madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
27th March 2012
At Amundsens Brewpub, Oslo.
2009 Vintage. 25.5%
Hazy deep red beer. No head. Amazing nose of woody Cognac and Port. Smooth dry palate. Alcohol warmth well integrated. Very port like - strong red and black fruits with aniseed. Rich red grape. Semi dry warming finish. Beer can be port! Amazing!
2011 Vintage. 27.0%
Hazy deep red beer, no head. Smooth dry palate. Warm but not hot. Rich berry fruits Port wine with cognac and raisins soaked in Madeira. Light dry finish. Really on the outer edges of what a beer can be but a fantastic beverage!
Dedollewaitor (13390) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ Odense September Tasting, 2012. Thanks Pundarquartis for providing. 2009 Vintage. Pours dark unclear with small bubbles on top. Nose is alcohol, dark fruit and caramel. Noticeable alcohol. Prickly alcohol. Vinous and smooth. Lots of vanilla and bourbon. Oily and sticky. One hellova sipper.
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2011 deep dark brown ...sweet rich light smokey woody toffee hops ... completely sherry nose ... huge sweet front ... rich smooth spicy spirit ... rich oily body ... complex dark fruits ... huge plum and fig ... some caramel malts ... light alcohol burn on the tongue ... very nice .. very sweet ... very rich ... The score is definitly qualified as a nip but its f... stunning
Theis (12778) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ōLbutikken - thanks to Yespr. Cloudy deep orange - no head. Raisins, high hoppy, bread, alcoholi, brown sugar, lots of dried dark fruits, portwine-like. Powerfull and light alcoholic afterburn. Very delicious, but not as fantastic as I hoped !!
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Patricks. An unclear, reddish brown drink, flat as a pancake. Pretty awsome aroma, very vinous and boozy, in a nice way. Raisins, cellar, prunes, toffee, notes of coffee, chocolate and some dark berries. Itís full-bodied, non-carbonated and warming on the palate, not remotely as sticky sweet as one could imagine judging from the aroma. Thereís not much bitterness going on, itís the malts that run the show. Some hints of coffee, cellar and old barrels, with quite a lot of raisins, prunes and toffee. Dark berries chime in, just like in the aroma, present, but far from taking a leading role. Itís probably a bit too warming in the end, but itís in the same nice way like in a very fine cognac, aquavit or similar. A wonderful and complex beer. One day Iíll crack open the bottle I have in my cellar, almost canít wait. In the meantime, I can enjoy it at the local pub. 140412
harrisoni (12675) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Thanks to whoever brought this along. Bottle at LCRBM3. Not a beer. A malty cognac perhaps, but definitely not a beer. Not attractive either as it has too much hot alcohol.
TBone (11942) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled, vintage 2003.
Clear amber brown, no head. Nose is exactly like in Madeira-wine: fruity, alcoholic. Taste too: prunes, grapefruit, toffee, sugars. Earth-shaking, just damned expensive.
Oakes (11866) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2012 fresh 2011: Bright fiery-amber brown and flat. The aroma is mapley and woody. Sweet with alcohol tingle, and the maple emerges later to make a contribution to the finish.
oxidized 2011: Muddy amber and flat. Mapley aroma with alcohol. Rich caramels. Soft and sticky. Rich malts and dates and maple with lots of alcohol tingling the tongue. Finishes sweet and with hints of wood and alcohol. 7-3-7-3-15
old 2002 rating: Fiery amber, still; Firm, alcoholic aroma w/ vanilla, bourbon, malt, nuts. Notably phenolic palate is sweet, very mapley, with a bracing slap of alcohol. Very smooth, oily palate; sweet, liqeurish finish. Big time dessert beer - tastes like it was brewed with maple sap instead of water.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours a hazy amber-brown body with no head. Aroma of vanilla, vinous, bourbon, caramel malt,and toffee. Flavor of caramel malt, toffee, cognac, and honey with a dry oak finish.
argo0 (11191) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle #06757) No head, mostly clear amber. Aroma is alcohol -- cognac/scotch. Taste is cognac & scotch, medium sweet with nice alcohol warming/moderate burn. No carbonation in the very full body. I don't care if it meets the technical criteria for a beer, it's not a beer. Still, a very good experience, even if it's ridiculously overpriced. So thanks Mom and Dad for finding a birthday gift for me last year that you knew I'd never get for myself.