Flanfl (250) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2010. Deep dark brown with ruby lacing. Tiny not persistent beige head. Complex aroma. Plum, raisin, chocoloate and cherry notes. Light wood notes. Taste as complex. Lots of plum with liquorice. Caramel raisin and chery. It all move toward a port like flavour. Long port finish. Oily body and high carbo. Great beer.
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SG111 (575) - New York, USA - JUL 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33 cl, 2009 vintage at Novare Res, Portland, Me. Pours brown slight ruby chestnut color large tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, cherry, raisin, cinnamon, oak. Flavor is dark fruits, bottle age is very tame with this many years on it. Spice is still prevalent especially in the back of the throat. Excellent. Especially for a 6 year old beer.
VastActiv (3953) - Oulu, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2009. Colour is dark brown with very small brownish head. Aromas and flavours: Wood, dryness, some caramel, some coffee, hints of dark fruits and malts. Very woody and dry. Perhaps too old. Getting simple and "red winish".
VDuquerroux (639) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 33cL. @Palais_de_la_Bière, Poitiers. A sparkling black beer with brown hues at the top of my glass ; small head poorly persistent. Aroma of caramel, licorice, fruits (raisin, fig), wood, toast, biscuit. Medium sweet ; round ; warming. Full body, oily medium texture, soft carbonation, fruity finish, light warming background. Overall, a delicious beer ; compared to " SP Reserva", this one is more "elegant" and oily ; nevertheless, I prefer "SP Reserva" because of its texture.
Mesjasz (253) - Lodz, POLAND - JUL 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2010 vintage. Almods dark color, tan head reduce to thin layer. Aroma is vinous, dried fruits like plums, rasings, candied cherries, vanilla, oak, caramel. Taste is sweet with dry alcohol note at finish. Flavor of candied cherries, rasings, chocolate, roasty notes. Aftertaste is long and dry roastyness with dark chocolate, coffee and alcohol note. Full body, soft carbonation and velvet but oily texture. Very nice stuff.
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Side by side tasting of 2005 & 2010 @martjoobolut’s, thanks. [Numbers according to 2010].
2005- Clear dark brown color. Small size, bubbly beige head, stays. Fruity, sweet, woody, raisins in aroma. Raisins, sourish, oxidized, plums/prunes in taste. Tastes old. Raisiny sourness in aftertaste. Plums stones too. In a weird way- refreshing? (7/4/7/4/14=3,6)
2010- Murky dark brown color. Tiny to almost no head. Dark fruits, plums, anise, medical, raisins, oak, woody, sweet notes in aroma. Sweet, raisins, oak, woody, candy caramel in taste. Woody and sweet caramel in aftertaste. Alcohol is very well hidden in both brew. But this one is more full of flavor and simple complexity. Wonderful!
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle - thanks martjoobolut - vertical tasting 2010 vintage (6+:4:7:4:14=3.5+)
First aroma is calvados. Dry woody oaky aroma, some acetone, spicy, nice dark roast. Full palate,but also pleasantly light. Nice roasty taste, fairly mellowed with age. Finish keeps the roast, some clovelike spice, dry old bitter hops, and banana hints. Covers alcohol very well. Improves with each sip. To be honest, started a little disappointing, but I ended up really liking it.
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam) (7:4:8:4:15=3.8)
Pleasantly oxidised aroma, malty, less roasty, nice fruity esters hinting at dark fruits. Lovely sharp palate, cherry sharpness. Love the balance of the aged Raisins in the finish, prunes too. Love the sharpness, the vapours up the back of the nose. Massively prefer this to the "young" one.
suurjuust (1805) - ESTONIA - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2010. Dark brown beer, small tan head. Nose is dark fruits, raisins, caramel, oak. Flavor is spice, oak, dried and overripe fruit, some oxidized notes, some alcoholic notes, candi sugar. Finish is fruity and boozy. Smooth and complex, very nice.
Ratman197 (11260) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2005 vintage poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, dried fruit, light vinous notes and light oak. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, light dried fruit and light oak with a smooth lingering toffee finish.
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUN 28, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible beer. Aroma deep and complex. Wood, dark malts, candi sugar, fruits like figgs and dry raisins. It has a very dark brown appearance, the palate is quite exceptional. Taste is so smooth and so complex without being overdone.