kermis (3767) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the Bishops Arms, Malmo. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a tiny ring of off white head. Aroma is massive sweet toffee, caramel, overripe fruits, raisins and booze. Flavour is heavy sweet with a balancing medium
Bitterness in the finish. Full bodied and thick with soft carbonation.
aleph (231) - - APR 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @Bishop’s Arms Malmö. Cloudy amber. Caramel, toffee, sugar, raisins. Still active on the palate despite age, medium-strong bodied.
gyllenbock (3713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bishops Arms, Vasagatan, Stockholm. November 16, 2011.
Clear amber with a minimal head. Very vinous aroma with dried fruit, malt, sugar and toffee. The taste was complex and vinous, very pleasant beer to sip. I liked the big body and almost syrupy mouth feel. I wonder how old the bottle was?
Martinus (2531) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 2 year old bottle
Brown body, tan head. Aroma of raisins, sweet, spicy, vanilla. Flavour somewhat sweet, old yeast (autolyse), liquorice (drop). Finish quite sweet and alcoholic. Nice one.
(From 25cL bottle @ DRBM)
Borresteijn (4159) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25cl Bottle at DRBM. Dark amber colour, off white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, liquorice, raisins. Flavour is malty, bitter, Dutch liquorice, laurel, caramel, plastic, dry bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, slightly alcoholic. Nice.
erickok (2839) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown hazy with small tan head. Liquorish, woody, raisin. Alcohol burn in the end. No hops. It’s old tough. (DRbM 2011)
PotjeBier (1308) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ DRBM. 2 years old. Brown color, off white head. Aroma’s of sweet malts, drop/licorice, a hint of spice/herb (juniper?). Flavor is sweetish and bitter. Nice roasty & bitter finish.
dEnk (3137) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ drbm. Aroma is sweet malty barley, some spice, liquorice and smoky caramel. Flavour is medium sweet, deep roast, malt, caramel and more. Nice one.
scotchzi (301) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells really alcoholly with figs raisons and a little roast. Sits thick in its glass with a copper tone. Figgy roasted deep in body. Almost like a port sits kinda rigid in my mouth kinda odd. But really good.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7/24/11. Small bottle courtesy joes. Creamy brown flavor with a small frothy head that lasts. Fruity aroma with caramel, some wet cardboard, and a solid dose of alcohol. Sweeter flavor, very much like an old ale. Dark fruits, bitter, earthy hops, a touch of roast and oxidation. Nice!