Hermod (3453) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle @ Black Door. Number 46114. Mahogany color, thin but lasting white head. Madeira like aroma, strawberries, some dried fruity notes. Flavor has strawberries, almonds, alcohol warmth. long finish, quite sweet. At least this bottle has aged enough.
jookos (2609) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 46114@blackdoor. Amber. Dry fruity, almost vinous tones on nose. Malts, slight sweet boozy white raisins. Full smooth soft body. Vanilla, some wood, dry toffee. Malty, smooth, subtle, fruity complex. Very nice drink. Long finish.
jkwood04 (4167) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16.9oz bottle in a tulip. Pours brown with a small, beige head. Aroma of caramel and toffee and lightly nutty malts, some floral hops, hints of dark fruits, and light notes of alcohol. Flavor the same with a strong maltiness. Smoother texture. A decent beer but just not my taste anymore.
gramity (1448) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy amber with a large, frothy off-white head, great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel and nutty malt with pine, citrus, and floral hops; fruity with light alcohol notes. Flavor is a malty and hoppy start with an alcohol and spicy hop bite, fruity with some light doughy yeast notes and chewy malt. Full bodied, warming with high carbonation and a dry finish.
Grzesiek79 (3305) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Limited Bottle no. 82127. Niewielka piana, kolor jasnawo herbaciany, zapach intensywnie chmielny. W smaku lekko miodowy ale chmiel tu rownowazy i nawet przewaza nad slodkoscia i obecnym posmakiem miodu pszczelego. Finisz wytrawny oraz nieco rozgrzewajacy. Klasyczne i ladne kartonowe pudelko, recznie skladane. Fajna oprawa i dobre wspomnienie pozostawia po sobie to limitowane Ale.
GuideDogSaint (482) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home on 21 August 2014. Pours red brown with a thin white head. Aroma of raisins, blackcurrant and mint. Sugar sweet. Very nice.
MattiasA (862) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog, tried at a vertical tasting 07-12. All bottles from Systembolaget.
superspak (2836) - Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
500 ml bottle into snifter; 2008 vintage, Bottle #113845. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big caramel, toffee, pear, apple, plum, raisin, fig, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, light leather, and yeast earthiness. Zero bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, raisin, plum, pear, apple, fig, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, light pepper, light leather, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic old ale! All around awesome complexity and balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
cfrancis (2501) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty brown with a small white head that quickly disappears. Aroma is fruity and sweet malts with some light citrus hops. Taste is syrupy, sweet caramel and fruity malts. Itís rich and still some alcohol but it balances well and a small orange or citrus hops still present but very faint.
Johnsense (854) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky caramel coloured pour, fast disappearing head. Still a bit of booze in the aroma and taste, and a very slight metallic quality. Still, lots of dried dark fruit, raisin, plum, caramel. Was good but the 2007 at the same tasting was a step above. Will gladly come back to this one in a year or so.