Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Many thanks to Odeed for this. Pours a nice amber hue with a decent head and lacing. Not a whole lot going on in the aroma. A little residual hop aroma and some sweet toffee notes. Light lemon rind, toffee, bread yeast, and just a pinch of phenolic character. Quite a bit of rough bitterness and some fusels make me wish I would’ve laid this down for another year. Then again, with what I’m tasting - my particular bottle probably wouldn’t hold up. A bit rough on the finish with more fusel character coming to the forefront along with the general "green" character of the bottle. I’d say, if you have a bottle lay it down for another year and see how it turns out.
OminouSC2 (452) - SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2014. Golden/amber color. Aroma is a lot of ripe fruits ready to be plucked from the tree. Sweet taste with dark fruits, plums, apricote and some yeast. Low carbonation probably due to the age. Smooth finish with just a hint of alcohol.
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Best of Beers. Clear red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and light oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260416
thellgren (810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tasting glass @ brewery tasting room. Vineous character, tastes like sherry. Very smooth. Spices and hops are gone after 9 years. Left are fruit like aromas. Great stuff.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #26488. Muddy burnt orange, light skiff cap. Aroma of caramel, plum, raisin, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, and bitter. Palate is medium-low carbonation and a bit tingly on the tongue. A mixture of sticky and thin finish.
Scouser (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with no lacing or head. Aroma raisin, butterscotch. Tastes just like it smells l, raisins, butterscotch, alcohol(sherry), and a bit of sweet orange. I donít normally comment on palate....but this one leaves a "buttery" film in the mouth; nice. A very good beer!
Marduk (6330) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, raisins, plums and prunes in aroma. Nice sparky aroma. Caramel, raisins, plums, sweet in taste. Raisins and caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Faint hops. Feels just a tiny bit old. Nice brew.
martjoobolut (3005) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, apples, malty. Flavor is sweet and malt, fruits, caramel, vanilla. Overall: very good.
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange beer, almost no head. Nose is vanilla, plummy notes, caramel, soft malt notes, lots of sweetness. Flavor is pretty sugary, fruity, plummy. Finish is oxidized, but smooth, pretty caramelly, malt, a memory of hop bitterness. Nice.
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
All bottles are numbered, and my bottle is no. 18069. The foam is fairly stable and the smell is full of fruit and malt. The fruit is heavy and most reminiscent of plum and berries. It tastes sweet of the fruit, and it has a richness that is bold and only slightly affected by alcohol. The sweet taste is kept nice in place of the slightly fruity aftertaste which together with a little alcohol provides a warm and slightly vinous character.
Dacrza (853) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DATE TASTED: January 11, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION: Golden Globes and an ice delay--good combo... APPEARANCE: dark brown opaque body that holds a decent off-white head; lacing dissipates quickly; heads ends in a swirl... AROMA: musty, winy, grapelike funk that yawn with cinnamon, currants, malts and some vodka fumes (?!)... PALATE: impressively mellow, unsurprisingly warming and full-bodied; promises to be a night in a bottle ...TASTE: dry with raisins and grapes, currants and some subtle flowery hops; malts push an equally persuasive base--formidable... OVERALL: a complex, thick, demanding beer that cellared well--eight years in the maintaining!--that is perfect for a night of awards and bad weather...