brontebeach (169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 bottle. Pours black with light brown head. Nose of licourice and spices, smooth in the mouth, a mere hint of its strength. Malty and rich with a delicious aftertaste but does lack a character of remembrance. It’s good, very good, but lacks that final zip of uniqueness.
Shark_Pants (378) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 8, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage. Pours black as night with a creamy mocha head. Heady sweet aromas of port wine, sweet tobacco, oak tannin, licorice, toffee and stewed dark fruits. All the notes from the aroma are present in the taste, if a little more subtle in some respects. Spicy and light-medium bodied - lighter than expected but works to help avoid a cloying finish. 10% ABV is extremely well hidden. Really great beer that will linger in the memory.
Beerheart65 (1113) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep brown to ebony black pour, thin light brown head dissipates fast. Licorice, dark berries, vinous notes. Oily thick feel, full body, low carbonation, carbonation balances, malty and sweet, raisins, alcohol present but not as disturbing, long finish is lively. Tasty, nuanced, balanced, lively, great one.
rouhlas (611) - GREECE - MAR 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml botle, v2010, at home, bought from the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark brown color with red notes and darke beige nice head. Aroma is malty and yeasty, dark dried fruits, wineous, caramel - sugar, light roasted malty notes, spicy, alcohol and wood. Taste is sweet and bitter very similar to the aroma, little more caramel - burnt sugar. Medium oily-sticky body with soft carbonation and bittersweet caramel fruity finish.
Tsekouratos (453) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - MAR 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red, dark brown, slightly hazy, with a nice beige head. Aromas of alcohol, malts, caramel, roasted notes, some spiced notes, maybe burnt sugar. Taste is sweet, spicy, oak, wood, burnt sugar, caramel, raisins, some plum, alcohol notes on the taste. Full body with medium carbonation.
CraftBeerNick (1148) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, 2010 Vintage, 27th February 15. Poured dark brown, aroma is sweet, brown sugar, slight liquorice, spice. Taste is accomplished, complex, molasses, malt, spice, liquorice, oak. Sweetness is balanced by the booze. Medium carbonation. Good complex Belgian.
ksiwzos (82) - GREECE - FEB 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2010 from Belgian e-shop
Dark black color with red hue at the side of the glass, thin, light brown head, medium lasting. Aroma of molasses, sweet caramel malts, spicy oak notes, some biscuit/bread crust too. Taste is sweet, dark malts, some spice, apple juice, molasses, hints of oak. Finish is light bitter from the roasted malts and just a hint of tannins (from oak or dark malts), lasting. Slightly dry, very low carbonation.
Another excellent beer!
Tstamba (405) - Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Reserva 2010 bottle to a tulip. Watching the Oscars 2015. Pannepot is a favorite and this version does not disappoint ... Dark fruit and spices with sweet toffee malts and an oakiness on the finish ... Exceptional.
jc1762 (136) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a taster showing coffee brown rims, dark center and no head.
The nose shows a lot of brown sugar with hints of molasses
The palate shows soft carbonation and medium bodied. Moderate -t high big brown sugar/caramel-malty sweetness with a moderate alcohol spiciness in the middle.
alex_leit (193) - Minsk, BELARUS - FEB 6, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
0,33д l, 2010. Dark brown with garnet color, tan foam. In aroma sweet grandmother brandy mixed with spices, dried plums and gooseberries, apricots and raisins, caramel and toffee. Taste: sweet bliss old honeys, nectar with dried fruits; hops, oak and good old port in finish, very warming. Great ale!