faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - OCT 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella. Unclear dark brown. Malty sweet caramel bit spiced aroma. Quite sweet bitter deep malty spiced dark fruity flavour. Bitter sweet malty alco finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle by way of glouglouburp.... rich looking hazy amber pour with a small tan head. the aroma is quite sweet... like butterscotch candy mixed with caramel, malt, faint maple, bubble gum and a touch of sour-ish earthiness akin to root vegetables fresh out of the garden. the flavor is pretty much the same with a bit of alcohol and and a kick of spiciness on the finish. there’s a definite note of wood and maple in the aftertaste. medium to full body with a stickiness which coats the lips. this is usually off putting but this has enough acidity, spice and alcohol heat so that it doesn’t get overbearing...
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color; the medium head reduces quickly. It has a strong caramel aroma, and light aroma of vegetables, spices, liquorice. Medium body, with strong caramel flavor, medium sweetness, and a mixed touch of spices and vegetables (cinnamon and carrots for example). Low bitterness; in the final the alcohol is a bit too much evident. It reminds me some young and recent Fuller’s Vintage ones, but simpler.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (From Ölkonsortiet, Aalborg). Deep amber colour, mediumsized brown head. Aroma is caramel malts, hops and mild notes of alcohol and spices. Flavour is fruits, yeast, raisins and some slight leathery notes. Aftertaste is mainly yeast and hops.
KimJohansen (10349) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy deep amber with medium beige head. Sweet malty aroma with caramel and roasted malt. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, caramel, spices and ripe overripe fruits. Warming alcohol in the finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a white head. Sweet and malty with a maple taste of dark fruit. Getting a lot of etoh in this, a bit syrupy. Interesting beer but im not crazy about it.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 bottle at the DDC 10th Anniversary Party. Very sweet, fishy aroma, some booze. Some nice sweetness in the flavor, a bit of maple, brown sugar. Good, thick body. Doesn’t taste too old. The maple adds a nice touch. I’d like to have this fresh.
gnoff (7328) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(341 ml bottle, thanks to oh6gdx!) BB 1/3-2010. Labelled 8% ABV and "Danish Beerhouse". Hazy reddish copper color, tan dense head. Malty, toffee, butter, sweet, grainy scent. Salty, sweet, smoked, malty taste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby color, small off-white head. Plums, dark fruits in the nose. Dark fruity, alcoholic, plummy. Thin finish. Very Belgisch brew, although it was said to be "Scottish".
kmweaver (3204) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 bottle, shared by willblake @ DDC 10th Anniversary Party. Thanks, Jon! Pours a bright, clear honey-edged amber color; light-tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Very generous aroma: plenty of dried fruits, honey, and red fruitiness; dates and raisins; some supportive oxidation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy dried fruits, dried caramel, and viscous, sweet honeyed notes; very enjoyable, very generous scotch ale; some butterscotch, restrained sweetness, nicely composed. Lengthy finish: caramel, dried fruits and plenty of honey-tinged sweet malts; pleasantly sweet.