Lectvay (171) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 27, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2010. Drank this side by side with a 2011 non-Reserva. They are really quite similar, but the barrel character and matured flavors take this one to a slightly higher level. Really delicious!
spacecube (1179) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle, 2010 edition, from house of trembling madness, York. Pours cola brown with a small bubbly head. Fruity nose with blackberries, strawberry and vanilla, the oak is palpable and there are some cocoa notes. Lots of flavours going on in this complex beer, plum and hazelnut come and go. The body is light medium, texture is creamy, finish is very nicely balanced, not bitter, the hops just round off the malt sweetness leaving a fruity lightly sweet aftertaste. Excellent.
conway (1894) - - APR 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown / ruby with a thin off white head. Very similar to the base beer. Oak peeks out a tiny bit and sort of rounds out the beer. Very subtle but very tasty.
John25 (935) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark caramel brown and cola color. Light vanilla notes and oaky smoothness that is great but, mutes the dark fruits and spice of the base beer.
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Przylus (358) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 22, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2015 Aromat słodowo drożdżowy. Barwa bursztynowa, klarowne. Piana drobna, krótka. W smaku ciężkie, słabo przyswajalne, lekko karmelowe. Być może moja ocena nie jest obiektywna, ale ten styl nie trafia do mnie kompletnie.
Humlehode (158) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with fluffy head which dissipates after a while. Very nice complex aroma and taste of caramel, coffee, prunes, raisins, oak. Full bodied and very smooth. Lasting after taste. Superb
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BOSSbrewer (2302) - Arkansas, USA - APR 18, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle shared with Bruce in his backyard. Pours brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is prunes and some figs. Thick and malty. Flavor follows but is surprisingly clean. Mild bitterness that is just right. Really nice beer and a great friend to share it with.
ChtiBreizh (57) - Rennes, FRANCE - APR 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I have not tried the single pannepot yet. This is a very interesting brew with lots of aroma, harmonically fine tuned. Cask wood touch, port aroma is quite present. What I like the more are the roasted and cocoa flavours, with mild sweetness. Alcohol booze is significant.
huineman (63) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Dark black with a short-lived beige froth.
Very intense: banana, prunes, dates, strawberry, chocolate. Coffee liqueur, molasses.
Powerful and sweet in the beggining. Mouth-covering as it slowly goes down. Good balance between sweet and sour in the middle. Very long finish with no bitterness. Hints of caramel, walnut, coffee and prunes. Excellent.
neongolden (704) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(On tap @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, April 9 2015) Pours deep brown with red highlights like cola, with a thin off white head. Aroma a bit port like with a brown sugar/toffee sweetness, touch of molasses even, stewed plum and a bit of raisin, berries maybe?, herbal, oaky, touch of chocolate. On the palate, rich but not overly sweet with toffee, toasted malt, dried dark fruits and berries, oak with a bit of vanilla/leather character, herbs, becoming nicely dry and even a touch mineral towards the finish. Hints of chocolate to go with the fruit/wood herbs. Faint tannic sort of bitterness in the long aftertaste. Medium full bodied with effervescent carbonation and a little alcohol heat. Supremely elegant beer, the oak character really meshes nicely. Lovely sipper, maybe a bottle with some age might be even better than keg, letting the alcohol smooth. Awesome as is.
ghendrix (135) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of 2010 vintage. Pours dark chocolate brown, finger of off-white head. Aromas of brown sugar, molasses, caramel, spices, dark fruits, oak, some herbal notes. Taste is medium sweet, medium-light bitter. Alcohol is present toward the end. Medium body, surprising actually given aroma and appearance. Decent carbonation too. Really like the way the oak has added a level to this. The alcohol is just a bit more present than I’d hoped, otherwise very good.