madsberg (9530) - Sřborg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 1996 vintage. Man was I happy to see this on the setlist, and it turned out to be a very nice one. Dark black/brown coloured. Not much head, but still an impressive sight. Dades and other fruits, malt and come cocoa notes in the aroma. Flavour is chocolatish with notes of fruits, malts and roastyness. Is light bitter in the end.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1996 vintage. Great malty aroma, doppelbock profile. Raisin, coffee. Dark brown with no head. Medium-heavy watery with light carbonation. Starts with sweet molasses raisin tobacco, no acidity or bitterness. Finish is sweet malty, raisiny malt after, Twizzlers.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer reminded me of Uighe Sticke, only I think I liked it slightly better. Very dark brown colored, almost like maple syrup. Aroma of carmel and noble hops (Saaz maybe). Well balance. Not watery body. Hops on the finish with a lingering carmel. Thanks so much for the opportunity of sampling this one Per!
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Vintage 1996, sampled at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden). Dark murky brown, almost black. No head. Mmmmm. I can smell spices, sweet licorice, dark dried fruit, dark malt and maderia wine. Taste of dark unsweetened chocolate, spices, licorice, smoke. Fruity and vinous finish. What a beer! And it is a dunkel!!!
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JUL 13, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The 1996 vintage, so already about 7 years old. Port and licorice aroma. Black color, small light brown head, fair lace. Sweet, licorice, nutty, chocolat, complex. Thinner than expected. Bitter finish with a light burn. Thanks Per!
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nut brown color, poor head. Strong nose: malt, molasses, phenol, grass. Quite sweet, leaning between the Madeira and the Fernet Branca; malt, caramel, light roasted malt and nice smokey note. Amazing! Complex. I love this one. Happy now, Per? ;o)
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark red. Sweet malty aroma, hay-like notes. Sweet malty body, finishes balanced between sweet and bitter.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
RateBeer Summer (Toronto) ’02: 1996 edition; Muddy brown color, winey malt aroma.
Radek Kliber (6297) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My # 400 guys! Hard to find guys, you should be with us on summer party in Toronto. This was my last one of the session (thanks Mr. Oakes! and other great raters that brought so much of great stuff). Simple classic, well roasted, nicely bitter.
DrBeer (829) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2004 Sampled was a 1996 vintage stored for two years in my cellar. The colour is dark redbrown, no head. The aroma is malty, raisiny and roasted. Some hops. Tones of sirup, grapes and dark bread. Complex. The flavor is even more complex. Raisin sweetness, port tones, mineral, cardboard, gingerbread, alcoholic tone and a tad sourish. Very little bitterness.
A 1992 vintage sampled at omhpers place still ahde the same redbrown hue.
Vinous aroma with notes of chocolate, raisin, fruits and petroleum.
Fruity sweet flavor with tones of chocolate and grapenotes like a german spätlese. It is dry and almost dusty.
I loved it, the others were a bit reserved and thought it had passed it´s prime.
Discontinued and deeply missed by me and lot´s of other people.