agold (1) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled In: 2011 101
This beer is a dark caramel red-brown color with a just off white head. About 2 cm which recedes to a film shortly. Spotty lacing. Aroma is caramel, molasses, burnt sugar and fruit forward. A bit of heat, but very nice. Unfortunately this beer really doesn’t deliver. Acetone, burnt sugar, heat, solventy, and figs. Sweet and solvents are the two words I would use to describe this beer. Mouthfeel is somehow worse. Thin, hot, mid level carbonation. If it was going to be that thin it needs to be less carbonated, and it needed a lot more body. Really not a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
olio (8469) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355 ml bottle. Bottled 2012.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a small head. Nice apricot and ripe plums, vanilla, wood and toffee. Flavor is raisins, plums, wood, caramel, toffee, mild alcohol notes, faint vanilla and subtle nougat. Very refined and enjoyable slow sipper. This has aged well (without knowing how a fresh one tastes).
tiong (5603) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 2012B -
Pours reddish orange with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, ripe fruits, hints of jam, berries and dates. Taste is a bit boozy, woody and malty with loads of ripe fruits, syrup, toffee, caramel, dates and hints of berries. Finish is sweet, warming and heavy with some ripe fruits, caramel, toffee, berries, hints of syrup. Quite sweet and heavy slow sipper.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5 cl bottle @ home. Bottled 2012.
Aroma is sweet and complex with caramel, toffee, jam and raisins. Flavour has alcohol, woody tones, vanilla, and caramel. Okay, the alcohol is sharp here but it fits in and cuts the sweetness.
thepatrickman (227) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, about 18 months old. Phew, this is a beast hiding in a 12oz bottle! Big aroma of sweet malt and raisins with a bit of booze. The flavor is huge, combining barleywine sweetness with a bit of the fruit flavor from the dates. It finishes surprisingly dry -- almost astringent -- with the malts dropping away and a moderate hop bitterness lingering.
Koelschtrinker (14586) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Investiver, ziemlich süßer Antrunk. Leichte Oxidierung, geringe Schokoladigkeit. Alkoholische Noten, vollmundig. Die Süße wird zum Glück geringer, weich, minimale Herbe. Nett, etwas zu viel Alkohol. 8/11/12/10/13/11
yourilevesque (901) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dégustée en compagnie de Cédrick. La bière est orange et un important dépôt solide qui tombe lourdement et bruyamment au fond de mon verre. Le liquide présente des notes fruitées. La datte ayant sucré le liquide de son sucre plutôt sec, j’y détecte des notes de cassonade brûlée et macérée dans l’alcool car disons-le, cette bière cache très mal l’alcool qui la constitue! La figue de son côté apporte une rondeur agréable au liquide et un corps sans lequel la bière aurait été imbuvable. Légère amertume en fin de bouche laissée par un apport apprécié en houblons, cette bière se doit d’être partagée et dégustée lentement, très lentement.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with medium off white head that lasts leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is strong booze and dark fruit. Thin mouth, sweet honey malt, strong booze, candy sugar, really nice.
valpoaj (673) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle aged for, well, quite a long time (> 5 years..possibly much longer). Enough noise when opening bottle to quell worries of it being massively oxidized. Pours black, minimal head, minimal carbonation, but not used motor oil. Aroma is, well, actually quite beautiful - tons of caramelized malt, toffee, booze, dark fruits...just very pleasant on the nose. Flavor is pretty impressive as well - similar to the aroma, the caramel flavor comes to the forefront with a ton of dark fruit flavor as well. The booze flavor is very evident, but it is incredibly smooth. Medium to heavy mouthfeel seems very appropriate. Ok, I admit, I should have tried this fresher, and now I want to see how it is fresh, because this was absolutely sublime with this much age on it (now I can admit it...this is probably from about 2007)
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ADfan (737) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottle pours a hazy amber color with a big head. The aroma is big with sweetness and some fruit like raisins and plums. Taste is more fruit and a big boozy taste. Long finish.