brokensail (16432) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle @ Hotel. Thanks, Alex. Murky amber/mahogany pour with no head or carbonation, as expected. Sweet caramel, vanilla, and dates on the nose. Sort of a cognac and port character, too. Hints of chocolate and toffee. Flavor is certainly very sweet and sugary. A ton of brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, and toffee. Sweet dark fruits and sort of a candied quality to it. A bit of a brandy flavor, too. Kind of syrupy, but that’s sort of the point. miquelcrush (2053) - Granollers, SPAIN - OCT 29, 2014
Cervesa molt complexa tant en aroma com en gust, hi ha una barreja entre fruites vermelles, tocs torrats i a fusta.
Cerveza muy compleja tanto en aroma como en sabor, hay una mezcla entre frutos rojos, toques tostados y a madera. kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
Bottle sampled at Open Baladin, Rome. Pours, hazy brown with no head. Aroma of molasses, caramel, overripe dark fruit, oak, fudge and vanilla. Flavor is heavy sweet but in no way cloying. Lingering fudge in the palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. Excellent! MikeKeller (939) - Kemi, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2014
Bottled @ Open Baladin, Roma. September 2013. Dark copper beer, no head to mention. Very malty aroma has fruits, mainly plums and raisins. Some alcohol too. Flavour is pretty much the same with some chocolaty and caramel/toffee notes. Very nice! Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - JUL 31, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Riserva 2009; abv 14%. Limpido color ambrato-ramato completamente privo di schiuma. Aroma avvolgente e penetrante con sentori di toffee, frutta sciroppata, canditi, albicocche secche e uvetta sotto spirito; gusto dolciastro, rotondo, morbido, liquoroso, fruttato, caramellato e con un finale vinoso e leggermente alcolico e "caldo" che ricorda molto un passito, accompagnato da più deboli note di frutta secca. Priva di effervescenza e vellutata come non mai al palato: morbida e persistente sulla lingua anche dopo lungo tempo. Eccezionale.
jercraigs (10303) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2014
2014-07-08. Dark amber brown body headless. Aroma is rich and sweet malt, dark fruit. 7++ Flavour is similarly sweet, richly malty. Smooth medium bodied palate, no carbonation, syrupy. Lovely, deserving of more detailed notes than I gave it unfortunately. Bottle, Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, Edinburgh djd07 (14354) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2009 Bottle thanks to Gibson. Pours a clear copper with no head. The aroma is strong caramel, dark fruit, figs. Thin mouthfeel with strong dark fruit, figs, oak, strong booze. blankboy (7662) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2014
[Bottle at Mondial 2014, Montreal] Pours an oily-looking dark brown with no head. Aroma: Wow! Soy sauce, chocolate, wood, red wine, dark fruit, hops, molasses and so much more -- complex and awesome. Flavour is also "wow", with soy sauce, maple syrup and all the aforementioned stuff. Alcohol’s there but pretty well hidden considering the abv. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied. Amazing. italianjohn (3108) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Riserva 2004 Teo Musso 13% abv .... Cloudy amber pour with no carbonation and no head .... Aroma of sweet fruits, caramel malts, almost wine like and dark fruits with almonds and a slight abv in there too .. Taste is sweet and of caramel malts, sweet dried dark fruits and a slight nutty almond flavor ... No trace of abv .... Has a lingering sweetness and an overall syrupy feel to it think port wine ... 10 years old and tasty but nothing crazy here. Like a sweet wine saintjulien (185) - - APR 26, 2014
UPDATED: APR 30, 2014 Is is more like wine than beer. Not carbonated. Interesting to taste once, but too expensive