winkle (476) - Brisbane, - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite the impressive little bottle alround, aroma is pretty top notch - dark fruit (plums, raisons, figs) caramel, toffee, alcohol and burnt brown sugar. Soft carbonation, classic smooth and slightly sticky/lusicous mouthfeel. Flavour is big - caramelised fruit, toffee and underlying alcohol warmth, teetering on the edge of going over-the-top but staying on the right side of the line. Lingering malt/toffee/fruit finish with a side dish of alcohol. Could taste it for ages afterwards, the bottle still has an enticing aroma a week later! Very nice, thanks for sharing this NN.
Lawger (81) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown with barely half a finger of beige head. Preserved fruits, raisins, medium roasted malts, sweet licorice and some coffee on the nose. Palate is medium bodied, definetely on the sweet side. Sweet fruits, a hint of acidity and no bitterness. The finish is very long. Very nice. Will try to cellar a few to see how it developes. I think this will be even better in a few years time.
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venom666 (300) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUL 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown color with beige medium-lasting head. Aroma is intense, ripe fruits like plums, figues and raisins are present. Chocolate, toasted malts, hazelnuts and spices are also present. Medium-full bodied. Taste is outrageous, very sweet, with toasted malts, caramel, cherries, plums, vanilla and spices. Very balanced, with well integrated alcohol. Dry finish, with some coffee hints. An absolute masterpiece.
JanEric (978) - Meppel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Struise pannepot 10%. Zwart donker koffie bitter lange finish lekker vol alcoholisch. Tap at ma che siete venuti a fa roma. Dark coffe like beer. Thick. Slow drinker. Very nice
Franksv6 (62) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2014 Dark black beer with no foam and no carbonation.
Smells like sweet cherry and wood. Tastes like cherry, bitter, fruity, sour. Very good beer.
murran (99) - - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a coffeelike body and a thin head. Rich and complex aroma of dades and bread. Nice complex taste with a little creamy feel.
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Homer321 (1600) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. pour is nearly black with a large brown head that has a reddish tint to it as the bubbles break down and leave a thin light brown layer on top. Aroma is all dark fruit, raisin, cherry, melanoidin bomb. Taste is initially fruity then a light funky tartness comes through, like a tart apple almost. This is a 2010 bottle and here is some definite oxidation and it is the papery kind. Mouthfeel is medium to light, with some smooth alcohol warming in the ears after a couple sips. overall, pretty good, but the tartness and oxidation really prevent this from being world class.
jerd16 (183) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours burnt umber with small superficial mocha-head (vanishes within minutes). Very little lacing. Aroma is knock-the-door-down belgian yeast and banana. Raisins, some brown sugar (molasses) and some plum. Melange of competing scents. Glorious and tone is the beer equivalent of a dessert wine. Taste is sweet - one small complaint is that it becomes a little cloying towards the end. Provides everything in the palate that it does in the nose (surprisingly rare). Banana and yeast notes are dominant but the dried fruit is never too far away. Excellent beer that provides the drinker with a conundrum that is unravelled in every sip.
Daanminator (67) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Deze toch alweer een tijdje geleden op (2010 versie was het) maar totaal niet mijn ding.
Pepinis (23) - SPAIN - JUL 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cerveza oscura de color café. Poca persistencia de la espuma. Buen cuerpo y de aroma y sabor complejo. Destaca la malta de aromas y sabores frutales que recuerdan a frutas oscuras y maduras como las pasas, ciruela, plátano y dátiles. En el sabor se hacen más evidentes las especias junto con un suave picor final. El retrogusto deja un leve dulzor residual seguido de una astringencia también leve. La presencia alcóholica es notoria pero a la vez está muy bien integrada en el conjunto. Una cerveza redonda que hay que degustar con tranquilidad. (Botella 330 ml)
Timvim (46) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home 20140630. Pours black with a medium light brown head. Aroma of dried fruit, cherries, toffee, licorice. Taste is roasty, lots of dried fruits, alcohol (almost like rum), cherries. Full body, slightly viscous, light carbonation. Quite complex. Nice.