argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - APR 25, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful sweet malty aroma, a wee bit of brandy sneaking through. The flavor is rich and complex, the maltiness combined with fruitiness, mild smokiness and some chocolate. Alcohol flavor shows through just a little bit. Aftertaste a bit cloying, but otherwise an excellent beer.
Rasmus40 (11343) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark ruby red with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 050711
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark fruity aroma. Sort of a hazy pruny color. No noticeable head. Starts with a hint of anise and some sweetness; thinnish mouthfeel; hints of raisin; a chocolate character follows. Finishes dry. Not very bitter. A woody aspect in the very end. Interesting.
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
DØE. Dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruit and caramel. Flavour is malt, fruit, caramel, medium sweet, toasted, hop, little wood, little chocolate and a little bitter.
Christian (11217) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2010 Very dark copper colour with a lasting off-white head. Delicate toasted malt aroma, with some dark dried fruits in play. Malty sweet flavour with dried fruit, and a dark malt and hop bitterness that barely balances the sweetness. Vineous and rich sweetness
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 2, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2007 Smell is very malty and sweet - a bit woody. Good head with a few mm staying there a long time. Taste is powerful stoutish with strong tones of chocolate and roasted malts with a clear smokiness. A bit alcoholic in the taste. 3.3
1984 Vintage bottle bought at Kulminator, Antwerp. A light muddy deep red amber with a thin bubbly beige film head. Aroma is extremely port mixed with caramel and oak, some prunes, lots of raisins and a little chocolate. Very low carbonation, making it extremely oily and again very similar to a port. Flavour is sweet, strong, sticky, port, wood, toffee, lightly roasted and a chocolate finish. So much better than a fresh one! 4.6
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is dark amber in color with a smallish khaki colored head.
S: A really nice nose on this one. Sweet caramel and toffee all the way through with a hint of vanilla. Toasted bread and molasses give an extra bit of maltiness. A rather simple aroma, but quite good.
T: There is a hint of booze, but otherwise it’s a rather nice combination caramel and toffee. Some more of the bread and toast character, but it is a touch watery at times. Maybe some brown sugar.
M: Medium in body with a low to medium level of carbonation.
O: Overall pretty nice. A bit simple to me, but I liked what it had to offer.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2005 Amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, with notes of toffee and nuts. Brings a nutty, malty flavor, some toffe and creamy notes. Somewhat vinous and very complex. Great body.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010
Date: December 25, 1996
Source: total beverage, DC
Appearance: deep cloudy rusty amber, whispy fine head
Aroma: rich sweet carmel malt aroma with just a touch of floral hops
Flavor: rich dry malt flavor, underlying bitterness, lasting through the finish
Overall: tasty but not worth $7 for 11 oz
Date: February 09, 2010
Words: tmac woodstock
Appearance: muddy brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet brown sugar and caramel aroma
Body: big body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, gritty brown sugar sweetness, dark caramel, touch of ripe fruit, just a hint of bitterness to rein in the sweetness
Overall: much better than years past
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
Date: December 08, 2004
Aroma: big sweet alcoholic aroma with some earthy hops
Flavor: rich malt flavor, lots of fruity ripe plum character, nice mellow sweetness, slightly thin, a bit oxadized contributing to a light bitter finish
Overall: age has helped this beer
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle BBF 2017, tasted late 2009
not sure how old this bottle is, but i think this sample have had better days - the "old stale hops" and "old beer" flavors are too much in the foreground.
very very dark amber, smooth fine small yellow light brownish head.
stale hops, caramel, toffee.
flavor is kinda strange, never think i’ve had a beer like this. will try to put words on it :
Faint woody sourness, red berries, sort of sawdust, toffee, sweet caramel, faint very sweet malts. flavors are higly blended. Also tastes a bit of old beer.