JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2009
Deep black pour. No head. The nose is fairly odd. Lots of burnt rubbery chewy character. A bit of acetone and a heavy solventy nose. Flavour of caraway, roasted malt and burnt rubby. Very oxidized nose with lots of solventy/autolyzed character. Salty with soy and a long rubbery finish. This beer’s good days are all behind it. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
Bottled from an awesome trader. Opens with quite a hiss, a lot of carbonation is left. This tastes way older than 6 years; alas, it is not. Aroma is loaded with soy sauce, beef with broccoli, but, unlike some infected American beers I’ve had, the "chinese food" type notes actually work for this one. Kind of salty. I dig it. The flavor is a bit subdued in the middle, but leads with a strong oxidized funk and ends with an actual roasty, dry stouty note than provides a sigh of relief after the intensely oxidized body. I quite like this, though others don’t. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
Pours dark brow with a tan head. Smells of cherroes, woody, lactic. Tastes sherry and on the acidic side with some earthy undertones on the finish. This morphed into something nice. DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2009
Bottle thanks to mesandsim had at home with them. Alround rating: Awsome stuff, no longer anything like a dry stout, Oxidised, sherry, very reminisant of just being in the Kulminator. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks very kindly to Alex for this rarity. Dark chestnut brown with a very good tan head. This has aged really well without a doubt. Full of sherry and madeira, plenty caramel, fruity and a little tarty. Slight minty note is the only unpleasant sign of age but it’s faint enough not to spoil it. Luscious mouthfeel. Clean finish. Good stuff. Thanks a lot Alex.
Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2006
(Bottle 33 cl) Semi-aged sample - bottled in July 2003. Pours a clear, warm mahogany with a reddish hue and a neat, beige head. Actually a surprisingly light body. Very vinous accents - balsamico - reminding me mostly of a Flemish Sour, albeit some lightly burned notes of malt appear in the finish. According to the label it’s meant for cellaring, but I doubt if the acidity is intentional. But generally I find it very lovely. Thanks to Bov for this. 100306 jonas (8278) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2005
Sampled at the RBESP 2004Oakes (19370) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 11, 2004
Cognac chocolate nose.
Brown, creamy head
Chocolate and raisin flavos.
Toffee brown colour with haze. Toffee aroma with a hint of liquorice. Rich, slightly smokey toffee malt flavour. rickgordon (3878) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2004
Dark brown, tan head. A little phenolic along with quite some roasted malt. Chocolate notes, and a little vineous. A bit stale bitterness in the finish.
Nate (4296) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2004
Malty deep aroma, prune, acid, herbal notes. Chocolate. Dark brown-black with tan head. Watery with medium carbonatio. Starts tat, vinuous, with prune raisin tart. Tobacco and tart finish. Dry chalky bitter after. Decent, but a little eccentric.