Idiosynkrasie (4465) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - NOV 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle [#165 of 575]. Hazy amber colour with late awakening, average, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity hoppy and malty aroma, notes of red berries, gooseberry, a dry touch of fruit parings, a touch of concentrated grassy and herbal hop, chlorophyll. Taste is slightly sweet malty with a toffee note and a sugary touch, bitter hoppy overtones, notes of gooseberry and the like; soft palate, gentle but effectual carbonation combines with the bitter hoppy to build up a refreshing component. Survived almost five years (brewed 12/12/09) quite well, 88.2 IBUs still active, well hidden alcohol.
kraddel (4251) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at pre-borefts tasting .
Pours clear amber/red . No real head .
Smell is oak , sweet ( thick ) .
Taste is sweet . Bit oak , honey . Barley-wine aftertaste . Expected to be way more impressed by this one .
kermis (6069) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the Pre-Borefts Tasting. Pours clear amber with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisin, overripe dark fruit. Flavour is heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jmgreenuk (5320) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the ABC Beers pre Borefts tasting, Den Haag, courtesy of sic1314. Poured a hazy reddish amber with no life at all. The aroma is toffee caramel. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a smooth rich sweet toffee caramel palate. medium bodied with flat carbonation.
sic1314 (4249) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 495 of 575. Poured a vinous red with no head. Aroma of alcohol soaked dark fruit and soft caramel malt. Medium body, flavour as the aroma, smooth. Maybe starting to show it’s age.
deanso (6092) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle from Sic1314 @ Pre Borefts tasting
Very thin white head. Low carbonation. Clear amber pour. It’s aged well. Still sweet but a lovely beer.
kappldav123 (5307) - GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle looks really good, almost 5 years old. Beer in the glass not very zippy, brownish, almost no head. Starts malty, modest alcoholic, thick, a bit oily. Light spicy notes. Not very hoppy. Warming-malty finish. Maybe already a bit over its top.
MarcoDL (2560) - NETHERLANDS - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of almost 5 years old, aged well. Malty and cloudy beer. Sweet herbal taste of dark fruits and vanilla. Nice developing taste.
gEUS (1322) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle - Pours clear amber with a marroon hue. little to no head. Piny hops in the nose with a decent caramel and toffee base, raisins. Medium mouthfeel, light peat, lots of roasty malty sweetness. Taste of nuts and toffee. Bitter finish Held up well after about 4.5 years.
Holmen1 (3131) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Cardinaltreff nov-12: god balanse og fin bitterhet. Masse smak og fruktig, fyldig og laaang ettersmak. Kveldens højdare!