zimbo (930) - - JAN 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle No 79844 Tenth Anniversary
Bottle nose showed some spikiness, roastiness, a touch of slight white pepper. Very very easy head, magnolia to beige. A copper oranginess with typical sparkles.
Body is medium to full, some sap, some glossiness. On the tongue there is banana, dried fruit and an almost whiskiness to it. Dried glace fruits, some brown sugar. So complex with a long dry end.
As good as any beer youíll ever have had from any brewer, anytime, anywhere. Maybe better. Just spectacular.
john44 (2646) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottles. Drank Dec 2007, May 2008, Aug 2008, Mar 2009 & Feb 2010 - Amber in colour. Strong, sweet, smooth, very malty, very fruity ale. Very Malty; caramel, toffee, hint of chocolate. Very Fruity; orange citrus, orange peel, dark fruits. Some spicyness. Earthy hop presence and slight bitterness. Alcohol very evident. Terrific beer! (2010-02)
fiery_1 (584) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle @ Mattís. Pours a cloudy dark copper amber. Nose presents evidence of oxidation, but some dark fruits and caramel linger about. Flavour is also oxidized, however some nice caramel sugars going on, dark fruits, and a malty semi sweet body. Iíve tried newer versions of this and I think I have enjoyed this one more so.
mcberko (16012) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500mL bottle, pours a murky cloudy dark amber brown with a small white head. Aroma brings out notes of cardboard, dark dried fruits, slight tartness, and bready caramel. Flavour is quite oxidized, but in a good way, with tart dark fruits, bready malt, and cardboardy oxidation. Oxidized, but pleasantly so. Solid stuff.
OminouSC2 (538) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 2014. Golden/amber color. Aroma is a lot of ripe fruits ready to be plucked from the tree. Sweet taste with dark fruits, plums, apricote and some yeast. Low carbonation probably due to the age. Smooth finish with just a hint of alcohol.
Rasmus40 (18751) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Best of Beers. Clear red brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and light oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 260416
thellgren (910) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 3, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small tasting glass @ brewery tasting room. Vineous character, tastes like sherry. Very smooth. Spices and hops are gone after 9 years. Left are fruit like aromas. Great stuff.
XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle #26488. Muddy burnt orange, light skiff cap. Aroma of caramel, plum, raisin, brown sugar. Taste is sweet, and bitter. Palate is medium-low carbonation and a bit tingly on the tongue. A mixture of sticky and thin finish.
Scouser (348) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy amber colour with no lacing or head. Aroma raisin, butterscotch. Tastes just like it smells l, raisins, butterscotch, alcohol(sherry), and a bit of sweet orange. I donít normally comment on palate....but this one leaves a "buttery" film in the mouth; nice. A very good beer!
Marduk (6876) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, raisins, plums and prunes in aroma. Nice sparky aroma. Caramel, raisins, plums, sweet in taste. Raisins and caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Faint hops. Feels just a tiny bit old. Nice brew.
martjoobolut (3645) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, apples, malty. Flavor is sweet and malt, fruits, caramel, vanilla. Overall: very good.