daje (4123) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared at beer tasting.
Brown body, no head, little or no carbonation.
Malty aroma with alcohol and mandarin, Taste of malt extract, sherry, apples, sweet finish. Good but not quite what we expected, I guess some aging would have done this bottle a good favour.
GBZ59 (1217) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 1, 2012
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa globo. Catada en jul´12. Color ámbar rojizo y apariencia turbia. Espuma beige amarillenta, de espuma pequeño-mediana, que crea una corona cremosa con bastante buena retención. Aromas de lúpulo Noble, toque picante, intenso malta caramelo y caramelos con trazos de canela. Maltas caramelo dulces y frutos muy maduros –melocotón y albaricoque-, gentil calidez alcohólica y sutil amargor desde el primer sorbo. Paladar oleoso, abundante y voluptuoso. Uvas pasas y pomelo dulce en el intermedio. Cuerpo pleno y baja carbonatación. Final suave, cremoso y ligeramente terroso. El retrogusto aporta matices de caña de azúcar, azúcar moreno y notas de ron. Aromas y sabores sorprendentemente bien equilibrados. Deliciosa. ¡¡¡ Cerveza obligatoria!!!. Comentario: El año pasado saboreé una botella de 750ml; recuerdo que estaba deliciosa pero no tome notas. Bien, ahora, al mirar las etiquetas he apreciado: Botella # 113 ed ltd de 750ml 24,3EBC 53,9IBU y Botella de 330ml 45EBC 57IBU.
330ml bottle. Snifter glass. Review on jul´12. Reddish amber color. Foggy appearance. Yellowish beige, medium to small bubbled, froth creates creamy, fairly good retention, crown. Noble hop, spicy, intense caramel malt & candy aromas with hints of cinnamon. Sweet caramel malts, very ripe fruits –peach & apricot-, gentle warming & subtle bitterness at first sip. Buttery, plentiful & voluptuous palate. Raisin & sweet grapefruit in the middle. Full body, low carbonation. Smooth, creamy, slightly earthy finish. Aftertaste carries sugar cane, brown sugar & soft rhum-like hues. Amazing well balanced flavors & aromas. Delightful. Mandatory beer!!! Comment: Last year I enjoyed a 750ml bottle. I remember it so delicious but no notes were taken. Well, looking at labels I´ve realized: 750ml ltd. Ed. -#113- bottle 24,3EBC 53,9IBU but 330ml bottle 45EBC 57IBU.
Tyskevdb (20) - , NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at brewery De Molen in Bodegraven (NL). Dark / red colored. An overwhelming aroma of rum, raisins and red fruit. The taste is similar: very sweet and heavy! Reminds me of port / sherry. Wow! Perhaps, a bit too overwhelming if not paired with cheese or desserts.
mike_77 (5567) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - JUN 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy dark orange colour. Aroma is of a spicy orange syrup. Has a really thick syrupy texture that really coats the palate. Flavour of marmalade, orange oil and bittersweet citrus peel.
Smallprint (74) - - JUN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep orange, looks more like a very strong IPA than a Barley Wine, had absolutely no head and very little carbonation. Taste is very sweet indeed with an obvious alcohol presence. Also tastes highly hopped, again, not unlike a very strong IPA. Extremely thick mouthfeel, oily like texture, completely coating the mouth as you drink it. Took a while to finish, but an enjoyable beer.
charlotte (5192) - rødovre, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Dark orange colour with no head.Aroma of syrup and sherry sweet and slight sticky,sweet and malty,with hint of caramel and mandarine,nice vinous and swwet finish.
MrHangover (4019) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange, brown colour without any head. Very present aroma of malts, alcohol and overripe fruits like plums, citrus fruits and others. Flavour is fruity sweet followed by an alcoholic sweetness. Very cloying, syrupy mouthfeel. You’ll notice the 15% alcohol, while drinking, and after drinking. Great beer to sit back and relax with...
Cybercat (5170) - Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, syrupy aroma is rather sweet, not really like beer at all, with notes of molasses and honey. It pours a clear, dark cola brown with a skimpy head that doesn’t hang around long. Flavor is quite sweet, more like wine than beer - and watch out for that alcohol bite! Well, look at the ABV and then wonder why it bites like an angry pit bull. Texture is rather like a hard liquor, mainly raw alcohol bite with some sweet and fruity and molasses hints. I prefer a beer that smells, tastes and feels like beer. However, different strokes for different folks.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of ygtbsm94. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a medium caramel color with no real head, though none is expected from a brew like this. Nose is strong malt and sweetness with some fruit in the background. Flavor has quite a bit of sweetness drowning out some of the subtleties from the nose. Medium-full body. A bit viscous. Some booze. Pretty good.
madmitch76 (22351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
19th April 2009
Hazy amber beer, no head and no carbonation. Silky and slightly oily palate. Sweet soft malt with a little brandy and sherry. A good deal of aniseed spice on the finish. Unusual.
29th October 2009
Kulminator on the Borefts 1 trip. Sweet sweet malt. Lovely sweet Port Wine tones. Much better than previous bottle.