pilgrimoutlaw (790) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 59029 (2011) pours nearly opaque black with thin oily tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, nuts, caramel, vanilla, whisky. Moderately bitter and sweet. Body is mostly smooth with a bit of acidic crispness. Aromas blend well, possibly because of the aging. Nice.
Beerheart65 (1014) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
That’s nicely black and oily, ring of lacing. Sweet licorice, coffee, dark malty bread, syrup, raisins. Oily, soft, dark roasted, sweet and bitter, long roasted finish, medium body. Nice one, well-done in all aspects!
Erasmus_ro (1458) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, pretty much black with a rather small, but long lasting, mocha-colored head. Aroma is chocolate, some strong dark fruit, liquorice. Taste is roasted, some liquorice, some oak, dark fruitiness. Turns rather unpleasant wooden on the finish. Fairly full, smooth, low carbonation, oily.
tderoeck (5004) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24/X/14 - 33cl bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck (Vichte) @ home - BB: IX/2016 (2014-1245) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown to black beer, small aery beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. aroma: very cheesy, dried figs, caramel, whisky notes, bit sweet, cocoa powder, dark chocolate. MF: ok carbon, medium body. taste: bit sourish (carbon?), slightly peated, smoky, very roasted, bitter, cocoa powder. Aftertaste: little peated, hoppy, caramel, mocha, coffee.
yourilevesque (18) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tought it a was a scotch ale at first sight. Everything on the bottle invites you to anticipate an enjoyable scotch ale from it’s home land. Once poured, the head disapears completly leaving a soft lace on the glass. The aroma is quite interresting on this:mostly alcool and chocolate. Not much of the wood that you expect from a 12 years old barreeled. The mouthfeel is liquid but woody. Not my cup of tea but I had it with a magnificent stew wich matched perfectly this old ale kind of beer. Cheers!
sic1314 (3635) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roast malt, sweet berries, peat. Full body, flavour as the aroma, smooth and smokey.
Beerhunter111 (8060) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ Finest Spirits and Beer Convention Bochum 2014: Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit sehr wenig beigem Schaum. Geruch kräftig röstmalzig, Kaffee, leicht holzig. Geschmack torfig, Karamell, Schokolade, reife Früchte.
sk75 (20) - Ballyshannon, IRELAND - OCT 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It pour a dark brown with an light brown fine head that doesnt stay long.
The aroma for me is fresh cut grass with caramel and chocolate notes.
The taste is sweet with a alcoholic kick.The mouthfeel full and creamy with fizzy carbonation.
Overall a deliciously smooth beer.
slowrunner77 (6019) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"more licorice and dark fruit than smoke. another good beer, but just under it’s older compatriots in my humble opinion. one day...a vertical tasting of them all!"
mikeyo1 (259) - Linköping, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. BBF 2015-05. Dark brown and dark reddish color and a small beige head.Nose has a delicate roast character with lots of milk chocolate and vinous raisins & plums, vanilla and oak and some peat. Taste has lots of red fruits, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, vinous raisins, dark bread, some warming alcohol. Finnish has peat, earth, nuts and some oak and whiskey. Balanced bitterness.
omikr0n (756) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown to black with fine light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, whiskey, wood, nuts, clove. Taste is roasty, malty with chocolate, nuts, alcohol. Very smooth.