VsXsV (3645) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Pete! Hazy brown liquid with medium light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, raisins, light port wine and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raisins, raw sugar, toffee and bourbon. Medium to full bodied with low carbonation. Quite nice still.
BuckeyeBoy (4433) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pours out a brownish topped with a small head. nose is old pit fruit some sweet malts. taste is more of old notes pit fruit and a nice spice.
b3shine (7400) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle to taster at the Ratebeer Best Awards (thanks phaleslu). Looks good; a cloudy caramelish brown with lighter beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells hot and boozy with notes of dark fruit and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly tart medium-full to full-bodied mouthfeel. Not bad, but underwhelming.
JulienHuxley (5199) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ratebeer best, thanks phaleslu. Murky brown pour with thin white head. Aroma is really fruity, tons of raisins, rhum, winey boozy port notes, cooked prunes. Taste is rich, sweet, oxidized, port, prunes,date sugar.
adnielsen (10312) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This bottle was offered by Peter hale at rbwg. Thank you pete! A bit hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin brown head. Caramel, oxidation, cardboard, toffee aroma. High sweetness and low bitterness. Syrupy and very rich. Caramel syrup and vanilla. A little old but I’m excited to try this none the less.
Homer321 (3551) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBWG 2016. Thanks phaleslu for knocking out a huge want. Aroma is dried figs and some dried leaves. Light tea. Dark red with a small off white head. Taste is deeply cherry and dried fruit roll up. Some light cherry flavors as well. For a beer this old it has held up well. Thanks Peter!
HonusWagner (1910) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Way better than I expected, big thanks to Adam for the bottle many years ago, opened Zwanze 2014. Sweet with caramels, vanilla, dark fruits, but not cloying and surprisingly a really nice texture. Smooth, almost creamy. Drinking very well at the moment, don’t regret opening this one bit.
50belair (3163) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown pour with a kaki head. Sweet caramel malt aromas. Uber sweet with caramels and booze notes. Vanilla and oak lowlights. Average body and mouthfeel.
merc7186 (2757) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Raisins, Sweet Bread, Mild Caramel
Appearance: Deep Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Raisin, Faux Caramel, Sweet Bread
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet
parktravis (10) - - JAN 1, 2014
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lots of pear some. Funky pear flavor but it doesn’t mix well worth the palate. OK to drink but difficult to pair.