FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2004 Sampled January, 2004
Pours a deep amber color with a tan head. The head is fairly thick but made up of largish sized bubbles. Aromas of dark malt and fruit dominate the aroma. Quite malty in the nose as well. The fruit notes remind me the most of raisins and perhaps some plum. Quite a sweet beer in the taste. Definite noes of plum and raisin in the taste. Ends in a malty after taste that has notes of caramel, chocolate, and fruit. This beer, despite its 11%, hides the alcohol well. After the beer leaves my mouth it leaves a dry astringency that makes you thirst for another sip. A nice smooth beer that is pretty straight forward. Definitely a beer for a rainy cool night.
Sampled March 2001
This beer was served to me in an interesting goblet with the beer logo on the side. A dark, dark brown beer with an initial (though not long lasting) tan creamy head. The beer is quite sweet with lots of caramel notes. A bit of toffee as well, and a finish that is lightly bitter. The bitter seems to be as much from the high alcohol as from the hops. It has quite a thick body that gently caresses and coats the mouth in it soothing embrace. This is quite a good beer, A dark contemplative brew that is great as a rainy Belgian afternoon snack.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mild nutty aroma. HUGE body, really sweet with some hints of esters. Alcohol floats up through the nose. Fun stuff.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2008 Thick brown-red under soapy mocha suds. Packed with jammy plums, firm bananas and brown sugar, the aroma is strongly sweet, mildly spicy and a touch boozy. Intensely sweet flavour of caramel and bananas -- almost offset by a strong citric bite -- before a massive and hot finish. Oily and alcoholic feel, scrubbing carbonation, relatively slender body.
Sweet and alcoholic; digestif or nightcap material.
33 cl bottle, best before January 2013.
75 cL bottle, tulip glass. Deep, rich brown body and with an average sized off-white head. Smells like a REALLY powerful and sweet nut brown ale. Some alcohol, raisins, and darker aromas (caramel, chocolate) are also present. Hops are all but invisible. I have a wicked sweet tooth, but geez, this stuff is like caramelized sugar...with a shot of alcohol added in for good measure. Flavor is monstrously sweet moderately acidic and the finish is heavily sweet / moderately acidic / lightly bitter. Alcohol is well hidden considering how high the ABV is in this one. It’s not what I’d call expertly hidden, though -- if that makes sense. The body is full and syrupy. The bottom line is: syrupy sweetness with very little complexity.
Geiserich (2908) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 19, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2005 Bottled Vinetage 1989 :
O behave! This one was such a great stuff. Aged more then 15 years! Intensive honey aroma, hints of port. Thick, oily consistenc. Port wine flavor, sugar, sweet, concentrated. Silent but massive. A great concentrated, happy making stuff. Lovely.
Fresh version 8/4/8/4/15
Aroma features much alcohol and plums, sweetness with a hint of roasted malt. Very dark, head moastly diminishing. Creamy taste, sweet and malty. Some acid and alcohol like a wine. Spicy, and well balanced aftertaste with a hint of hop. Just a hint to sweet.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2005 Dec 2005 Bottle, 8-12 months old +. Dark borwn body, big creamy beige head. Aroma is quite boozey and alcoholic. Sweet malt and muted chocolate peer out beneath the noise. Sweet sugary malt up front with noticable alcohol follow up. Brown sugar and treacle in the middle. Alcohol mellows a bit as the bottle comes along. Medium to full body is quite smooth. 5/4/7/4/14<P>
July 2003 Big beer at 11%, strong taste. Very warming.... can’t quite place the flavours. Sweet and alcoholy. Sort of bitter ? 5/3/6/2/12
PeterHollander (20) - Hengelo, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. When I first tasted this beer in 1989 I was more impressed. My overall taste impression now is sweet and not lingering. Too simple for such a strong beer.
RichardGretton (4110) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2003
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark beer with a frothy head, and a very intense malty alcoholic nose. A very sweet vineous flavour. A great beer.
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich fruity, malty beer. High gravity brew with notes of raisins, plumbs and alcohol.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 Small light brown head. Dark brown almost black, leaving lace. Malty aroma incl. rum, plum. Thick and silky in the mouth. Sweet, malty taste (sirup, caramel). Not much bitterness, sweetness can get cloying. An example of a beer that MUST be aged - it gets so much better... 5 year old 75cL bottle; same appearence. Incredible aroma; little acidic, sweet, raisins, WINEY, rum. Smooth and thick body. ROUND! (no edges). Sweet, fruity, malty, vanilla? and... utterly complex taste. Great. (9,4,9,5,19 - my highest rating so far)
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
sweet wheaty/fruity aroma, dark black colour with a small head, malt-loaf like richness developing into notes of dried fruit and port, drying to a hessian like finish, superb