allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Craigs, dregs run tasting. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of toffee and dried fruit, oak. Taste is sherry, prunes, vanilla. Boozy finish.
Stuu666 (8371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep amber, nose is malty toffee, caramel, raisins, vanilla, taste is similar, sweet, fruity, light bitter finish.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown with tan head. Earthy vegetal aroma, esters, banana, oak, dried fruit. Taste is better, dried fruit, raisins, sherry, prune, oak, vanilla. Sweet with a clean finish.
GlasgowTAD (945) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark bronxe with a miniscule bronwish head. Aroma is raisins and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee, vanilla, leather, oak, red grapes, slight strawberry, molasses.
cgarvieuk (19025) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home ... daerk copper .. thin white lacing .. soft sweet toffee fruit ...light sweet toffee fruit malt nose .. soft sweet toffee fruit ... soft sweet berries .. soft malt .. light toffee malt .. soft toffee berries ...
JefVerstraete (2438) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from LDW, Eke. Red/brown colour, beige foam. Sweet nose of plums, malts, caramel and lots of wine, vanilla. Bit alcoholic. Sweet and heavy, beautiful sipper. Very nice beer!
drpimento (2773) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Somehow the long artificial cork seems not to have kept its seal. Interesting, nice brew. Aroma has vanilla, caramel, red wine, oak. Flavor has the vanilla, caramel, a little bitter, tang, and salt. Soft carbonation. which is just enough. Very good finish.
Marduk (4786) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Slightly hazy dark amber color. Very brief white head. Sweet, cognac, fruity, alcohol in aroma. Sweet, caramel, fruity, red wine, grapes in taste. Nice sweet cognac in aftertaste. Bit boozy, but I don’t mind that. Pressing my buttons. Nice sipper.
FatPhil (12201) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn)
Orange, no head. Sweet fruity aroma, sherry, some apple, some apricot. Remarkably light palate. Sweetish, plenty of the barrels, raisin and apple, some light oak. Finish light, woody, some sweet pears. Late finish has some dry bitter tea-leafy hop. Not as full as the 17 and 19 I had recently, and I think I prefered them.
kerenmk (3622) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Max’ place. Thanks Vipinvelp! Murky brown with a white-cream head. Vanilla, some clove, woodsy and sherry notes in the nose. Deap vinous taste. A little spicy, some coconut and sherry. Full body, fairly carbonated, long, sherry finish. Complex and fun.