gunnfryd (10271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is licorice, malt, hop, alcohol. Flavour is licorice, malt, hop, alcohol, caramel, oxidation, whiskey, wood. Very nice beer.
johndoughty (3890) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown and pored with a small head.Slightly smoked and very powerful. One to look out for and to also respect.
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 750ml vintage 2011 bottle #634 @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of gunnfryd] Pours hazy dark amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, toffee, wood, vanilla, alcohol, dried fruits and oxidization. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, toffee and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is fizzy.
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle#634, courtesy of gunnfryd. Pours brown with a fluffy off-white head. Aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, some oak, grains and caramel. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, red apples, brown sugar, malt, some spices and alcohol. Medium to full body, lively carbonation.
Muggus69 (1147) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL corked bottle. Vintage 2011 Bottle #500
Inadvertently forked out almost $50 for this bottle - mark it down as a Birthday present to myself
Pours a hazy bronze body. Big beige head foams up, but doesn’t stick around.
Aroma dominated by malt characters of toffee, toasted nuts, with aged characters of tawny port, toasty yeast autolysis and dried fruit come through.
Effervescent carbonation without having too much bite, cutting through a rich body
Palate starts sweet, good amount of slightly burnt toffee and biscuity malt, light bit of toasted oak, continuing on with dried apricot and raisin, finishing with sublte yeasty notes of stonebaked bread, earthy spice and vinous red fruits. A touch of bitterness on a prolonged warming finish.
Not sure if it’s the age, but this beer seems to promise a bit more than it gives. Sure, it’s very nice, but I was expecting much more.
culchiem (2428) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is dark fruit and burnt caramel. Flavour is fruity jam, plum, apricot, a little spice on the finish. Palate is rich fruit sweet.
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and light yeasty very nice aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull intense flavor. long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate. Wonderfull. But expensive.
EHSRanders (1759) - Tjele, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber colour with small creamy white mostly diminishing head. Malty aroma with notes of yeast. Sweet flavor.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Yespr. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and vanilla aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor with hints of dark fruit. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel finish.
Theydon_Bois (7948) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Ma Che, Roma, 09/02/13. From BOE.
Hazed chestnut brown with a good frothy beige head which retains well.
Nose is wood, booze, yeast, dark fruits, spice, apples, wood varnish.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dates, raisens, booze definately shows its presence, ripe pears, dark toffee, spice.
Full bodied with moderate carbonation, dry boozey finish.
I enjoyed this, good balance, plenty of different things going on to hold your interest. Definately one to share with friends though at 11.5 % and 750ml !!!