jcwattsrugger (11454) - 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 (4041) - 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 (2805) - 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 (6081) - 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 (2812) - 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 (933) - 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 (5208) - 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.
larsga (6676) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No sound on opening of bottle. Thin coarse head. Hazy amber body. Deep syrupy toffee aroma with marzipan notes. Intense sweet plummy alcoholic dried fruit taste with syrupy earthy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel, but flat. Hardly any CO2 at all. Sweet honeyish strawberry and peppery marzipan aftertaste with earthy plummy notes and traces of apple. Totally lacking in bitterness, and therefore unbalanced. Not too bad, but would improve with a decade of cellaring. (0.33l bottle, Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. Bottled 2009-04-10. Bottle #532.)
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle, green wax dipped. Brewed 25-02-2009, bottled 10-04-2009, and consumed on 14-01-2010. Bottle #740 of 1134 for this batch. Opening with so much as a his, the body pours basically flat, with no head. Colored a deep reddish amber, the liquid looks quite dense in the glass, but surprisingly leaves little sheeting or legging. The aroma shows notes of plums, figs, dates, and caramel, with hints of dessert bread and some dusty, faded, orangey hops. Bready, doughy yeast and heavy vanilla lend a weighty, sugary feel to the nose. Flavors are incredibly sweet, obviously loaded with the aforementioned malty notes of figs, raisins, dates, and heavy, heavy caramel sugar. A slight hint of tart cherry enters the fold, perhaps a nod from the cognac, though vanilla seemingly shoves everything out of the way to take center stage. A dash of oily citrus ring brings in a bright hop note, but make no mistake, even at 62 EBUs this one remains a massive malt bomb. Sugary, almost syrupy on the tongue, the body just seems to drag, lacking grace. An oxidized, sherry-like warmth comes through at the very last second. Alcohol is well hidden by all the massive, fruity sugars, but that’s not necessarily a good thing as it’s the sweetness that is the primary detractor here. I was not impressed in the least.