77ships (3096) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2005 Vintage. Obtained in a trade with Dedollewaitor. Thx! Personal contribution @ "I cannot believe that you brought your own beer to a beer festival" @ Modeste 2013. 25 cl. bottle split by 2. #43437. Dark raspberry, brown, hazy, no head. Incredible oxidation notes nose, lots of nuts,hazlenuts, sherry, walnuts, sweet malts, sugar, very interesting wild herbs which I cannot specify. Huge warming taste, cane sugar, very thick toffe, candy, almost Brazilian rum, complex bark & leaves notes, quite warming, lots of things going on, touch cobwebs, medicinal tea, hop oil, hazlenuts, walnuts & even more, which is hard to note. Thick, warming, oily & almost zero carb. Very impressive & very complex. Reputation confirmed.
kraddel (2041) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thnx to 77ships
Pours redbrown , no real foam
Smell is sweet , apple based
Sweet , boozy ( a bit )
Taste is sweet , malty , sugary . Bit caramel , . Very nice
Ferris (1304) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vintage 2006 - Dark sugar, caramel, toffee, plum and a bit of raisin. Deep cloudy amber with no head. Molasses, toffee, raisin, chocolate and a caramel and booze finish. Very complex, no carbonation and very nice. Even in the small bottle, share it as it is a big beer.
Vintage 2008 - Much more vibrant than 2006 with vinous notes and alcohol present. Different, but not better. Coloring is slightly lighter. Much like the nose the edges are more pronounced as is the alcohol. Again different but not better or worse. This is a great vertical as it shows how age mellows without really changing the taste profile.
Lukaduke (1497) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jstax ! Pouring this to the dome to start off my birthday breakfast... Pours a deep mahogany color with a trace of bubbles rising to the top. On the nose its sweet brown sugar, rustic earthy leather, raisin and soft caramel. The mouthfeel is completely flat with no carbonation yet the beer is still very drinkable. Not overly sweet but sweet enough with lots of earthy notes and some dried fruit to balance out the sweetness. Caramel, raisin, leather, touch of grass... little bit of boozy heat on the finish.
JStax (2401) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
2008 bottle. Pours a darker mahogany with a creamy head of beige foam. Good retention. The aroma has rich caramels, wood, vanilla, toffee, and nougat. Tastes on the sweeter side. Mellow caramels and toffee taste and through to the finish. Really nice, just like the older vintages. Definitely one of my all time favorites.
chris__hartley (259) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This bottle was from 2006. The pours deep almost opaque mahogany with ruby highlights; the head is beige and foamy. The aroma has notes of: plums, raisins, figs, alcohol, toffee, soy-sauce, and dark bread. The taste is heavy sweet that finishes lightly bitter; it has notes of: (all aforementioned aroma notes), chocolate, coffee, and liquorice. The palate is full bodied, is sticky, has next to no carbonation, and a long finish. Overall, amazingly balanced for the sweetness, definitely a beer people should try.
Errl (1117) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2003 bottle..pour is brownish with no head..Nose is caramel, nice sweetness, hot, toffee..Taste is butterscotch,caramel, sweetness, dark fruits..
rosenbergh (5595) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2013 250 ml bottle. 2008 vintage. #08802. (HÝkeren) Copenhagen, Denmark.
Murky reddish brown colour with a tiny tan head.
Dark fruits, sweetness, strong maltiness and liqueur notes in the aroma.
The flavour is... Wow! Itís really complex. Mild bitterness, even mild sourness, syrupy sweetness, a whole lot of maltiness, dark fruits and a hefty splash of alcohol.
Rich and full. Absolutely delicious. I really would like to have another bottle to age.
Jesterdeal (1478) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2013 2007 bottle shared by a crazy man who does bird calls. Aroma of Apple peels and delicious caramel malt. Pours orange with little to no head. Taste is wonderful with a mix between caramel apple and salt water taffy. Delightful and rich.
Meilby (5573) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 250ml #20550 vintage 2006@ Home
Trade by Dedollewaitor Pours clear dark amber with a few off-white bubbles. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oxidization, alcohol, vinous, dried fruits, Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, caramel, fruity, vinous and light oxidized finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.