ippopotamo36 (2013) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the Belgrade-Serbia tasting on 31/10/2015. Bottle purchased in 2012 in Slovenia and aged in a cellar in Kosovo. Pours an hazy tobacco leaf color, medium ivory head. Nose: cherries, sour notes here and there, cognac, vanilla. Mouth: vanilla, cognac, peers, molasses, a bit over-carbonated but not gassy, bitter dry finish.
trombi92 (4) - ITALY - AUG 7, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma: caramel, alcohol, woody. Appearance: amber coloured beer, beige head. Taste: medium sweetness, barrel notes. Palate: full body, long finish. Drinkable despite its complexity.
SaintMatty (7087) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml Bottle - Copper in colour. Raisins, brandy, blackcurrant and mince pies in the aroma. Rich, warming, vinous and fruity taste with notes of brandy, caramel, apple and spice. Easy to drink despite its richness.
Svesse (8007) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, apricots, orange peel, dark bread, honey, oak wood, vanilla, a touch of chocolate and earthy aromas of armagnac. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, apricots, dark bread, nuts, orange peel, a touch of chocolate, spicy hints of cinnamon and vanilla, and a warming touch of armagnac in a finish with a balanced bitterness. Medium body, with a certain sweetness. Tasty and interesting, with a distinct armagnac character, that stay well balanced throughout. Very nice.
danlo (2753) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Brown amber colour, beige foam head and aroma of malt, treacle, spice, raisins, booze. Flavour is sweet malty, toffee, caramel, treacle, dried fruit, raisins with woody oak, nutty and earthy bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, malty oaky finish. Quite drinkable.
GRM (3857) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample, brown bottle, number 26,721, from and with Mike Perkins (thank you!), savoured in October 2014; eye: coppery, clear, slight effervescence, tiny ring of khaki head, no lacing; nose: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol; mouth: malt, grain, banana, light alcohol, finale in banana with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, lightly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, bouteille brune, numéro 26 721, meilleure avant 2022, de et avec Mike Perkins (thank you!), savourée en octobre 2014; œil : cuivrée, limpide, très légère effervescence, petit anneau de mousse kaki, pas de dentelle; nez : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool; bouche : malt, grain, banane, léger alcool, finale en banane avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, légèrement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright amber, coarse low top. Dry, fruit-cake fruity. Some nuts and malt drops. Predominant barrel notes, yet quite soft in the mouth. [Bottle from the brewery, enjoyed at home]
Spab (3561) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear copper colour with moderate-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is quite woody with caramel, cherries, baked apples and earthiness. Flavour is full of oakiness, fair amount of dark fruit, including cherry, stewed green apple, hints of caramel and vanilla, as well as a little earthiness. Interesting.
dxbrad (53) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep honey, chocolate aroma. Pours dark amber with a foamy, bubbling which has the hint of sweetness from the armagnac oak casks . Has a heady oaked flavour, malty, caramel, and that armagnac returns at the end. Triumphant!
TheJestersBeer (2409) - SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle, #09162.
Pours a brilliant deep gold, with an off-white head.
Spicy, complex, malty aroma, wood, vanilla, citrus, caramel, floral notes, brandy, lightly toasted notes.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Spicy, complex, woody taste, vanilla, brandy, caramel, orange peel, yeast, hops.
Very well balanced, subtle rather than powerful. Elegant. Well done again, Mr Keeling. (2014-12-23