EithCubes (4817) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2007
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2006 bottle from State Line. Rich aroma of cherry, sour and sweet with spicy yeast and notes of caramel and raisin and faint vanilla. Bit of a light gusher, mahogany pour, noisy and nearly opaque ruby under light, with a light brown soapy head. Superbly malty taste, notes of rum, raisin, vanilla, cherry, and even smoke! Hearty and warming, full-bodied with a dry, smoky aftertaste that lingers. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Sweet and spicy, only the faintest hint of sourness, with no bitterness. Dates, cream, and a touch of molasses with the memory of Belgian chocolate. A little spicy fruitcake: a rooty sort of spiciness, but blended to the point it is unidentifiable; finish wants to add notes of bourbon but veers off toward port instead. Rounded, fruity, balanced, with well-integrated alcohol; there’s a ton going on here. This is pretty much everything I’m looking for in a beer - what a complex beast!
tresmonos (1) - Málaga, SPAIN - AUG 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Esta exquisita cerveza de Struise cuenta con muy poco aroma, pero con una amplitud de sabores sumamente profundos y dulces. Sabores maltosos, acaramelados y tostados. Me recuerda al chocolate, a la miel y al pan negro de centeno recién salido del horno. Es absolutamente sublime.
ReverendMoon (139) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When I poured this, I was so excited. It took me a while to find it, and I was emotional. When I saw the color of the pour, I actually got giddy. Super nice dark mahogany color. All in all, very very nice, although I will admit it's not my absolute favorite among those in it's class.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Klimaet (124) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark dark brown with a small shortlasting tanned head. Aromas of some caramel malt, sweet dark dried fruits, some spices, booze, soy, licorice. Taste is pretty sweet up front, malt, slight roast, pretty spicy. Dark chocolate. Full body.
StilleStorm (703) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF; Bottle from Cardinal. Pours dark copper with a lasting, lacing, tan head. Nose is malt, caramel, dried fruits, berries and vinious. Taste is bitter sweet, sour, warming and lasting. Body is medium, texture is oily to creamy, carbonation is soft.
k92488 (252) - NORWAY - AUG 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DWF Cardinal. Dark with brown lasting head. Aroma of malt yeast and caramel. Tast is smooth with malt caramell and yeast.
rgf001 (122) - München, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best flat beer I ever had. Great dried fruit nose after swirling. Very dark Amber with small head that disappeared quickly. Figs, coffee, butterscotch, licorice, raisin, vanilla, plum flavors. Small alcohol warmth and almost no carbonation. Semi sweet finish. Awesome!
Tosqueira (1) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cor escura aroma de especiarias e tosta. Espuma com boa estabilidade e persistência. Sabor de malte torrado e leve caramelo. Corpo médio. Seca com amargor médio. Uma cerveja complexa e excepcional, comparável a um bom vinho.
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een heel lekker bier, net als de Pannepeut een uitgesproken smaak die mij enorm kon bekoren
tfredvik (1098) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black body with a medium brown head. Complex, strong and slightly sour aroma of dark dried fruits, wood, red wine and tart red berries. The flavour is also strong, with that kind of sourness that red wine barrel ageing gives. But if I understand the label correctly this isn’t barrel aged at all? There are also plenty of sweet, dark dried fruits, clove, anise, caramel and alcohol, with traces of chocolate in the back. Moderate sweet, light sour and moderate bitter taste. Thick and pleasant mouthfeel, soft carbonation. A splendid beer!
[33 cl bottle, 2013 edition, shared with mforseth @ Café Sara, Oslo]
martjoobolut (634) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small bottle, 2013 vintage. Shared by suurjuust. thanks! Pours dark brown with tan head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, vinous, dark fruits, spices, alcohol. Flavor is sweet, spices, fruits, and some alcohol. Overall: nice brew, I guess it would get better after some time.