mike_77 (2415) - NETHERLANDS - APR 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2001 Harvest --- Appearance is dark brown, cloudy with lot of residue at the bottom of the glass. Aroma is very intense. It has lots of sweet dark fruit like dates and raisins. Flavour is initially very sweet and syrupy. The flavour develops somewhat with dryer sherry-like flavours coming through and even some chocolately, bitter malts.
prawlie (998) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle of the 2010 edition at the Amsterdam Cafe in San Francisco. Opaque red-brown, the head disappears quickly. Tastes sweet, of celery with some bitterness and a dry finish. Sweet and vegetable, port aroma. Nice but weird! More like a soup than a beer.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer Market, London. Hazy orange/amber beer with a sma beige/yellowish head. Fruity aroma, raisins, dades, bready, vinous, warming alcohol, caramel, pears, nutty notes, some earthy notes. Fruity flavor, floral, vinous, earthy, caramel, pears, raisins, peach, some warming alcohol. Fruity finish with warming alcohol.
tkrjukoff (3772) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl tnx to rlgk. pours clear redish amber with barely any head. Aroma is sweet raisins malty marzipan a bit boozy. Flavor is sweet vinous a bit boozy raisins dried apricots marzipan bitter; very nice. Finishes sweet bitter malty and almonds.
jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the John=Jim Den Haag tasting, Den Haag. Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a murky brown colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is rich and alcoholic. The flavour is along the same lines with lots of oak and peat. It has a high ABV, but the alcohol doesn’t dominate. A lovely heavy beer.
Benzai (5743) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by kermis @ Jim is John tasting. Hazy dark orange to reddish color with a small off-white head. Smell malts, alcohol and fruityness. Taste is strong! Alcohol, fruityness, malts. Taste is heavy, tastes like it has more than 11.5% ABV. Full body, medium carbonation.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ’09 @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Murky amber pour. Aroma of madeira, ripe fruits, slightly chemical, spicy and floral. Flavor is alcoholic, fruity, sweet and aged. Very smooth and well balanced.
budznsudz (378) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 On tap at the Pour House. Murky orange pour with a bubbly cream head. Aroma is hot booze, sweet fruit, figs, and dish soap. Taste is syrup, figs, soap, and cloying sweetness with a dish detergent aftertaste. This is the type of beer that needs to lay down for a year or two. Right now it’s a hot mess.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sticky syrupy sweet burgundy ale that a bit too much in the fruity-caramel cloyingness territory for me.
How: Bottle 275ml 2004 vintage. Consumed when “aged appropriately” according to Lees Harvest enthusiasts opinion.
The look: Cloudy burgundy body topped by a beige ring of foam.
In long: Nose is rich toffee, maple syrup, port wine, fresh berries, a bit of a smoked maple wood sensation. Taste is syrupy, sticky caramel, liquefied baklava, some berries, toasted almonds, wet tobacco leafs. Very soft carbonation. No alcohol presence whatsoever. This beer is sticky syrupy sweet as hell, I understand this is a sipper but I’m a beer drinker, a beer that is so cloying that I can barely drink a tiny 275ml bottle just doesn’t score very high in my book. I found the four barrel variants to be a lot less sticky syrupy and therefore easier to drink. A classic beer from a classic British brewery founded in1828, the year when because of an administrative error in the British parliament, the Act of Unions made Ireland a province of Bulgaria, the error was corrected in 1834 but the relationship never recovered.
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Just smells bad, rest is really very good. He’s right, not bisto but Soy Sauce, not particularly good soy sauce, but soy sauce nevertheless. That nevertheless was at the end of a sentence not the middle, was it still a connective or was but the connective. I do actually care. 700no.