DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[2/22/15] Draught at Port Brewing/Lost Abbey in San Marcos. Brown color. Nice sourish aroma with dark fruits and caramel. Sweetish-sourish flavor with dark fruits, caramel, and a spicy boozy finish. Medium-bodied. Not sure it’s supposed to be sourish, but it works OK.
GTAEgeek (1409) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2010 vintage bomber at the Brick Store Pub. Dark ruby color, with a thin, tan head. Bright nose of molasses, cinnamon, raisins, black cherries, tobacco, anise, and a little booze. Very sweet, with a nice savory spice, and light whiskey-esque warming. Lovely and distinct bittersweet chocolate pops out in the finish. Heavy body, smooth, lightly carbonated, and silky. This is a delicious, complex, and well made beer. Savored every sip. 5 years has clearly improved this one.
Alexanderdahl (72) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a thick, hazelnutty Brown foam.
Nose isnt big, Smells sweet and with a bit of raisin dry fruit to it.
Crazy palate! Sharp belgian yeast sweetness at first, then changes into a dry fruit freshness and finishes on the malty side, with caramel.
djd07 (5416) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is dark fruit and roast. Thin mouth with sweet roast, chocolate, dark fruit, light dryness, very good.
Stuu666 (5904) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep brown, aroma and taste are sweet, rich, malty, raisins, cinnamon, dry finish.
Desverger (3268) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby Købmandsgaard - reddish brown pour with off-white head. Sweet malty and dried fruity aroma and taste, caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, lovely prominent raisin taste, greats spices throughout, beautiful.
Niller (828) - Hammel, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Roasted malty taste with lots of dark dried fruits, raisins, plums, caramel notes. Smooth mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Nice fruity finish. Great.
neongolden (729) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(375ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Feb 13 2015) Pours a lightly hazed dark reddish brown with a small off white head they fades to a ring with lace. Aroma caramel, toffee, boozy rum raisin, old spices, touch of dark bread and a woody dryness. Palate has sweet caramel and toffee, toast, baked apple, raisin, prune. Gets surprisingly dry and mineral towards the finish. More toasty notes. Alcohol dryness. Medium bodied for style with fairly high carb. Quite a good quad. That dry finish is nice but I think I would have liked a longer fruity malty aftertaste to match the very best in style.
wharfrat1 (5) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big fruity esters, lots of figs, plums, and as the bottle says raisins, big sweetness in the middle, with warming alcohol and hints of cocoa on the finish, big beer perfect for a snowy winter’s night, this bottle is 2 yrs old and could easily rest for more time, very good quad
ogivlado (6167) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 750ml. -from Svijet Piva Zagreb. Unclear reddish/brown coloured, medium sized off-white head, cocoa powder and raisins in the nose. Roasted malty, chocolate, dried fruits, raisins and cocoa powder with discreet alcohol presence. Berries, spices and warming alcohol in the finish. Expected better.