Grovlam (4198) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This tasting second big surprise. Bottled 2005 (11%), color was very mahogany and dark. Head was impressive creamy like and long lasting. Complexity is amazing, but predominant notes are raisin, date’s, fig with some licorice and maybe even coffee and Tobago notes. Flavor is full sweet with light bitter notes. Finish is surprisingly short, but still this was for me a great encounter. Love to re-taste this beer. Would like to try and cellar this beer for some years to see the difference and how it would evolve into something even grater if that is possible..... :-)
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark mahogany pour small tan head nice lacing. Aroma has a belgian yeast lightly spiced w/ black pepper & corriandersome raisen & plum sweet carmels & light alcohol. Palate is well coated and lightly creamy. Flavor is very sweet carmels and lots and lots of plums a light alcohol in the finish. Very good stuff.
Palidor19 (3128) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity beer extreme. initial aroma is alcohol and strong fruits: dates, prunes, mild nuts. taste is very jammy with minimal hop content. Though high in AC it offers a smooth flavor.
nick76 (4357) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2008 The aroma has brown sugar, soy sauce, yeast, and dark fruit (plums, raisins, and dates). The appearance is dark purple brown with a medium foamy head. The flavor is strong with lots of alcohol and all the elements from the aroma. The palate is chewy and the finish is sweet and chewy like a fruit cake. Overall it’s well made and has one of the best aftertastes of any beer but I still don’t love it 100%.
dwyerpg (5225) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2007 These guys must use something that makes their beers smell a little funny, because this beer smells bad like the Noel. The flavor seems more malty than hoppy. Wasn’t a fan.
Had again and once again rated it poorly. A 2.5 the second time.
Beerdedone (3156) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus. Pours brown with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. The flavor is heavy with chocolate, the alcohol is quite noticeable. Good beer.
saxo (16071) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2007 Nice head with ok duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma is fruits and spices. Taste is fruits and spices and a bit vinous.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 1, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brownish colour with a decent head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruits and spices. Good mouthfeel.
thewolf (11843) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004. Dark brown with no head. Very powerful aroma with low carbonation. Quite vinious with complex spicyness. Good full feel from raisins and plums.
dkoonce (911) - People’s Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000. Wow, the aroma is heavy with alcohol and malt. From the aroma, I was a bit concerned. The bottle says 8%. But, I suspect that the 11% is closer to the truth. Very smooth, with a raisin and prune flavor.