bonvivant (168) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful big fluffy head that lasted the entire time I enjoyed this brew! Lots of nice fruit that ranged from raisins to lip puckering grapefruit. you can taste the alcohol but it does not dominate. Very well balanced indeed! Had this before the Paleo races in Asti, Italy thanks to a very cool Italian winemaker od Cantine S’ Agata...thanks Franco!
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
Sissio (937) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper red, minimal cream head
Mature fruit, passito, raisins, sweet rhum
Exotic fruit, passito, winey, raisins
brianza_ale (188) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 75 cl teku. Pours an Enormous off-white frothy head, deep amber colour. Smells very malty, pleasently alcoholic, fruity, plum, marron glace. Tastes caramel, honey, all malt, dried fruits, bit wood; almost no bitterness. Medium/full bodied, has its own carbonation for the abv, sticky texture. Drinkable for the abv, never gets too sweet. Not outstanding, but has its own balance
Svesse (6967) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Nut brown colour, slightly hazy, with brief frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, dark bread, brown sugar and a slight touch of oxidization. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, crisp-bread, chestnut honey, chocolate, a touch of ripe banana and a sweet finish with fairly low bitterness and a warming touch of alcohol. Almost full body, well rounded with alcohol in the background. Fairly sweet. A bit one dimensional, but tasty and quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Andy Snow, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting "After Party", Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is dark toffee, spice, marzipan, dark fruit notes, musty wood, brown sugars, dates, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises Xmas cake, dates, prunes, light spice, demerera sugars, sherry twang, sweet licks.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet close.
Ok stuff for the ABV, fairly easy drinking, lacks a bit of depth ABV considered but the balance is good and it never gets too sweet.
AndySnow (4930) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Bought at Systembolaget.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, yeast, tropical fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sugar, yeast, fruit, caramel.
Lilja (2184) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Med ölföreningen julen 2013. Smak och doft av malt, karamell, farinsocker, marsipan, russin och honung. Jämn och fin, fruktig och välbalanserad. Mycket gott.
jmgreenuk (5838) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the "Colin and the Vikings tasting, Goteborg". Poured a clear medium brown with no life. The aroma is sweet yeast and tropical fruit. The flavour is medium sweet with a treacle toffee caramel yeast alcoholic palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation.Sweet oily mouthfeel. A little too sweet for me.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Backlog. Got a hold of this while working at Systembolaget tried at a ’belgian’ tasting.
Buongiorgio00 (933) - - JAN 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong ale belgian scura interessante ma se devo dirla tutta, forse indotto dalla grafica intrigante dell’etichetta, mi aspettavo meglio. Mediamente dolce, corposa, alcolica, con note predominanti di frutta scura. Bevibile.