koleminer20 (742) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
12 oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Holy smokes. The pour is like muddy lake water. There is no head to be found and as such, no lace either. The aroma is extraordinarily complex. There is a beautiful sweet toffee or caramel with dark fruits galore and a wonderful apple cider character. There are dominant figs and a light marshmallow-ey note. The flavor is just as complex. It starts off like the cider and roars through the labyrinth of dark fruits. The toffee comes through strong on the back end. The mouth feel is perfect. Thick, minimal carbonation, the flavors coat and cling to the tongue. The finish is a touch dry, with a light warming from the 13.5% ABV. Overall just an amazing beer
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RickTheRick (459) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
La bière est d’un brun assez boueux, et aucune mousse ou presque n’ose se pointer le bout du nez. Des fruits confits, du caramel brûlé et des noix constituent le bouquet costaud de cette Old Ale plutôt âgée, encore étiquettée comme étant la 4th D. Certes, c’est vieux, mais c’est précisément le genre de bière qui atteint son apogée après plusieurs années de patience. En bouche, c’est liquoreux lourd et bien gras, mais si agréable à boire. La madérisation est amorcée, mais son effet s’amalgame bien au goût sucré de cassonade et de noisettes grillées. Sublime.
demmbonz (589) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 12oz bottle to snifter. Completely flat. Syrupy sweet. Huga maltiness. Minimal bitterness. Past it’s prime I think but delicious.
Ferris (4959) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Toffee, dark fruit, molasses, cocoa and raisin. Murky brown with almost no head. Tons of sweet dark sugars, molasses, liquorice and a long sweet sugary raisin bitter finish. Superbly rich and complex.
markextrae (1280) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
recieved a vintage 2011 bottle as extra in a trade. shared it with a friend. poured a murky dark brown copper colour with no head. with a big alcohol lacing on the side of the glass, lots of caramel, almond, port, caramel sugar, raisins, some prunes, lot of sweet dark fruit, big alcohol notice, it really tasted like it was barrel aged. such a big full flavoured beer! makes me wondering how good that BA version needs to be! first beer from this brewery! and it makes me wondering to try more of them!!
RexTalionis (2602) - FINLAND - OCT 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours unclear mahogny in color with a tan head. Butterscotch sweetness, dark fruityness as in raisins, old leather, damp cellar and more of some garden fruits in aroma. Dark and bitter chocolate in taste at first, which then goes into a more sweeter direction with some toffee and ripe dark fruits. Nice, soft and smooth mouthfeel as well. Even if this brew is in the end a bit on the sweeter side it doesn’t get too cloying though. Leather and semi-old garden sweet fruits with dark syrup in finish.
Karstenborg (323) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, coffee and malt. Taste is sweet raisin, toffee and malt
motelpogo (6947) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at mikkeller and friends. rich shade of reddish brown with a modest off-white head; aroma of stonefruit, licorice and light bitter chocolate; plenty of warming alcohol; flavours of cigar dipped in brandy, trail mix; rich and complex
maximet (91) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with some ruby gleam, no head. Aroma is strong toffee, ripe dark fruit, toast and some roasty notes with alcohol. Taste is complex from some bitterness to very sweet, malty to balanced in the aftertaste, with high alcohol mouth feel. Medium body with no carbonation and a sticky texture.
Bacterial (1710) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy light brown / dark amber pour. Big caramel, toffee and malt nose. Sweet tasting, but full and complex, thick mouthfeel. Yummy.
knickskicks (762) - - SEP 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red pour. Nose is fruity soda, red fruits, some booze. Taste is fruity soda, dark fruits, sweet caramel, coca cola. Medium sticky mouthfeel.