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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 495   ABV: 16.5%
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A special batch of "5th dementia old ale" that was overattenuated with high gravity ale yeast and then blended with cassis to add back body.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (6836) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Pours almost clear dakr reddish brown with no head. The aroma is sweet cassis, sweet toasted caramel, some anise and has some vinous port like feel to it. The flavour is very sweet and quite boozy with notes of cassis and dark berries. Quite boozy finish. The aroma is good and pleasant but the booze overpowers the overall impression.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Pours a very dark plum color thatís completely opaque with a miniscule off-white head that lingers for a minute before disappearing. No lacing. Sweet vinous aroma thatís bursting with currant, dark cherry, blueberry, grape and other dark berries. This is countered by a nice malt character with hints of chocolate cake, fudge and toffee. Slightly syrupy/medicinal character but not overpowering and although the ABV is really high, there us little to no booze in the nose. Smells like dessert! Medium bodied with a very prominent vinous, dark fruit flavor thatís countered by dark malt notes and boozy sweetness. Lots of sweet currant flavor along with some grape, blackberry, blueberry and other dark berries before being countered by hints of toffee and chocolate cake. Even with the maltier notes itís still too sweet for my liking. The ABV is decently masked considering its 15% but there still a decent amount of boozy warmth throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle, shared with javit before the big tasting. Pours murky tawny-garnet, no head, no lacing. Nose is tart berries; raspberries, tootsie-roll, Christmas fudge, cassis coulis, milk chocolate, brandy, tobacco. Lovely smelling stuff, is what Iím saying. Flavours of tootsie-roll, cassis, more tart fruit. Alcohol is amazingly absent considering the strength. A monumental brew!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (10428) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2011
Bottle thanks to FlandersNed. Pours purplish brown. No lacing. Nose/taste of oak chips soaked in alcohol, black currant, nuts, chocolate and caramel. Finishes with black currant followed by nutty oak chips soaked in alcohol. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38083) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ home.

[ Courtesy of Secret Summer Santa ]. Unclear medium to dark brown red colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, blackcurrant, fruity - berries, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet, light acidic and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, blackcurrant, chocolate, alcohol, sharp. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish fee lis light to moderate alcoholic. [20110815]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbfobes (2649) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2011
12oz bottle at pre-GTMW tasting, pours a murky dark brown with no head, aroma was extremely sweet and the flavor had more of a boozy front and finish rather a lot of fruit to it. Overall this one wasnít my favorite of the night but was still very happy to have tried it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6654) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2011
8/12/11. Bottle shared pre-GTMW. Rich oxidized aroma with plenty of big fruit. A bomb of cassis with plenty of alcohol and a touch of oxidation. I wasnít as thrilled as everyone else tasting it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 30, 2011
Pours reddish brown with no head. Aroma is oak, chocolate and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, cherries and a bunch of booze. Medium bodied with little carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (7226) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2011
12 oz. bottle shared by jckp64- thanks, John! No vintage on the bottle but it seems to be a few years old. The ABV wasnít on the bottle, either, but 16.5% sounds about right. Pours a hazy, murky reddish-brown color with some small tan bubbles around the edge. Aroma of oak, ripe sweet cherries, vanilla, chocolate, earth, and a little booze and oxidation. Flavor of vanilla, toasted sugar, oak, cherries, grass and bitter earth, and warming booze. Really complex. Medium-full bodied, with a sweet, chewy, warming mouthfeel and low carbonation. This one was a lot of fun to drink. Iíd be curious to try something like this fresh.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
This turned out to be a pretty interesting and good beer. First off, thereís a very nice aroma as soon as the bottle is cracked. Lots of rum soaked raspberries, some blackberry too, with old wood, caramel, chocolate, rubbing alcohol, and plums. A layered scent with a lot of depth. The pour is this slightly murky dark brown with a little red in it with a thin head that never full develops before fading away completely. Nothing at all left on top so no lacing. This is very smooth going down with some alcohol burn settling in the back of the throat. But in a good way. Iím surprised how drinkable this is considering how strong it is. Creamy caramel, chocolate covered fruit (most notably raspberry but maybe even some cherry too), vanilla, and boozy flavors. This is like a cross between their Raspberry Eisbock and 5th Dementia and I think the best of the bunch. Well done!


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