pricey290483 (653) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
bottle from beer hawk dark in colour with a strong malty aroma very strong alcohol on the taste with a slight sweet aftertaste sadly not for me though
Desverger (3220) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen (12/02/2015) - reddish brown pour with beige head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, lots of caramel, some toffee, brown sugar, some dark fruits, lovely brew.
Mr_Pink_152 (1665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from ship in a bottle. Chestnut colour with a med beige head. Aroma is strong vanilla and wood. Taste is very sweet with nuts marzipan and more sweetness to finish.
Petkus331 (329) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012, 13, 14 on tap. 12 has very raisin aroma with toffee caramel backgtound. 13 is saffron, toffee, faint raisin and spice. 14 is cardemom, clove, saffron, toffee, hint of cherry and pear. 14 tastes of spicy oak, toffee, caramel. Tastes of mellowed oak, rich caramel, some clove. Tastes of very mellow caramel, hints of oak and spice. 12 & 14 have swirls of foam, 13 has none. Overall, very nice, aged 1.5-2.5 years are the best, aged past to 3 years is too late.
firstsip (590) - Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. 2012, 2013 and 2014. 2012 was a nice body but just too raisiny for me. 2013 was the best, with a perfect balance of sweet fruit, malt, scotch notes, mild hopping. 2014 was second best and good; rich malts balanced between rich caramel and a sharp burnt wood quality.
Cam_Dynamite (85) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really never expected to like this beer so much!! So well balanced. Caramel, oak, malt, chocolate, raisins, bourbon! Killer beer
visionthing (3401) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
35,5cl bottle (2014) probably from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo. Pours close to clear copper, but with some sediments, and a modest off-white head. Aroma of bourbon, oak and vanilla, quite massive at first. Sweet dried fruits, caramel, mild spices and some earthy and roasty notes. Massive, complex and very sweet. Certainly a sipper. A bit to sweet and heavy for my taste, but also a quite delicious winter warmer. Hmmm, maybe Iíll try it again next winter.
MayumiH (315) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Sweet caramel and dried dark fruit on the nose. Dark, rich and full of flavour. Superb.
nsamstark (12) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @SB. Deep brown and red color. Light brown foam, not long lasting. A very nice aroma, touch of burned sugar, vanilla. Taste is good, medium sweet and nice small bitterness. Old fruits. Really nice beer.
poisoneddwarf (1911) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle, thanks bytemesis! Aroma consists of coconut, vanilla, wood, peat, cashew brittle, raisins. Pours muddy brown with a dissipating beige head. Taste is sweet, slightly oxidized, earthy, oaky, boozy, dark fruits. Texture is oily, body full. Nice beer, but itís a bit hot and not quite what I was expecting.