fonefan (38082) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught @ Erasmus, Brugge, Belgium. Unclear medium to dark red brown - amber color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dryed dark fruit / berry, raisin, plum, fresh apple ad pear, cask wood, licorice, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, a very complex flavor and smooth. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (280208)
yespr (34340) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, murky, almost black. Shows initially a huge light brown head, diminishes into a little lacing and with little alcohol thick curtains on the glass. Aroma is peppery, vanilla, dark malty toned and slight woody. Also quite alcohol dominated aroma, but not burning or unpleasant. Smooth flavour, dark malt/cane sugarish spice notes, caramel, liqourish like toffee, mild raisin note - not sweet though. Mild chocolate note too. Alcohol presence. Finish holds a nice liqourice and alcohol finish, cane sugarish dry woody note into the far finish, smooth and pleasant. WOW.
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 10100 - the presently highest rated beer available to me, that I haven’t yet rated. A deep red beer with a medium dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of herbs, spices, brown sugar, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, spices, herbs, and caramel and medium notes of plums and wood, leading to a dry herbal finish.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Complex aroma of wood and vanilla. Full-bodied with strong notes of iron on the fore, then some sweet caramel and later an unusual lightly smoky edge. Also has an odd underlying salinity. Some alcohol in the finish. Quite an interesting beer - sort of a Belgian Old Ale. But far from my personal Top 50. 040308
joergen (22883) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown coloured with a lacing off white head.
Vinous and sweet aroma dominated by dried fruits and tobacco with notes of vanilla, fruits, pepper and yeast.
Flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, tobacco, pepper, yeast and vanilla with notes of wood and alcohol.
Peppery and warming alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (22073) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (thanks ante!). Deep ruby brown colour, small, but creamy head. Aroma is malts, licorice, raisins, alcohol, wooden and some mild spicing. Flavour is mainly caramel malts, licorice, raisins, spices and some wooden notes in a nice balance. Wellbalanced brew, and quite easy to drink.
omhper (20683) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Dark hazy mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of pear brandy and calvados. Fairly sweet with a wealth of caramel. The dense malty body almost disappear in the immense spritzy liveliness. Lots of wood, caramel and prickly pear. Very elegant. Ultra-complex and near perfect. Perhaps the calvados detracts a little more than it adds.
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and oak aroma with some hints of chocolate aswell. Sweet malty and slightly yeasty dark fruit flavor with hints of chocolate, also some hints of oak. Warming malty dark fruit finish with some nice hints of oak in the aftertaste.
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 17th August 2008
Opaque dark brown beer. Sweet with a definite coca cola note. Dry finish. Not much else going on. It’s quite drinkable but was expecting much more. Original rating 3.0
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. 2008 Vintage. Hazy dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Sweet malt. Minerals. Complex generic dark fruits. A little spice towards the finish. Traces of bubblegum, toffee and spicy calvados. Nice!
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 9, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 Bottle at home ... Deep Deep brown ... dried fruit and malts ... rich deep fruit tones ... touch of brandy or is it rum ... some coconut some apple ... touch sharp sourness but just a touch ... little alcohol ... little chocolate little drying ... Im so looking forward to head to heading this with a normal Pannepot... 4.5
Take 2 ...Ok along side the Pannepot theres not much in it. But the Mouth Feel is just that bit better and just a bit smoother
deep brown ... thin tan head ... raisins oak and red wine nose ... sweet sweet malts ... big red wine ... ligth yeastyness ... hint of sourness... nice soft sour chocolate ...some granny smith apple... 4.0
deep red brown ... thin tan head ... deep roast ... dark fruits ... raisins ... light red wine nose... fizzy ... light tart sweetness .. rich green raisins ... soft chocolate ... light apple ... nice but not hitting spot today 4.0
grand reserve 2005 ... bottle at home ... deep black brown... deeproat ... light sourness ... huge wine tones ... definite raw green rasins ... tart ... big wine ... dark malts ... heavy malts ... def wine tones 4.1
bottle at home ... 200412 ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... deep roast ... rich vine fruits nose... soft balsamic vinegar/wine tones ... soft toffee malts ... light sharpness .. rich smooth ... toffee ... but long wine linger 4.0
deep red berry fruits nose ... sharp front ... big berry ... soft soft roast ... 4.2 nice
bottle at home .. drunk may 2014 ... deep brown ..t hin tan head ... soft red wine .. soft fruit nose .. dry fruit ... light tart fruits ... soft wine tones ... drty fruits ... 4.0
bottle at home Sept 2014 2005 vintage as always.. deep brown ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... dark fruits ... dark roast maltrs ... dark malts ... ligth sour tones ... dark fruits ... light wine tones ... juicy malts ... soft fruits ... light otfee .. light plums .. soft fig ... depp mellow malts ..really digging this today ... wow beer at its best 4.4