aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
massive beer greay apertif, wonderful warming qualities. Maple and brownsugar with vanilla toffee and dark caramel flavors.Fruits become more apparent after has been open a while. Figs and raisins plums and dates. Definitely a beer to end the evening on.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I typed twice already. Fuck it. It’s good. Good after dinner drink. Drink one- age the other three.
Indra (2707) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2003 vintage. Sweet, sugary aroma, some medicinal alcohol notes along with lighter hints of vanilla, apple, nut, raisin and tobacco. Medium-dark copper color, clear, with a very slight head and almost no lacing. Flavor is profoundly sweet and malty throughout, while some lightly vinous fruity characteristics emerge at midpoint and carry on to the generous, warming, lengthy finish. Thick, smooth, syrupy mouthfeel. Should perhaps indeed be made to age a while longer, this is one to experiment with.
madsberg (10708) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 2003: Amber coloured. Clear. Beige dense head. Alcohol and fruit in the aroma. Is a bit sherry like. Alcohol, prunes, fruit, some sweetness and raisins in the flaovur. Is quite complex. Dry and alcoholdense in the end. It drains the palate completely. I’m sure this beer will grow over years. I have one 2003 more in the cellar. I will give it at least 2 years more.
Wacher (129) - Århus C, DENMARK - FEB 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002: Dufter af mandler, malt og alkohol. Farven er rav-gul, skummet forsvinder hurtigt uden at efterlade gardiner. Tyk, sirupsagtig krop. Igen mandler. Enormt sød! Vinøs, alkoholen er virkelig godt gemt. Rigtig god, men ikke specielt kompleks - endnu! Bestemt en øl, der skal drikkes - og nydes - langsomt.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Almonds, alcohol and raisins. Sweet syrupy body lessening into an aniseedy finish.
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - FEB 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Okay, trying to go to this with an open mind ... let’s pop the bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a small, tan head. Aroma is sweet and oozing alcohol, and not unlike a Belgian blonde in character. The head dissipates quickly. Palate is creamy, and there is no alcoholic sting as might otherwise have been feared. Still, the flavour is less than spectacular since the alcohol has been masked with a cloying sweetness. This beer is more like a gimmick than a truly spectacular brew.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, brewed in 2003. Pours with a very slight head that I tried to get. It drops to nothing, no lace...nice auburn color though. Fairly prominent aroma of malt, fruit (cherry & elderberry other maybe), undertone of slight vanilla and alcohol. Thick and sweet with a hot finish, truffles...I do get some cherry sort of flavor as well...I’d call this elixir rather than beer! A bit of chocolate sweetness shows up in the finish. This is a world better than the EKU 28 I had last week...this one actually has some complexity and livliness to it...some. Still, this is too sweet for me to really enjoy any more than a couple of sips, but in the right place and occaison, this beer would be useful.
TBone (14161) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, Vintage 2003
Copper-amber color, quickly vanishing head. Strong nose: alcohol, barley, berries, hints of chocolate or roast. Portwineous palate. Sweet sugary and roasted mouthfeel blended with alcohol, which also warms quite well. This one really shows its ABV, almost like drinking brandy.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lets see here. We have a beer that is amber in color. Dark amber. The head that was there was off white and foamy, but that left rather quickly. No lacing really. The aroma is spicy and sweet. Caramel and candy corn. No alcohol. The flavor is rather sweet. It’s pretty much like malt extract and sugar. Spicy as well. I’m still surprised that I cannot really locate any alcohol in it. The palate is sweet and the body is thick and syrupy. It finishes sweet and leaves a warm sensation in the belly.