dangjdangel (40) - - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very interesting beer that's difficult to describe. Poured a nice rich malty brown, very heavy taste butgood
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neongolden (1265) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap @ Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, Oct 21 2016) Aroma is toasty with a lot of layers of grain complexity, rye-like notes, faintly burnt and smoky, toffee, lots of dried fruit, sweet and a bit tart, nutty, a hint of chocolate. Flavour, like nose, is complex and built around layered grain character with sweet toffee, slight molasses, toast, nuts, smoke, a range of fruit flavours spanning sweet, tart and even bitter, with a particular spicy fruit I can’t place seeming unique. The finish enhances the toasted, nutty and fairly high bitterness, closing dry with high minerality and very little alcohol. Medium body, lightly carbonated. Like a very atypical barley wine, difficult to describe but very interesting and pleasing to sip.
Desverger (8726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - dark brown pour with off-white head. Sweet toasted and medium roasty malty, pleasing notes of caramel and cocoa, some dark dried fruit shred, some lovely spices into the warming close. Gorgeous.
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markducommun (928) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle courtesy of James from The Referend. Dark clear mahogany and brown, middle tan head. Deep molasses, slight funk. Slightly spicy. Bitter, mild sweetness, dry. Medium body, very long finish. Great.
rsniper59 (1) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderfully complex, world-class beer! I’ve had the bottle fresh, after about three months of age, and a six-year old vintage that I drank on-site.
The aroma is strong in vanilla, chocolate, dark fruit. The taste follows suit, but also has leather and jerky notes (more pronounced in the vintage bottle) that sounds strange but truly marries well with the other flavors.
Very smooth on the palate, with very little carbonation. One of my favorites.
Douberd (4917) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Hair of the Dog Adam) Bottle 355 ml at home, served into a snifter, ABV 10%
Dark brown coloured body, mostly bubbles on top instead of foam.
Aroma of prunes and dark fruits, molasses, alcohol.
The taste is sweet with plums, dried figs, dates, raisins, sugars, alcohol, sherry and some herbal hints.
Medium body, soft carbonation.
SlackerMads (2907) - DENMARK - SEP 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg. Dark brown, small tan head. Wooden smoke, brown sugar, caramel. Full body, ok balance, warming alcohol. Long finish.
Bricktop86 (792) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of figs and other dark fruits, smoke and chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter.
charule (2179) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to a friend. Poured dark brown red with beige head. Aroma super malty rye sweet spices. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet candy nutty brown malt extract. Balanced full flavored
crispaire (57) - - AUG 5, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at HOD brewery. Complex aroma with immediate recognition of prunes and raisins. Rich mouthfeel. Creamy texture. Hints of dark chocolate, stone fruit, smoke, wood, and a little bit of sweetness. The finish is long, warm, and satisfactory. I can definitely see a cigar paired with this beauty.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 1, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, and some smoke.