mjs (6740) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - no 25139, courtesy of VastActiv, 20141122) The beer deep amber and almost clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had raisins, plum and malts. Palate was medium bodied and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were raisins, plum, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste had sweetness, dark fruits and bitterness. A little bit oxidized brew but still excellent.
VastActiv (6024) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 0.5l at home, Helsinki. No: 25139. Colour is deep light brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, dry fruits, caramel, sweetness and malts. Some elements of aging but otherwise surprisingly good condition.
laiti (8173) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle @†VastActiv. Bottle #25139, BBE 2009
Aroma has apricot, ripe fruits and toffee. Flavour has cardboard, liquor, ripe fruits, plums and some odd phenolic feeling. Also some sugary tones and raisins. Perhaps has already seen its best days, but not bad still.
Countbeer (6287) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a taster: Thanks Oirschot crew:
Medium sized creamy head. Cloudy hazy warm
Aromas of malts, vinous, raisin, prunes, light honey.
Flavours of caramel, wood, light toast, malty, light bitter..
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, raisin, light vinous.
Low carbo, creamy silky mouthfeel, medium bodied and a creamy texture.
Benzai (14680) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Dutchdrebus. Hazy amber color, Small off-white head. Aroma is malts, sweet, sweet raisins, dark raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Taste malts, biscuit, again dark and sweet raisins, a hint of dark chocolate. Subtle body and carbonation. A bit old as expected, over the top but still decent.
DutchDrebus (5675) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ benzai. Slightly hazy copper colour with a small off-white head. Smells malts, alcohol, rhum, wood, sweetish. Tastes sweet, slightly sugary, rhum, slightly krentenbol, slightly boozy, old. Medium body, soft carbo.
GlasgowTAD (1520) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is heavy on raisins and figs. Whilst pouring this brew developed a foamy eggshell head which has receded to just a bubbly layer on top of the beer. Taste is spice and raisins with a long warming finish. I felt that this vintage lacks the Orange and citrus characteristics but thatís perhaps what 8 years does to this beer, its a good one nonetheless - especially to sip on a cold evening.
zacgillbanks (4793) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2016 Bottle from Sainsburyís.
2006: Drank 2016-09-23, aged for 10 years. Dark copper coloured with a thin white head. Rich red fruit and slight soapy and perfume flavours followed by currants and dried fruit on the finish. Good but probably past itís best;
2006: Drank 2014-10-04, aged for 8 years. Dark brown-ruby red coloured with spicy rich currants, liquorice and red fruity flavours followed by a smooth, creamy burnt toffee and a slight tart Ďagedí finish.
slowrunner77 (10785) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
richly flavored with layers and layers of malt, spices, and a light zesty fruitiness that is very appealing. another winner.
GuideDogSaint (1218) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no. 01604 at home 28/7/14. Pours dark red brown with a white head. Aroma of raisins. Sweetish finish, can feel the alcohol. Very nice.