MrBeerFanatic (952) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ordered one of these off the Internet. Pours almost jet black/dark brown with a creamy brown head. The aroma is of licorice, spice, oak, a little nut, dark fruit, hint of caramel, and finally raisins. The flavor is pretty complex, creamy, sweet and bitter. What you have here is a hint of raisin, hint of spice, roasted malts, dark fruits, hint of rum and a little nut. This is a very rich brew that almost has to be sipped. Very well balanced and deep. Overall I was impressed but expected more in the flavor department, as this is one of the most top rated beers in the world.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Bottle I still enjoyed the denmark version more. I feel the etoh comes through more in this one and the spices are less intense. Still a solid beer.
Note, i dont know these bottles seem to be hit or miss ill get one with a really creamy body where the spices are as they should be and then the next one tastes metallic.
My score is an average of these experiences.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one pours similar to coffee or soda, dark black and murky. The aroma is sort of sour smells like soy sauce in a way and then i pick up some chocolate and fruits. The flavor does not match the aroma really, at first i’m hit with a whole lot of carbonation and then a burn from the alcohol after that i’m really not sure, to tell the truth this isn’t the greatest thing i’ve had something is just missing for me.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 bottle courtesy of Ughsmash. Thanks! Nearly opaque chestnut brown pour with a medium head that fades quickly. Very spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon, allspice and bitter chocolate. Taste is the same spices, rum soaked raisins, cocoa powder. Slight nuttiness and alcohol warmth. Sweet, thick mouthfeel.
Enmandslauget (19) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2008
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sødlig frugt, krydderi, karamel malt, Fyldig krop. Vinøs. Rigtig god bitterhed. Ikke meget alkoholsmag for 10%. Lækker eftersmag
Rune (10499) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle bought at Ølbutikken, Copenhagen. 2006 vintage. This old Fisherman’s ale poured a very dark body with a brown tint covered by a creamy, lacing head. Spicy aroma with cinnamon mixed with smell of sweet caramel malts. Rich in flavour with weight on candy sugar, dried fruits and dark berries added a touch of leather. Finish off with notes of both yeast and alcohol. Full bodied, but a little too sweet for my taste buds (shared with Finn A., 31.05.2008).
BigDaddyBlues (46) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bought at From the Vine. There is so much going on here it is beyond my still evolving palate. I have several bottles and will come back someday when I have a more mature palate and can do this beer justice. It is so rich and deep and sweet. Do not pass on it if you have the opportunity to pick some up.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JUN 11, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
BOTTLE: 55F. Pours very dark almost black, with a thick foamy head. Aroma is fruity and spicy undertones, very inviting and pleasant. Flavor is an incredible combination of fruits and esters; mouthfeel is an explosion of tastebuds as it expands and fills the mouth and back of the tongue with lively scintillations, lasting long after the pour bottle is gone.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle- found this to be rather undrinkable. toffee, grapes, wine like aroma leads into a prune like, cloying, semi-roasted finish. Did not enjoy, and don’t see what the fuss is all about.
tedovertu (289) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Amazing beer. Plum, cherry and red wine aroma. Virtually no head with a dark brown murky body. Moderately sweet flavor that is perfectly balanced. Medium body with a oily texture. No alcohol taste present. This is truly an outstanding beer worth the money, a treat.