caribou43 (1246) - Lausanne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 3, 2017
I found this bottle at the grain d'orges in Crissier. I drank it before the meal. Often the strong ales are disgusting and tough and metalic. This one is more than average for the style. To begin, the color is copper, normal carbonation, white foam. The taste is malty, sweet, wine sugar, hop. You notice that the alcool is present but it is well balanced and the taste is a bit metalic at the beginning but at the middle and end of the bottle, it becomes
better with more aromas of malt and sugar. The cheap and massive breweries produce this kind of strong ales that they are not drinkable, except to finish into the garden with the worms, this one is a like a poetry, best before 12/2017. Svesse (8922) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2017
(Bottle) Dark amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty nose with caramel, crisp-bread, prunes, dried fruit, orange peel and herbal hops. Malty taste with notes of caramel, plums, crisp-bread, orange peel, apricot marmalade, toffee, dried fruit and a balanced earthy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a slight sweetness. Tasty and fairly well balanced for its strength. Nice one. wozap (1024) - Węgorzewo, POLAND - JAN 8, 2017
Butelka do 31.Dec.2016 Czerwono-miedziane, piana średnia, dość trwała, a samo piwo długo pracuje w szkle. W aromacie słodowość, biszkopty, suszone owoce, wyraźne rodzynki i śliwki, nuta winna w stylu Malagi. W smaku słodycz ciasteczkowa i dojrzałe owoce. Wytrawne, nawet taniczne na finiszu, średnie nasycenie. GhostS (544) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - DEC 3, 2016
sweet, warm and medium taste (very pleasant) - nut and quince jam, a lot of flowers, yellow ripe fruits, a bit fermented, caramel and raisins with alcohol.
medium taste - quince jam (too sweet and too obvious), over-ripe and juicy fruits, caramel, raisins with cognac, some flowers and bitterness in the background, belgian yeasts.
good and well done, with a perfect aroma, despite of a lot and too obvious sweetness. Kita (2299) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 28, 2016
Bottle, 0.50l. Clear ruby brown color with thick creamy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Lovely aroma of caramel, berries, raisins, vanilla, wood and alcohol. Taste starts with heavy sweet toasted and caramel malt, following is strong medicinal with dried fruit and grassy notes, mouthfeel is warming alcoholic, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Rich and strong, but seems fairly indigestible to me...
Nische (2661) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget, cellared for quite a while. Cloudy reddish brown color with off white head. Aroma of caramel, fudge, prunes, raisins and light oaky vanilla. Taste follows the same with some syrupy notes at first leading to a fruity prune/raisin finish. Moravius (1511) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 24, 2016
Flasche (50 cl) von Getränkefeinkost Berlin. - Tiefes Kupferrot, leicht trüb. - Intensiver aber runder Duft nach Röstbrot mit delikater Waldhonignote, herbem Orangeat, Himbeerkonfitüre, Marzipan und Bitterschokolade. - Antrunk kräftig herb-malzig mit Röstbrot und beträchtlicher Bittere (Orangenschale). Mild karamelsüß; es überwiegt die Malzbittere und die Fuller’s-typische fruchtige Herbe, dazu Kakao und Bitterschokolade. Mild rezent, vollmundig schwer. Im Abgang wuchtige Bittere aber auch etwas schale Süße. Langer, kräftig hopfenbitterer Nachtrunk. Eigenartig seifiger Nachgeschmack. - Sehr kräftiges Strong Ale, noch dichter und schwerer als Fuller’s 1845, nur in kleinen Schlucken zu trinken. Bei Erwärmung wirkt es ein wenig muffig bzw. schal, daher Abwertung. Psytron (2562) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Smell of caramelized malt. Cloudy brown colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, syrup, raisins, overripe fruit, some oak. Sweet with medium bitterness. Oily texture, lively carbon. Rich body. Not one of my favourite styles, but a well balanced example of it. 77ships (11479) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2015
500 ml. bottle. Purchased @ Malt Attacks. BBF 31/12/2016. Pours deep faint red amber, touch brown, little tanned head. Nose is heavily metallic, odd herbal note with strong herbal biscuit malts, herbal flowers, herbal copper quality & more metals. Taste is overly metallic & herbal with some syrup, strong biscuit malts but even these seem metallic, dusty caramel & toffee, chestnuts & more dust, a touch of resin, bread, touch syrup. Quite thin, biscuit & metallic. I always feel a strong fascination with historical beers but I always heavily question their accuracy. I question this one even more than usually. This should have been less metallic with more malt sweetness. That suggestion is clearly diverging from its historic quality, accurate or not. Age might make it more unified & sweeter. I always feel a sad personal fascination with this brewery, they never fully satisfy me, tells you too much about myself more than anything else. Anyway it is far too metallic to fully enjoy for me.