pivnizub (9976) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Deep, deep amber coloured with a ruby sheen, small, but stable off-white head; wood, wine and wanilla in the caramelly nose; solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, but soft; port-wine (plus traces of alcohol) and dried fruits in the very solid sweet and bitter finish. A perfect winter-warmer…
Mortlach (1850) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle (vintage 2008) @Bir&Fud Bottega (Rome). Pours dark brown/mahogany, with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, vanilla, brown sugar. Flavour is rich and complex, very sweet balanced with a decent bitter end. Full body, medium carbonation. A very good quadrupel!
mariuspoenari (1214) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, hazy pour with almost no foam. Huge strawberry smell with faint traces of alcohol. Somewhat chick and creamy texture, tastes like strawberry and honey with a not-so-subtle alcohol finish.
zacgillbanks (4156) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. Hazy dark brown with ruby red highlights and a thin head of tan foam. It has a rich plum and currant flavour with earthy and spicy red fruity notes followed by a smooth oak finish. Excellent!
bartlebier (3250) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, 2011 Vintage shared at Thanksgiving 2015. Ruby-shoesole brown pour, still well alive and even fizzy despite its age. Strong, rumtopfed fruit aroma of Schladerer Zwetschge, prune marmelade, cassonade and residual chocolate. Very dry and wood-matured mouthfeel, allowing prune essence more than sweetness to shine. Drinks pretty yeast-refined and consumate, at its estimated peak of 4 years - although I prefer some more mouthfeel from my Struise digestifs.
VastActiv (5402) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at home, Nivala. Vintage 2013. BBE 9/2019. Colour is brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, raisins, some wood, dryness, some alcohol and malts.
Hedenberg (28) - SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 2013 vintage. Caramel, raisins. Some alcohol. Lightly carbonation. Overall a Great beer.
melush (2576) - SPAIN - NOV 15, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl.
@ XXXII, Sevilla, España.
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Malt, caramel, slightly alcoholic / Malta, caramelo, ligeramente a alcohol.
Ferris (11037) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Vintage 2010 - Light caramel and lots of mellow raisin and a touch of booze. Deep Amber with a light beige head. Fig and prune with some toffee and sweetness. Carbonation is a bit up there.
ninecats (424) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from 2013. Hazy deep reddish brown, big beige compact foam, dissipates fairly quick leaving some lacings. Aroma is fairly complex, coffee beans, roasted malt, semi sweet with vanilla and cookies, minor fruit/raspberries. Taste is evidently more sweet than the aroma suggested, but not less complex, with vanilla, plums, muscovado sugar, malt, some kind of herbish touch in between, finish is roasted with sugar and raspberries. Oily texture. Big body, low carbo. One word: Lovely!