bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from dkachur, thanks Dan! Reddish brown color. Raisin and some flowery hops in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with raisin, pepper, nutmeg, blackcurrant, banana, plums and flowery and oily hops. Good complexity, full bodied, heavy on the tongue, well hidden alcohol. Satisfyingly balanced. Oily hopbitter aftertaste, almost vinous. Syrupy mouthfeel. A huge beer!
chrisv10 (9714) - DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11.2% 2012 version. Clear dark amber with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted and hop. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, toasted, wood, little toffee, little dark fruit, oak, medium sweet and quite bitter.
Leighton (9649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap at Burp Castle. Pours a beautiful, amber-red with ruby highlights and a firm, white head. Nose is potent with pine and citrus hop aromas. Flavor is deep and layered. At once sweet and bitter, notes of dark fruits, caramel and candy abound. A pretty thick beer, heavy, with mild carbonation. Finish is sticky sweet and somewhat bitter. Super beer.
Rasmus40 (9604) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Clear amber with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and very bitter. Dry and very bitter finish with warming alcohol. 171013
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled: Amber coloured. Brown dense head. Lasting. Hops, malt, alcahol, cocoa, chocolate in the nose. Lots of hops, sweetness, alcahol and fruits in the flavour. This is a carpetbombing of the palate with bitterness. Man, its fun. In danish I would say: "Denne øl holder for vildt". Thanks to Raindog for trading another great brew.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazed red amber ale with a good off white head. Coniferous, resinous hops with floral complexity. In mouth, a pinhous and complex ale with good floral hops, caramel, light molasse notes, raisinous quality, like a barley wine. Smooth and delicious. Post-Mondial 2006 tasting at Goldorak.
rlgk (9038) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, released in 2007. Nice amber color with a beige/yellowish head. Malty vinous aroma, figs, some other fruits, leather notes, some caramel. Hoppy vinous flavor, alcohol, grass, roasted, caramel. A bit too much alcohol.
BeerandBlues2 (9005) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Happy birthday to me! 2004 Vintage 22-oz. bottle. Pours coppery nut brown, very clean with a tall frothy brown head, like caramalized butter. Wonderful roasted malt aroma with caramel and nuts with an alcohol nose. The flavor is a warming caramel malt and faibtly oats. It finishes hoppy with an alcohol bite that tries to steal your breath. Full-bodied and warm palate with a slight metallic nouthfeel.
Bov (8990) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
red-amber colour, few foam, buttery hoppiness, caramel and alcohol, notes of cream and apricot, oily with a deadly excessiv bitterness (yes, I like it !), very malty, very long bitter, buttery and floral finish, a bit disgusting at the end of the glasss - this is big stuff ! Those americans are really crazy (fortunately sometimes in a right way)
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear, dark copper with a small amber head. Aromas of plum, vanilla and brown sugar. Palate was light bodied and slightly syrupy. Flavors of sweet dark fruit with a warming bitter finish.