Syzzer (591) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2008. A great 8 or 10 Belgian. Solid caramel malty body. Well balanced alc and malts, controlled nutty belgian barley. Nice tan head which has med life. A must try. World class beer
jjsint (785) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (2009) at the Elm Tree, Cambridge. £10(!) but what the hell, YOLO and all that. Murky purple brown, a thin film of light brown head. Pure alcohol, figs, dark chocolate, molasses in the aroma. The taste is a tempered sweetness with just enough bitterness creeping through. Bittersweet muscovado sugar and cooking chocolate aftertaste. Warming alcohol in the finish which envelopes you completely. Dried fruit bittersweet aftertaste. The right amount of tongue-tickling carbonation. Nothing short of incredible.
Niller (691) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle@Voldby. (2009 vintage). Pours dark brown/black with a light brown head. Sweet malty taste of dark fruits, oak, hint of chocolate, caramel, alcohol. Oily texture. Creamy mouthfeel. Soft carbonation. Nice warming finish. Great.
BenH (2343) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with tan head. Aroma is quite strange, chocolate, licorice and humbugs. Taste of dried fruit, molasses, oak, some sharper fruits. Medium to thin body.
bursprak (612) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 2008 vintage. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Lots of dried fruits, raisins, figs, vanilla, some light yeast, some sweet malts, hazelnuts. Heavenly stuff!
Holmen2 (939) - NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Mi2 15.09.14. 2009 vintage. Black. Pale brown head. Aroma of spices, ash and liquorice. Similar taste. Well-balanced.
abemorsten (2782) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Vintage 2009. Deep mahogany body with a light brown dense film leaving excellent. Vanilla, booze, rock sugar, dark dried fruits. Sweet, pungent malty, alco warm. Silky smooth and full bodied. Dry tongue.
tandembrauer (134) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Cardinal, Stavanger. Bottle labeled "Vintage 2009". Pours dark brown. Aroma of raisins. Very harmonic taste, nice mouthfeel.
darrennelson12 (414) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle (2009 vintage); aroma is oaky and smokey, with a subtle sweetness. Taste is sweet and syrupy, quite bull bodied with a fruity finish .. overall a very nice beer indeed
Alengrin (1824) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Calvados barrel-aged Pannepot and distributed more widely than its predecessor Pannepot Reserva. Pale beige, sticky, creamy head, relatively stable, colour a hazy dark reddish brown. Gracious, powerful and seductive bouquet of chocolate, caramel, walnut, dates, old ’jenever’, oak, almond, cloves, banana, cinnamon, coriander, old port wine, cider... Soft, rounded palate, dark fruits, very full, profoung maltiness, nutty, caramelly and chocolatey malts, refined sweetness but nowhere cloying, retronasally very woody, tannins, vanilla and warming calvados in a subtle way, further supported by the same drying coriander and aromatic hops as in the regular version. Fantastic brew, they even succeeded in improving an already great ale - this version easily belongs to the best beers in its style.
Sigmund (5128) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, vintage 2009, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 10%. Very dark brown colour, moderate beige head. Strong aroma of malts, brown sugar, caramel, spices and oak, only a hint of calvados. The flavour seems slightly less sweet than the Reserva, more refined and rounded, still malty with distinct notes of spices and oak, hints of chocolate, vanilla and calvados. A very fine beer.