Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Parecchia delusione, birra troppo dolce e sbilanciata, la gola viene aggredita dall’alcol in eccesso, sembra che faccia 20 gradi
Dogbrick (9344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV on 10/12/2012. Pours a very dark brown-black color with a medium beige head that diminishes to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, bourbon and dark fruits. Full-bodied and smooth with a moderately boozy character and flavors of dark chocolate, hops and earthy malt. The finish is oaky with a licorice and malt aftertaste. Very good overall.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at the 2012 Denver Rare Beer Tasting in Denver, Colorado. Has a nice boozy/raisin sweet scent. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate and coffee roast.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage split three ways. Served in a FW tulip.
A: Pours a dark black color with dark brown edges. A light tan head forms on the pour and recedes to a thin ring. No real lace, just some small splotches.
S: Dark fruity port with some oak. Light roasted coffee bean and some toasted malts. Minimal chocolate.
T: The oak has a much bigger presence than in the nose and the port quickly follows suit. Dark chocolate and roasted wiht some caramelize sugar and raisins.
M: Silky and oily, but a touch thin for a 12% RIS. Medium carbonation as well.
O: This was a nice beer, but definitely not worth everything it commands. I’m glad I got to share this guy and find out what all the fuss is about, but I certainly wont be looking to acquire it again in the future.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-21-2012
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at denver rare beer tasting 2012. Pours very dark black, coffee tan bubbly head. Smokey roasted malts on the nose. Warming. Bitter but smooth. Nicely hoped.
Steve_0 (3291) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting IV. Appearance is almost pitch black with a dark brown head and great lacing. Wood, cocoa, dark fruits, sour raspberries, anise, and tannin in the aroma. Taste is much roastier than the aroma; espresso, sour fruits, dark chocolate, and oak with a somewhat tangy/tart finish. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Very belgian-esque stout and a real treat to try.
Meilby (9437) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 650ml vintage 2010 @ ClubGonzo
Pours pitch black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, caramel, salt, soya and grass. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long salty, fruity, licorice, coffee and slightly dry finish. Body is full, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
hallinghansen (2353) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Odense Tasting 2010 edition. Dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, alcohol. Flavor is licorice, chocolate, roasted malt, charcoal. I did expect a bit more from this lady.
Dedollewaitor (14532) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Odense September Tasting, 2012. 2010 Edition. Thanks to Pundarquartis for sharing. Pours black with a small beige head. Nose is roast, liquorice and chocolate. Charcoal notes. Almost a bit of soy. Smooth, dry and delicious.
jcartamdg (2375) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle pours jet black with a thick brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, tobacco and coffee. Taste follows brining the port barrels forward. chewy yet smooth. great beer