BBB63 (6443) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sitting my the "cellar" since purchase and served in my Iechyd Da snifter: pours jet black with absolutely no head nor carbonation (but I knew that already). The aroma has massive anise, prune and marzipan along with moderate roast, chocolate, rye bread, corriander and and herbal hops. The citric zest notes have long faded away and the cinnamon has melded into the malts. Slight cardboardy and "pickle" note as well. The taste is oxidized malts and moderate spicing... and I LIKE IT! The crash of opposing flavors that were in this beer when fresh have gone bye-bye. Now it has taken on the character of a nicely aged Imperial Stout versus a muddled Dark Belgian of it’s youth. Too bad this is not carbonated or the score would have been much much higher.
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown color with no head. Aroma of dark toffee malts, citrus and spices. The taste is nutmeg, clove, nuts, other spices, citrus, toffee malts. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Comes across as very flat, despite the promise it can age for many years.
bax (1289) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle 19/12-2012)low beige head, black color, roasted taste, rather smoothen, slightly thin taste due to age. bb date 01/09/12.
Yorker (1580) - Herning, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl corked bottle @ home. Pours dark brown/almost black with a tiny (and I do mean tiny) tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma is port, dark fruits, subtle spices, and orange peel. Flavour is booze, dark fruits, spices, and orange peel.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Ølbaren.....It pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head.... The aroma is roasted malts, dark fruity, sweet and some spicy notes..The flavor is roasted malts, dark fruit, hoppy, sweet and spices.....
fletchfighters (1252) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A-- Poured a very syrupy dark brown with a lot of ruby in it. In the glass it was a coke syrup color with traces of dark ruby on the bottom of the glass. Did not think there was a head until the 300 ML mark, then a light kakhi colored head erupted and became one finger, finally settling to just light brown film that left a lot of lacing. Very little visible carbonation.
S-- Very spicy and sweet. Nutmeg, Coriander, Cinnamon, Orange peel, coffee, and some sweet chocolate. Almost Christmas in a nutshell. No noticeable alcohol smell with this.
T-- Spicy, sweet and syrupy. All the above mentioned flavors in the smell are in the taste but almost ramped up. Almost reminds me of the Chouffe N’Ice with the taste. There is a slight bit of an alcohol burn with this.
M-- Has a slight Pine or candy cane hop feel at the end. It helps cut through the sweetness and leave a fresh feel that pine or peppermint would with a candy cane. A bit syrupy though. Low carbonation and medium feel.
dlinn (141) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad. Sweet flavor of vanilla. A bit alcoholic. Seems a little dull on the flavor side, but that might be due to its age.
adnielsen (10068) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Rene’s house, courtesy of camons. Thanks a bunch, Rene! A little hazy, dark reddish brown appearance with little head. Somewhat coriander spicy, orange citrusy, candy sugar, caramel aroma. Light oxidation. Orange citrusy, mild coriander, a bit minty/herbal, candy sugar, caramel, toffee, cocoa flavor. Held up pretty well.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ Oluthuone Esplanadi. Rated on 13.11.2010
Aroma is malty and spicy with some dark fruits. Flavour is spicy with licorice, some sweetish malt, chocolate and ripe fruits. A bit expectorant‐like feeling here. Good, the spices are not too offensive.
Radek Kliber (6675) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: strong cask notes, slight barley, vinous, mellow alcohol.6+
Appearance: black with hint of brown. Light rocky top.3+
Palate / Taste: medium full bodied. Noted by dry harsh alcohol (despite its age), dark malts. Mid noted by chocolate. Cask note on top. Good not great.