tricksta_p (3031) - 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 (9905) - 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…
lello4ever (512) - ITALY - JAN 6, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottiglia del 2010, invecchiata 5 anni. Nera con schiuma beige molto sottile. Aroma liquoroso, alcolico, caramello, dark fruits. La bevuta scorre piacevole, consistenza oleosa, liquorosa, avvolgente, dolce ma non stucchevole. Birra invecchiata alla grande. Carbonazione leggera. Splendida birra da meditazione.
witthatsbier (490) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle 2010 vintage’from Valhallas Goat ,Glasgow
pours a dark brown with a beige head that does not last.
Aroma is heavy sweet grain with bitter coffee liquorice
Taste is bitter dry with sweet tones,long dry bitter finish
very nice beer
Rask0lnikov (506) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 26, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Head disappears quite quickly. Dark brown colour. Plum liqeur, dark fruits, coffee, caramel in the aroma. Dryed smoked plums, coffee, cognac. Some acididness fruit in the middle. Raisin, rum, spices in the aftertaste. Very well balanced, medium bodied, medium carbonated, very complex, tasty, amazing beer. Full of suprises. Total enjoyment.
sjogro (2139) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bij Mrk. Fles. Heerlijk complex, zacht en zoet. Donker om in te verdwalen. Backlog from 2015/08/19.
BenOver (245) - SLOVENIA - DEC 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poirs dark with minimum head which diminishes quite quickly. Strong aroma of roasted malt, oak and cognac. Taste is very full and sweet, almost no carbonation, excellently balanced and still quite drinkable for a 10 vol% of alcohol. A fine beer specimen.
rafaelagp (27) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - DEC 12, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle in a side by side comparison with Reserva 2010, drunk in a teku glass.
Thin brown head of no retention. Aroma was quite muffled initially but developed fully as the beer got to room temperature, featuring sweet malt notes, plums, a bit of alcohol and dried fruit.
Body was medium with little carbonation. Taste followed the aroma with a spicy finish not as lasting as the Reserva, but in all in all the flavor was almost perfectly balanced. A beautiful beer, worth the rep.
Ysok02 (755) - MOns, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe rubis dense. Nez puissant et complexe sur des notes de vanille, de café froid, d ’épices, de malt. Bouche à l’attaque plus crémeuse que le reserva, une belle tension, de l’amertume et une finale sur le chocolat amère. Une bière plus stricte que la reserva mais aussi longue et complexe.
BlackHaddock (5759) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle (2010 Vintage) in The Café Red Rose, Brugge on 1st Dec 2015.
Dark brown pour, the head weak and wispy. The aroma is full on and intense with some cherries in a caramel puddle within an old whisky barrel doused in dark chocolate. The taste carries on way, cherry, caramel, whisky and dark chocolate, now add some Port into the flavouring: just divine from start to finish.