GregClow (3115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Best before date of Dec 2013, so I guess it’s officially a couple of weeks past it’s prime, but it shouldn’t kill me, right? Relatively clear amber-orange body with a medium sized just-off-white head. Aroma is a bit oxidized, but still pleasant, with notes of dried orange peel, caramel, marzipan and buckwheat honey. Flavour starts sweet, bringing to mind dried figs macerated in tawny port, and then turns surprisingly bitter, with a big hit of citrus rind and a long, dry herbal/medicinal finish. I was half expecting a stale and flabby beer as punishment for keeping it in my cellar for too long, but this was really excellent.
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. BBE date Dec 2013; Drank Nov 2013 - BCA; sedimented. Very Orangey Amber in colour. Very Malty; toasty malts, grainy, caramel. Very Fruity; very orange citrus, orange marmalade. Hoppy; earthy and peppery hops. Warming alcohol very evident. Good malt/fruit/hop balance. Moderately bitter malty citrus fruity throughout with earthy hops. Enjoyed this. Lovely Beer!
Gurthnar (4777) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Cuso, thank you! Lightly hazy deep amber colour. Aroma shows strong alcohol, some maltiness. Taste is quite plain, malty, caramel, raisins. Full body, nicely drinkable. Good beer.
rlgk (17292) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Örebro Öl&Whisky Festival 2013. Somewhat hazy amber/copper beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, raisins, figs, vinous, floral notes. Malty vinous flavor, raisins, fogs, caramel, banana notes, some warming alcohol. Nice vinous finish with caramel and raisins.
Dohny (348) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Clear, copper color, small off white head. Aroma caramel malt, prunes, honey. Flavor: caramel, tofee, port wine. Full body, warming alcohol, oily texture, lively carbonated.
Cuso (7537) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with rosenbergh, many thanks. Amber color with medium off-white head. Biscuits, caramel malt in aroma. Fruity, malty taste with light citrus hoppy bitterness. Bittersweet finish. Tasty.
VsXsV (3868) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy copper liquid with medium to big off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, toffee, caramel, bread, light port wine and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of bread, toffee and alcohol. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice but a bit rough in the edges.
kalervo (979) - FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very well balanced ale, smooth, rich and enjoyable. Really traditional taste maybe?
Lilja (2605) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En god strong ale. Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, fikon, torkad frukt med toner av choklad och kaffe. Bra beska, lagom söt.
olio (8986) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110402.
Pours clear copper color with a small head. Aroma of toffee, some ripe fruits, caramel malts and mild spice notes. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits, resiny hops, some toffee and hay. Decent.