bozoNZ (732) - Christchurch, - JUN 6, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely presentation - ticks all the boxes. Figs, dried fruit with rich biscuity malt backbone. Really tight carbonation helps it slide down wonderfully. UCSC Tasting June 12
Lubiere (10998) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed reddish copper ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, nice sweet vinous malt with treacle, surranated hops, dark fruits, plums, licorice, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity caramel malt with light grassy hops, faint oxidized notes, treacle, light grassy hops, resinous character, plums and figs, well done. Bottle Bb Dec 2013.
JoshRaburn (56) - - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Much nicer than the 1914 X. Has been aged a bit, donít know under what conditions. The usual fullers marmaldey flavours, and a strong cinnamon "hot rots" taste.
MarkoNm (1295) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear somewhat coppery color, topped with a medium white head. Malty aroma, some spices in there and some alcohol notes. Malty taste, thereís some caramel present, some roasty feel and some alcohol to give it that strong feel (not completely nice though). Not bad really, but not that good either.
mikeyo1 (394) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Cellared for 4 years. Orange infused dark amber color with an off white head and nice lacing. Sweet & warm aroma. Vinous raisins & dates, maltiness, caramel, toffee & biscuits. Hints of oranges, marzipan, spices and wood. Big mouth feel, medium carbonation and with warming alcohol notes. Flavor is moderate vinous with raisins. Caramel, toffee, bread, biscuits, orange marmalade and some spiciness. For a short while oxidation (due to my aging) gets through along with hints of metal and band-aid at low levels, that the other flavors canít hide, to an almost unpleasant level in the mid taste. But then, aftertaste hits in and has a well defined and balanced woody bitterness that makes this beer finish nicely.
Leini (1267) - SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pint @ a local bar. Dark amber body with a medium head. Malty, with influences of port wine. Overall raisiny.
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Quack-Duck (8416) - Down South, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, courtesy of pivnizub. Copper-brown colour, mid-sized off-white head. Malty and pleasantly hoppy with a resiny character. Hints of raisins and nuts. Delicious strong ale.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Dark ruby amber colour with a medium sized off white head. Aroma is pleasant, sweet malts, floral hops, slight spice. Flavour is a little peppery, sweet malts, burnt toffee, fruit, burnt toffee. A bit of strength is evident but always say there is nowt wrong with that.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at MalmŲ beer and whiskey festival. Sweet with fruity-aromas, oranges, citrus and some more earthy like herbs and dirt.
GregClow (2973) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Best before date of Dec 2013, so I guess itís officially a couple of weeks past itís prime, but it shouldnít kill me, right? Relatively clear amber-orange body with a medium sized just-off-white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized, but still pleasant, with notes of dried orange peel, caramel, marzipan and buckwheat honey. Flavour starts sweet, bringing to mind dried figs macerated in tawny port, and then turns surprisingly bitter, with a big hit of citrus rind and a long, dry herbal/medicinal finish. I was half expecting a stale and flabby beer as punishment for keeping it in my cellar for too long, but this was really excellent.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BBE date Dec 2013; Drank Nov 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Orangey Amber in colour. Very Malty; toasty malts, grainy, caramel. Very Fruity; very orange citrus, orange marmalade. Hoppy; earthy and peppery hops. Warming alcohol very evident. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Moderately bitter malty citrus fruity throughout with earthy hops. Enjoyed this. Lovely Beer!