JStax (2567) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2012
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
2010 Vintage bottle. Pours a darker brown color with a good bit of sediment floating in the glass and almost no head. The aroma is woody and boozy. Smells alright. Taste is a completely different story. It’s like drinking green beans. I like to eat green beans, but drinking them, I find difficult. Ended up pouring this after several sips. I wanted to like this beer, just could bring myself to drink any more.
scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A: Pours a semi-opaque toffee/mahogany color with a tiny white cap. Much lighter than I expected. Floaties in the snifter
S: Heavy and rich port wine right off the bat. Plums, cherry, white grape juice, toffee, caramel, leather. Overall very dark fruity and sweet. Unfathomably complex. Impossible to summarize.
T: "Wow" was the first thing that I said. Much richer and sweeter than expected. The beer obviously soaked up that port in the casks. Toffee, butter, honey, tons of candy caramel. To sum it up: port wine, sweetness, delicious
MF/O: Thick, velvety, flat carbonation. Plummy/port wine finish. A masterpiece.
ansjelaah (1045) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gedronken met joes, benzai en dutchdrebus, ruikt naar wijn, hout, zoet. En het blijkt dat het nog zoeter kan, dan de whiskey variant. 2005.
DutchDrebus (3368) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper colour with no head. Smells hazel nut, bit sweet. Tastes very sweet, hazel nut, some wood. Quite nice, but the lagavulin one is more special. Very soft, low cabro and medium body.
Benzai (6266) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 275cl bottle thanks to Joes. A bit hazy orange color, some floaties in it, no head. Smell malts, port (I guess), slightly sweet. Taste sweetish malts, a lot of liquor (port again?), pretty sweet overall as well. Medium to full body, low carbonation. Long lasting sweet and liquor aftertaste.
TBone (11735) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 275ml (vPBF, vintage 2004)
Deep ruby-brown color, tiny beige head. Sweet marmalade, sherry aroma, a bit oxidized. Medium to full-bodied. Very sweet. Madeira/sherry flavors. Excellent dessert beer, perhaps few years too much as there is some notes of oxidation.
lusikka (5175) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
275 ml bottle @ vPBF 2012. 2004 version.
Pours a reddish amber colour with a small head. Aroma of wood, sweet malts and some grass. Flavour of sweet malts, syrup, tannin, green apples and some toffee. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel and a vinous, sweet, dry finish. Alcohol warms nicely in the end. Pretty close to a madeira or a port. A dessert.
oh6gdx (19933) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled@vPBF2012. Hazy mber colour, small off-white head. Aroma is sweet malts, alcohol, some slight port notes as well as quite sugary. Flavour is sweet malts, alcohol, some port wine, sugar and mild burnt sugar and raisins as well.
olio (5125) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
275 ml bottle @ vPBF. Brewed on 2004.
Pours murky brown color with minimal head. Aroma of nice sherry notes, caramel, bourbon notes, port, toffee, more toffee and some sugary notes. Flavor of toffee, caramel, brown sugar, ripe fruits, mild alcohol notes and some wooden hints. A tad too sweet but still very good.
laiti (4799) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27,5 cl bottle vintage 2004 @ vPBF
Aroma has some raisins and vanilla. Flavour is really sweet with some porto, raisins and sugar. High viscosity and rather sticky palate, but good still.