1020 (38) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious! Lots of malt, dates and plums in the aroma and taste. A bit of tartness kicks in on the palate. It has a beautiful tamarind color.
Ozckr (169) - Barcelona, SPAIN - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
herbs, grass, floral, nuts, cereal, cloudy, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, oily feel, medium body, average carbonation,
Anatole (83) - BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bière ambrée, assez fruitée et sucrée, légère amertume, pas mal de corps, alcool présent. Plus complèxe qu’il n’y parait.
ibrubeer (30) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Draft. Dark color, with ruby highlights. Tons of malt aroma and flavor. Very smooth. Alcohol totally not evident. Awesome!
paologalloni (79) - ITALY - JAN 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 schiuma pomposa e persistente color nocciola a grana grossa aroma moderatamente malati con note balsamiche da luppolo e trionfo del lievito con note di ciliegina vino stalla e spezie.sapore inizialmente dolce con toni acidi il finale è lungo e dolce con punte di amaro vino. ottima