Aniela (2230) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a bottle at home in SkŲvde. Golden, hazy. Mintcaramell and "kardemumma" aroma, Fresh taste but dies qvickly.
Dazz3 (1431) - Hšllefors, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/5 in darkness. Smells minty and abit stale. Tastes spicy, creamy and light malty then dies out.
tkrjukoff (3773) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of marsiblursi.†Pours cloudy amber with a small off white head.†Aroma is fruity, raisins and mint; very nice and pleasant.†Flavor is damp cellar, sweet, alcohol, a bit peppery and spicy.†Finishes with a warming alcohol sensation and a bit bitter.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opened July 16, 2011. Looking for a Belgian strong, I found this in the back of my beer fridge and said what the hell. Itís either going to be drain pour or something decent. Turns out that this beer is still decent. It poured really nice for the age - orange/brown with a thin head and light carbonation. Thereís not a big difference in the aroma and taste. Taste is a big wallop of sweet honey and perfume. Really reminds me of a honey mead. I seem to remember this beer having a lot of spice flavors in 2004. The spices are still there but have mellowed in age. Thereís pepper, mint and applesauce. Not a lot of alcohol taste but halfway through the the bottle and Iím feeling it. Overall - this beer has held up well through the years. If you still have some, crack it open!
bleeng (1463) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 Bottle. Cloudy dark orange. Nose is a bit musty, with some spiciness. Taste has some spiciness, a bit of oxidation and mustiness, with a strong alcohol nose at the end. This is still a decent beer that has held up OK despite the years. I wonít get to the end of this bottle by myself however.
pushkinwow (1618) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle thanks to Ian. Pours a golden yellow, little bit of carbonation. Aroma of apples, spices, bit of funk, cinnamon, honey, some mint, and a bit of alcohol. Tastes sweet, some barnyard, somewhat drying but very interesting. Has changed with age....think it may be past its prime although if stored in a fridge (like one at Ebenezerís) is very tasty.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle shared by Dan at a recent tasting. Served in a snifter.
Pours light copper without any head or lacing. Given the age, I wonít take off too much. The nose is really odd--slight minty character followed up with quite a bit of pizza dough and bread yeast. Really odd. The taste doesnít improve on this; in fact, itís a bit worse. The feel is fairly light with moderate carbonation, all things considered. Really not a good beer at this point. Time has not served this one well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-31-2011
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is sort of caramel in color with a thin whitish head to go with it.
S: An intensely herbaceous nose. Lots of menthol/eucalyptus notes as well as sage. Thereís not really very much malt contributions other than a touch of sweetness.
T: Only mildly oxidized, which is good, but still very herbal which is not so good. There is a bit of prune juice as well as caramel and some other miscellaneous dark fruit flavors. Maybe a bit of booze, too.
M: The body is medium with a pretty low level of carbonation.
D: The nose was really off, and the flavor wasnít too much (if any) better. Not my cup oí tea.
mcberko (4863) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, sent from Glouglouburp, pours brownish orange with no head. Floral aroma, with heavy spearmint and a little cotton candy. Very boozy flavour, with that mint upfront, floral notes, caramel and some dark fruits. Alcohol is not worked in well, but this is well-crafted nonetheless.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Says it as brwed December 12th of 2003, darnk it last night making it about 6.5 years old. Found this gathering dust on the shelves at the Frank Liquor Store. Pours hazy orange/brown, thin head, no real lacing to speak of, carbonation has become very soft. Nose is mint, like Doublemint gum! Plus a musty earthy note, as well as fresh strawberries, overripe peaches and applesauce. Flavor is very soft, and becoming quite oxidized, but still holding together. Mint is still quite dominant, as is the fruit aspect. As the beer warms, a distinct earthy/mushroomy character builds, notes of cedar bark, leather, and a quite vinous note both in the aroma and flavor, not dissimilar from aged Bordeaux. Complex, and Iím quite surprised that it held up this well.