mateuszk (1121) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2009. Pours dark red brown, small fizzy head. In aroma chocolate, caramel ,prunes, figs, liquor, wood, raisins. In taste sweet, fruity and very chocolately, woody notes present too.Full bodied, oily, sweet in the finish. Great.
__Rb81 (411) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home (vintage 2010, lot: 102122150910 bottled: 11/2014). Pours dark red brown, almost black with a small fizzy fast disappearing head. Sweet aroma of chocolate, caramel, malts, wood, alcohol, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, chocolate, alcohol, malts, wood, alcohol towards the end. Sticky sweet aftertaste of chocolate, malts and dark fruits. Very nice.
visionthing (3886) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle (vintage 2010) from Vinmonopolet Stovner, Oslo. Pours clear deep mahogany with a small, beige head. Lovely fruity and malty aroma with dried dark fruits, apples, caramel, candy sugar and hints of chocolate and spices. Sweet, complex and simply delicious! Very balanced and surprisingly smooth mouthfeel with a medium long aftertaste . Some notes of alcohol and wood, but very well integrated. Delicious stuff!
KW92 (740) - WARSAW, POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
WYGLĄD: Barwa ciemnobrunatna, nieprzejrzyste. Piana drobna, niska, krótka.
AROMAT: Intensywny. Wiśnie w alkoholu, śliwka suszona, rodzynki, ciemna gorzka czekolada , przejrzałe jabłka. W tle nuty beczkowe (wanilia).
SMAK: Likier z suszonych owoców leżakowany w beczce - tak najkrócej można opisać to piwo. Posmak gorzkiej czekolady. Alkohol świetnie ukryty w smaku, choć z czasem uderza...do głowy.
OGÓLNIE: Bardzo dobre. Aromat świetny, w smaku też niczego sobie, ale jednak czegoś ideału brakuje...
Turtles (953) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Systembolaget, 2010 vintage, purchased in February 2015. Nearly black with a creamy, short lasting, beige head, leaving some lacing. Sweet and earthy, complex aroma, caramel, toffee, oak, booze. Fairly strong carbonated, small fizzy bubbles on the tongue and then a creamy mouthfeel, full bodied. Smooth fruit and berry taste with sweet caramel and oak barrels. Figs, cherries, raisins, caramel, vanilla, ash, chocolate, calvados, vinous. Finish dry with long fruit flavors that lingers.
Idiosynkrasie (5327) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle [2010 vintage]. Darkest brown colour with an intimation of a ruby red glimmer and average, frothy, reawakening, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity and chocolately aroma, lots of dried fruit, raisin, prune, fig, a touch of oak and balsamico, apple-Calvados-wood. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, notes of dried fruit, raisin, prune, fig, fresh fruity notes as well, red and yellow apple, a touch of baked apple, Calvados, an oaky touch, milk chocolately fill-in, off and on slightly vinous; in the finish cautious hints of warming alcohol. Full body, soft palate; rich and complex, mild and balanced. Almost easy drinkable due to its harmonious composition.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). 2010 Vintage. Pours a deep brownish ruby hue, mahogany purple ruby glow hits the body. A firmer haziness, dark middle with just a hint of rubyfire on the edges striking nicely. Frothy tannish head atop is decent sized, a nice layer sticks around but dies quicker, mellow ringer atop is smaller, concise with solid lacing atop. Aromas are lovely and deep, darker candi sugars, biscuit and touches of caramel meet some mellow spiciness, yeasty life and jabs of allspice, black cherry and dried fruit. Some oaky presence, depth with tannic vanillin. Candy sugars, gentle estery fruit as more cherryskin, some oak and spirit life through that depth and deeper sweetness. A bit of cakey sweetness, chocolatey and vanilla and mellow cherry, faint anise and spiciness still hanging on. Initial is medium bodied, a bit more full with some tannic woody depth, gentle caramel and brown sugar, touches of plum and dried fruit, black cherry and spiciness. A mellow yeasty life, allspice and anise, almost a cool spiciness really with that yeasty zest. Caramel, a bit of fudgey chocolate and earthiness, tannic oak and a bit of yeastiness. Toasty, cocoa jabs and a coolness as we round the corner. It’s amazing how light on the palate this ends up, complex and deeper flavors with a nice tannic element throughout without overbearing or ending up brooding. A bit of cola, cherries, dark and a bit pulpy with some some nice depth. This ends up tantalizingly drinkable despite it’s hefty ABV tag. A bit of stickiness lingers, darker and a bit toasty, tannic with some faint residual sugars and barrel lingering nicely, subtle spice, carmelized malts and some dark fruit and cocoa. Really nice damn stuff. Well done. Totally see why this is a classic. While the nose ends up a bit mellow, this thing is delicious, deep and complex with good balance and goes down really easy.
gregwilsonstl (1563) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 5, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at my Whales and Whimps bottle share. Caramel, toffee. Pretty full body. Plum and fig. Tasted side by side with the Pannepot Reserva. Some oak.
NBird (579) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2006 vintage @ kulminator July 15
Looks..Blackest of browns, sml latte head.
Smells.. Caramel, liquorice, oak and some of the calvados barrel
Tastes.. The calvados barrel is still very present here, caramel malty and a fair bit of alcohol heat, the liquorice covers the gums..slight pepper/spices and a hint of vanilla... This beer is like wide screen and surround sound for the mouth.
sokuzs1 (322) - - SEP 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: soy sauce, plum, dried fruits, honey, caramel, candy, licorice alcohol in the background
Taste: heavy sweet, caramel, honey, fruity, soy sauce, licorice, alcohol in the background
Incredibly smooth, full body