Maria (9964) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage 2004 No 08511. This beer is mahogany with a red hue and practically no head. The aroma has nice, dark fruits, and I think of raisins, that have been soaked in port wine. The mouthfeel is oily and the flavour is strong, vinous, fantastic with notes of ripe, dark fruits, sweetness, alcohol, and itís rather like port wine. The finish has a nice, dry bitterness, that develops throughout the long finish. What a wonderful beer!! I have some in my cellar for maturing, and this first one we shared to celebrate out first grandchild (or rather my husbands), but I feel he is mine too!!
Koelschtrinker (9895) - KŲln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 20, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sehr sŁŖer Antrunk mit angenehmen Malznoten. Minimale Herbe, zuckrig, alkoholisch, dennoch weich. Zu sŁŖ, nicht ausgewogen. 8/9/8/9/12/9
brokensail (9855) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 Vintage. Hazed dark mahogany color with a finger of khaki head. Rich brown sugar, dark fruit, and sherry aroma. A nice bit of toffee and caramel, and a hint of alcohol. Some mild chocolate, too. Intense sweetness on the palate. Great brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruits. Tons of sherry favors, a bit of alcohol, and a bit of vanilla. Touches of chocolate and a hint of toasted bread. Very, very good.
bierkoning (9758) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 version. Sugary aroma with plums, just a touch of oak and hops. Very sweet, sugary flavor with pepper, grassy hops and burning alcohol, though partly hidden by the sweetness. Hint of oak. Thick and oily mouthfeel. Tasty beer, with a complex aroma. Has potential, but need further cellaring. This sample was too young.
gunnfryd (9726) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Average of vintage 04, 05, 06, 07, 08. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, sugar, licorice, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, sugar, licorice, caramel, hop. full body. Nice beer.
chrisv10 (9713) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25 cl bottle from 2008 tasted 2010.
Muddy copper with small head. Flavour is malt, sweet, dark fruit, caramel, sweet and wood.
25 cl bottle from 2006 tasted 2010.
Muddy copper with no head. . Flavour is malt, dark fruit, caramel, sweet and vinous.
Rasmus40 (9603) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Vintage 2006. Clear copper without head. Aroma is sweet malty, caramel and loads of alcohol. Flavor is very sweet. Full bodied. Sweet finish with burning alcohol. Too sweet and way too much alcohol for this to have any sort of balance. 240410
madsberg (9530) - SÝborg, DENMARK - MAY 16, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled @ DBF2004: Vintage 2003. Burgundy coloured. Clear. Beige lasting head. Plums, malt and alcahol in the nose. Vineous. Liqourice and malt in the flavour. Well hidden alcahol. Is smooth and pleasant on the palate. Nice one.
imdownthepub (9493) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle conditioned, 250ml, 2003 edition No. 02269 from Abbey Stores, Salisbury (now closed). Chestnut to auburn with short lived head. Super rich palate, full on with a barley sugar fruitiness, some treacle, some sherry flavours. The alcohol is present even with 10 years of ageing, but this gives it the required depth of flavour rather than burning the palate. Plums and sultanas are all amalgamated in to the mix. A beautiful beer.
Lubiere (9330) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle Q11560 from LCBO. A dark reddish brown ale with almost no head, off white, light carbonation. Aroma is pungent, caramel, molasses, with light licorice and cognac. In mouth, a sweet burned caramel with light lactic points, woody, chocolate and licorice. Warming alcohol warms you up. Very rich and heavy. A classic BW. Room temperature in chalice.