dylank (3) - - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
caramel, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, medium body, slick feel, flat, long finish,
allmyvinyl (2166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home to oneself. 2008 vintage. Pours dark brown with an off-white lingering head. Lovely tight bubbles. Aromas of apples and wood, demerara sugar and a hint of all-spice. Some of the calvados comes through about halfway down, giving a slight boozey burn. Other flavours include dark stone fruits and vanilla. Lovely and complex beer, but finishes oddly thin for a 10%er.
ansalon (946) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with almost no head. Aroma is oak chips, vanilla, muscovado sugar, dates, figs. Taste is dates, figs, muscovado sugar, burnt oak, vanilla, dark fruit. Aftertaste is surprisingly thin. Might have past its best before date.
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Ktwse (1467) - SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with low off-white head. Aroma of muscovado, figs, dates, light molasses, spices, pepper. Taste is boozy and lightly sour, vinous with long port like finish. Body is medium and coarse, sticky, with soft carbonation.
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EdKing (1754) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle of the 2008 Vintage from Utobeer. Pours opaque very dark brown, off white foam and bubbly head with bubbly lacing that lasts a couple of seconds. Nose is lots of dark chocolate, something like cognac or sweet liqueur, wood barrel, caramel, ale fruity notes like English hop. Taste is ale fruity, sweet apple, dark chocoolate, estery yeasty banana, ripe fruit, dark dried fruits, caramel. Finish is alcoholic woody barrel fortified wine tang with ripe fruit.
markextrae (680) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
33cl bottle 2008 version. wow... the reserva is awesome but this is a masterpiece. pours deep dark with a tan head on top. and the smell! caramel, dark fruits, raisins, a lot of oak smell. taste is just like the smell. lot of caramel, dark fruits, oak finish, small spicy hints of cherry. warm finish of the alcohol. got some bottles left. but they are going to the cellar for another year or so
olr1984 (917) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle pours dark brown with a khaki head that sticks around. Man the aroma is big oak and bourbon. But the taste is very complex and held up extremely well. Amazing beer that hides the alcohol very well.
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2008 bottle..Pour is dark with a thin white head..Nose is yeast, fig,raisin, spice, chocolate, oak..Taste is chocolate, Spice, light oak, light sweetness,
MarcoDL (1520) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 29, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the most complex beers I have ever tasted. It would take me a full page to describe all the different flavors that fight for your attention. Truly brilliant.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2008 bottle. Pours a darker brown with a khaki colored head of foam. Not much retention. Aroma is like a spiced apple with clove, banana, vanilla icecream, some booze. Tastes a bit spicy up front with a smooth malty sweetness evening things out in the finish. Really nice. Much preferred to the regular reserva.