sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a murky reddish brown with minimal white head. Aroma of sweet vinous fruit with an overtone of the wood. Medium body, flavour of caramel malt and the fruit (plum, berries) with a dryness from the barrel.
ClubGonzo (4697) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a deep nougat brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma is intense caramelly butterscotch tones, vanilla, oak, dense malty tones and hints of booze. Taste is raisins, wood, honey, intense caramel, vanilla, hints of cognac, booze, toffee and traces of nuts. Solid stuff. Full body, medium carbonation. A very nice and dense quad on the sweet side of things.
dEnk (4195) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is deep woody fruit, some caramel malt.
Flavour is deep red fruit, some wine and raisin, loads of wood. Nice.
Vaiz (3819) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma is very fruity with fresh red fruits, raisins, plum. Flavor is sweet and overly fruity. No sharp edges, quite smooth brew. Nice.
altonbrownd (3752) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Beer Temple. Dark amber body with puffy tan head. Sweet, caramel nose, some fruits too. Nice sweet and tangy flavours. The white wine quite pronounced. Oaky. Very nice. Lovely.
Geiserich (3696) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Off-white creamy head, amber hazy color. Oaky aroma, notes of grapes, smoke, whiskey, brandy, caramel, sugar. Flavor has also a lot of whiskey/brandy notes, barrels, sugar, wine. Dyr, astringent finish. Nice.
kiwianer (3428) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 4, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The head is robust, the color orange-red-brown. It smells sour-dusty a bit raisins, creamy-alcoholic. the taste is mild, fruity, dusty. I don´t like this one I more like the fresh one! 13/8/7/7/-/8
Habanero (3251) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours clear, amber with a medium sized, off-white lasting head with fair lacing. Nose of fruit, caramel and yeaty notes. Sweet flavor of apples, grapes, oranges, caramel and vanilla notes. Medium to full bodied, oilt texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry with an alcohol touch. Very similar to # 2.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 37,5 cl. Light unclear orange-reddish amber with a small off white head. Intense and sweet, slightly spicy aroma of overripe fruits, oak, concentrated caramel. Flavor is even more intense, sweet but not too sweet, toasted malty, over ripe fruity. Some alcohol cutting through. Nicely balanced.
The_Osprey (3215) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share at Leighton’s, thanks to Paul. Four years old at this stage. Murky dirty brown, very little head, no lacing. Aroma is strawberry jam, some harsh chemical / alcohol, touch of sherry, grape juice. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is sherry, sweet toffee, some alcohol coming through, no real bitterness. Doesn’t have the aggressive woodiness that I like in the new vintages, and has gone a bit ’gloopy’ with age. Still, a nice sipper.