JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2006
(on bottle) So Salholdt thought we should spilt a bottle of something, thanx mate. Hazy blonde color, huge white head. Very woody and canesugarish aroma. taste was very alcoholic and too sweet at that time of the party. Had and wide palate of dried fruits and vanilla spicyness, but I really diden´t get over the high sugar content. JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - FEB 27, 2006
A rather hearty cork extraction. A small amount a foam great the top of the bottle and only sets there waiting to be called. A lightly hazed copper color with a tall head that dissipates slightly but still is has a full finger of tan bubbles above the liquid. Pale malt, light oak, and chardonnay are in the aroma. The scent of this one could easily be 5% as it is 13%. Full dry brew that does show a hint of burn in the back of the throat. Light oak malt just oozes through this one. A mild salty caramel and some raisin and starfruit,as well as some dark cherries and spice seem to float about. As I reach the end of my rating career. This easily transcends itself into my top fifty. Carefree, yet powerful; graceful, yet bold; what more do we want in a brew. Ok paying near $10,verses the the near $40 price would be nice, but there comes a time when one must realize there is more to life. Dongster (15) - DeKalb, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Beautiful looking beer with a wonderfully complex aroma. Pours dark with good legs (we had it in a snifter). Quite tasty with dark body and a slightly sharp finish for what the aging would suggest. I’d buy it again for about $20, not the $40 they charge. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 10, 2006
Cloudy deep amber with a nice foamy off white head. malty and carmel sweet aroma, notes of alcohol and perfume. Malty and sweet flavor, light toffee notes without ever getting cloying. Alcohol and perfume notes in the finish. Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2006
Bottle. Aroma of apple,caramel and some spice. Poured a hazen golden with a nice foamy head. Flavor was good more apple than anything a tinge of caramel not much to note from the barrel aging. I suspect it may have been better to cellar this as the alcohol made this hotter than it had to be. Palate was good and the finish was relatively clean. Overall, good, however the price really wasn’t justified. Oh well,live and learn
bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 6, 2006
Aroma is similar to many triples with a hint of spice and alcohol.
Pours a cloudy amber with a head full of the tiniest bubbles.
Fllavors include spice and a woddy taste. All of which is slightly overpowered by the alcohol flavors. A nice warmth from the alcohol as you drink it. Leaves a pleasant yeasty/ malty taste on the tongue. A good beer for sure, but I don’t think it’s worth the $40.00 a bottle price. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2006
Buddy Andy (Landseers) shares many good beers with me and the C-U Beer Club. This was one. Even if I didn’t care for it as much as others he provided, it was easy to recognize its quality. This golden amber brew nestled under a huge fizzy head. The aroma was tart cherries, anise, some caramel notes, cognac, and oak. Lots of carbonation and a warm feel in the mouth. There was a tinge of saltiness in the taste but that didn’t distract from the fruity flavor and warm alcohol feel as it was swallowed. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2006
Pours a dark and cloudy amber with a massive head. Complex nose with tons of citrus along with some alcohol, straw, and grassy notes. Funny citrus flavor with lots of sweet and burning alcohol and bread like notes. Decent stuff but way overpriced. TBone (18226) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 1, 2006
BottledRooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2005
My first rating in 2006!
Hazy nut brown color with shades of orange. Big off-white head. Personal aroma: barnyard, yeast, oak barrel and chocolate box plus lemon. Liquerish palate, medium to full bodied. Citric acid bitterness, malty, kind of herbal flavor, alcoholic as expected. Long warming aftertaste. Complex but not so enjoyable as I expected.
The aroma is a plethora scents: the sour smell of citric acid is the first to grab the nose; then comes the smell of yeast; and protruding from the background is a chalky lemon fragrance. It is a cloudy dark maize colored solution that doesn’t produce much of a head. This beer is dry, bitter and sour. It has the taste of rotten oak. It leaves the mouth in a very sour and dry disposition.