DSG (13810) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Arielís place. Thanks Vladimir. Clear reddish amber. Oxidized aroma with fruits, malt and cardboard. Sweet malty honey-ish flavor with cookies, chocolate, fruits and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied.
Scopey (13801) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours deep amber, with a thin off-white head. The nose is gingerbread, spice, nut and sticky dried fruit - raisin, currants, cherry and the like. The taste is sweet tinned fruit (pear, melon, nectarine), wood, sherry, spice and alcohol warmth in the finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and syrupy mouth-feel. Good balance, but can get quite cloying after a while.
HenrikSoegaard (13744) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Heavy malty light hoppy aroma with strong honey notes. Moderate sweet/bitter flavor. Long finish, not as powerfull licorice notes as hoped. Creamy palate.
Lubiere (13428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 39152. Golden ale with reddish copper hues, and a thcik creamy off-white head. Good malty aroma with sweet sugar and scotch barrel notes. Light malt base with stricking alcohol warmth lingering pleasantly in mouth. Some pears detected. Good hops in finsih, with roasted nuts notes.
Christian (13285) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle # 2177. Slightly hazy amber with a firm and lasting off-white head. Aroma has rich malt and marmalade with aged notes of sherry, port and prunes. Dry and malty with crisp biscuit flavour, balanced by quite some bitterness and a vineous note. I was afraid if I had stored it well enough, but that was certainly not an issue.
Drake (13260) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the 9th Richmond Rare & Unusual Epic Tasting, Richmond, VA, 11/30/14. Pours a hazy amber with a thin head. Poor head retention. Aroma of toffee, raisin, mild hops. The taste is toffee, earth, caramel, dark fruits. Medium bodied, low carbonation, some oxidation but held up very nicely for a decade old.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, No. 67616) Pours an amber body with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma of lemon, orange, caramel, and bread. Malty base flavor with some toffee and raisins. Of coarse, this is a young bottle that could use some aging.
bierkoning (12999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color, small but lasting head. Fairly complex aroma: hezalnuts, hops. Full bodied, buttery and oily. Warming alcohol. A firm hopbitter flavor, walnuts. Just a touch of wood. I canít taste any fruit. There is some sharpness that will probably ease down over the years. Oaky bitter afteratste. Good quality beer that needs some cellaring.
BeerandBlues2 (12767) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 pint, 0.9 fl oz; bottle 67074. Pours copper with a small foamy tan head and some lacing. Aroma is fruity port and hop (berries - cherry), caramel malt, maple and brown sugar with trace yeast. Alcohol, yeast, heavy bitterness, dry, heavy acidity, moderate sweetness, caramel and maple malt, almost a cherry cough syrup. Full bodied, dry and spicy palate.
Dogbrick (12501) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled at the Odds and Ends Tasting on 8/16/06: Pours a clear dark amber color with a thin beige head that lasts alright. Thin spotty lacing. Aroma of ripe fruit and earthy malts. Medium-bodied with a smooth and sweet character. Roasted malt, raisin and spice flavors are all represented, along with a pinch of yeast. The finish is spicy with a mild hops aftertaste. All in all this beer held up pretty well.