larsga (7508) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 20, 2011
Medium beige head. Deep amber body. Wooden vinegary intensely herbal aroma. Dry-sweet-acidic malty vinegary wooden taste with buttery intensely herbal notes. Light body. Mild, hot, faintly slick mouthfeel. Sharpish. Dry spicy herbal aftertaste with cardamom notes. Very nice! (0.75l bottle, shared with Rune at Bier Central, Antwerpen.) Beer5000 (6431) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 19, 2011
750 ml bottle @ Bier Central in Antwerpen. Hazy reddish orange with a big, frothy and lasting head. Aroma of oak, dry fruit, malt, spices and some light acidity. Flavor is malty and fruity, moderate bitter and has some acidity like dry red wine and alcohol. Full body. Quite a powerful beer, still balanced and the warming alcohol is well integrated. Without taking the high price in consideration and focusing on the flavors this is very nice stuff. Tmoney99 (14365) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Bottle. Poured a hazy brown with a large frothy light brown head that was fully lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spice, fruit, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture with soft carbonation. Moderate yeasty sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very well done.
SrSilliGose (3330) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
yet another beer shared by phaleslu at DLD. Peter shared enough beers on DLD to quench the thirst of a small band of drunk dudes in their mid-twenties. Notes of grapes, figs, brown sugar with some sherry oxidation. a bit bready. hint of slightly sour cherries. earthy oak character. more oxidation that expected. complex. tasty. phaleslu (10098) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
750 ml bottle from pepsican- thanks again! 2009 vintage shared at Dark Lord Day 2011. Pours a hazy brown color with some muddiness toward the bottom and a small off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, oak, chocolate, red grapes, raisins, vanilla, and sweet, boozy fruitcake. Flavor is a nice balance of sweet malts, oak, sugar, vanilla, and caramel with sweet and boozy dark fruits- grapes, raisins, plums, and just a little bit of earth. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a rich, chewy mouthfeel. Very complex and enjoyable.
arminjewell (9584) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2011
DLD ’11, thanks Peter! Pours hazy reddish brown, almost burgundy with eggshell white head. Aroma has big layered notes of chocolate, oak, vanilla, dark fruits with figs, raisins, run soaked prunes, some grape skin, wood and other earth notes in there as well. Taste is delicious, with lots of sweet dark fruit, raisins and prunes in the forefront, nice oak and toffee/vanilla sweetness mixing to get a sweet but drying effect, touch of booze on the finish but in a pleasant way. italianjohn (3108) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2011
2010 Prestige de Nuits .... Amber pour hazy with a golden hue off white head ... aroma of oak, wine, dark fruits (raisins, figs) and sweet malts .... taste is of oak, wine and dark fruits, caramel malts and lightly sour with a warming alcohol that leads to a dry oaky finish .... very balanced flavors smooth and delicious tderoeck (9471) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2011
10/04/2011 75cl bottle @ home - 2009 version (2011-143) planky84 (3214) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2011
Little cloudy dark amber to brown beer, light beige small head, unstable and somewhat adhesive. Aroma: very malty, some caramel, lots of alcohol, raisins, dried fruits, ripe fruits. MF: good carbon, medium to full body, Taste: surprisingly sour, vinous, raisins, prunes, flower-candy (violets), flowery, caramel. Aftertaste: vinous, caramel, citrus.
Bought from Beers of Europe. Muddy brown pour with an off-white head. Vinous nose packed full of raisins, wood, tobacco. Rich, warming flavours of chocolate, raisins, oak, pear. Warming, soothing alcohol burn. Sweet, vinous finish. Lovely! daveshawley (27) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2011
2010 vintage from Wegman’s for Valentine’s Day. Poured deep, almost opaque, brown with a nice foamy head that dissipates into a thin, off-white lasting froth. Initial aroma is vinous, the rich wine is obvious. Other notes of sour fruit, sweet but woody. Taste is sweet to start that quickly turns sour and tangy. Palate is medium and a little fizzy - not nearly as thick as I had expected. Finish is long, tart, and very enjoyable. The alcohol warmth is noticeable throughout but never overwhelming. I’m lucky that this is so expensive otherwise I might be tempted to drink it regularly!