MiP (14519) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle, 9.3%. Very nice vanilla, oak, cigarbox aroma. Cloudy red orange colour. The flavour has a lot of vanilla, some coconut, hint of cream, all the nice stuff. Low bitterness, but balanced by the alcohol.
Rasmus40 (14425) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is quite sweet malty, caramel and a little alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 060711
brokensail (13757) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a dark, dark mahogany color with a lot of yeast floaties, and a thin ring of cream colored head.
S: The nose is quite rich with notes of sherry, dark fruit (raisins in particular), caramel, vanilla, and alcohol.
T: The sweet caramel malt is the primary flavor component with some sweet, dark fruits, vanilla, and quite a bit of alcohol. There’s also a mild bitterness.
M: The body is medium with a creamy carbonation and mouthfeel.
D: A very nice old ale and a good beer to sip on throughout an evening.
Koelschtrinker (13675) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 25, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dickflüssig wirkender Antrunk, der fast überladen würzig ist. Sehr süß, leicht herb. Hellmalzig, klebrig. Weiterhin überladen, deutliche Kräuternoten sind vorhanden. Rabbiat! 8/8/7/9/11/9
Oakes (13660) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee-beige colour and hazy. Earthy, toffeeish nose with late alcohol, minerals and shiitake mushrooms. Sweet, with a hard body. Some brown sugar, more minerals and late alcohol. Somewhat uncohesive.
Theydon_Bois (13535) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Leightons Cloud base, thanks to Fergus, 05/05/15.
One I’ve certainly had in the past but good to catch up with a rake.
Rich amber with a decent beige covering.
Nose is rich fruit, caramel fudge, dates, toffee, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake, sweet licks, toffee, dark fruit rinds, stewed dates, toasted brown sugar.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet licks in the close.
chrisv10 (13136) - DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Dark amber/brown with small beige head. Flavour is malt, sweet, fruit, caramel and smoke.
gunnfryd (12986) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Deep golden colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, bourbon, malt, fruit, sugar, bread. flavour is hop, sugar, alcohol, bourbon, bread, caramel. Powerful nice beer.
bhensonb (12761) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby/orange color with no head. Rather malty aroma with something like mild hop. Full bodied with very little carbonation. Flavor is maybe a bit vanilla. It coats the mouth a bit. Medium dark dried fruits. Really smooth. Finishes really tasty.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle) Cloudy copper-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is sweet, raisin, caramel, cherry, some coconut, light chocolate, smoke, butterscotch, wood. Taste is sweet, cherry, caramel, raisin, light pineapple/coconut. Finish has light smoky bourbon, enough to notice the alcohol numbing and to complement the beer itself, and thankfully, not enough to do anything more. Sticky full body with low carbonation. A hot summer evening probably wasn’t the ideal time to sample this wonderful beer, but I’m glad I did anyhow.