DroolYeast (1820) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2018 Marsiblursi (3083) - Göteborg, - DEC 28, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle) Pours clear dark brown with almost no head. The aroma is a fantastic mix of buttery, wood shop and vanillin driven oak, chocolaty and bready malt alongside a clear note of apple candy. Undertones of wet tobacco, leather, dark/dried fruits, spicy dark sugar, dark caramel, pears, subtle smoke and light liquorice. Deep, fat, complex and vinous on the nose. Light phenolic. The flavour is near medium sweet, light bitter and light acidic on the finish. Tones of from the barrel up front in the flavour as well - wood, vanilla, coconut and butter. Undertones of chocolate, dried fruits, tobacco, apples, subtle smoke and light spices. Light alcohol warmth is notable. The mouthfeel is fat, super smooth and oily with a light velvety carbonation. Tiny oak tannins in the end. Near full-bodied. A fantastic beer, maybe just a tad too focused on the wood.
Bottle (2016 vintage) thanks to Erik. Aroma of toffee, smoke, chocolate, fruity. Hazy brown, no head. Taste is dusty, moderate sweet, sherry, chocolate, light bitter. Medium body, dry feel and dusty finish. Jow (4214) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2018
I hadn’t realized this was a beer I never had before but happy to now have. Watching finale of Netflix The Break should probably be drinking Belgian but alas. Rich brown pour. Nose is rich dark fruits and caramel. Tastes of fig, dates, dark chocolate, molasses, tobacco, caramel. Nothing over done and insane depth of flavor. Enjoying this PNW excursion. mfisher1 (13) - - FEB 8, 2018
Really enjoyed this beer and was recommended to me by friends. Well-balanced and will definitely be drinking more soon. Ktwse (5818) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2018
Pours deep dark brown with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, molasses, raisins, dates, figs, this nose makes itself known from a mile a away!!! Incredibly rich but not unbalanced, very enjoyable. Taste is boozy, sweet, rich, raisins and dried fruit again, quite balanced but very fiery. No carbonation in my bottle, which may be a unique thing, but drags overall impression down. Rich, fiery, smooth body with flat carbonation. JohnShepherd (5) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2017 Tasted the 2010 vintage at the brewery. Pours dark brown/ black. Complex aroma and taste. Dark fruits. Superb.
zvikar (6609) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2017
At Tom's Place, pours black to brown with a beige head, aroma of chocolate, coffee, caramel, toffee, vanilla, coconut, flavor of chocolate, vanilla, toffee, coconut, bourbon, medium to full bodied, Great Larry_Spurgeon (23) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2017 A 2010 bottle drank on November 8 at Hair of the Dog. $30 for a 12 ounce bottle. Sounds expensive, but it was worth it. Easily the best beer of the night. JefVerstraete (3821) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2017
Bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte. Black/brown colour, no head. Flat, no carbonation. Sweet, malty, notes of unripe apples, smoke, paint thinner, unripe vegetables. Hmm, strange combo of flavours, not really what I expected. Maybe a bad batch? Not the best beer I tasted. mvh83 (6) - 's-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2017 does not count
Smells of apples, carmel and smoke. Pours dark with no carbination. Amazing taste, real mouthfull.
Great strong/old ale.
bergstaden (3388) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2017
Thanks a lot to GT for the bottle - Dark brown, olmost black with off white head - Dark malty aroma with some dark fruity tones - Dark malt body with dark fruity tones with some notes of wood - The dark fruity wood notes goes into the finish - This was real good