yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - DEC 22, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted 21/12/2007. Billiant amber, with an airy white head. Dried fruit, caramel and perfume on the nose. Caramel and strong alcohol note is prominent in the mouth. Sweet, full-bodied and definitely a "sipper". Wasn’t all that keen on EKU 28 but I think I preferred it to this. Both beers seemed to be dominated by cloyingly sweet malt and the alcohol, without anything to give them a moreish character. Might try putting a couple of bottles away for a few years, to see if the develop a bit more complexity.
Beersiveknown (1617) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home from spar, Vienna
Honey brown with rich golden syrup malt nose. Thin white head that soon disappears. Really sweet, alcoholic, more sweetness, touch of solvent. Not my thing at all. Full bodied, medium carb
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have been looking for this one for a while & I cannot believe where I found it. Found it @ Ralph’s Bar at Place Lux in Brussels. Been here a couple of times and only drank half litters of Carlsberg because this is really not the place where you would expect to find something like this – didn’t even bother checking the menu before now. Borderline, cub-like atmosphere, loud jarring music, people getting drunk after work, swigging half-litters of Carlsberg, huge posters advertising said beer, lots of people out on the street, Champagne bottles popping, drunk people dancing on the tables etc. you get the picture. Their menu has a beers of the world selection which does have a few duds like USA is represented by Budweiser but also Sam Adams. Mexico by Corona – just leave out Mexico maybe? Germany by Bittburger but also more interesting Vitus. The rest of the countries is totally of the map & unexpected, Denmark is represented by Mikkeller, Netherlands by Emelisse & De Molen, Scotland by Brewdog,… really impressive & hard to believe esp. since some of the beers on the menu I had never seen before in Belgium like this beer representing Austria. Which was also sold at the same price as Budweiser, namely 4.5 euro which seems like an exceptional price for this one. Congratulations to whoever made this beerlist.
2012 Vintage. 33 cl. bottle @ office goodbye drink. Pours a clear, fox brown amber with quickly fading beige head. Shockingly clear & light looking compared to what I expected. Extremely sweet herbal taste, pure cough syrup, harsh, hugely herbal, like a garden, rum & brandy cake, hugely sticky caramel malts, molasses & soy sauce, near Chinese spices & medicine sticking in the back of your throat, huge herbal & sweet character tempers the sweetness, Porto, crystallized brown sugar, light acetone, nail polish… Feels a bit oddly light body-wise. This is brutal taste-wise & not alcohol wise, stuff like this is fairly easy to drink, strength wise – went down just as easy as the Carlsberg I had before. Reminds me of Sink the Bismark. Mainly commendable for how hardcore this is, everyone else at the table thought that this was extremely disgusting.
Gorm (89) - sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gyllen ravfarge med lite skun. Søt lukt av honning og malt. Smak av honning og sherry. Et godt desertøl. Årgang 2011. Melkebaren.
nilsas (69) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Et lyst gyllent øl. En fin duft med en liten duft av honning. Honning preger også smaken med en liten conjac lignende smak. Godt øl til dessert i små glass.
kirk36 (68) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Holy sweet malt!!! Goodness!!! Yes high alcohol!! Wonderful and magnificent!
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danlo (342) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Clear copper amber colour, thin white head and aroma is boozy with sweet caramel, raisins, sugary syrup. Taste is sweet smooth malt caramel, toffee, dark fruits, brown sugar & some woody oak, followed by a wave of warming alcohol ending on a harsher almost grassy note. Syrupy mouthfeel, full bodied, soft carbonation, with a clean finish. Very sippable.
tcane7 (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clean amber with no head or lace. Notes of carmel, figs, brown sugar, chocolate, dark and stone fruits and booze. Pretty hot but still pretty drinkable. I’ll need to sample an older vintage some time.
thorongil2 (660) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(bottle) clear amber colour with a small white head; aromas of honey, candy, raisin; rich and sweet flavour; dessert beer
AndyW68 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Think one is enough for a day. Mahogany pour with next to no head. Aroma is caramel, raisin and port wine. Taste is the same as aroma but with a pronounced sweetness and alocohol at the end.
womencantsail (6896) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Rich dark fruit, maple syrup, chocolate, and hints of soy sauce. Caramel, brown sugar, and some oxidation. Very sweet flavor of dark fruit, maple syrup, chocolate, caramel, and brown sugar. A touch of oxidation, some soy sauce, a little alcohol, and port.