kevinsenn (1880) - Waterloo, Ontario, - FEB 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 63112. Pours slightly hazy deep amber, with a thin white head. Has a sweet yeasty fruity aroma. Taste is sweet fruit, buttery caramel, with a slightly sour finish. Good; interested to see how it will be in a few years.
AshtonMcCobb (4910) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl.
Appearance - amber with a thin but attractive lace on top.
Nose - toffee and cake.
Taste - Jamaica cake. Rich cake notes generally.
Palate - medium to full bodied with a creamy rich texture and a rich but balanced finish.
Overall - lovely beer.
angel77 (2168) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella 50 cl del Lupulo n. 78574 vintage 2012. Fcpref fin 2015. tomada en el momento 27..02..2016. Color cobrizo oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas y sabores intensos maltosos con toques de caramelos y regaliz tostados. Cuerpo medio bastante espumoso y denso con buena sensaciůn alcohůlica. Bastante buena. La mejor fuller.s tomada hasta el momento.
bytemesis (6199) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Nikos. Pours cloudy amber, small beige head, dissipates quickly with some residual and lacing. Aroma is malty, oranges, caramel, bready. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter, malty with a piney finishing bite. Fullish body.
artemb (466) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look: orange, cloudy.
Aroma: apricote jam, toffee, quince jam.
Taste: moderate sweetness with light to moderate bitterness, light dried fruit sourness.
Flavour: candied fruits, dried apricotes, dried figs.
Good with balance on dried fruits sweetness.
fkoolen (832) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle, aged. Pours a cloudy light amber/orange colour, white foamy head. Nose is complex malty, grainy, ripe fruits, vanilla, oak. Taste is malty, sweet and boozy but balanced, ripe fruits too, finish has a bitter edge. Lingering fruity sweet and slightly bitter aftertaste. Good body, oily palate, medium carbonation.
dnicolaescu (1676) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample 100 ml. Hazy amber-red, beige head. Big malty aroma, lots of ripe fruit, quince jam, alcohol-infused candies. The taste is not that extremely sweet, again malty and fruity, biscuit, light bitterness and just a hint of alcohol. Pretty smooth and easy-drinking body.
sunstoneale (49) - MOLDOVA - MAR 7, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complex aroma reminiscent of quince jam with hints of caramel, alcohol and some peated notes. Medium-thick body with a pleasant liquor-like texture. Taste rich with caramel malt, quince, apricot, some peated notes and alcohol. Some hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Although rather sweet in overall it itís not cloying and generally rather balanced. Very complex and amazing beer, definitely a favorite.
Maersk (96) - MOLDOVA - MAR 6, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber color, no head. Murky. Aroma of quince jam. You can smell how thick is the body even. Mild alcohol in the taste. Jam disappears, Some ripe fruits and grapes. Finish is a bit rough, goes away quickly, but still leaves a pleasant aftertaste.
Bill Becker (730) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012, best before end of 2015.
Initial pour shows a clear rust coloured brew sitting under an inch of foam; second pour and it gets distinctly cloudy. Bottle conditioned and all.
The first aroma I notice is that of orange citrus. Beyond that, thereís the usual nose of caramel malt with more semi sweet semi bitter notes of molasses.
Drinking this is pleasurable. Tastes like it smells with the addition of a bit of oxidation in the finish. Not unusual nor distracting.
Smooth mouthfeel with very little presence of the alcohol in the taste or smell.
I bought 5 editions of this curious beer, 2009-2010-2012-2014-2015. 09 was lovely, 10 not so much. I would buy this and the 09 again. ~US$10 each.
visionthing (4482) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle (No# 01777 - probably from Vinmonopolet Vika, Oslo). Pours clear amber with a fairly modest off-white head. Malty and caramelly aroma with notes of honey, dried fruits and hints of citrus and alcohol. Sweet, smooth, quite complex and flavourful with some bitterness. Warming and quite nice although itís not exactly my favourite style.