Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - AUG 8, 2013
Geruch süßlich-malzig, cognacartig. Antrunk süß, malzig. Mitte Holz, Fassnoten und Malz. Abgang recht streng holzartig mit leichter Likör- bzw. Alkoholnote. Trocken-bitterer und etwas unangenehmer Nachgang. Hätte mehr erwartet. bierkoning (13217) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber color. Maltaroma with raisin, vanilla and vinous notes. Malty sweet flavor, alcoholiv with Armagnac and grapes. The signs of oak aging are loud and clearly present. Dry out effect in the aftertaste probstblueribbon (3791) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
500 ml bottle from LCBO via my bro, served quite cool in a tulip glass. heavy (2817) - Split, CROATIA - JUL 28, 2013
App.: Clear mahogany with a full, rocky tan head.
Aroma: Rich raisins and other dark dried fruits, boozy, plenty of wood, strong caramel/treacle notes, somewhat earthy and woodsy, a little tangy/vinous, dark bread crust, a bit of hazelnut and Sherry (oxidation?).
Palate: Medium+ body, full, pillowy effervescence.
Flav.: Plenty of dark dried fruit, lots of booze, assertive Armagnac/cask/wood character, cherries, big yet thin maltiness, stings a bit, Sherry notes, interesting if a bit aggressive; dry with moderate bitterness and a long, boozy, wood cask and Sherry finish.
Certainly a sipper.
24/05 Another ogivlado’s Fuller’s, 0.5l, thanks for sharing! It poured almost clear brownish body with medium sized head. Decent hoppy aroma, herbal and papery with clearly separated alcoholic malty note. Slightly sour flavor, mostly fruity, malt is generally killed by alcoholic notes of barrel where it was aged, making it rather thin bodied with long warming finish. Also feels unbalanced and not particularly easy going, although showed some qualities, which proves this all could be done so much better. Oh Fuller’s...always fails with some fancy experiments. Yet, as I see here, people tend to appreciate it and actually prefer it over some wonderfully executed experiments by big (and less grand) names in craft beer world. Not bad as could sound, it still deserves 3.2 I gave it now. Borup (14270) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle from Super Best, Hellerup. Clear orange colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, malt, nuts, vanilla, oak and alcohol.
Valgreen (768) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle @ døe øl smagning, 17 / 7 2013. Dark orange, small white head, not a lot of lacing. Aroma, malty, toffee, armagnac, fruity. Taste, malty, armagnac alcohol, toffee. Leaves warming mouth feel. Maybe a bit too much carbonation. bax (1311) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
(bottle 17 /07-2013) Medium white head, clear orange, nice box, light fruity aroma, slightly wine taste, medium co2. Bottle #11541, BB date end 2022. dutchtuga (146) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2013
Just put an average ale in a Armagnac cask and this is what you get. Very poor and heartless ’special’ beer. Typical commercial. Honymand (3) - - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
This ale is very well balanced even though it is 8.5% and oak-barrel aged. Smoke and vanilla are very well balanced. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Amber color. Tart fruity aroma with raisins, brandy, almonds. Sweetish, nutty and raisiny flavor with almonds, vanilla, oak and long brandy finish. Long complex taste, nice sipper.