sic1314 (4413) - Leiden, - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 vintage. Poured a murky amber with a thick, frothy off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and spice. Medium body, sweet malt flavour with caramel and dried fruit, just a slight hint of the port in the aftertaste.
martjoobolut (1248) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 30, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33L bottle (as a gift). Pours amber with beige head. The head doesn’t stay. Aroma is sweet, some buttery notes, sugar, malt, fruits. Flavor is sweet, caramel, malt, candy, fruits, some vinous notes. Overall: interesting brew.
nihtila (1296) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24.12.2014. Color is quite bright orange/red. Aroma of caramel, dried fruits, malts, oak. Tastes dry oak/wood, dried fruits, toffee. A bit too much dried fruit and oak. But ok. Not port though, only oak.
RobertDale (3969) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, fruit, port, and yeast. Taste is caramel malt, fruit, yeast, port, and spice. Very good.
diabel (1619) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber body. Off-white creamy head. Aroma of alcohol (unpleasant), grapes, caramel. Moderately sweet, moderately bitter. Very complex and warming mouthfeel. Well balanced.
Marduk (3476) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (thanks martjoobolut). Clear amber color. Medium size, white head, stays. Caramel, malty, alcohol, raisins in aroma. Sweet, malty, bit of dead yeast, candy cane, straw, woody in taste. Sweet plums in aftertaste. Damn it’s sweet. Carbonation is bit too high too. Boozy brew!
FatPhil (9979) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks!
Softish sweet aroma, some gentle marzipan, a little bit of rubber and plastic. Orange, tight head. More wine than port influenced to me in the taste. Sweetish, candisugar clear. Thinned by the barrel ageing, but I prefer the heavier original for a relaxing sipper. Finish has a gentle bitter hopping, which is possibly the best bit about it. This is not a fireside sipper.
suurjuust (1530) - ESTONIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper orange beer, off-white head. Nose is sugary, vinous notes, malt, fruit, caramel, wood. Flavor is a smooth mix of fruit, caramel, malt. Pretty boozy finish, caramel. Port is felt rather than tasted. Nice. Shared by martjoobolut, thanks!
fletchfighters (1198) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ML bottle
Dark orange amber color. Off white head, falls to a thick collar. Good retention though.
Nose is soft oak, port, orange peel, white grape, and candied sugar.
Taste is candied sugar, banana, clove, orange peel, caramel, bubble gum, grape. Well integrated.
Medium bodied, light carbonation, slightly coying in the end. Just flashes of port and barrel. Great beer
wlajwl (4309) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is grapes/dark fruit, malts and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is malts, grapes/dark fruit, fruit and a medium sweet/very slightly cloying finish.
cagou007 (396) - FRANCE - MAR 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy brown with thin white head. Nose is sweet and fruity. Aromas are toasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, hazelnut. Medium carbonation, full body. Sweet and fruity finish.
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