banii (219) - Trondheim, NORWAY - AUG 20, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2012: I glasset er den tilnærmet sort, med noe brunskjær. Meget moderat skum og karbonering. Aroma av god brandy, plommer og en tanke røyk. Smaken er latterlig trivelig, med kirsebær, lær, mye sjokolade og brandy. Herlig subtil. Ettersmaken varer tilnærmet evig. Anbefalt.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2009, huge thanks to womencantsail. Pours dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of oxidized malt, some alcohol, cherries, some peppery notes and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sherry notes, dried fruits, cherries, warning alcohol and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (11755) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 12oz, vintage 2009. Courtesy of womencantsail. It’s a very dark brown beer, unclear, and topped by a minimal sized beige head. The aroma is quite oxidized and alcoholic, in a very pleasant way. Caramel, roasted malts, some booze, dark berries, but I cant pinpoint the cherries, and there’s also dark chocolate and a faint hint of vanilla. Really complex and delightful. The same goes for the flavor, there’s lots of deliciousness in there, with roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate, oxidation hints, dark berries, some prunes, alcohol and vanilla. A little bitterness kicks in towards the rather warming finish. Full body, very soft carbonation. The finish just keeps on going. A really, really wonderful beer, a sipper that I could enjoy by myself for an hour or more, but it was nice sharing with geokkjer and Meilby too. Thx a lot Andrew. 130819
Meilby (5541) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml vintage 2009 @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
[Courtesy of womencantsail] Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel, oak, vanilla, fruity finish with a hint of cherries and cherry stone. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
pintbypint (2275) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG 2013, the last beer of the night which I let sit for sometime while everyone played poker. Dark reddish brown, no head. Sour cherry nose, winey. Rich in the mouth, big dark fruits, dark cherries, wood. Alcohol burn that is pleasant and lingering all the way down to the stomach, some wood in the finish, A great beer for slowly sipping away at. A very nice end way to end the rating spree in the Hat.
vvesside (256) - California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with timfoolery. Wow.. tons of dark cherry, bourbon, sherry, oak and a fantastic palate. Great beer!
Dodgrblu (467) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from Timfoolery's tasting party, bourbon right up front and at the end,
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Bule (428) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz Bottle pours a dark brown color with our much head. 2009 Vintage and a little flat. Amazing brew. Subtle cherry flavors and such a mild well balanced flavor.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap at brewery before, but didn’t record. Today, ’09 bottle at brewery. Opaque brown. Aroma of cherry, leather, smoke, wood. So many cherries. Smells delicious. Taste is much the same, with more brandy(?) and dark fruit malt presence.
TheHOFF43 (1432) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, alone. Pours dark with some nice reddish hues. Aroma is great with the cherry sneaking through. Flavor was complex and terrific. Cherry and wood combined with the ale to make it just great. One of the better beers out there.