awaisanen (1310) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2007
From a 33cL Bottle. Generously shared by cquiroga at the PP Real Ale Fest. Mostly transparent, ruddy amber colored pour with a thin layer of off-white head. The nose is dominated by lots of fruity alcohols, primarily honey and apricots, but some tannic spice characters also linger. The smell of promise, but the also the beginning of a decent down the cruel path of time. Medium full bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Lightly tart black cherry skins linger on the palate with some chewy caramels that have lost their sweetness qualities - a bit overly tannic and vinous at this point. Some dusty, aged hop flavors create some dry, straw-like herbal qualities with minimal bitterness near the finish. Finish is a bit warm and boozey with a smack of dry tannic wood. Past it’s prime, but not terribly so. Big thanks to Chris for sharing this rare treat! OleR (4849) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2007
Bottle, thanks to omhper! A slight unclear, dark brown beer with a reddish hue. One finger mostly diminishing beige head. Pleasant aroma of sweetish dark malts and acidulous fruits; tropical, blackcurrant and berries. Notes of dry and dusty hops.Taste is fruity and malty as well, added with Port, cream-caramel and light chocolate. Good body. Oily and rather vineous mouthfeel. Lingering fruity/acidic finish. Nice all over. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle courtesy of omhper. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Smells of spices, pepper and peaty. Tastes tarte with lots of fruity elements and a tangy finish. Fukito (1064) - Santiago, CHILE - DEC 15, 2006
Bottle - December 2006, thanks Omhper for bringing this all the way from Sweden. Pours a deep mahoganny-ruby color wiht a nice, solid, rahter thin beige head and swift carbonatation. Aroma is strong molasses, burnt caramel, candy sugar. Taste is slightly acid, acrid, toasty, some sweetness and a hint of alcohol. Very complex and multi faced. Maybe it was starting to go sour, but it really suited this one... Mouthfeel is medium, fluid, stays in your palate. Very nice and intriguing. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2006
This bottled brew from a rating party poured a large sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that was long lasting and left behind a semi-opaque no visible carbonation brown colored body and an excellent lacing. The aroma was malty and sweet. The mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a strong vinous aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of malt and vinous. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
jsquire (4621) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Deep orange color out of the bottle with a foamy tan head and a funky sweet raw grain nose. Thin malty sweetness in the flavor cut with a lactic acididy. The best before date was 0506, so it may have been passed its prime. Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2006
(Bottle) Pours beautiful light hazy dark red. Small white head. Nuts and dark fruit in aroma with some alcohol and fudge/toffee. Barley-ish. Flavor is allmost like the smell but with a big unpleasant sourness. Malty body and ok afterbitterness. I have had better bottles of this beer. gnoff (11042) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2006
(Bottle on RBESG 2006) Shady brown color, tan head. Chocolate scent, with some alcohol and red wine smell. Sweet taste with raissin and Madeira flavors. Low bitterness, sour mouth feel. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
Dark and hazy copper body mounted by a gentle beige ring. Strong caramel nose speaks of the concentrated malt and is accompanied by light alcohol hints. The slightly tart notes bring worry in my mind, while mysterious cork scents confirms that the better days must be behind despite its eisbock nature. Fruity pomegranante, apples and cherries concentration, thick molasses and added honeyed goodness may not all be derived from malts. Very sweet mouth presence, tartish cidery aspects. Slick bodied, light carbonation thus oily textured, very sweet and ultimately sticky. Past its prime with this sticky vs. emanating souring yeast developments unfortunately. radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2006
Bottle shared by <a
href http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.a target=blank> IPFreely</a>, thanks Tim. Deep ruby in colour, thin off-white coloured head. Wonderful aroma of toasted caramel malts, dark fruits, some toffee sweetness and smoke. The flavour is slightly sweet, some plums, candied fruits, brown sugar, syrupy. Thin mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes sweet, lingering, dry.