Darkover (1511) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber color with a very small beige head. Aroma is sweet, candy and dark fruits changing to alcohol as it warms. Really sweet and syrupy. Also has flavors of raisons and nuts. A little acidic and very warming.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2003 version, Draft. Sweet brandy flavor. Nice malt & chocolaty taste. Excellent.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled in 2003. Clear light amber body, very small head. Alcoholic nose. Very sweet and alcoholic taste. More a desert wine than a beer! Not my kind of beer!
flemdawg (522) - Naples, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in 2001, so I guess that this one 2 years and 7 days old.
Reddish in color, with a white head that disappeared quickly. Mostly alcohol in the nose, but some fruits very evident too. Lots of alcohol in the taste as well. Tasted more like a liquor than a beer. Smooth feel and a good finish. Maybe two years old is too young for this one.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on its 1st birthday, still very young. Appearance is deep amber, virtually no head. Aroma is pure malt extract, like popping open a can for homebrewing. Flavor is quite a bit like port, with raisins, dates, and vinuous qualities, very complex. Alcohol is still a bit rough around the edges. Gotta lay one down for a decade or so and see what happens. Good example of evolving tastes, as a decade ago I would have hated this beer.
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Strong like a liquor. Reminds me of EKU 28 - except this is good!
Ungstrup (28232) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 27, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
[Vintage 2003 sampled 25 november 2003] This is a fantasticly amber colored beer with no head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of fruit especially apricot. The flavor is also sweet with strong notes of apricot. This beer is great as a digestive. All in all it is plain great.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2003 version. Dark amber coloured. Very powerful aroma. Loads of syrupy maltiness. Very sweet and full bodied. Slightly alcoholic. Warming.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2003 SWEET even after cellaring for three years...nice colour zero head...smells of dark fruits and very much alcohol..Tastes very sweet with a metallic finish . This bier can't cellar for long enough to be enjoyable.
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Vintage '02...color is amber, no head. aroma is alcohol and raisins and pruney, maybe a little woody quality. wonder if this is aged in oak or anything? flavor is sweet with as much or more an alcohol bite as WWS 23%. this one is WAY too rough around the edges.