rubbishystuff (1850) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic stuff. Went down way too easily for its strength. Thinner than I would have thought. Spices. A hint of the kind of sour in lambics. Serving: Bottle
llcooldave (1090) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice cloudy brown in the glass. Great dried fruit aroma; figs rasins and dates and a touch of smoke. Clean flavor of brown sugar, molasses and dried fruit. Overall a wonderfull brew... Thanks BarZigKin for sharing!
Kauge (155) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle from Liviko Alcostore in Tallinn harbour (€ 3,10). BB Apr 2024. Pours a reddish brown, mahagony red against light. Head is tan, drops fast to leave a thin scattered layer, then disappears. Nose is sweet of dark autumn fruits like plums and dates, maybe even some apple notes there, but also caramel candy, crisp malts, spices. Taste is equally autumny, with molasses, plums and apples, and a considerable alcoholic zing after it’s warmed for a while (also on the nose). It’s a bit like a weaker version of some Barley Wine. Finish balances nicely between spicy and bittersweet. Medium body with a nice and soft, velvety mouthfeel and mild, crisp carbonation. This is good.
I’m going to get a couple more bottles, and hope to restrain myself from opening at least one of these before 5-10 years. The idea gives me goosebumps.
suurjuust (1068) - ESTONIA - SEP 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ruby brown, small creamy tan head. Nose is dried fruit, malt, fruity sweetness, coriander, malt. Flavor is chocolate, licorice, dried fruit, toasty notes and caramel, flowery notes in the delicately sweet-and-bitter finish. Reminds me of Westmalle Dubbel and I do like me some Westmalle Dubbel. Great balance, smooth palate.
vadie (720) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/marron opaque avec un petit tête beige. L’arôme des pruneaux, sucre brun, malt, caramel et mélasse. Le goût à les mêmes carecteristiqies, sucré avec plein de corps.
martjoobolut (744) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2014 0,33L bottle, BB 04.2022. Pours dark ruby-black with light tan head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is sweet, fruits, caramel. Flavor is sweet, dark plums, raisins, chocolate, hint of spices, cognac like notes. Alcohol is well covered. Overall: great brew.
kustie (158) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@Kerho. Black color and small head. Aroma has plums, oak, chocolate, roasted and caramel malt, dates, spices and some sourness. Taste is malty, a bit sweet and ends with long lasting liquorices, chocolate and caramel flavors. Also some oak and dates in flavors. Excellent.
freretoc (717) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bue en bouteille de 50cl au Sherwood Pub (Nicorvo) couleur brune, effervescence et mousse peu présente. Une bière avec une attaque sur le fumé très prégnant limite brulée assez agréable, fin de bouche caramel.
Pyrmir (3369) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle at GH. Brown with a ruby tint, off white head. Aroma sweet and bready, almost like svagdricka, some malt and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet, sugary, bread, light smoke, svagdricka and mild liquorice. A bit too sweet for me
brnandersen (1933) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle, BBE December 2022... Clear, dark amber colour with a golden tint. Thin, off-white head, that lasts throughout. Fruity aroma with plums, resins, mild chocolate, caramel malts, toast, liquorice, rather spicy. Taste is sweet. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes rather dry and spicy with faint liquorice, dark fruits and light impressions of alcohol. Lovely, rather spicy.
gopherfan99 (474) - CROATIA - AUG 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; aroma of caramel, dark fruits, molasses, spices, and a hint of alcohol; flavor is sweet with roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, a hint of spice and oak; semi-dry finish with a little alcohol warming; very little bitterness; drinks very smooth and the alcohol is barely noticeable; very good, complex beer