karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2002
Sweetish, caramel, vinous, slightly spicy aroma and flavour. Warming alcoholic mouth feel and full bodied. Mildly bitter flavour and finish. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2002
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2005 A big, high alcohol sort of cross between 1845 and London Pride ... with a knockout punch. I prefer the 1845, which is darker, in some ways maltier, and hey, less alcohol is good when you’re talking about anything over 8 %! // Rerated 3 November 2005. Not much change in my reaction. Definitely a close cousin to the vintage ale, not as closely related to the 1845. I find the flavor not nearly as integrated or balanced as the vintage ale ... the individual flavors ... malt, hops, and alcohol ... are separate rather than woven together. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - MAY 20, 2004
Sampled from bottle at Danish Beer Festival 2004 (#38).mrbrownale (7) - DENMARK - DEC 16, 2004 does not count
Clear amber beer with an ok head. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. Spices and dark malt - reminds me of a barley wine. Flavor has a fine sweetness without beeing too sweet. Spicy and hoppy and quite dry with a little alcohol present. Nice and tasty.
I had it after a "ok christmas special ale", and a great IPA. But still the aroma and flavor had a good balanced composition.
A realy nice goodnight and sleep well beer. ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2005
Amber colour with a small off white head. Malty fruity nose with yeast and alcohol. Fruity sweet flavor, lots of dark fruits and a yeasty finish.
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
Dark reddish-amber w/ creamy pale tan foam. Malty, toasty, earthy, spicy, slightly vinous aroma. Chewy, full-bodied feel. Flavour is deliciously malty, moderately hoppy w/ a spicy, peppery, spirited finish. DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2005
Aroma is malty, hoppy and woody, deep copper, tiny tan head. Gorgeous full malt taste, tasty hops afterward. Very well balanced, full bodied, bitter, dry. Terrific!
Thanks Michael Robis of Chesters Beers of the World. hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2005
Good amber colour and creamy head which didn’t last. Wonderful rich aroma: sherry, malt and pelargoniums. The taste was sweet and malty, the long bitter finish exactly right. berkshirejohn (6653) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2006
Golden brown with a quickly fading off-white head. Complex aroma of candied fruit and spice with obvious alcohol. Oliy in the mouth with an initial taste of stewed fruit until the bitterness bursts through, then a long caramel aftertaste. One to sip slowly. Dedollewaitor (16383) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2007
Fine clear amber with off white creamy head. Malty caramel aroma. Sweet malty & dried dark fruits. Easy hop end. Very well balanced! Nice!