jackl (5503) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a big caramel head with orange highlights. The nose is of christmas pudding, rum, raisins, spices, cherries. The taste is balanced sweetness with a lovely malty base. Some mulled wine flavors, more christmas spices, some pepper and dark fruits. Nice caramel flavors on the finish. The body’s full, the beer’s sticky, oily. A bit boozy. The carbonation nice and subtle. Overall, a really accomplished beer.
Cunningham (5345) - Halden, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well I do not know if it is necessary to describe this one to the full. Lovely nice ale for ale lovers. Black body with a fine lasting head. Powerful aroma and flavor with yeast, dried fruits, oak, toffee and some spices. Full body with a smooth carbonation. Complex, powerful and yet easy to drink. What more can you ask for? Recommendable.
[Bottle from a trade with markextrae]
neongolden (729) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(330ml bottle @ VilleValla Pub, Linköping, Apr 17 2015) Pours murky dark brown with a small fine off white head. Brown sugar, toffee, yeasty, grape juice, prunes, some dark berries and spices. Touch of banana ester. Palate is initially very sweet caramel, grape juice, banana, a little spice. Finish is drier but not truly dry. Spicy yeast persists in the aftertaste. Medium body with fairly soft carb. Nice enough quad without anything that really makes it jump head and shoulders above the rest. Didn’t really get any bourbon barrel quality from it. Still a very solid beer.
witthatsbier (370) - glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl Bottle
Pours a dark brown colour with a thin beige head that does not last
Aroma is sweet soft fruit particularly pear and dry coffee smell
Taste is sweetish fruit with licquorice notes and a bitter finish
olliejobbins (1291) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear, dark caramel/beige/brown. Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak and dark sweet sticky fruit - figs and prunes. Taste is near perfect. Smooth, sweet, alcohol is well hidden. Balanced between dark fruits and caramel/molasses.
Rubin77 (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Foam: pale brown foamy head which doesn’t last too long.
Colour: dark, ruby or mahogany.
Aroma: blueberry, raisin, malts, sweet.
Taste: Vintage 2013, lots of dark fruits, hints of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry, very smooth mouthfeel, dark sugar, pronounced cherry, sweet vinous notes, medium to low carbonation, plums, dates, hits of vanilla and oak notes. Complex, rich malty finish and very well balanced brew.
Fashawn (380) - Montesarchio, ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2010. Perfect ossidation, aroma of blueberry, raisin,coffe and cocoa bean. Dark brown with thiny white head. Flavour of licorice,blueberry, strawberry, nut and long final with red fruits and cocoa. Wonderful quad.
Senap (433) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
En riktigt trevlig öl att sippa på framför brasan en kulen dag. Fantastiskt grumlig och rödbrun, lite som blodpuddingssmet. Fyllig och något söt - god!
The Etruscan (567) - Tuscany, ITALY - APR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark beige weak head. Dark brown colour. Aroma is malty, fruity with figs, prunes, light dark chocolate and licorice notes. Flavor is malty, fruity with prunes, dark cherries, bananas, milk chocolate and light spicy tones, ending in long fruity finish. Medium to full bodied.
rouhlas (784) - GREECE - APR 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki, courtesy of skullgeorge. Dark copper brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, burnt sugar - caramel, wineous, dark fruits. Sweet and bitter taste, wineous. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
huineman (364) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark brown, with red shades. Dark heavy head.
Aromas surprisingly soft and low, but nonetheless varied: blackberry, strawberry jam, tomato sauce, liquorice, soya sauce.
Sweetish, powerful, low on CO2. Light ending, without bitterness. Long-lasting.