Steely (241) - , SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber witha a foamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel, spices and cask wood. Sweet flavor of dried dark fruit, toffe and whisky. Thick full mouthfeel, strongly carbonated.
thewolf (10770) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, bought @ LIVA, Kolding.
... as Fullers Brewer’s Reserve...
Pours clear amber with a great, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, red berries, wood, light peity smokiness and some apple notes. Fine mouthfeel with just a tad too high carbonation. Flavour is sweet at first, then smoke and wood mix well with English toffee. Super long aftertaste with dry woody notes. The red berries still show up. Lovely - and with a year on it, the carbonation may have settled.
PMgep (73) - Lund, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
[500 ml bottle] Nice golden color. The flavor is mild and well balanced with malt, and a smooth and frouth sweet aftertaste, but with a hint of bitterness.
BelgiskOlklub (877) - Viby J, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Warf, Aalborg. Small rocky off-white head with fair lacing. Clear yellow/orange body. Aroma of caramel, grain, straw and cereal, flowers, perfume, cask wood and smoke, fruit and whisky. Nice. Medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation and bitter finish. Moderate sweet and light bitter.
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask@EBF 2008. Golden brown, low beige head. Sour-acidic fruits, some malts, oak and spices in the aroma. Soft, acidulous malt flavor. Notes of citrus and wood. Low bitterness. Mid-bodied. Fruity finish. Nice brew.
KnutAlbert (5757) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask, EBF, Copenhagen.
Mild vanilla aroma from the cask, not any strong whisky caracter. Very mild and smooth. A lot of fuss about this, but more because it is hard to find than because it’s a great beer.
MiP (13046) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask, 7.0% at EBF08. Vinous aroma, citric funky flavour. Someone infected this with brett.
bierkoning (9822) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ EBF 2008. Orange brown color. Oak, orange peels and ginger in the aroma. Malty flavor with orange peels, marmalade, oak and ginger. Alcohol is hidden by the malty sweetness. Amazing complexity. Liked it very much.
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 From cask. Citric to mild malty flavour and aroma. Lingering chocolate and towards mild fruity base flavour with a mild bitterness showing through. Smooth and and brettish base flavour. Mild acidic and fruity note to the finish. Slight salty finish (nah - that was the pretzels I had..). ANyhow, was a bit off with the brett aroma I assume - but quite nice and not more of than many other served casks or bottled beers.
gnoff (7415) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 (Cask at EBF 2008)
On Saturday September 13.
I was told it wasn’t really available any longer, since the smell had gone bad, I got to try it anyways though.
Shady copper color, small head. Acidic scent, most likely gone a bit bad. Still it was sort of like a mild gueuze, I rather liked it. Acidic and malty taste. A bit thin mouthfeel, funnily enough with rather high alcohol content. Might be that it really had gone bad all the way, or just fermented very low. Low bitterness.
500 ml bottle marker no 04459
BB end 2011, rating from a while back
Clear deep golden to red copper or red gold color, smallish tan head. Orange, citrus, spicy, fruity and floral scent, some juniper and also sweet malt. Sweet, smoke, acidic taste, finishing minty and with alcohol. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium to medium low bitterness. Malty and alcohol aftertaste.