GreenWall (54) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, - APR 29, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2009 This thing is a religious experience. I prefer it to the ten, I find it more balanced and 3-dimensional. On the one hand: This thing was all soft edges, slick in the mouth, soft rich maltiness, pruneau or something, a little bit of smooth (debittered) chocolate. On the other hand: very spicy and dry, with a firm bitterness. Unmasked hot alcohol, at one moment even too much; very warming, with phenols reminiscent of spicy cinnamon (pungent cinnamon, not powdered) and even cardamom. Oh my god. I expect the people I was staying with thought I was crazy. I was doing stuff like sniffing my sleeve to clear my nose, swirling it and covering the top to collect volatiles, rolling it around my mouth. Neither of them wanted any (!!). The 33cl at 9.3% is the perfect amount of this beer, it’s exactly enough to experience it. So if you’re holding onto one of these - don’t share.
MarkoNm (1184) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a nice looking beige colored head. Aroma of yeast and cellar at first, some more pleasant notes of dark fruits and some grapes. Taste is better than the aroma. Sweet start, a bit chocolatey with medium bitterness following it. A bit more creamy. Not my favourite style in general.
MelvinKalksma (59) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity.
Darkish brown, starts with a huge off-white head and ends with a nice steady one.
Caramel, raisin, drop, chocolate, fruity in the end. Sweet from beginning till end, but still has a bitter taste woven in it.
The taste is slightly more sweet and softer than that of the darker 10, but still very good!
k92488 (339) - NORWAY - MAY 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.33 flaske. Klar mørk med hvit skum som varer. Aroma av gjær malt sitrus. Smak av karamell. Søt og mild. Veldig god
Nevalainen (230) - FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy amber color with creamy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, fruit. Taste is Strong sweet, with tiny alcohol finish. A good one.
njager246 (502) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Still not my jam, but much better than 10, dark fruits and a strong malt presence, not bad!
Cristobal37 (334) - Canyon Lake, California, USA - MAY 16, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Amazing. The perfect dessert beer. Sweet candied sugar, dark fruit, creamy malts. Fantastic beer. I might actually like this more than the 10. Sweet yeasty aroma from beautiful cream colored head. A dream.
Guldfeldt (3) - Ringsted, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tykt skum med lang holdbarhed. Uklar mørkebrun. Sød med eftersmag. Fik 2 indenfor et døgn og den første havde en sur eftersmag men denne er god.
AndyGibbs05 (21) - - MAY 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Beautiful. You just can’t beat the classics. Caramel, chocolate aroma and taste, sought bubblegum and banana but just amazing.
kingvit (358) - - MAY 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, nuts, roasty, citrus, herbs, basement aromas, alcohol, banana, bubblegum, clove, raisin, vanilla;
Appearance: amber, hazy, vanishing frothy head:
Taste: intense sweetness, medium sourness, slight bitterness:
Palate: medium carbonation, long finish, full body, oily texture
Delicious, rich, luscious, well-rounded, well-hidden alcohol, intense yeast aromas. For slow savouring.
beerjerky (5) - - MAY 12, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours dark brown, the head quickly drops to a persistent silky sheen. Caramel, raisin, bitter chocolate. For the ABV, very tempered alcohol tones, balanced sweetness, not cloying. A nice fruity after taste.