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Hakusekikan Super Vintage Ale

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Formerly brewed at Hakusekikan Beer/Stone Iwamoto Co.
Style: Barley Wine
Ena-gun, Gifu, Japan
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 429   ABV: 14.3%
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4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
abemorsten (2768) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 2005 vintage on tap @ Popeye’s February 2009. Brewed by Niwa at Hakusekikan. This one swept me away! Absolutely fantastic! Dark pour. Rich port, prune and raisin aroma that kept me smelling and enjoying. The taste was equally wonderful. Full bodied. Beer meets port! Highly recommended!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13411) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught (’04) at Popeye. Clear (cola) black (red glow) - white head. Candy, sweetness, rubber, barley, dried fruits, roasted, berries, cocoa, light chocolate, betroot, earthy. Nice smooth body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3358) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
330 ml bottle vintage 2000, dated 2010.12.25, best by? Dark brown with some edgy froth. Nose is figs, dates and molasses with a touch of musty wood. Vaporous medium body with a few sparkles. Soft and warming. Taste is raisin and brown sugar turning grassy and vinous. Better than the sum of its parts; beautifully simple.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rederic (2942) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2009
On tap at DDC, 2000 vintage, cloudy dark amber color, with no head, oaky, malty, sweet portish, winey fruity nose, with some dried sultana, date, fig accents, with some chocolatey, faint of maple syrup notes in an alcoholic aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a sweet toasted, caramelized, fruity port character of dates, sultanas, with a fruitcake, chocolatey, blackcurrant, blackberry flavor, with a kind of maple syrup warmness, leading towards a warming, liquorish, port-like, chocolatey finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6108) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2009
Draught. At Dieu du Ciel during Mondial 2009 - day 1. Okay, maybe not draught - I suspect they were pouring from bottles, but I don’t KNOW that ... 2000 Vintage. Reddish pour with a small frothy off-white head. Aromas of alcohol, cherry, old dried-out wood, resiny. Boozy, dry, nutty, with tart fruit - a bit musty. Light, very astringent mouthfeel, the lasting impression is "boozy" - another interesting, it seemed to have held up quite well, I was very happy to have sampled this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Draught at Dieu du Ciel, Montréal, QC. 2000 Vintage Looks almost wine-like, deep and dark with no head. Aroma reminds me a bit of red wine, fruity and with some alcohol -- nice. Flavour’s boozy but not too bad. Again, fruity with alcohol, wine-like. Medium bodied. Pretty good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 14, 2009
Had 3 of those (and traded 2 in a blink of an eye with demand for more !) brought from a colleague after a business trip to Japan. 2000 Vintage 33cl Bottle. Dark Brown with minimal off-white head. Spicy and sweetish vineous aroma. Sweet malty taste, very warming with alcohol,raisin and brandy notes. Very intense and complex.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2009
Bottle at tasting in work. Alround rating: Massivly oxidised, vinous, woody, loads of alcohol, thinner body than expected, but still its either died a death or as i expect is just too much to be a drinkable beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
On tap at DDC, 2000 Vintage. Very dark brown, no head. Dark fruit, alcohol aroma. taste is very wine/port like. tart, alcohol, sour, very complex stuff. Could have used another 10 years in the cellar! Great stuff, really neat to be able to try this on tap!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 10, 2009
On tap @ DDC Year 2000
Appearance: Quiet dark, brown black with mid lighter top. 4-
Nose: Ultra rich, fruity, alcoholic aroma. Plum, ripe apples, raisin, honey and alcohol (boozy dry) 7+
Flavor/Palate : Mid full bodied. Strong, very drying effect of alcohol despite 9 year old maturation. Ripe fruity character. This one is one bold sipper. Felt much younger than label suggested.


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