hackobock (2389) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
140801, bottle 2006 vintage.
Pours cloudy dark brown with a small off-white head, quickly dissipating. Aroma is raisins, caramel, dark sugars, light chocolate, vinous and light oxidized. Taste is medium sweet dried fruit and caramel, light milk chocolate, finish is light bitter chocolate, some alcohol and vinous notes. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1/VIII/14 - 25cl bottle @ Belgo-Swedish Crazy Summer Trade Tasting - BB: n/a, 2006 vintage, P19960 (2014-867) Thanks to hackobock for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy deep brown beer, small creamy off-white to beige head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: sweet, caramel, dried fruits, honey, alcohol, some chocolate, bit oxidized. MF: ok carbon, full body. Taste: milk chocolate, bitter touch, caramel, more chocolate, pretty sweet. Aftertaste: little bitter, lots of chocolate, some honey, bit oxidized, orange peel.
Cuso (6600) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle kindly donated by kaufmanized, many thanks. Vintage 2004. Bottle # 42677. Reddish brown color with minimal white head. Aroma of chocolate, rum, raisins. Sweet taste, caramel, nuts, raisins, cognac, light sourness, dates, figs. Very tasty beer.
MisoW (2524) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - AUG 27, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared by Cuso, MANY THANKS! Year 2004. Bottle #42677. Pours reddish, white head. Aroma is chocolate, apples, rum, raisins, honey. Taste is full of nuts, cherries, cognac, chocolate, sweet, apples, raisins, figs. Extra nice sweet finish full of raisins and figs. Great beer.
kappldav123 (5588) - GERMANY - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2008. Looks really good. Beer in the glass dark brown, small head. Intense malty aroma with a smokey touch. Starts quite strong, not too malty, light alcoholic burning notes. More and more earthy malty. Finish warming malty, less alcoholic. Nice one!
Klimaet (970) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark cloudy brown with barely no head. Aromas of malt, sweet licorice, coffee, toffee, rum, raisins, slighty minty and plums. Taste is very rum-like, licorice, roasted malt, coffee, yeast and some bittersweet chocolate, hazelnuts.
BeerKurve (520) - - AUG 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
*2005 Vintage Bottle* Molasses, Caramel Apple, Chocolate and some booziness. Very robust and flavorful and has held up remarkably well for being 9 years old.
Doghair (306) - Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 Bottling. Malty caramel aroma. Rusty brown color with no foam. Tangy caramel and malt flavors. Coffee, chocolate towards the end. Palate is creamy with surprising carbonation for a beer this age. Great experience.
Lectvay (191) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Vintage 2004. Very grateful to Ray for this bottle. I had worked down my expectations to avoid disappointment, and now Iím sipping this floating on a cloud. Fairly dark reddish-brown, very little carbonation. Aroma is a little surprising -- a little astringent, alcohol, also seemed a little funky, sour. So itís a shock when it hits my tongue, immediately smooth, buttery, velvety. Rich and decandent. Hard to describe. One of my favorite beer-drinking experiences.
Randy4Beer (399) - - JUN 11, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a 250ml bottle of the 2008 vintage drank 6 years later.
Pours a muddy very dark brown with virtually zero head.
Aromas of raisins, rum and toffee.
On the palate, more raisins, rum, bready malts, and you can really taste the alcohol. Tastes like rum soaked raisin bread.
Overall, I thought this might be an old school euro brew, but was pleasantly surprised by its enormous complexity. All beer aficionados should put in an effort to try this one.