Hansen (7803) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 25631. Dark, almost black. Has an off-white head, lasting. Aroma is dark too, roasted malts, old wood, faint-faint vanilla, medicine and peated smoke. Perhaps salt. Flavor starts sweet, more peated malt, faint acid and moderate bitter finish. Faint chocolate and coffee. Creamy texture. Perhaps a bit too thin a beer for this, if we should above 4.
Beer5000 (5183) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle sampled in 2010. Practically black body with a nice, dense beige head. Aroma is surprisingly mild and smooth whisky, oak and peat. Flavor is also smooth roasted malt, peat, whisky, oak and balanced bitterness. Full body and nice aftertaste. A nice one.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty smokey and tar taste.Some syrup and whiskey too. No head. Dark reddish black color. Oak malty and whiskey taste. Mild coffee and vanilla notes. Also some peat and vanilla. Mm a good one.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 year old bottle shared by Eric. Thanks bro. Pours deep dark brown with a small brown head. The nose is vanilla, chocolate, booze, light smoke and some hints of wet grass. The taste is lightly sweet and medium to heavy bitter. Something off about it though. Perhaps a little oxidation. The textture is creamy with bits of pop. The body is medium and the finish is long. All in all I don’t think it should have gone 4 years. Would try it at one and two to see what the changes were.
ration (2036) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This review is exported from olutopas.info with no comment. Original rating date 29.10.2010
jfb (4761) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottle) pours a darkest ruby-black in colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of caramel, herbal hops, milk chocolate and fudge, slightly oxidized, with notes of honey, cherry schnaps, toasted rye bread, walnuts and lots of tobacco. flavour is mostly dominated by smoked ham and ash, with a light hint of caramel and herbal hops in the finish. medium to heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - MAR 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredibile. Ebano quasi nera nel bicchiere. Un bel cappellino di schiuma. Aroma complesso: whisky, malti affumicati, torbati, pappa reale, frutta secca e qualcosa di balsamico. Ingresso in bocca vellutato, per niente acido, nonostante l’invecchiamento. Ottima alchimia tra gli elementi alcolici e maltati del whisky e le note del cioccolato e del caffè della birra che emergono di più verso la fine. Tra le tante note: frutta secca, caffèlatte, menta, sentori affumicati. Anche al palato ho riscontrato qualcosa di balsamico che non sono riuscito a decifrare. Una birra di incredibile equilibrio. Stupenda. Alto livello.
SilentGlory (8) - - FEB 25, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark and heavy. I would recommend this to anyone at least once. Excellent brew!
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lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong dark portery smell. Very mild in taste with vanilla and salmiak notes.
umich03jm (2897) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 05688, March 2009. Pours dark black in color with almost no head. Nice lacing on the glass. Amazing complex aroma. Chocolate fudge, tobacco, prunes, toffee, light whiskey, light smoke, licorice, marshmellows, and caramel. Taste is almost as good as the aroma. The fudge, tobacco, and whiskey stand out but can taste all other aromas too. Peaty smoke comes through much stronger in the finish. Light boozy feel at the end too. I wish this beer had a bit more body to it but other than that I love it. A top notch old ale, great sipper.