PalCabral (156) - - NOV 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours hazy copper with a beige head that settles to a thin rim. The aroma is sour, like a flemmish rouge. It’s not pleasant! The beer is much more pleasant to drink. Smooth, malty, sweet, nuts and hoppyt bitterness blend nicely. There’s some of that sourness too, but less emphasized and not unpleasant this time. Nose and looks pull down the average on this beer - it’s not something I’ll buy again.
maekchu (3310) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Massive fruity nose, berries, light brown sugar, crushed flowers. Medium copper color. Moderate roasty initial, light sweet malt, sugary sweet, some good barrel notes, and it fades in finish. Medium body. Great nose, but the flavors, while pleasant, don’t quite match up.
KyotoLefty (8922) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with orange tints, hazy, with a pretty head. Nose of grapes, caramel, wood. Fragrant and fruity. Nice brandy flavor, some caramel and wood, very fruity. Soft palate.
The_Osprey (5546) - 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 (4444) - 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 (2033) - 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 (1551) - 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 (6563) - 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 (7699) - 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 (2294) - 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.