nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I was given the advice to save this beer for 5 yeras or so...but being the impatient person that I am, I decided this 2001 bottle was good to go. Poured nice and virtually head free, which wasn't unexpected from what I read on the label. Very very big beer, lots of malts of course, but you could taste the complexities beginning to come out. It mellowed some as I let it breathe...but I'd really like to see this beer in 3 or 4 more years. Mmmm.
gr_pa (384) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dark copper, almost no head. Aroma: malts, dark fruits, vanilla, alcohol, raisins, even some cherries. Very sweet, full body. Flavour mild malts, toast, raisins. Bit alcoholic finish, but overall that 14% fits nice.
halfonit (1324) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a light brown head. Aroma is of malts, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, fig, raisins, and an ever so slight booziness. Heavy and very sweet palate. Flavor is of figs, dark fruit, caramel, heath, malts, and chocolate. Leaves a sweet chocolate raisin finish. Wow this is like a dessert in my mouth.
beerman33190 (87) - FRANCE - SEP 18, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lots going on here in the aroma, syrupy texture, good looking but just too sweet for me. Should have read the reviews before tasting it (but I hate doing that). I’ll wait for the snow and the freezing temperatures before trying it again.....winter warmer.
Torrefacto (1424) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caoba limpio y espuma beis. Aroma intenso de higos, fruta confitada, fruto seco, anís. Cuerpo denso y meloso con sabor como en aroma y final seco anisado.
BeerRenter76 (828) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is the worlds most extraordinary beverage? Ehhhhh. It poured a deep amber body, minimal carbonation, and no head or lace. The aroma was sweet fruit, figs, and raisin. Flavor was very sweet, a little to sweet for me, fig, raisin, a little smoky and very sweet caramel malts dominated the taste. Overall it was more like a dessert wine and at $6 bucks a bottle i wont be trying it again. Originally rated on 10/31/08
Night_Cap (114) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml (2007) – cellared for 9 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a burnt copper with a slight haze. Head is small, beige and quickly dissipates. Aroma is rich and extremely complex; stewed figs (strong), burnt caramelized dates (strong), sherry soaked muscatels (strong), marsala wine (strong), burnt Christmas pudding with brandy sauce (strong), golden syrup (strong), pouch tobacco, hints of marmite and light notes of vanilla oak. Flavour is superlatively rich, complex, yet delicate at the same time; virtually no bitterness at all; sherry soaked fruitcake (strong), brandy caramel sauce (strong), stewed figs (strong), burnt caramelized dates (strong), marsala wine (strong), treacle (strong), chocolate fudge and some woody notes in the back. Full bodied with extremely soft carbonation, a syrupy texture and an amazingly long, warming finish. I was skeptical about this keeping for over 9 years but it shows absolutely NO signs of deteriorating what-so-ever! In fact, I am confident it would EASILY keep for another 10+ years! Without a doubt the best beer I have ever tried! WOW!!!
ilya13911 (52) - RUSSIA - AUG 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
ну, что сказать. Бесспор& прекрас& пиво.. Алкогол& хорошо спрятан, чуствуе& лишь вначале. Вкус очень сладкий, пьётся размере& Но не для частого употреб& тем более при такой цене
MrNeonGreen (5) - Oregon, USA - AUG 25, 2016 does not count
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Basically just alcohol. Not much head. Smells like most Belgian ales but with an intense alcohol addition. Not my favorite but I had to give it a shot.
Subliminal64 (101) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Wow. Smells almost like rotten apples and a Belgium Quad. Pours a ruby brown colour. Taste is VERY sweet. You can taste the booze. Hardly any carbonation. Hard aftertaste. Overall I’m glad I tried this beer. When I got up I felt it. Will not buy again. MB. The Beer "Bear"on
RW80 (1986) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home(Thanks to Sebelinz) Apperance: Clear dark orange with small white head,that disappears fast. Aroma: sweet, malts, caramel,booze
Taste: malts, sugar, caramel alcohol,some raisins. A bit too sweet and boozy, lacking complexity. Low carbonation, medium body.
Maybe it’s to young I got another from my brother,. And I will see if that one will be great in 5 years.