gilvanblight (761) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very reddish brown pour. Thin head that does seem to last. Very malty scent. Roasty and nutty. Nice rich taste. Thick and deep. Slightly warming. Nuts and roasted malty sweetness. Very well balanced. Excellent carbonation level. Best beer I have had in quite some time. Glad I accidentally bought two of these.
bierkoning (9835) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber color. Malty, slightly salty toffee aroma. Malty sweetish buttery and alcoholic flavor with pinches of salt and cookie dough. Hints of mint and butter cookies in the aftertaste. Nice one.
blankboy (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle [500ml]. No. 036320. Pours a clear amber, quite bubbly, with an average size long-lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruit, grain, yeast, light hops and some light sugary sweetness. Flavour of sweet malt, light hops, alcohol, a bit of graininess and perhaps some spices as well. Lightly bitter, slightly alcoholic finish. Iíd like it a bit more flavourful. Medium bodied. Pretty good, though not one of their best vintages itís still a solid beer.
thewolf (10792) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks SÝren.
Finished off with this after 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Pours completely clear amber with a nice, small, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, malts, light biscuity and with some herbal, spicy hops. Highish carbonation, fine dry mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, light citric and vinious. Quite delicious but still rather young.
downender (5924) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Waitrose. Copper coloured with no head and moderate carbonation. Malty aroma of nuts and red fruit, with a yeasty edge and touch of orange hop. Dryish, barley sugar and citrus flavour with the alcohol fairly prominent in the finish. Slightly jammy mouth feel. Enjoyable.
Eructoblaster (2856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 500ml. Amber body with average carbonation and a decent off-white frothy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with bready and piny hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Its sharp, robust hoppy taste carries malty, oaky, and fruity notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Very good winter ale.
uhre (384) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma has a bit of metal to it and then malt. The colour is amber and it has a huge head.
oOJUXEOo (213) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Tonyís Place in Ivyland. This was a real treat. Although this beer can be even better aged, it was a great drink before dinner. Pours a rich copper red. Head is light and off white. Aroma is malt and caramel. Hops are there but not overly there. Goldings hops. Smooth and rich, alcohol is 8.5 but hardly noticed. This is a fantastic beer. I bought 2 extra to age a year or 2. Well worth it!!!
CH-303 (1321) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Brownish red. Nice off-white head. Bottle no 82748.
Aroma: Dark malt and dark fruit. Prunes. Nice.
Taste: Dark malt and fruit. Warming.
Info: 500 ml bottle, 31/12-2009, (171/300)
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a rich malt, some pitfruit and caramel notes, orange, with a reddish hue, pours a tiny toffee head, some lace. Flavour is a fine malt, with fruit, alcohol is noted. Full bodied, rich texture, bitter, but at this point a bit boozy. Certainly a well made offering, which time should round off the edges.