boto (2262) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 22, 2017 jlf278 (288) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Truly fit for an emperor. This beer smells like heaven. There is a ton of dark stone fruit with burnt sugar and a touch of bourbon on the nose. Flavor is much of the same with a nice transition from sweet to dry. The flavors meld and then drift away ever so smoothly. The palate could have been a little fuller and certainly left my mouth feeling really wet, but that’s not too bad. The appearance was the only average characteristic, lacking much of a head and holding a mediocre dull brown. Overall, extremely delicious, one that I could drink by the liter, and hopefully will.
2003 bottle from my basement: This one pours a clear dark ruby tinged brown color. It opened with quite a pop, but there was no real head on it. A wonderful nose. Some sweetness, yeasty and bready, and with plums, raisins and other dark fruits. The taste is excellent. A subtlety mix of dark plum, caramel, bread, raisins and quite a few other fruits. This was superb. Mariox (298) - Warsaw, POLAND - OCT 14, 2017
backlog, Bardzo fajny aromat ciemnych, suszonych owoców, lekko syropowy. W smaku dość słodki, aczkolwiek bardzo przyjemny. Finisz bogaty, bardzo fajny. Erzengel (9364) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2017
2011er bottle from my cellar. The beer starts intense and extreme deep. Sweetish but not too sweet, lots of dried fruits - cherries, plums, raisins. Lots of malty caramel, smooth and mild. Great depth with not too much bitterness, very nice balanced. gripweed57 (2805) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 8, 2017
On tap at Pizzeria Uno in Hamilton, NJ. Mahogany red color topped by a small creamy beige head. Dark fruit malty aroma hints at brandy and currants. Big malt flavor upfront. Notes of burnt caramel, dark dried fruits, plums and apple brandy. Smooth mouth feel for such an intense brew. Big boozy notes as well. Quite an amazing ale! SvanteL (630) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2017
Mörkt rödbrun. Stor och vinös doft med massor av torkad frukt, romrussin, portvin och marsipan. Minst sagt fyllig smak, vinös, madeira, bär och frukt, marsipan.
Drucken på ölprovning på De Klomp i Linköping. Flaskan har legat ett par år och madeiriseringen har verkligen gått igång, fortfarande mycket söt och helt fantastiskt smakrik! (2011-07-02)
JorgeLee (2194) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Bottle, Bier Tempel in Brussels. Deep reddish brown colour, white foam. Quite high carbonation still, despite being a couple of years old. Heavier than say Westie 12, syrupy fruit flavours, but still a nice a slightly drying finish. Touch of spice. Seriously nice beer. rane (1095) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2017
Bpttle. Finally I´ve tasted this one and it lived up to my expectation. Dark brown with huge pale brown head. Aroma malts, dried fruits. Taste very full nice and sweet, dried fruits. Very good beer. Cimbasso (978) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2017
Bottle from Belgisk Bryg in Copenhagen - thanks Jan! A very special beer from the 2015 vintage in a beautiful 75cl bottle with a cork. Wonderful aroma of dried fruits and port. The taste is brown sugar with lots of plum, dried fruit, port and brandy flavours. A really delicious, rich and multi-faceted beer. dumyat (3) - SCOTLAND - SEP 29, 2017 does not count
Beautifully balanced, dense fruit heavy with plums. Light bitterness and no overly dominant malt. This is a quite fabulous beer. vinivini (2850) - Gomel, BELARUS - SEP 28, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2017 bottle. foggy brown colour. huge beige head. stays. aroma: dried fruit, caramel, toffee, vinous, spicy yeast. medium to full body. the taste echoes the aroma. very powerful. really delicious classic