bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 from Beer Revolution. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is malty, dark fruity chocolate with noticeable alcohol. Flavors of raisin, chocolate, and then a ton of treacle. Gets quite sweet, and very dark. Drinking a full bottle would likely be a struggle, but perhaps worth the effort.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle as "Bink Grand Cru" at Birch & Barley. Nearly black, large dark brown head. Aroma is brandy and dark chocolate. Taste has a ton of roasted malts, very earthy and boozy. Would likely mellow with a year or two in the bottle.
HenrikSoegaard (9748) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle.Courtesy Alex. Frothy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Dark brown colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice fruity flavor. Long moderate biter finish. Creamy palate.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Almost black. Dried fruit, malt, milk and some roast in the aroma. Full bodied. Thick mouthfeel. Sweet with raisin, dried fruit, sart tartness, roast. Dried tropical fruit in the aftertaste. Some brandy notes, other than that the alcohol is hardly noticed.
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 18, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sehr malziger und zu süßer Getreideantrunk. Aromatisch süß, zuckrig, etwas brennend. Sehr würzig, nun tiefgründig malzig, stimmig. Die Tiefe des Malzes ist nun extrem, schokoladige sowie trocken nussige Noten sind vorhanden, schwerfällig. 9/13/10/13//12
chrisv10 (9415) - DENMARK - DEC 29, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, yeast, chocolate and notes of alcohol. Flavour is roasted malts, yeast, medium sweet, dried fruits, hops, chocolate, vinous, caramel, port wine, little liquorice and a little bitter.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany pour with a khaki head. Nose is raisin, red grape, and sugar. Some licorice, a fair amount of alcohol, chocolate, and prunes. There’s a strong fruit sweetness to the flavor of prune, raisin, and port. Notes of chocolate, some licorice, brown sugar, and alcohol. Not a big fan of this.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of saxo. Clear dark brown with a lasting light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, light yeasty and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. 210413
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at ChrisO’s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011. Pours a hazy brown with a small, off-white head. Sugary malts, ripe fruits and brown sugar in the nose. Surreal sweet flavor, boozy, lots of dark fruit. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish, tons of sugar, light honey, ripened and darkened fruits. Delicious.
Ratman197 (8466) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of grapes, roastiness, toffee, prune ands light molasses. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of burnt carmel, grapes, toffee and light molasses with a smooth dry lingering burnt carmel finish.