Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. High creamy long lasting off-white head. Beautiful deep dark amber body. Sweet and mild apple pear wood caramel aroma with a hint of alcohol as well. Surprisingly bitter flavor with heavy notes of armanac and alcohol combined with caramel and vanilla. Extremely high amount of carbonation and a long bitter finish. A bit too agressive on the alcohol level. Some storage would undoubtedly do this beer good.
The_Osprey (5466) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle at home in Richmond. As ’Fuller’s Brewer’s Reserve Limited Edition No 4 Oak Aged Ale Armagnac’, 8.5%, #33090, 2012 vintage. Dark orange brown, clear, highly sparkling, bubbly head lasts a couple of minutes. Aroma is damp wood, cognac sweetness, toffee, vanilla, some copper. Gets sweeter over time. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is woody and dry, toffee, cognac, demerara, dates, spicy finish. Pretty good stuff.
luttonm (4026) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with the Belgrade Boys at Halloween tasting. Thanks Alberto! Warm tan-copper, small cream head. Sweet, boozy aroma. Soft vanilla-oak, banana liqueur. Bright body, very carbonated, very delicious.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.5l at The Halloween tasting 2015 Belgrade Serbia.Taste at Beerville Bar with our small tasting group.Bro Vlada, Bro Alberto and Bro Matt.Thank ypu ippopotamo36 for this aged bottle.Grazie.Pour it hazy amber color with small white head.Aroma liquorice. Taste of vanilla, brandy really present, wodden barrel present, some fruits,apple, pear, sweet and bitter finish.Ok
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Belgrade-Serbia tasting on 31/10/2015. Bottle purchased in 2012 in Slovenia and aged in a cellar in Kosovo. Pours an hazy tobacco leaf color, medium ivory head. Nose: cherries, sour notes here and there, cognac, vanilla. Mouth: vanilla, cognac, peers, molasses, a bit over-carbonated but not gassy, bitter dry finish.
trombi92 (4) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, alcohol, woody. Appearance: amber coloured beer, beige head. Taste: medium sweetness, barrel notes. Palate: full body, long finish. Drinkable despite its complexity.
SaintMatty (6515) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Raisins, brandy, blackcurrant and mince pies in the aroma. Rich, warming, vinous and fruity taste with notes of brandy, caramel, apple and spice. Easy to drink despite its richness.
Svesse (7682) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, apricots, orange peel, dark bread, honey, oak wood, vanilla, a touch of chocolate and earthy aromas of armagnac. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, dark bread, nuts, orange peel, a touch of chocolate, spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and a warming touch of armagnac in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and interesting, with a distinct armagnac character, that stay well balanced throughout. Very nice.
danlo (2206) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Brown amber colour, beige foam head and aroma of malt, treacle, spice, raisins, booze. Flavour is sweet malty, toffee, caramel, treacle, dried fruit, raisins with woody oak, nutty and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty oaky finish. Quite drinkable.
GRM (3611) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, number 26,721, from and with Mike Perkins (thank you!), savoured in October 2014; eye: coppery, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol; mouth: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol, finale in banana with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, numéro 26 721, meilleure avant 2022, de et avec Mike Perkins (thank you!), savourée en octobre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool; bouche : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool, finale en banane avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber, coarse low top. Dry, fruit-cake fruity. Some nuts and malt drops. Predominant barrel notes, yet quite soft in the mouth. [Bottle from the brewery, enjoyed at home]