BillWyce (723) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes: tried two separate bottlings, and will compare/contrast here. Started with a 2007 bottling, sold in 2008. Poured ruby red with a small, thin off-white head. Aromas of dark candied fruit and caramel. Full-bodied, with a slight thickness to it. Still, not too heavy and a nice, lingering finish. Slight dryness and astringency to the finish. Flavors of dark cherry, candied fruit, mild caramel and maybe cola. Next, was a "fresh" 2010 bottling, sold for the 2011 holiday season. Appearance was identical. Aroma similar, but with more alcohol in the nose. Palate is significantly thicker and syrupy. All of the flavors are there, but are muted by a fairly strong note of alcohol. All-in-all, excellent, but worth aging if you have the patience. Wondering how much longer I should keep that 1995 bottle in my refrigerator...
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière extremement sucrée, trop sucrée, jusqu’à écoeurement. Alcool bien présent en bouche.
Harkyto (30) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2014
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Demasiado dulce y pesada, difícil de beber y cansina. Parece un vino dulce sin gas. Puede estar bien para tomar un chupito, pero no un vaso o una botella.
PaoPaoPanda (23) - - SEP 14, 2014
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Un moscatel de cerveza, dulce y sin gas. Bien para un chupito acompañando un postre, quizá demasiado cansino para una copa.
realadam (76) - HUNGARY - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber colored beer with a long lasting, thin head. The smell is amazing. Aroma is chocolate and some fruit. Tastes pretty sweet with hints of fruit and you can feel the alcohol. It has an amazing full body. Definitely extraordinary beer, but for me it is a bit too sweet.
Monstershield (3) - - SEP 7, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2013bottle. Copperish-red colour,fully clarified.Aroma of heavy malts,brown caramelised sugar,caramel and hints of yeast. Head dissappeared almost immediately after serving. Body is full to above average full.Taste is of roasted and caramelised almonds,malt and of course heavy alcoholic cognac taste all the way.Extremely sweet aftertaste for my taste but overall an appreciated beer with more resemblance with a good cognac rather than beer.
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottles sampled and shared at a tasting at work. Thanks avrashi for 2013, 2011 vintage.
2013: Clear dark copper, small head. Cheey tomato, then raisins in the nose, very sweet, liquor-like taste. Smooth texture, full body and no carbonation. Long, raisins aftertaste (7/3/7/4/14=3.4)
2011: Same appearance. More raisins and chocolate aroma, deeper, more alcoholic taste, full-bodied, vinous finish (7/3/7/3/13=3.3)
2009: Deepr colour. Cherry tomato aroma again but also lots of chocolate. A little sour and a little sweet taste, vinous finish, smooth, no carbonation and long liquor and chocolate finish (7/3/7/3/=13)
Petrosian (7) - - SEP 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Creamy full body amber beer. Strong caramel/nuts flavours. Sweet mouth end. 14% álcool.
melush (663) - SPAIN - AUG 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella de 33 cl, en Cerveceria Internacional. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, alcohol.
Serapac (107) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish brown, almost no head. Aroma and taste caramel, ginger bread, some medicinal syrup. Very full boddy, bitter-sweet palate - cough syrup again.
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stchloe (789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Incredible dopplebock, heavy thick mouthfeel body, rum in the finish, sweet caramel maple malts, lots of fig notes, ending in big alcohol.