Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty with a dark orange brown color. Very rich and smooth with almost no bite to speak of. Soy sauce and port flavors.
kappldav123 (4807) - 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 (127) - 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 (497) - - 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 (257) - 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 (119) - 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 (155) - - 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.
Kevin (2070) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
06 13.3%. dark mahogany hazed brown with a dark grey head. sweetness of honey and caramel apples as i poured this. smell the booze easy enough too. shit ton of dark fruits in this. lot of plum and apricot. finish is warm with a lingering cotton candy to a deep caramel varying with every sip. before it warmed there was a seedless grape flavor, now it has moved into a nutty raisin flavor. iím a happy man for a little while.
gEUS (1023) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2005 vintage bottle - pours deep amber red/brown with no head whatsoever. Impressive intense nose of sweet raisins ("vendange tardive"), milk chocolate, with a decent amount of oxydisation. Thick body, lots of sweetness, nuts, raisins and sweet caramel in the taste. A decent amount of booze as well... and some smoked flavours in the finish. Special
ansalon (1321) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle bought by me and Ktwse at Brewdog Bar Stockholm charity auction May 2th. Pours a deep caramel with almost no head. Swirling it leaves nice lacerations on the inside of the glass. Increcible, complex aromas of caramel, raisins, toffee, honey, figs, dates, prunes, slight booze. Taste is absolutely gorgeous: raisins, marinated prunes and dates with layers of caramel, figs, butterscotch, burnt sugar, vanilla. Mouthfeel is very smooth and nicely textured with a very pleasant oily and sticky palate. Aftertaste is caramel, vanilla, prunes, dates, figs, burnt sugar. Just lingers and lingers in the mouth. Fantastic - a truly memorable experience!
Ktwse (1955) - SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear brown burgundy with minimal tan head. Aroma of butterscotch, toffee, light alcohol, prunes and dates, raisins, muscovado. Taste is boozy sweet, complex and balanced, initial sweet followed by light bitter then alcohol sweet. Body is rich and creamy with soft carbonation.