DroolYeast (291) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Basement Beer Bar in Aalborg.
Aroma of dried dark fruit - prunes, plum (It reminds me of some dessert my grandmother used to serve). Very dark brown colour with small off-white head, virtually none lasting. High sweetness, light bitterness. Full body, thick slick texture, light+ carbonation, finish is long lasting with dried fruits.
Very satisfying beer.
rane (919) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at basement beer bar. Black with offwhite head. Aroma roasted malts and rhum? Notes. Taste sweet malts some hints of barrelageing. Nice.
JanEric (1027) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from ’t Drankenhuys Amersfoor, 28/5/14. Black, no head. Choco malt and caramalts in aroma. Alcoholic taste, choco, some caramel again. Flat, sweetish. heavy. Not that special, too sweet and too much caramel.
ABS (551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown. Lots of brown head. Licorice, coffee, chocolate flavour. Bitter with some sweetness. Slick, just below medium body. Low, but fizzy, carbonation. A bit too much licorice in my opinion, but none the less a good beer.
adamnowek (243) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells a bit like sherry or cognac. Pitch black, almost no head. The alcohol is really well hidden, considering the strength.
Renobob (830) - Besançon, FRANCE - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 75cl. Bière très foncée, sans mousse. Très peu de CO2. Beaucoup de grillé, de malts torréfiés, de café. Bière lourde au palais, grosse corpulence et grande longueur en bouche.
kbudd19 (705) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thick dark brown pour, beautiful creamy white head with light bubbles. Aroma, very sherry port and like, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, a bit of oxidation (2 and half years old). Taste, sweet up front (like a dbock) very sherry like, a bit oxidized, but tasty.
Ferris (4958) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Vintage 2012 - Plum, candy sugar, fig and prune. Dark brown with a rich light brown head. Raisin, prune, dark sugars and fig. Rich dark and sweet. Like a quad, really rich a nice.
RW80 (768) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: very dark, with little small head.
Aroma: Sweer, dark dried fruit, quite some licor complexity (Good rum, cognac) , chocolate, toasted malts.
Taste: Caramelised malts, Lot’s o dark ruit some rum/cognac notes and complexity(Hard to describe) some American Hops (reminding of the Jopen breweries arley wines), but there is nice hint of cholate and toastyness there with powerfull alcohol to make it work right.
ull body, sot carbonation, slick texture.
Sweet complex brew and probably requires another bottle to do it’s complexity justice. Probably underrated.
More a barley wine to me as a strong ale.
Maakun (808) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown with small off-white head. Lots of brown sugar, milk chocolate, raisins, dried strawberry. Some cream and cardamom. Full bodied with very slick feel and low carbonation. Ok