JefVerstraete (1571) - Ghent, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown, a lot of beige foam. Low carbonation. Complex and well balanced beer. Sweet aroma of candy sugar, honey and dark fruit. Some roastiness and bitter finish. Good beer.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.09.2013, 0,18l bottle (#679/1216, 2009 vintage) @ home:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is very balanced and rich, dark malts, licorice, chocolate, coffee, toffee, oak, vanilla, alcohol, some spices, hints of chili. Taste is mild and balanced, dark malts, oak, licorice, alcohol, dark sugar, coffee, even more licorice, cocoa, caramel, grass, vanilla. Longlasting mild bitterness, little carbonation, kind of a "thin" body because of the carbonation level. Still very nice!
Countbeer (4709) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Vintage 2009: #943/1216: To the 100 years excistence of PSV: Served in a wine glass:
A darker brown pour. A lively (light) brown foamy head, that seems to change into a lacing quick on top of a black colored beer.
Aromas of bourbon, vinous, nettle, roasted barley malts, hint of liquorice, vanilla, marzepin and cream.
The flavour is a gentle smooth mix of vanilla, spices, cream, roasted malts, bread, vinous, some liquor notes, a hint of marzepin, raisin, some marshmellows, bitters, creamy porridge and some creamy grainy notes.
Aftertaste is a mix of roast, bourbon, cream, light vinous, leaves, some malt, hay roast and vanilla.
Low carbo, soft creamy silky mouthfeel, full body and an oily texture.
This one is indeed the best of them all. Delicious! Was worth the time waiting for this one!
shigadeyo (3075) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2/16/2011: Tsarina Esra Reserva... Aroma: Milk
chocolate and roasted malt; just a bit of vanilla sugar and caramel.
Appearance: Near black, opaque; mocha-colored crown. Flavor: Dark
chocolate, vanilla, dark malts, and a bit of alcohol; dry, dusty at
times in the middle; almost milky, coffee-like finish. Palate:
Medium body; calm and smooth; good mouthfeel. Overall: VERY good!<br
330 ml bottle (11% Alc; O.G. 1108; F.G. 1026) shared by alexsdad06.
Thanks Tom! Rating #242 for this beer.
NosirIwont (2000) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 11.0%. Bottle no. 219. Best before Feb. ’34. Pours dark brown, almost black, with a small khaki head. Bit of lacing. Tart aroma, a wee bit roasted, dark fruit notes and a bit oxidised. Remote salty note. Coffee, chocolate and sweet liquorice deep down. Flavour is sweet and tart, dark fruit and oxidised notes, bordering vermouth. Light perfume note as it warms. Bitter, tart, wine/vermouth finish with a lingering dry note. Overall good, but a bit too tart. 31.07.13.
emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich opaque brown pour with one finger of chestnut tan head. rich nose, malt forward with notes of burnt sugar, blackstrap molasses, raisin/fig, bitter chocolate. Lots of molasses and bitter chocolate in the flavor with notes of acidic coffee and burnt sugar, prune, and dark fruit. Full bodied with a moderate bitterness and acidity.
kraddel (3615) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tasted side by side with the cognac version, this was a 2009 vintage, and 77ships drank it blind ( i knew what was what )
pours black, small white foam
this one’s a lot thicker, , intenser, and sweeter. this would almopst be woth going for ! but still, hel en verdoemenis beats the shit out of it !
77ships (4251) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thx! to Kraddel for this one. 2009 Vintage, 18 cl. red wax, old school previous brewery De Molen. Bottle nr. 662/1216. Dark brown, almost no head. Thick hazelnuts, syrup, chocolate milk, sweet, cake, muffin, almost touch of nose booze,… Taste is bit affected by age, touch oxidation, licorice, herbs, cake, spices, coffee, herbal, thick cacao powder,… Bit thinner body. Better than the new stuff but unfortunately once a big fan boy I am truly beginning to hate this brewery.
ansalon (1591) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Queen's Head, Stockholm. Nose is chocolate, heather and honey. Mouth is very smooth and creamy with loads of honey, heather, tones of chocolate and vanilla. Sublime.
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TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at GBBF 2011.Late rating due to misplaced tasting book.Dark brown to black pour with minimal head.Sweet boozy aromas and some oak.Tastes of chocolate,alcohol,caramel,coffee and a little butterscotch and oak.Had 2 samples of this one as a member of our group didnt like it,great stuff,i certainly did.Very nice.