DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2016 [1/30/16] Bottle sample at the Encomium bottle share, after RateBeer Best awards ceremony at Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel in Santa Rosa. Thanks everyone who shared bottles! December 2012 bottle. Murky amber. Malt, fruits, sweet, caramel.
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a cloudy caramelish brown with lighter beige head that slowly but steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells malty, boozy, and lightly toasty with a prominent bittersweet backbone. Tastes like it smells with a medium full-bodied mouthfeel. Decent, but underwhelming.
JulienHuxley (5590) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ratebeer best. Hazy amber copper pour with creamy white head. Aroma is fruity, tons of pear, light pineapple, light toast, vanilla. Taste is sweet, very fruity, peach pear pineapple, light booze. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation. Good
Homer321 (4279) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016 nose is lightly anise and dried fruit. Some lactic r notes it seems. Taste is lightly roasty. With a hint of licorice. Interesting.
NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 release. Pours cloudy mahogany with a tan head. Nose is caramel, dark dried fruit, brown sugar, and roasted malts. Flavour is fig, raisin, caramel, bread, and roasted malt. Maybe a bit too much like a fruitcake but perfect for sipping in front on the Christmas tree.
vadie (1231) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Édition 2013. Couleur du cuivre très foncé avec une moyenne robe marron. L’arôme des fruits séchés et du malt. En bouche il y a plein du malt caramel et un peu du fruits séchés avec une final peu amer. Très bonne, et pas trop sucré pour le style. Très bonne!
Weezel (270) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pleasant aroma of dark fruits and sweet caramelized malt. Pours a hazy deep amber. Cloudy and rustic. Deep flavors of raisins, dates, and a nutty finish. Carbonation a bit lovely but plays well with the finish. 2013 vintage.
blomster (288) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dec 2012.
Aroma and taste of dried fruits, caramel. Bit of heat from the alcohol. Smooth. Tasty beer that has aged well.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On June 22, 2015. Thanks to fiulijn!
341 ml bottle at 11% ABV. 75 IBU. Marked Dec 2012.
Hazy dark brown color, light brown head. Sweet, malty, light of toffee and raisin scent. Sweet, alcohol, roasted, fudge taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
shaynsawchuk (681) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 mL bottle. 2013. A little over a year old. Pours a hazy, medium walnut with a thick cap of beige head. Rich layers of malt on the aroma, plenty of caramel, molasses, bread crust, dark fruit, buttered rum and cocoa. Woodsy, herbal hop character, some earth and mint. Sweet up front, full through the mid palate and a well bittered and slightly roasted finish. Luxuriously full, thick and palate coating. Heavily bodied and moderately carbed. A delight; only wish I bought more than one.