sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottled, sampled 2010-03-02) Hazy amber with a very small, bubbly head. Rich-malty nose with berryish and dark-fruity, alcoholic warmth. Sugary-sweet flavor with grainy malt, dark fruit, some alcohol (not burning). Surprisingly drinkable for beer this strong, yet not quite an example in balance.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to madmitch76 for this fine brew. Pours clear copper with off white head. The aroma is rich smooth prunes, peaches, ripe juicy plums, apples, semi sweet sherry notes, caramel candy some oak and orange hard candy. The taste is upsettingly smooth and wonderful (where have you been all my life?) and rich and complex. It offers up succulent notes of rich smooth blended dark fruitiness, ribbons of creamy caramel candy, smooth molasses covered oak and sweet citrus orange like hop flavor. Amazing!
jcwattsrugger (10938) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2010
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @Datz Thanks Dave-12oz bottle-pours an off white head with bubbles and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt, medium fruit-pear/cherry. Taste is sweet medium malt, medium fruit-pear/cherry/honey/caramel, some herbal hops. Minimum carbonation. YUM!
stouby (3492) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (batch 1134 bottle 760, vintage 2009).
Orange-red beer without head. Aroma heavy malty ( wood, over ripe fruits, notes of cognac). Flavor very sweet with strong notes of alcohol. Body almost flat, very smooth, the alcohol is well hidden.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle, thanks Roger. Bottle #855/1134. Dark amber/brown color, almost no head. Aroma is dried, sweet fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet, fruit and dried fruit, alcohol and oak. Not much bitterness. Very long aftertaste. Almost no carbonation. Extreme beer, but very good.
Defreni (2285) - Husum, DENMARK - APR 17, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Brun øl uden antydningen af skumhoved. Absolut ingen karbonering. Tilgengæld en lækker duft af karamelmalt der fortsætter i smagen. Vanilje og eg giver også et fint bidrag. Minder faktisk om Angels Share, men har det samme problem med manglende karbonation hvor vi havde været helt oppe og ringe. Men daym øllen smager godt.
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lactic nose, wood.
Golden brown low head.
Big wood, vanilla, cookie, rest sugar.
Oily, light herbal.
Ober (2806) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A litlle hazy dark orange/brown colored beer, with almost no head. just a little and it’s beige. The aroma of sweet caramel with some dark fruits with alcohol in the back. The taste of sweet dark fruits, it’s malty with some spices. There is warming alcohol. The aftertaste is stickey and some bitter.
Madsnp (927) - DENMARK - MAR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber coloured with no head and no bubbles. Aromas of caramel, oak, dried fruit, honey and warming alcohol. Super soft texture. Warming flavour with notes of honey, syrup, wood, raisins, alcohol and malt. Heavy and sweet, yet very drinkable stuff..
mjs (4202) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle #549 at Pikkulintu) Poured ruby red and hazy with almost non-existent head. Aroma contained raisin, dried plum, malts, vanilla, alcohol and molasses. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were sweetness and more sweetness, malts, raisin, figs, mild bitterness and mild roastedness. Aftertaste was sweet and mildly bitter.