Emeister84 (464) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of mixed berries, purple grapes, candy, caramel, clove, and banana. Ruby-brown with a moderately retaining, beige head. Sweet, lightly peppery, some cherry notes, and subtle vanilla. Full bodied, rich, good, fluffy carbonation, spicy, and has an off-dry fruity finish. Drinks like an Aventinus smoothie.
20107589 (89) - randers, DENMARK - JUN 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
malt, plum and seasoning aromas. unclear with a thin head. sweet taste long fine aftertaste and mouthfeeel
woperini (5) - - JUN 15, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2013 This is a heavy beer. It has a sweet, raisins/fig/date smell. Very thick, with a hunt of belgian spice. Excellent balance for the high sugar and alcohol.
Torrefacto (87) - - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color caoba con espuma beige. Aromas dulces, pasas y frutos rojos. En boca comienza con un dulzor tostado que rápidamente pasa a un sabor agrio y afrutado intenso y equilibrado con un toque alcohólico.
NeoHippie2 (474) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from 2010: Dark brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of malt, yeast, and candied fruit. Big malty flavor with dried fruit notes and wheat shining through. The abv is just barely noticable with a nice warming sensation. Delicious!
Cunningham (3037) - Halden, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark nutty brown color with a big frothy tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Slightly sweet dark malty, wheat and some dried fruit.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet and a moderate bitterness. Rich carbonation. Soft texture.
Taste: Sweet caramel malty, wheat and dried fruit (plum/raisins). Some warming alcohol in the back.
Overall impression: Lovely and well balanced, although it was a bit sweet.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Grima
OKplus (549) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 Vintage bottle # 009165
A - Pours a hazed russet brown with a fleeting cream colored head.
S - Caramelized cherry caramel aroma, plums, molasses, leather, cinnamon, allspice, prunes, very complex aroma of malts.
T - Sweet carmalized brown sugar, molasses just blankets the palate. Cherries, plums, red Bartlet pears, caramelized plantains, hints of cinnamon and all spice, some minor bitterness on the edges,
M - Chewy but smooth feel, light side of full bodied, low but spritzy carbonation.
I haven’t had one fresh but this 2 year old is tasting mighty fine. Awesome yeast works with multiple layers of malt. Very complex flavors. One to be sipped and pondered on for sure.
Serving type: bottle
Holmen1 (1187) - NORWAY - JUN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smaksprøve på Tap1 mai-13: hvis man liker søtt, sterkt hveteøl av typen bokkøl er dette et must. Et klasseøl fra Schneider, selv om alkoholen kan bli litt for fremtredende.
smaynard6000 (395) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle. Pours a very deep brown with enormous fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet and mostly caramel malt with some fruity notes and grain. Sweet flavor with some wheat and perhaps plum as well. Full creamy mouthfeel with some warming from alcohol content in the finish. My first eisbock and a very good one.
japppp (24) - - MAY 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Banana and herbs in aroma. Nice dark amber color. Taste is very well balanced so high alcohol content is only noticed by warm feeling in aftertaste.
Abijen (268) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice brown amber beer with a good white head. Smells odd. Herbs. Wow. Ok. Taste is odd too. Palate is perfect.