henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, - JUN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very lightly haze on a deep very beautiful amber body, quite big bubbled off white head; Incredibly dense nose that actually at forst seems very interesting but is a little to far from perfect, tons of candied tangerine and tons of candied orange peel; Super soft dense body, lots of sweetness and lightly bitter; Long finish with the same aromas as the nose, a little metallic and not perfect. A beer that could and should be very interesting, but aint!
ClubGonzo (5220) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours a deep brown body with no head. Nose is deep malts, Norwegian brown cheese, caramel, toffee and hints of alcohol, port wine and prunes.Taste is smoke, grains, peat, caramel, raisins and hints of dust, chocolate and alcohol. Full body, soft to very soft carbonation. A bit old, but interesting. Some more carbonation would have helped, and it seems to struggle a bit with the oxidation. Quite nice though.
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, shared with BBGTC. Pours dark mahogany, with almost no head. Aroma is sweet malts, with grains, caramel and heather, as well as some sweet herbs. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet roasted malts, with grain, kandi and heather, as well as some herbal notes.
Inbreak (4091) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2016
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
18.02.2016, 0,33l bottle shared @ BBGTC tasting:
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is weird, shed, grain, minerals, weeds, stable, caramel, booze, burnt sugar. Taste is sour-ish mineraly, weeds, grass, minerals, booze, oak, burnt sugar, caramel, dark malts, dark sugar, grass, stable. Medium bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea...
DrNosha (1385) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,33l Flasche. Dunkelbraun-rötliche Farbe mit cremigem glachem Schaum. Malzig süsser Geruch, dörrpflaume und Toffee. Geschmack kräftig süss. Ein schwerer Bock!
fugitive (1835) - Athens, GREECE - JAN 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Color brown with almost no head. Aroma malt, sweet, fruits, alcohol. Taste sweet, roasted, fruits, alcohol.
gueuze (775) - - JAN 1, 2015
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Extrem süßer Geruch. Im Geschmack dann genauso süß und klbened im Rachen. Im Abgang Pappe.
Tayeth (514) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 30, 2014
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Geruch sehr süß, fast wie ein Likör. Geschmack nur noch süß, fast wie schlecht gewordener Traubensaft, mit einer medizinischen Note. Ziemlich fies.
Cunningham (6555) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark nutty color with a small layer on top. Rich aroma. But not the rich alcohol notes that I expected. Nutty, caramel, fruity, raisins and plum. Thick oily body. A bit over to the sweet side. But not heavy sticky sweet. Mellow and balanced. Powerful flavor. Mostly dominated by a lovely balanced berry fruity taste. WoW. I did not expect this. The bottle has been standing in the basement for a couple of years. Kind of forgotten. And I had no serious plans to drink it either. Then the German national day popped up and well what the hell. We were watching a concert with Rammstein, and sitting in the bath tube. Also some caramel, vanilla and oak. A couple of years in the basement was an excellent idea. The other I have tasted fresher was not that good.
[Bottle from a trade with OleR. Enjoyed at The German national holiday 03 October 2014]
Travlr (19892) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Clear amber color, medium white head. Aroma is boozy. Taste is similar. Hard to drink.
jgb9348 (5463) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown and cola coloured body with a touch of a prune and violet glow and literally no carbonation or nothing on top - still. Aroma of ridiculously strong malt, pit fruits, raisins, prunes, plums, earth, mushrooms, chocolate and way too much alcohol to even mention. Full-bodied; Super strong sweet flavours of prunes, plums, raisins, earth, caramel, chocolate, figs and candy are multiplied by a ton of alcohol notes, malt and a hint of smoke. Aftertaste is cloyingly sweet with a faint vanilla and scotch note and depth, but the main cast here is all sugar. Overall,, to be honest - not as bad as I was expecting, but this is pungent stuff. More like a port than anything else given the lack of effervescence and the depth of sugars and the body, and actually that isn’t a bad compliment to be paid. Not a great beer, that’s for sure, but perhaps worth trying if you can find this! I sampled this swing-top 33 cL bottle purchased from Karstadt in Frankfurt-Am-Main, Hesse, Germany on 21-February-2009, before the World Cup in South Africa, but sampled at home in Washington on the other side of the pond to celebrate Germany’s victory in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brasil on 13-July-2014.
Die Mannschaft - Congratulations - 2014 World Cup Champions!