laiti (7871) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Kangasala Beer Festival. Rated on 26.11.2010
Aroma is slightly sweet with some toffee, berries and plums. Flavour is rather strong on berries typical to Danish ales. Also some toffee, plums and hints of spices. Too much berries here, not nice.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cL bottle, vintage 2011, courtesy of joet. Thanks! Pours a deep brown color; light-tan, very creamy head with nice retention and lacing. Lots of dark fruits and caramel in the aroma; restrained sweetness; complex dried dark fruits. Medium-full body; moderate CO2; very creamy and smooth palate; layers of dried dark fruits, cola and caramel; not quite up to Westy 12, by any means, but a nice attempt: plenty of caramel, and a modest amount of honeyed maltiness. Lasting sweetness: cola, almond, vanilla.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown fairly clear nice lacing nice retention... Uber malty some dark cherry notes, lightly smoky, but with just a touch of grassy hop... Smoke, licorice, dark fruit, malty in a good way... lively full bodied finish lingers... excellent...
reggiedunlop (3623) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque amber/brown with a thick tan head...nice retention! Aroma has fig and raisin. Flavor follows suit with nice roasty notes...just enough mild hoppiness to balance the sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium/full and silky with a raisin finish but not too sweet.
BeerViking (3809) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, deep red-brown with a thin head, nose has tart cherries, a little mustiness, alcohol, body is warming and spicy with hints of kriek and earth, plus treacle and a vegetal bitterness, some burnt caramel, old wood and sultana in the finish plus more sharp bitterness.
aphelion1979 (172) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2011) pours dark with pillowy tanned head. aroma is dark fruits, raisins, oak, molasses and brown sugar. taste is earthy, sweet, chocolate, dark fruits and sour cherries. there is strong bourbon oaking from the barrels, and lively carbonation and alcohol warmth. another great beer by struise.
saxo (16048) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from H.J. Hansen. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are rich dried fruits, caramel, heavy malt, candy sugar, alcohol notes, nuts and hops. Nice and complex and quite warming.
tombyars (1556) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this in the Rose Red Cafe, Brugges in April 2012. 33cl bottle. Dark mahogany in colour with a large creamy buff head. Sweet smell of damsons and candy floss in the long intensity. Thick syrupy mouthfeel and good lacing. Complex dark malts give a moist fruit loaf base with strong notes of candied fruits, molasses, figs, plums, raisins and sweet cherries. Treacle toffee and overipe bananas come through in sweet malty waves. Slight earthy notes present in the brief hoppy aftertaste but this is overwhelmed by the malt onslaught. Finish has a slightly warming alchoholic rum and raisin note along with jellied fruits full in the mouth. Hint of vanilla oak running through the complexity. A superb Trappist ale in style and highly recommended.
maneliquor (3482) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Struise Webshop. Pours chestnut brown with a small, dense off white head. Nose is a little tboozy making hard to pick out particular notes. There is, however, lots of plum and raisins. Very plummy in the taste with heavy roasted malts and a biscuity finish kind of like shortbread. Solid but no wow factor
anders8000 (390) - aarhus.c., DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stunningly beautiful raisin and plum aroma. This is a very difficult beer to rate, because I am so overwhelmed by how good it is, I cannot come up with words to describe it. Such beautiful sweet malts, and the finish is beyond stunning