Rasmus40 (12214) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2009. Very dark brown with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, yeasty, dark sugar and spicy. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and bitter finish. Smooth, soft and full bodied. 130611
Leighton (12200) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 23, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg at the Craft Beer Co., London. For Ian’s birthday. Pours black with a rich, tan head. Aroma holds plenty of dark malts, some dark, ripe fruits and roasted malts, too. Very sweet flavor, sweet chocolate, tangy fruits, some earth. Quite a bit of dry, roasty malts. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warm finish, dried up a bit, plenty more roasted malts, touches of toast, cocoa. Delicious beer. The menagerie of flavors is amazing.
bu11zeye (11973) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2009 (Bottle, courtesy of Walt) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized foamy beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, roasted malt, and cocoa. Flavor of malt, dark fruits, chocolate, and spices.
brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A: The pour is a dark red-brown color with a solid, creamy tan head on top.
S: A really rich fruity, chocolatey aroma. There are a lot of dark fruits and berries, particularly blueberries and cherries. A really strong malt and bread component as well.
T: The fruity and malty sweetness comes out of the gates strong. There is a bit of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. In terms of fruits, blueberries, red grapes, and cherries. A hint of alcohol as the beer warms.
M: A fairly full bodied beer with a really full and creamy carbonation.
D: You can never go wrong with this one, and I’m happy to see how well it holds up to aging. A really fantastic beer and I wish I had bought more.
argo0 (11712) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(330ml bottle, RBSG05) Big tan head topped by opaque brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, yeast, raisin, cocoa. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, light anise. Creamy full body that renders the alcohol virtually invisible.
chrisv10 (11707) - DENMARK - JUN 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl bottle from 2007. Brown/Amber with off-white head. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, slightly sweet, vanilla.
rlgk (11693) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2013 Bottle. Vintage 2010. Dark brown beer with a nice beige head. Fruity creamy aroma, vanilla, grapes, pears, pine apples, yeasty notes, milky, caramel, toffee notes, floral, raisins, dades, prunes. Malty caramel aroma, creamy, yeast notes, prunes, dades, raisins, milky, warming alcohol, biscuits, chocolate notes. Fullbodied and invredibly smooth. A beer you can sip all evening.
Old rating:3.8. Bottle, thanks to screwball. Very dark amber color, nice lasting brownish head. Malty, fruity aroma , grapes, apples, chocolate notes, some hoppy bitterness, cocoa notes and some spices. Fruity flaovr, yeasty notes, malty, with grapes and pears.
bhensonb (11663) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle; 2006. Dark, opaque brown color with a huge rocky tan head. Aromas of dark fruit, like dates, and roasted malts. Medium body with sweet notes of light stone fruit and treacle. It goes on like that, and the finish is lightly sweet, but nearly dry. It’s not a bitter finish, but it is incredibly tasty. Wonderful ale.
gunnfryd (11427) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - NOV 8, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with tan head. Aroma is licorice, caramel. Flavour is balanced, cellar notes, caramel, licorice, dried fruits, spices. Very nice beer.
Christian (11317) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2006 bottle tasted July 2007. Very dark red-brown with a big, pillowy light brown head. Complex aroma filled with orange, cherry, figs, bubblegum, anise, nutmeg, cinnamon.
Sweet, fruity flavour with more than a hint of port, and some licorice and anise in the finish. It’s soft and velvet on the tongue, but the carbonation stings a little.
Long lasting malty aftertaste finishes this beauty perfectly.