Beersiveknown (3950) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle alone @ home plus one shared at GBBF. Pours dark amber with sweet and alcoholic whisky nose with rich malt body, finishing with whisky warrmth
rosenbergh (8556) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle. BB end of 2011. Bottle N° 04827. Finland.
Murky reddish brown colour with big creamy off-white head.
Mild sourness, caramel sweetness, woody whiskey and mild bitterness in aroma. Flavour is complex. Sweet caramel, whiskey, vanilla sweetness, mild malt and sugar in flavour. Mild bitterness in aftertaste. Alcohol also quite present but in good way.
Borup (7899) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Superbest. Amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, whiskey, hops and spice.
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2012 500ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Mellow sweet woody bitter aroma. A touch buttery. Gently hoppy bite. Lovely smooth palate, woody but sweet too. Classic aged fullers taste. Woody and malty, and so darn mellow. Not saying whisky so much, but there is a gentle warming vapour in the mouth. Great beer.
Rating from the soured cask at EBF2008 has been scrapped completely as it was not as the brewer intended.
Rerate: 500ml bottle (Alko, Arkadia) - 2012-07, BB2011
Massively raisiny and cognacy. A bit thinner then when young, but it poured with a huge head, so clearly there’s been a lot of 2nd/3tiary fermentation. Some tobacco, dry, and walnut-papery. Perhaps not quite as good as fresh, but still very very tasty.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle... medium golden brown, bright toppe head, good retention... this is balanced but subtle, easy to drink, I like it
renffisch (869) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Caspars Vilntage Vertical. Dark hazy red colour, very fine light head. Musky leather nose with a hint of bitter butter. Smooth sweet vinegar taste and fluid mouthfeel. Not grand but ok.
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Caspar’s Running Toilet Tasting. Pours clear, amber-red with a small, white head. Fruits, hard alcohol, mild caramel aroma. Quite sweet, lots of wood and whiskey, caramel, tangy fruit. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, light dough, sugar, wood, caramel. Not bad.
Zita (5513) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice sweet malty whisky aroma,golden, hazy, light brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice whisky finish.
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is sweet, nice notes of vanilla, faint wood, sherry, caramel, faint chocolate. Flavor is mainly sweet, faint notes of whisky, some dry wood. Nice. Dry, creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Tulle (369) - DENMARK - OCT 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber, orange, cloudy, minimal head, caramel, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,