johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bronze and clear. Slightly fruity witj no carbonation and left no lacing. Very mellow, just like drinking a well rounded Sherry.The alchohol doesn’t take over as it often does with beers of this strength. A lovely Christmas gift to myself!
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - DEC 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy amber colour with a medium creamy head. Weak aroma and moderate taste of hops and malts. Long finish.
anders37 (20841) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. #36596. Pours a slightly hazy amber colour with a longlasting off-white head. Malty hoppy aroma with some hints of alcohol. Also hints of caramel and dark fruits in the aroma. Sweet malty warming caramel flavor with some hints of dark fruits. Warming bitter finish.
Cartoonkhaki (1225) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clean dark amber colour. Light cream coloured head. Sweet aroma coming off of the liquid inside Light bit of fruitiness in this beer. Light alcoholic notes. Very nice.
GonZoBeeR (3010) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma:caramel,light vanilla and light alcohol...
Appearance:clear reddish-amber,small head...
Flavor:caramel,light bitterness and light alcohol...
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pale reddish amber clear body with a low sticky white foam. medium sweet aroma of caramel, cherries, figs, licorice and alcohol. Cramel, toasted bread, figs, raisins and alcohol in the flavour. The alcohol shines through a bit too much in the finish with notes of almond, orange-peel and mild spices. This one really has potential,
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle #86239)clear rusty reddish orange body with a bubbly white head that left some lacing.aroma is vanilla,caramel malt,red liquorice,and alcohol.flavor is a mix of caramel malts,juicy fruggle hops,alcohol,biskets,and well....more alcohol.really hot and ruff around the edges.although a few years may due it some good.
pilsnerrogge (2711) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle #43119] Red-ish amber with a rich, thick head. Aroma is caramell, malt, liquorice and a little bit of alcohol. Salty liquorice flavor followed by a big, hoppy bitterness. Very drinkable now but will surley improve with age.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank in an English pint. Clear copper poor with a THICK sticky light brown head. Aromas are of bread, peppery, hoppy, butter, a hint of vanilla and cask. Incredibly well balanced beer. Flavors are exploding. Flavors of caramel, nutts, maple syrup and casis. You can definitely the alcohol.
VeloVampire (625) - Parkdale, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2006 500 ml bottle, shared with StompBrockmore at a festive event - pours a clear orangey hue with a nice white head. Really fruity aroma, some malt, and a surprising amount of alcohol. Again, the alcohol in the mouth is surprising, but it goes well with an array of other flavours present - plum, cinnamon, broen sugar, and some nice English hops. A very nice malt balance as well. Almost tasted like a spirit rather than a beer, partially because of the warm alcohol, and partially because it carried an oakiness in the aroma and in the middle of the palate. As it stands, it still tastes fairly young, but it will age very nicely, I’m sure. I will surely rerate this in a few years, assuming I still have some of this vintage left. Grand.