Keukeman (90) - BEST, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
.3l bottle poured a dark brown / cola colour beer with creamy offwhite head. Aroma: hints of caramel and brown sugar Taste sweet (too sweet if you ask me) hints of caramel and brown sugar. Low carbonation and mild body.
EvNa (115) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color: Dark reddish brown. Light head. Taste: Medium sweet roasted malts, lightly hopbitter. Hints of caramel and herbs. Quite intense. Finish tends to the sweet side. Doesn’t really taste like a high alcohol beer. Easy drinkable.
Erzengel (7760) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Very deep and rich beer. Dark brown sugars, dried fruits. Moderate bitterness, intense smooth and thick, not too sweetish. Long intense fruity caramelly burned aftertaste, rich, not too sweetish, round and great!
Zlotta (2199) - Hagen, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.3 l bottle, best before 8/2016, probably about two years old. Clear, very dark ruby with a thin, frothy, slowly diminishing, beige head. Sweetish-malty, a bit fruity aroma of caramel, treacle, raisins, prunes and even a slight hint of red wine. Quite sweet, very malty, moderately fruity taste of caramel, treacle, raisins, prunes, blackcurrant and a touch of red wine, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, quite warming, but only minimally alcoholic finish. Medium to full body, almost oily mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very satisfying, harmonic and well-drinkable, overall a really nice sipper!
TorbenJensen (1457) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The bottle is a work of art. Beautiful half-liter ceramic bottle with champagne stopper. A loud ’oomph’ comes when the plug is pulled off followed by a cascade of carbon dioxide which spreads good aroma. The beer is beautifully nut-brown and has a lovely aroma of yeast, rum and some dried fruit. Foam is light brown and in the beginning very foamy, but drops quickly. The taste is rich and very fruity of ripe dark fruit (plums, cherries and grapes), roasted malt with fine taste of burnt caramel and a little dark chocolate and brown sugar. Another rater describes it like drinking velvet, and it’s actually a really good description of the mouth feeling arises at first sip. One reason is also the soft carbonation which helps to spread all the good flavors across the mouth and keep them long. The alcohol is high and warming. I’m usually an impatient rater so my bottle is a 2016 version, which will surely develop much more positively if you save it 4-5 years. Although my bottle is freshly brewed beer it has already developed port wine notes which makes it quite unique, but without doubt it is a beer which advantageously can be stored for many years. No hop bitterness, everything ends in a brilliant way of the fruit. It is an almost complete experience that probably can be totally perfect if you are not as impatient as me and instead stores the bottle dark and cool for a few years.
Paladares (189) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. Color café pero clara. Aroma estupendo a puding licorado. Pasas, bombón,... muy agradable. En boca es sensacional. Muy equilibrada con toques pronunciados a pasas y ocultando muy bien su graduación alcohólica. Un postgusto que se maneja entre un ligero amargor y un toque dulce final. Muy buena.
jamaty (1870) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 3, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Caoba, escasa espuma ocre. Aroma muy rico, a bizcocho, pasas, frutos secos. En boca muy suave y de excelente sabor, dulcemente equilibrada, recordando a un rico puding. Alcohol, disimulado, pasas, biZcocho. Buen cuerpo. Bien de todo.
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Inoven (309) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flesje (30 cl ) thuis gedronken. Donker, roodbruin bier met stevig schuim. Geur van drop, zoethout en snoep. Volle zoete smaak van caramel drop en pruimen. Nasmaak is licht bitter maar ebt snel weg.
Kampfar (154) - Münster, GERMANY - AUG 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 0.30 L bottle (a little aged; one month over bb date). Pours clear and brown with a rapidly disappearing light brown head. Aroma: rum cake, malty, medium alcoholic, slightly yeasty. A bit fruity with overripe dark fruit. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter, with increasing bitterness with time. Again yeast (more as on the aroma) and dark fruit. Additionally some notes of port wine with later in the finish, the alcohol coming to the front. Flat carbonation, medium to full body, slightly dry yet creamy mouthfeel. All in all a very good and intense beer, if I remember correctly, a little more alcoholic than a younger one.
Skarecrow (230) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quaint 500ml pottery bottle - Vintage 2015.
Aroma is sweet fruity spicy Christmas cake.
Poured dark copper red with ok head and lacing.
Taste is sweet rum and raisin with smooth alcoholic finish.
Another great "by the fire" beer for the winter months.