MiP (13478) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at BBF13. Vanilla and sherry aroma. Almost clear dark brown colour. No head. The flavour is sweet and has dessert wine notes. Late dark chocolate flavour with warming alcohol. Good.
Bamsen78 (2886) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ BBF13. Pours cloudy very dark brown with very small beige head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet, malty and caramellish aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate. Nice and decent but rather boozy.
illidurit (2114) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clearly plenty of DDBA, with the strong wood notes and English character, also brown sugar and chocolate come through heavily, with leather and sweet bourbon rounding it out.
Slipstream (1976) - USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Matt. Super malty, rich, and complex - figs, prunes, coffee, and some brandy in the nostrils. Woah. A blend of 6 of theIr brews. Pretty darn powerful.
EricTeusink (657) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2014 Asa’s Pre-Flight Tasting Beer #5. Booze is everywhere on this beer. Pours dark, dark brown with a tan head. Scent is grain and molasses. Flavor is very sweet with a very slight bitter bite finish. Viscosity of mouthfeel is excellent. Bottle - Brought to Tasting by Westmeister
**Re-rated at HMOG 2014**
deadCATAtlanta (60) - Georgia, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 Pours dark like black velvet with minimal head.. Caramel booze on the nose. Tasted nutty, caramel, whiskey, vanilla. Had it back to back with the 16 at a tasting with Eric Teusink and Westmeister.
Westmeister (1650) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at EricTeusinks. Sampled back to back with the 16, and the 14 won out, but not by a large margin. Pours dark black with minimal head. Smell is sweet caramel, vanilla, booze, swirl sweet bourbon. Taste is really mellow for the ABV, and perhaps a case where aging did a beer good. Taste was dark molasses, vanilla, leather, bourbon, touches of dark fruit. Just fantastic and for the price tag, I would have to say perhaps worth it.
OleR (4762) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65 L bottle kindly shared by GrOve. Low latte head. Hazy mahogny colored body. Intense caramel aroma, gently sweet and light peppery. Some mild roast tones and faint chocolate and licorice. Loads of fruity hops to balance. Chocolate-accented malt flavor. Well roasted with notes of burnt sugar and vanilla. Clean bitterness, just enough to deal with the big malt body. Pleasently warming alcohol. Dries up towards a rich malty, lingering bitter finish. Oh yes.
DuffMan (6456) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, shared with the table at Aces & Ales. Thick near black pour. Luscious aroma, sweet and rich, chocolate, toasted marshmallow, vanilla. Densely flavoured, with a beguiling alchemy occurring between the bourbon and the chocolate, really fantastic, dark cherry, light pipe tobacco. My God these anniversary blends are just outstanding!
larsga (6120) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small brown head. Clear dark brown body. Earthy caramelly port aroma with spicy roasty notes. Dry-sweet port and roasty chocolatey taste with caramelly spicy notes. Full-bodied. Mild, slightly hot mouthfeel. Dryish oily vanilla fudge and spicy roasty aftertaste with alcohol and pepper notes. Interesting and unusual. (0.65l bottle shared by gr0ve.)