ramboraffe (761) - SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Clear brown with white head. Smell is raisin and sugar. Taste is light malty with sweet raisin, dried fruit and warming alcohol. Sweet with low bitterness and low carbonation.
SandB (33) - SWEDEN - JAN 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mörk färg, lite kolsyra. Väldigt vinös doft med frukt som dadlar/fikon. Smakar russin, fikon i starkvin.
ekstedt (5648) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Ugly brown colour, brief head. Port wine aroma with figs, prunes, some red berries. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Dry with some tannic bitterness, some acidity.
murran (271) - - SEP 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a redish brown body with a thin head. Aroma of wood and burnt sugar. Nice and complex taste with tones of fruit and wood.
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oh6gdx (21061) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Hazy pale brown colour with a mediumsized off-white foamy head. Aroma is mild brandy, some fruits, red berries, ripe fruits as well as mild wooden notes. Flavour is pretty similar with a strong tart and somewhat alcoholic kick to it. Nice sweetish sour feeling over it.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one comes down to wether or not you like brandy. 2 years in the barrel fairly well obliterated any trace of the base brew. Only light light belgian yeasty esters and a touch of malty sweetness were left. Lots of barrel in this sipper. Not the most complex brew in the world, but I dug it. Good brandy. Sweet lingering finish."
omhper (20164) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Hazy mahogany colour, small head. Distinct brandy aroma. Mid sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Lemon zest, cognac, caramel and marzipan. Mead-like peppery finish with evident heat. Interesting and surprisingly zesty.
jookos (2739) - FINLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, passagen. Mahogany brown, clear. Spicy nose with some sort of sweet oaky port-oxidized prunes, brown maltyness, yeasty fruity esters. Medium bodied, bit oily, but bitter ’nuff to cut through. Sweet dried dark fruits, oakyness, some overripe apples. Lots of flavours, but hard to say where it’s going. I would take it as an oak aged barley wine.
_angst_ (3145) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours chestnut brown with a small beige head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is estery, tiny phenolic, tiny fruity and boozy with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, dark honey, heavy brandy, moist charred wood, raisins, pear skins, black pepper corns, vanilla fudge, caramelized apples, lemon zest and alcohol. Taste is tiny sour, malty, slightly estery and tiny phenolic with dark bread, toffee, heavy brandy, raisins, plums, pear skins, apple skins, charred wood, vanilla fudge, alcohol, sweet desert wine, black pepper corns and hints of red wine vinegar. Mouthfeel is dry, soft, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is tiny sour with dark bread, brandy, raisins, plums, lemon juice,charred wood, vanilla fudge, toffee, alcohol and black pepper corns. Strange and very boozy. Dominating brandy and not even close to a traditional dubbel but the brandy character smells and tastes like good brandy so it’s not all bad.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Foeder Teaser Tasting. Clear deep amber/mahogany beer with a small offwhite head. Malty honey aroma, biscuits, fruity, prunes, spicy notes, woody, brandy, vanilla notes, vinous, burnt sugar, raisins, some caramel. Brandy flavor, raisins, dades, lots of alcohol, vinous, caramel, woody, oak, some grapes. A bit too boozy.