molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From my archives, February ’06. Pours dark with a thick head. Aroma of many types of fruit with some yeast. Taste is the same but alcohol is a bit overpowering. I like the 8 better.
flemmingwillum (1071) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful aroma. Plums, blackberries, blackcurrants, cherry(wine), and some raspberries. It’s all in there! Very complex taste as well as aroma, but the fruit and berries disseapears a little in the taste, maybe because of the high level of alcohol. Tastes a bit like a mix of a belgian ale and some cherrywine. The alcohol is, as I already have indicated, quite obvious, but it doesn’t make the beer bad, just more slow to drink. The aftertaste is, maybe again because of the level of alcohol, like some sort of berries-liqueur, but after that it turns into a pleasant bitter hopping.
ajolly2 (129) - USA - AUG 16, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 19, 2007 Worth the 100 rating for its complexity alone; aroma of caramel and spices; flavor of toffee, raisins, something fruity, spices, etc., etc., etc.; alcohol is very present; a little acidic on the tongue; overall a GREAT brew.
mattdmb (5) - Arizona, USA - AUG 13, 2006 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma - toffee, raisins etc. Pours a darkish red/brown. Can taste the alcohol, but it doesn’t take away from the complexity of the tase. Finishes smooth.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2006 Bottle: I have been waiting on tasting this for sometime now. I don’t know how to describe all the complexities in this beer. Pours a beautiful redish brown with little to no head. Smells of raisins and bread. WOW I can tatste to alcohol in this one alot. Also, raisins or plums as well. I’m gald I got a chance to taste this on my birthday. Whats a beer
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thanks Secret Santa!! My favorite of the 6-8-10, this was like a heady cognac, deeply warming and fragrant. Pour rich dark brown with thick rocky head, aroma was like prunes soaked in bourbon, smooth with layers and waves of rich dried fruit and (to use the commercial description’s term) ’vinousness. Long bittersweet finish...did I say deeply warming? Can I say it again?
Rooney31 (42) - USA - AUG 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this one’s amazing! Pours a murky brown with a good head. Aromas are wonderful with scents of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel, raisins, honey and slight citrus. Nice moderately sweet start and an excellent finish with a touch of bitterness. Texture and body were perfect and the last drop was just as good as the first. Quite simply the best I’ve had (so far).
Furseth (2010) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2006
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2012 09-Augusti 2006:
Dark brown hazy colour, nice foam.
Aroma of toffee, chocolate,and a bit of citrus.
The Flavor is almost the same. Nice medium body, and a long nice finish!
Werry nice !!
Nov-2012: Aroma of coffee, vanilla, woody, Whiskey(?) Dark Choclate, citrus,sweetmaltynes. Flavor had a nice vanilla/coffee mixed mouth feeling, dark choclate, alcy. Big body, long fruity finish. A werry nice complexed beer indeed! : 8/5-10/5-19= 4,7!
StueyD (1360) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A dark, blackish brown coloured beer with reddish tints and a thick, frothy white head. A light, perfumed nose, floral and sweetish, with lots of complex fruit aromas that is hard to put a finger on exactly what it smells like, but is beautifully scented! A smooth and full mouthfeel, the taste follows the nose, perfumed and floral. Then the rich berry fruits, raisiny and slightly vinous flavours come in, that carry through to a smooth finish. (Bottle - purchased from The Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk for £ 2.49 a bottle).
SSstout (5) - Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rich dark mahagony from bottle to tulip with minimal head. Aroma of sweet nutty chocolate. Light on the palate with creamy, smooth flavor. Extremely well crafted. Appealing drinkability even to novice tasters. Highly reccommended.