Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to TurdFurgison for sharing this gem at our Bates-motel-like abode up in Vermont during the Hill Farmstead festivities. Served in a SAVOR snifter.
Pours a murky muddy brown with a very small cap to start out, which dissipated quickly and turned into a collar. The nose brought loads of port along with some caramel. Lots of malt sweetness and a good deal of port, dark fruits, and pit fruits. Slight booze there as well. The flavor didn’t contain quite as much of the port and fruit character and was more of the sweet caramel malt. Quite enjoyable. The mouthfeel was really nice -- silky smooth with just a slight bit of booze and nice port-like finish. Really delicious all around. Thanks to Eric for the chance to try this one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-04-2011
Borup (10323) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011. Murky brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, rum, coffee, caramel, fruit and malt.
Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle @ CBF. Pours murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma has cake, rum, port, oak, burnt caramel, some booze, espresso, sweet dark chocolate, red wine. Quite full with a rich oaky nose. Taste has tons of port, oak, ripe dark berries, espresso, coffee grounds and some more chemical notes as well. Very nice and well balanced.
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 version bottled @ CBF. Pours murky brown, small light brown head. Nose has sweet oak, port wine, prunes, dates, leather, fig puree, caramel, some musky basement, notes of mature cheese, a bit funky, which Im’ guessing comes from the barrel. Taste has lots of sweetness, caramel, figs, dates, chocolate, some funky cheese here as well, light sourness from the barrel, port noes, leather. Really delicious. Looking forward to trying the 2007 version.
trapez (1563) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of plums, figs and brown sugar. Unclear brown colour with a red tone and a small beige head. Sweet portwine like flavour with slight sourness in the finish. Long pleasant aftertaste of ripe plums and alcohol.
Geokkjer (7238) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours deep amber with a tiny head.Aroma of malt, sour berries, oxidized and alcohol.Flavor s sweet and malty with some warming and malty notes.full body, soft carbonation.Very nice.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375ml bottle, packaged August 2009 and aged about 1.5 years in the bottle. The pour yields a dark and hazy plummy brown body. A small gathering of khaki foam circles the surface, lasting a good while, but leaving just minimal spotting behind. Sheeting is dense and sudsy. The aroma is insanely rich and inviting, showing a varied blend of dark fruits, including sweet figs, dates, and raisins, as well as more acidic plums, prunes, and black cherries. Browned caramel and toffee lurk beneath, velvety, smooth, and only slightly alcoholic. Toasted nuts lend further depth. The barrel suggests of velvety vanilla and currants, . Flavors follow suit, sweet and fruity from start to finish, loaded with dried and concentrated red raisin, plum, cherry, and seemingly every other conceivable dark fruit varietal. Caramel and brown sugar are intertwined, as is scorched honey and soft chocolate, yet they all manage to grant the fruit the starring role. The palate is lush and smooth, showing a very slight (and welcomed) oxidation and appropriately soft carbonation. Though sugary, the warming alcohol somehow manages to lighten things a bit, making it dangerously drinkable. I must say that the barrel application is perfect for the base beer. It destroys the bourbon barrel version. Great beer.
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Red mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of red wine, dark fruits, caramel, wood, vanilla, and faint alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, caramel, light nuts, vanilla, red wine, and finishing with resiny wood and light alcohol. This expression is head and shoulders above the regular Little Korkey I had bottled years before this.
Enjoyit (3734) - Vadum, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A dark brown beer with a small off white head. An aroma of malt, port, nuts, caramel, sweets, spice and wood. A flavor of malt, sweets, nuts, caramel, spice and wood. Damn nice!
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
0.6l bottle from the LCBO. Appearance: Pours an opaque black with a tiny, frothy head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Very sweet, notes of honey, vanilla, strong hints of grape, cherries, other fruits. Smells fantastic. Palate: thick (but not too thick), creamy, incredibly rich, more carbonation than expected. Very pleasant. Taste: very sweet, slightly bitter, medium saltiness, not sour at all. Very complex taste, lots of fruity notes, but also a fantastic aftertaste that is a strange mixed of roasted nuts, oatmeal and caramel, with a slight hint of chocolate. Incredible ale.