hauxe (264) - Butzbach, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from rating notes made over 10 years ago. Pours very dark, no noticeable head. Smells like prunes, sherry, an a bad red wine. Very unlike beer, at least in the traditional sense. More like a sweet port. Thick, sweet and warm with all sorts of flavors coming through: wood, prunes, maple syrup, cognac. It does grow on you, but this one is hard to rate. Felt very much like a liquor.
Damico (3107) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours thick unclear brownish muddy, but no carbonation at all. Aroma is huge, woody malty resin and some smoke as well. Cognac in aroma and flavor! Body and flavor are gigantic, especially flavor bringing sweet grapey malts, and some smoke and chocolate as well.
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Dave for sharing this rare keeper. 1995 bottle to glass. Cheers to 20 years. Look is purplish brown, no head, no fizz at all. Aroma is salt, soy sauce, dark fruit; alcohol is prevalent. Taste is plum, syrup, leather, raisin, dark rum. Very complex, this has held up very well. Read lots of mixed reviews and Iím sure some is due to taste, but the aging probably has a lot to do with the quality. Feel is un-beer like, syrupy, like a rum or brandy. This has been an interesting experience.
X (172) - California, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1997 bottle. This one has been aging in my wine cellar since 2008. I drank another bottle back around then and according to notes rated it a 3.9. I just cant for the life of me see rating it that high again. The nose is black licorice and soy sauce. The taste is pretty much the same as the nose. Still a sipper that can only be taken in small doses. Luckily I am a fan of sweetened soy sauce. Palate is thick and sticky sweet, this could be used as syrup. Alcohol was well hidden. The occasion for opening this bottle is my moving to Colorado and I just did not want to take it with me. This paired beautifully with some cave aged cheddar cheese.
vyvvy (5303) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - NOV 15, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Thankfully I didnít have high expectations here. Certainly didnít age like a champ. It pours dark brown with no head. It smells like oxidized soy sauce, alcohol, glue and that sticky ant killer stuff. It has a thick cloying body with no carbonation. It starts brutal with soy sauce thatís super sweet and on steroids. It also has dark berries, brown sugar and syrup. The finish has alcohol and sweetness. Its certainly interesting, but never want to touch this again.
rouhlas (2115) - GREECE - SEP 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
250ml bottle, v1997. Black color with No head. Malty aroma, dark dried fruits, figs, plums, some chocolate, caramel, wood, alcohol. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma with soy sauce. Medium to full sticky body with flat carbonation.
BiiruBierBeer (896) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2015
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mega alcohol smell. Malty taste with nuts and raisins. Full body, low carbonation, and no foam. Has an alcohol taste and burn.
teorn88 (5581) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25cl blue bottle shared at The Cadís 10yr anniversary celebrations in CBC Clerkenwell, London. Massive thanks to Ang for this rare piece of brewing history. It pours a dark brown colour with no head to speak of. Aroma is swete and vinegarish, with notes of oxidised caramel, tannins, oak, vermouth, sweet red wine and sugar. Taste is a similar mix of sweet and tart notes, with a bunch more oxidation, caramel, sweet wine, molasses. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Overall, novel
The_Osprey (5308) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle share at the Cadís 10 year tasting. Thanks! This is an old beer. Black with a red hue, no head at all. Aroma is meaty, bovril, really sweet molasses. Classic aged beer with plenty of oxidation. Body is medium to full, no carbonation, smooth. Taste is really sweet, boozey, brick dust, masonry, salty, meaty, a little dry. Not the sort of thing Iíd generally go for, but very glad to try it.
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Just huge thanks to Ang Reakt. Like a dry oloroso sherry. Soy sauce salt. Just stunning. Meaty bovril. Lovely. Amazing.