Sigmund (6106) - Tau, - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 250 ml bottle in silk paper and metal cylinder, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 12.5%. Sampled side by side with 2. edition. Deep reddish brown colour, clearer and slightly paler than the 2. edition, low off-white head. The aroma here is somewhat better, notes of red wine and red beets. The flavour is definitely better, vinous notes (fortified wine), hints of oak, nicely balanced bitterness in the finish. Warming mouthfeel, but slightly less alcoholic than 2. ed. Quite good stuff.
gEUS (1615) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at home - teku glass, side by side 2. and 3.
2.: Pours clear dark amberish orange, no head. Aroma of aged hops and some smoke. Nice sweet body, some herbal bitters, some sake in the finish, with sweet bready malts.
3.: cloudier, darker. nose is more malt. Body and taste are likewise.
Too bad they are over their point.
sharkydodson (851) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
the aroma is very bright, fruity and caramel with notes of vanilla, toffee, licorice, berries and some spices... the taste is fruity, caramel and, a little bit, smoked with notes of port, toffee, dried banana, raisin and spices... sweet, dry and warming aftertaste...
ERB92 (576) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 30, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of malt, fruits,licorice, dried fruits and hints of honey and spices. Amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall an interesting and enjoyable brew.
MichaelAwesome (6146) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ein schönes, klassisch schweres Bier, das vor dunklen Früchten, Malz und Röstaromen nur so strotzt. Wenn man sowas mag, ist man sehr gut aufgehoben und wird mehr als nur gewärmt. Süffigkeit und Perlung ausgewogen, also gibt es auch hier nichts zu meckern. Gutes Piwo.
McTapps (6194) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - DEC 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a trade with Meilby - many thanks! The beer has got a hazy dark brown colour with a smooth body and smooth head. Aroma of prunes, roasted barley and malt. Taste of barley, roast, torf, prunes, plums and oak. Hints of sherry and rum. Great beer.
DSG (9561) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Naama’s place. Thanks Naama. Orange. Aroma is malty, fruity, a bit spicy, with caramel, a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, kinda boozy, with malt, caramel, toasty note, fruitiness, spicy note, bitter stale hops. Rounded mouthfeel, slick but boozy.
slowrunner77 (8345) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as over the top sweet or as alcoholic as verison 1, so I like it better. Still a very strong sipper, but approachable. Fruity with clean yeast.
leghorn99 (193) - Livorno, ITALY - NOV 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Versa nel bicchiere di un brillante arancio rossastro, leggermente velata; schiuma scarsa di rapida dissolvenza. Aroma maltato, decisamente alcolico; si mescola a note fruttate (prugna, ciliegia), lievito e un carattere speziato. In bocca è dolce, sapori fruttati (prugna), alcolica, presenza di malto e lievito. Al palato è scivolosa, poche bollicine; finale caldo e maltato.
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Muddy dark orange, brownish color with almost no head, just a bit of lacing. Dried dark fruits and spices in the aroma: dates, figs, nutmeg and ginger come to mind. Taste starts sweet and spicy but gets more balanced towards the finish. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and roasty with a nutty character. Body feels thick but has a bit of carbonation to make it easier to drink. Had it right after the 2nd Edition. This one is a bit more balanced overall but also has a slightly weaker aroma and the alcohol, although being 1% less, is more noticeable. But overall it’s still a great, complex brew.
SarkyNorthener (3479) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared thanks to richthevillan, cheers Rich. Slightly hazy copper beer with residual head. Aroma is sweet fruit liquor and spice. Taste is spice, stewed orchard fruit and boozy. Good.