Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up from the cellar of Bottleworks. I guess I’m the only one drinking mine, everyone else is trying to trade it lol. Batch 34.
Pours a barleywine copper with a minimal head and quite a bit of yeast sediment. Smell is huge caramel and toffee, slight bit of alcohol and creme brule. Taste is creamy and sweet, sugar, caramel, a bit of fruit and Belgium yeast. A bit bready on the finish. Fantastic, I don’t think it’s past prime at all.
tiong (4736) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle @ Řlbaren, Copenhagen
Batch 41 - Pours murky reddish brown with a tiny bubbly head. Aroma of ripe fruits, malts and cellar notes. Taste is malty and yeasty with tart ripe fruits and slight sourness. Next to no carbonation, fruity and berry finish. A bit unbalanced, perhaps has seen its best days.
olio (7542) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle @ Řlbaren. Batch #41. 2005 vintage.
Pours clear amber color with no head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sour berries, nettle, rose hip and barnyard notes. Flavour of ripe fruits, sour berries, herbs, mild caramel and rose hip. Obviously has seen better days.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
35,5 cl bottle @ Řlbaren, batch #41
Aroma is slightly sweet with caramel, some rosehip and moldy potato cellar. Flavour is rather weird with moldy cellar aromas, some tart red wine and hints of vinegar. Far from a tripel and definitely past its prime.
lusikka (7119) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle @ Řlbaren, Copenhagen. Batch 41.
Pours an amber colour without a head. Aroma of sweet raspberries, mandarin orange and some yeast. Flavour of sweet raspberries, dough, wood and some malts. Light bodied, slick mouthfeel and a watery, slightly fruity finish with some alcohol. Has clearly seen it’s best days already.
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle, batch 2 when it was called golden rose, from 96 I believe... a bit oxidized as you would think but really easy to drink with some great honey notes, alcohol well hidden... I’d track down one of the 2000 batches for sure!
brokensail (13270) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Murky amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet sugar and toffee, a little bit of floral aroma. Sort of just old...Sweet malt, sugar, oxidized, watery, toffee, and bread.
Nisse666 (5100) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ölkonsotiet cons 2011-07-07 Göteborg
AR: flowery (rosehip), black peppery
AP: Earl grey colored body, a bit beige ... Diminishing head. Thick liquid.
F: short but heavy flavor of rosehips, rose pepper, a bit overall dry feeling, finish is peppery, wee bubbles. Yolk is perhaps a bit sweeter.
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - JUL 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (batch 41) shared by doug, thanks
Appearance: Cloudy brown/amber color with a small off-white head and light lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts, caramel and brown sugar
Taste: Brown sugar, medicinal and woody
douglas88 (7251) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle batch 41 thanks to Jacob. Pours a murky caramel color with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. An interesting nose of sweet candied beets (I mean, this is something I’d never put a finger on it till it was mentioned but now I can’t help notice it) and some tartness. The flavor is a very odd medicinal/herbal mix alongside both tart flavors and more traditional sweet sugary Tripel flavors. Some oxidation. Interesting.