cgarvieuk (14784) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... Huge thanks to who ever gave it to me ... 2004 Vintage Drunk 2013 ... deep copper brown ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee roast ... soft oxidasion ... light umami ... soft sweet roast ... soft toffee ... dry fruits ... sweet toffee ... soft malts ... soft but long umami linger
saxo (14095) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Huge head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are plums, raisin, malt, yeast, caramel and hops. Excellent long finish.
Dedollewaitor (14045) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one really burns my cheek & throat. A lot of sweet - dark fruits - prune & raisin. Good amount of hops and warming & clearly visible alcohol. A true sipper - but again almost too powerfull. Medium body - sticky texture.
harrisoni (13897) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 5, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at HogTownHarry Fest 08. Again big thanks to Harry for this one. Syrupy dry malt aroma. I guess its a barley wine, with some soy sauce in the mouth. Nice US hops on there.
yngwie (13845) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. It has a nice, dark red color and a small beige head. No carbonation. Wonderful aroma with beef-stock, some alcohol, hops and malty sweetness. The flavor starts off quite sweet, followed by lots of hops, and then alcohol. Full, sweet body. Maybe a bit too sweet, even though there is a lot of hops in it. A beer I would like to see here in Norway, I could open a bottle, pour it in a glass, and then spend an hour or so, just smelling it. (060428)
MiP (13676) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Hoppy aroma. Nice, peppery, malty flavour with some bonbon. Dark chestnut colour. Good body.
Theis (13587) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2004 - 11,4%) at home - drinking it now. Unclear red/brown - light yellow head. Chokolate, raisins, dried fruits, caramel, toffee, high sweetness, pretty high hoppy, vineous, portwine, alcho-burn. A bit sharp finish !!
TBone (12824) - Pori, FINLAND - SEP 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled vintage 2006.
Clear dark ruby red, steady small brown head. Toffeish, caramelly, dark fruits, burnt malts in the nose. Soft, liquerish palate. Toffee, roasted malts, some licorice. Brandy-like warming alcohol in the aftertaste.
Oakes (12743) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber, with little head and a mild carbonation; Aroma like cognac, although a few of us were tasting this and arguing over which kind of spirit we were smelling. Smooth palate, as the malts wash over you. I’ve never had a beer this big with Maris Otter before. Warming, complex and delicious. A fireside ale.
Travlr (12470) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
June 2009. Clearish maroon with absolutely no head whatsoever. Very very sweet, without any hops to balance the malt. Not much of a finish. Pass.