bhensonb (15603) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours very darkly ruddy. Aroma seems tobacco/leather with darkish fruits. Med body. Flavor is raisins and light red wine. With leather and some wood. Finishes dry, red berry, woody. Quite nice. ukgeeks (21) - - DEC 2, 2014
2nd Winter(s) Bierfestival Vichte: Dark brown, nice head. Full bodied. Notes of toffee, candy sugar, dark fruits and chocolate. Very good! sir__v (2630) - FRANCE - AUG 4, 2015
On tap @ Gainsbar, Kortrijk - BE. Color: deep dark brown beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: caramel and sweet malt domination. Nice sweet alcohol notes. Small yeast finish. Taste: good palate with caramel and sweet malt taste. Really nice bouquet of candy and sweet fruits. Small alcohol finish. Aftertaste: caramel and sweet malt finish. langeveld12 (582) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Sweet, port-like beer with vineous tones. Mainly sweet dried fruits, almost no more hops. Clear tannins. Dessert beer?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone alex_leit (5018) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle. Brownish-amber color. Aroma: barrel, wine, caramel, plum wine, dried fruits, good. Powerful taste, plum wine, raisins, oak, light sourness, strong and tasty.
sjogro (4635) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 23, 2017
Borefts 2017 day 2. Dark amber with creamy offwhite head. Big sweet syruppy caramel malts, sherry grape most, balsamic. Big sweet and mild sour and bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Nice one. kjc51478 (441) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2012
500ml Bottle from Bierkulturfest in Köln-Ehrenfeld. Appearance is cloudy, soft, brown color with light, off-white head. Aroma is caramel, oak, and plums. Taste is sweet, dark fruits, plums, raisins, some oakiness, molasses and a tinge of resin hops. Even at 14% alcohol is subdued. Palate is full-bodied, soft but weak carbonation, thick and smooth texture, full, long finish. BigMomma (251) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2012 Details: 50cl bottle, lot 573.gunnfryd (15175) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2012
Tasting notes: Pours a black color with a dark red shine and a thick beige white head. Sweet complex aroma, malt, caramel, slight hint of alcohol, soft, creamy, slight vinious touch, dried fruit, interesting. Sweet big, fat flavor, malty, caramel, roasted nuts, gentle alcohol burn, subtle bitterness, long dry finish. Thick syrupy mouthfeel, very low carbonization.
Conclusion: A big, fat beer which is well matured and hides it high alcohol content quite well but lets you experience some of it, unfortunately the carbonization is a bit low but that isn’t unexpected from a high ABV barrel aged beer.
On tap at Haandølfestival 2012. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dried fruits. Flavour is dry, apple, alcohol, malt, hop, caramel, chocolate, dried fruit. Full body. Nice beer. thewolf (12742) - Kolding, DENMARK - APR 12, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Zombier, Spain.
Pours deep brown, bordering on black with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has dark chocolate, oak, red wine, raisins, plums, light vinious. Medium to low carbonation, very oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is complex, dark toasted caramel, dark chocolate with prunes and madeira. Lingering oak and red wine astringency. Lingering dry and vinious finish. Lovely, strong and complex.