lusikka (6429) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Ølfestival København 2012.
Pours a hazy dark brown colour without a head. Very rich aroma of dark chocolate, sour berries and red wine. Flavour of rich dark chocolate, toasted malts, nuts, sweet raisins, red wine and strong oak. Full bodied, oily mouthfeel and a long, raisiny and sweet finish with some tangy red wine. Rich and complex.
laiti (5898) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
37,5 cl bottle without label @ Ølfestival København 2012
Aroma is sweet and feels a lot like porto with sugary and fruity notes. Flavour is sweet with strong porto notes, raisins, some oak and sugar. Sweet stuff and very faithful to the barrel.
tiong (3933) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled @ Ølfestival København
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma of strong port wine notes, tart berries and syrupy malts. Taste is very sweet with heavy malty and port wine notes. Finish is sticky, syrupy and overly sweet. Unbalanced, too sweet for my taste.
lortsker (332) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 2007 vintage, Thanks RasmusOtt! pours hazy ruby, no head. Aroma: nutty, rye, heavy malty, loads of dried fruits, vinous, oaky, almonds, some chocolate, toffee, sweet liquorice, port, raisins, plums, grains, some cardboard. Taste: fatty. oily. dried fruits overload, high malty, nutty, sweet liquorice, matroshatte, oak, woody, fatty, malty sweet, caramel, toffee, port sweetness and warmth from the alcohol, raisins, figs, beautiful beer!
GT2 (8666) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL thanks to phredrik. Hazy deep purplish ruby with low carbonation to near zero. Nose is super heavy black berry dessert/clafoutis French warm dessert with cherries jubilee. Taste is sugary to the max, mint, maple, alcohol, brown sugar, heavy cola. Palate is tangy, sugary, mild oil, bit malty starch. Okay.
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Travlr (12945) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of phredrik, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, small beige edge head. Aroma of boozy caramel and butterscotch. Taste is smooth amd sweet caramel and toffee. Decent.
nickd717 (3562) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375ml bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color with minimal head. Toffee port aroma with loads of dark fruit. Big port and vinous flavor with sweet toffee notes and some oak. Damn tasty. Smooth and full on the palate with low carbonation. Very impressive.
dnstone (2157) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty aroma with light port notes. Deep hazy amber in color with an off-white head. A sweet barleywine with cherry/port edges. A bit syrupy, but excellent.
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review # 3000, batch 2007, bottle... dark brown, a bit of mahogany, no head on the pour, light watery tan head barely visible after... the smells outstanding, fresh sweet malt, dark but sweet fruits - alcohol soaked prunes, cherries, red wine, rotten dark fruits, sweet alcohol notes, complex and perfectly balanced... the taste isn’t as balanced sadly, but still pretty damn good, the dark fruits really show but they are restrained not sweet, oak comes through a bit harsh, alcohol does too but not in a sweet spirit way as expected, a bit hot on the finish... I had the bourbon was better than this, but to me the bourbon is the best and one of most unappreciated beers out there
skortila (4592) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 2007. The aroma has wine/port, dark fruits, raisins, wood, yeast. Hazy, reddish dark amber coloured beer with a slightly off-white head. The taste is fruity malty, has wine, caramel, wood and is a little sour. Lingering taste. Full body. Warming. Very nice.