radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from notes - memory fading a bit as to whether this was the blue or indigo bottle, at any rate the bottle looked pretty nice. Poured a copper color with an off-white head, looked unfiltered, at least it had a lot of stuff going on in it. Aroma was sweet, barley wine notes, with notes of fruits. Grainy notes in the palate.
boto (1661) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 Release with the Yellow wax, purchased at the Brewery in 2009: This one had to be the toughest wax I’ve ever encountered on a beer bottle. Once I got it open it poured a dark, cloudy dark copper color. There was a large tan head on it that didn’t linger too long. No lacing. Somewhat sweet nose. Caramel, honey, some spices and dark fruits. The taste is sublime. A slight slickness on the tongue. Very smooth taste. This has aged quite well. Caramel, spice, fruits, slightly sweet, yet a subtle bit of bitterness back there. Don’t know how widely this is distributed, but well worth searching out of you get to Pittsburgh.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
07@HallingHansen tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel, grapefruit, peach, raisin and plum. Flavour is caramel, grapefruit, peach, citrus, raisin and plum. Nice bitterness to balance the sweetness.
jethrodium (356) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 vintage with green wax. Bottle generously shared by colonelforbin. Thanks Mike. Pours clear dark amber with a small head that mostly consists of large bubbles at the edge of the glass. Aroma is very fruity with pineapple, plum, same caramel, mango, and floral notes. Initial taste is sweet with mango, plum, pineapple and some caramel. The finish has a decent bitterness. Medium-light body. Low carbonation.
Rustyham (1633) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very hoppy, oily. Caramel, toffee, English hops, more earthy than citrusy. Has a great sweet stocky Mouthfeel that turns onto an earthy pine needle taste.
stobbe74 (3788) - DENMARK - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At HallingHansen Grand Tasting, thanks for sharing. Pours a hazy and copper beer with an orange head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness. Overall a good beer.
lithy (3000) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012. Lighter in color than expected, a lighter orange-yellow. Aroma is toast, toffee, caramel. Taste is sweet with a good bit of hop spicing in the finish.
hallinghansen (1321) - Odense S, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2007 vintage. Clear amber body with a small head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hops, ripe fruit. Flavor is caramel, hops, ripe fruit, vanilla.
Christian (9697) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold finch vintage: Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Perfumed floral aroma with caramel malty notes, and some nice touches of vineous dried fruit character. Sweet malty flavour with caramel and toffee, lots of peach and a touch of vanilla.
Dedollewaitor (12287) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Hallinghansens US Tasting, Odense. 2007. Bottle 1413/1500. Pours clear golden with a small white head. Sweet malty nose and flavor. Winegums, caramel, toffee liquorice. Full bodied. Sweet , actually a bit too much. Cloying.