LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, - NOV 13, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to fredrik and Ludvig!
Very dark reddish brown with a beige head.
Aroma: malty, sweet licorice, apples and calvados, light chocolate, vanilla.
Taste: Basset’s Liquorice Allsorts and other sweet licorice, chocolate, malty, fudge.
Wow, this is tasty!
Aroma: chocolate and lots of vanilla, less licorice than in the 2008.
Taste: vanilla, cherries, rowan berries, licorice, more sour than the 2008, also some sort of sour candy.
Medium to full bodied.
On its own, the 2005 bottle would receive a lower rating due to the sour red berries in the taste. Nothing wrong, I just prefer the other. (8-9/4/8/4/16=4.0-4.1)
Jow (2404) - New York, USA - MAR 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from free beer week curteseoy of spacecoyote and his kind heart. Vintage 2010. Pours murky reddish brown. Nose is big dark fruits, wine amd oak. Tastes of plums, oak, berries, some caramel, florals, hint of tobacco. Smooth and rich. Very delicious.
fyb (23) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 vintage. Opaque dark brown with a finger-high tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet with dried fruits, spices and hints of chocolate. Taste is sweet, dried fruits, dates, caramel, chocolate, lightly roasted, growing bitterness, hints of alcohol. Long, bitter-sweet, boozy finish. Medium-big body, medium carbonation. Tasty!
nihtila (1016) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
5.12.2014. Vintage 2009. Very dark brown, slightly oily texture. Intense aroma with dark fruits, plums, malts. Taste is smooth, carbonated (more than reserva), plenty of dark fruits. Warmth of alcohol which is well hidden though.
Tstamba (386) - Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage at OBX in a snifter... Deep mahogany with dark tan head. Dark fruit, plums, raisins, vanilla, toasted oakiness... Taste follows, multilayered, complex, well balanced. Great variation on a favorite Belgian strong ale...
IPAgutten79 (671) - Skui, NORWAY - MAR 22, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2015 Denne er flasket i 2014. Mørk brun med lavt skum. Lun aroma av mild vanilje, noe tørket frukt og brunt sukker. Søt smak, med vanilje, vagt av sjokolade og karamell. En anelse bitterhet og sjokolade i ettersmaken. Tykk konsistens.
DwarfeD (1344) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 22, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle at home. Dark brown with almost no head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Quite sweet with subtle bitter tones. Roasted malts, dark fruits, vanilla, oak, caramel, brown sugar and herbs. A decent full flavoured brew.
Alusmamuts (672) - LATVIA - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vintage 2010. Dark brown with minimalistic light brown head. Aroma of locorice. tatse with mild coffee bitterness, some sweetness around, licorice notes. Remaining bitter aftertaste.
Jens_thogersen (7) - - MAR 20, 2015 does not count
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I'm amazed over the high point for this beer.
It is tannic and overly oaked. A bit oxidized (ever so slightly) has an unpleasant bitterness to the palate. This is one of my biggest disappointments.
vjohans (152) - SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, chocolate, toast, cereal, resin, alcohol, leather, vanilla, woody, hazy, black, tan foam, medium bitterness, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
ha1ag (746) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A special treat from Peter in Frape - I had the 2012 edition - Very dark red color with thick firm coffee brown head. Sweet herby nose with sherry (?). The aroma is sweet with spices, caramel and malt. The flavor is sweet with dried plum, herbal spices and caramel. Alcohol is hidden, body is thick enough to carry all this complexity. Close to perfection.