Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Todd for sharing this bottle at the Carolina Crew tasting last month! Cloudy yellow pour. Woody, funky, yeasty, fruity, spicy flavor and aroma. Very complex and the 13% abv was well hidden.
ThirstyBird (1198) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ kulminator shared with BelgBeerGeek. Pours a clear bright amber with a nice tan head. The smell is complex with rich malt sweetness, dark fruit, brown sugar and caramel. This one is bursting with flavor, fruit, some tartness,wood, roasted grain, a touch of cardboard. booze with a dry, crisp end. Mild carbonation with medium body that is slick.
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - JAN 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Kulminator .. It pours amber with a small beige head….malty, honey, vinous, vanilla, wood and some warming alcohol….. lovely .... Fantastic!
abemorsten (2492) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Kulminator. Sparkling, deep nut goldenbody with a small beige head. Honey, vanilla, wooden and vinuous notes on the nose. Meaty honey flavors, smooth and full bodied with more vinuous notes and a pleasant alco warmth. Fantastic!
AndySnow (2475) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Where: Kulminator, Antwerpen.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small off-white head.
Aroma: Sweet citrus, sour fruit, spices, some alcohol.
Body: Full bodied with lots of carbonation.
Flavour: Sour fruit, rather sweet, raisin.
bhensonb (10355) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for this bottle. Pours translucent copper with a transient beige head. Aroma mildly sour fruit. Near med body. Lots of wood. Some brown sugar; some heat; ripe light pitted fruits. Maybe a touch of date/raisin in the finish. Very good! Aged nicely.
marcus (6018) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a tiny orangish beige head and a sour fruit, alcohol and malt aroma. There is a carbonated slightly sour brown flavor with lots of oak and some dark fruit. Very complex and well-aged.
Benzai (6432) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old notes, no idea from which event or tasting. Just wrote down the flavors which were winey, oak, a touch of sour. Ok, but not my favorite.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Keith I think. Rating #327. Clear copper pour with practically no head to speak of. Fruity aroma, grapes are the first one that comes to mind. Big and boozy with a slight fruitiness, wine and a little woody. Not bad. (2802)
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Kulminator. Clearish blonde with a thick white head. Aroma is spicy, sugar, beets and apparent oxidization. Flavor is spicy yeast esters, sugary malt, citrus peel and alcohol. Medium body. Wow, not what I expected at all, the oxidization is expected for a 8 year old beer but it had a weird beet aroma that I couldn’t get past.
brystmar (1118) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Torst.
Barely any head; poor retention. Tastes like a boozy, honey-infused barleywine. Sweet bready malt bomb, plenty of alcohol behind the flavor. Good, but not worth seeking out. Totally different from the 2010, and yet far inferior.