BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet salty smell with some spice to it. Carbonated dark body with plenty of head. Spicy sweet malt body.
Skyview (5477) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 750ml bottle, 2006 vintage, pours a semi-clear dark brownish brew with an off white fizzy head. Dissolves quickly to a fine film. Aroma is complex with sweet pitted fruit, cherries, dates, bananas and some walnuts. Taste is slightly tart, thick on the tongue and a sweet after taste. During Cellarís Wine & Spirits tasting, they made a beer bread which is one of the best ones. Has a slight taste like banana nut bread with beer.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown/orange color. Smell is dark fruits, alcohol, brown sugar. Taste is much the same, some plum, fig, raisin, burnt sugar, with a nice alcohol kick. Fairly sweet, but a nice brew.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruits,malt,yeast and alcohol make up the aroma.Pours dark brown with a light off white head.The alcohol is noticable in the flavor along with some dark fruits and yeast.Medium to full mouthfeel with some alcohol,yeast and malt in the finish.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 2, 2007
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This offering has been aged since 2004, so it is about 3 years old. It pours a dark brown, with some light penatration. Leaving no head at all, the aroma is dark pitted fruit, plum, pears, raisins, dark syrup, wow so complex and sweet leaving a port like quality for all to admire. The taste starts cordial, moving to just a faint amount of hops but showcasing a malty, sweet, syrupy delight. The taste mirrors the nose dark fruit, raisins, plums, prunes, and finishes syrupy in the back of the palate. This is one fanastic aged brew and Iím glad I got a full growler of this one.
KnutAlbert (6651) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Candy sugar, apple, very complex, but it ends up too sweet for my liking. Maybe some more years in the bottle would have made it more interesting.
broken013 (7) - lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2007 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
very strong and intense beer. so many flavors hit you at once that its hard to discribe. if you can find this beer drink a few and then let the rest ferment for years to come
Maverick34 (2914) - New York, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! I just stumbled on to this, inexplicably, a huge stash is newly arrived at my local supermarket across the street. Pours very dark brown black w/some head and some lacing. Aroma is strong, taste is strong and malty, some sweet & fruit tastes, I guess the alcohol is noticeable though I really donít mind. Surprisingly good! Buying decent beer from regular grocers in Manhattan is tough so when your local provison store somehow, some way, ends up with a stash of this, you take notice.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle. Pours a pretty dark brown/black color with a not much head, though inside the bottle was foamy as hell after I poured. Looks intense. Aroma is strong, syrupy malts. A bit of alcohol and the normal yeasty, strong belgian smell. Taste is strong, with some alcohol. Sweet, thick, and fruity. A little sweet and maybe a tad too much alcohol taste but I canít complain. This was quality.
Arayaga2 (2100) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 23, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark reddish brown with a quick fading bright brownish head. Aroma is rich with fruit, caramel and hops. Taste is sweet and smooth with raisin cherry finish. Alcohol warms but does not intrude on the taste. $9/750ml