mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy mahogany. Very thin off-white head that quickly faded to soapy bubbles. Strong malty aroma, full of toffee, caramelized sugar, and pitted fruits. Taste does not disappoint: huge dark malt base with plum, fig, and cherry flavors. Alcohol noticeable in the swallow, but clears way for a syrupy malt linger. Medium body and low carbonation. A little sticky. Solid for the style.
Hoppsan (149) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Pours light amber with minimal head, albeit high carbonation. Rum and herbal spices in aroma and taste. Some "faulty" phenols in finish. The high ABV is not warranted by taste.
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deanso (5249) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Bottle from my beer cellar. 2009 vintage I think.
Hazy amber pour. Thin off white head. Pretty good. Noticable alcohol but nice.
AndySnow (3265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: Bottle, 2002 vintage.
Where: At Halle´s.
Appearance: Light brown colour with lots of yeast sediment. Minimal head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, raisin, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body, very little carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, dried fruit, some hops, caramel.
tderoeck (4680) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26/XII/13 - 33cl bottle from a trade @ home, 2nd Christmas tasting - BB: VII/2014 - 2007 vintage (2013-1185) Thanks to Nisse666 for the trade!
Clear orange to amber beer, small aery irregular yellow head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: toast, caramel, honey, bit dusty, walnuts. The ageing has taken it’s toll, and it already starts in the nose. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: lots of caramel, honey, bit sugary, very fruity, hints of sherry, orange peel, but also some chocolate. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, sweet malts, honey, little sourish, spices, some aniseed, caramel. It’s a nice beer, but was probably much better a bit fresher. The best by date is a lie! :p
abemorsten (2767) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml shared bottle. Vintage 2007. Clear clear caramel colored body with a white rim. Sprucy raisin on the nose. Notes of dog fodder in the mouth. Pungent sweet and bitter. May have passed it’s prime.
gunnar (5290) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting, 2007 Vintage. Pours clear dark golden, no head. Aroma is malty, deep dark fruits, raisins and plums. Taste is sweet, plums and raisins, fodder, strange but good.
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Flaske, 2007-årgangen, på RB samling hjemme (takk til Odd Gunnar): åh, denne lekre aromaen av rosiner, svisker og portvin. MEN: null skum, litt vandig i munnen og ettersmaken. Har nok tapt seg engod del.
Beer4000 (4474) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled in 2009. Unclear dark orange body with a rather fast disappearing off-white head. Aroma is dominated by malt that feels sweet with a pleasant degree of oxidation and warming alcohol. Still a bit weak. Flavor is sweet malt, some caramel and Sherry type of alcohol. Fine body and medium aftertaste. Nice but there is more to be done here.
daniele (5383) - ITALY - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grazie Alex ’02 ambrato carico poca schiuma mielosa bel maltato amaro in secondo pianolieve liquor forse torbato
laiti (5655) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 31, 2014
33 cl bottle vintage 2008 @ home, BBE 07/2014
Might be also vintage 2007 with BBE 06/2013, unclear markings
Pours with quite low viscosity. Aroma is quite light with harsh malt, some nectar-like juicy notes, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has fruity notes, some malt and toffee. Finishes with a feeling of alcohol. Quite thin and flat. ”It will only improve with time” my ass.