Palidor19 (3075) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
the beer has a great syrupy flavor with lots of caramel and nutty tastes. the beer brings enrichment. strong flavor at the end that is a delight one for the ages.
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is nothing special with sweet corn malt and alcohol. The appearance is light amber with a large head. The taste is very malty with both caramel and biscuits. The palate is smooth. Overall not what I was expecting but still pretty good.
MaartenRF10 (1711) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red amber, little head that fades fast. Interesting beer but no better than the ESB. Bottle and box offer something extra, but the beer itself is a bit of a disappoitment.
Rune (9346) - TromsÝ, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, no. 51025, at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. Large frothy beige head resting on top of a deep, dark amber coloured body. Restrained aroma of dried fruits on a semi-sweet malty backbone. Dark fruits in flavour supported by hints of dark berries, a note of almond and malty sweetness. A bit jam-like. Hop bitter ending with tingling alcohol. Nice, a bit pent-up, perhaps (Oslo, 06.01.2012)
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Was hoping for more. Up front a touch of bitterness, backed by some sweet maybe caramel. Body is pretty light. Alcohol is there in the mouth, but reasonably well buried. Nice stuff, just was hoping for more. Maybe if it laid down for a bit.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 550ml #059453 @ home
[Courtesy of yngwie] Pours clear deep golden/orange with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Zita (5497) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
light hoppy aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, fizzy, nice hoppy finish.
Hansen (7606) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma is heavy malty, caramel, cerials, faint citrus, faint alcohol. Flavor, long duration. Heavy sweet and finish moderate bitter. Creamy, dry texture and soft carbonation, faint alcohol.
MikeHolm (8) - FINLAND - JAN 7, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Once again, very good beer. Very nice color, even if it strong 8,5% it dosn?t taste alcohol. Also a fresh taste, me like!
nboldock (6) - Hull, East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Decided to treat myself to a Vintage this year having passed up the opportunity last time around. Having just finished the bottle, Iím glad I invested. Delicious. I got thick caramel, bags of flavour and a smooth finish that belies the alcohol level. Excellent.