willisread (2003) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jon shared at a tasting. Thanks Jon! 2009 vintage aged about 6 years. Brown sugar, sorghum, light oak and rum raisin cake all over the nose. Below average to soft carbonation with a full, rich body. Loaded with rum-cake and dark fruit. Lingering finish with light booze, sorghum and fruit that coats the palate. Very nice.
jinroh (1026) - ESTONIA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost pitch black. Dark. Brown, with a beige head. Aroma has some bread, a bit of woody oak barrel, beautiful depth. First sip is sweet as a dessert. Roasted malt, dried dark fruits and a nice milk chocolate finish. Complex and enticing, Glad I could taste this.
Maakun (2858) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2009 at home. Very dark brown with beige head that leaves barely any trace. Fresh figs, dates, dried dark plums, brown sugar, port wine, red wine reduction, marzipan, licorice, spices, cocoa beans. Just lots of sweet dried fruits and oxidized vinous notes. Quite sweet with soft bitter finish. Over medium bodied with low carbonation and slick feel. Massive beer, very complex and enjoyable. I’ve had better Pannepots before but this holds its own too.
Whatup14 (1407) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 330ml. Couleur brune très foncée presque noire, mousse beige foncée évanescente. Arôme de fruits confits, amande, malt, mélasse, pain, tabac, sherry? Goût de fruits confits, dattes, alcool, malt caramélisé, sucré, amande. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps dense.
hackobock (3068) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
January 25, 2016. Vintage 2010.
Dark reddish brown with a tiny tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee, prunes, pear, figs, raisins, dates, hints of wood, licorice, calvados and hints of spices. Taste is sweet, light boozy and very soft bitter. Finish is sweet malty and fruity with toffee, prunes, figs, dates, baked pear, sweet licorice, light dry wood notes and hints of warming calvados alcohol. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
Very sweet with a light dry woody finish making it very drinkable.
danlo (2196) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. 2010 vintage. 100th Belgium rating. Pours black-brown in colour with a foamy beige head that diminishes. Dark malts, brown sugar, caramel, raisins, bready notes in the aroma. Flavour has roasted malt, liquorice, dark fruits, bitter chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, bread, with some woody oak, spicy bitterness and a lingering warm boozy note. Medium bodied, soft to medium carbonation, dry roasty bitter finish. Nice complexity, very drinkable.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - JAN 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2016 Si presenta di un colore bruno con riflessi ciliegio. La schiuma è fugace ed impalpabile di un magnifico colore nocciola. Al naso si ritrovano i sentori di cioccolato e frutti neri avvolti da un suadente legnoso. In bocca è vellutata e dolce con una mistura di cioccolata e frutti rossi che appaga da subito la bevuta. Sul finale domina il legno scaldato da un vigoroso calore alcolico.
Cristobal37 (659) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 14, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My 500th rating and Wow. 2010 vintage. Red wine and chocolate dominate the aroma. Dark black with tan head that almost entirely disappears. Lovely imperial stout milky sweetness and silky body. Some nutty roasted malts followed by lots of chocolate. Totally fantastic! Lightest amount of bite to it, which compliments the stout similarities. Defo get the oak, like a nice sweet whisky. A big beer and perfect end to a good day.
tricksta_p (2987) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. 2010 vintage. Aroma is dark malt, raisins, oak, caramel, some chocolate, some booze, ripe sweet dark fruits, spices, plum, hint of wine, candy sugar. Flavour is rather sweet, but it fits the aroma. Body is nicely full and thick. Rich and complex. Great!
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille(recolte 2006): Almost black, small - as usual - foamy layer; moderate to solid woody and winous nose, caramel and traces of chocolate included; medium to solid sweet flavour with a barely detectable bitterness, full bodied, quite soft; slightly lingering sweet vinous and caramelly finish with supporting traces of wood. Good, no doubt. But I expected an extra…