Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, - AUG 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer with a beige head. The aroma and taste is of sweet malt, dark fruits, wood and some alcohol. Medium to full body with a sweet fruity finish.
bursprak (590) - 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 (904) - 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 (2767) - 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 (108) - 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 (401) - 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 (1716) - 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 (5104) - 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.
DutchMark (152) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2009. Very very nice. Huge flavor with subtle notes. Nice dark brown with fizzy soft carbonation. Flavor is rich port like sweet marzipan dried fruits coffee and calvados. The flavor sticks to your mouth and stays there for a long time . It is strong warming but not boozy. Great as a dessert.
andriesradu (500) - ROMANIA - AUG 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
VINTAGE 2005. Bad bottle. Exploded as I opened it. Taste and aroma werent as expected. Will need to try it again for a better review. Pours dark brown with no head. Cask wood, old, some light fruity aroma. Sweet but dominated by not so good flavors.
PeatyPete (387) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown color with mocca-coloured head. Aroma of dark ripe fruit and caramel. Taste is sublime. Well balanced, diverse and nowhere out of proportions. Very well.