aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, - MAR 27, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle very dark brown with a large tanned head. aroma is sweet, chocolate, raisin, dark brown sugar, some wine notes. taste is smooth and sweet with apple brandy. complex, spicy, with restrained (coffee) bitterness. cherries, chocolate and calvados oak are abundant. At a push, i’d take the standard pannepot for its smoother profile, but this is still fantastic (probably better than the reserva).
fyb (23) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. Opaque dark brown with a finger-high tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet with dried fruits, spices and hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, dried fruits, dates, caramel, chocolate, lightly roasted, growing bitterness, hints of alcohol. Long, bitter-sweet, boozy finish. Medium-big body, medium carbonation. Tasty!
nihtila (1012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.12.2014. Vintage 2009. Very dark brown, slightly oily texture. Intense aroma with dark fruits, plums, malts. Taste is smooth, carbonated (more than reserva), plenty of dark fruits. Warmth of alcohol which is well hidden though.
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage at OBX in a snifter... Deep mahogany with dark tan head. Dark fruit, plums, raisins, vanilla, toasted oakiness... Taste follows, multilayered, complex, well balanced. Great variation on a favorite Belgian strong ale...
IPAgutten79 (671) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Denne er flasket i 2014. Mørk brun med lavt skum. Lun aroma av mild vanilje, noe tørket frukt og brunt sukker. Søt smak, med vanilje, vagt av sjokolade og karamell. En anelse bitterhet og sjokolade i ettersmaken. Tykk konsistens.
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with almost no head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar and herbs. A decent full flavoured brew.
Alusmamuts (671) - LATVIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2010. Dark brown with minimalistic light brown head. Aroma of locorice. tatse with mild coffee bitterness, some sweetness around, licorice notes. Remaining bitter aftertaste.
Jens_thogersen (7) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'm amazed over the high point for this beer.
It is tannic and overly oaked. A bit oxidized (ever so slightly) has an unpleasant bitterness to the palate. This is one of my biggest disappointments.
vjohans (152) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, chocolate, toast, cereal, resin, alcohol, leather, vanilla, woody, hazy, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
ha1ag (746) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A special treat from Peter in Frape - I had the 2012 edition - Very dark red color with thick firm coffee brown head. Sweet herby nose with sherry (?). The aroma is sweet with spices, caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with dried plum, herbal spices and caramel. Alcohol is hidden, body is thick enough to carry all this complexity. Close to perfection.
beerlover500 (8) - BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice beer... the surprise starts already when you open the bottle and you smell the aroma.
The beer has a nice dark colour, perfect taste. Very complex, but one of the best ones I had in months!!