Tmoney99 (13910) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #83433. Poured clear deep amber with a huge frothy light brown head that lasted and produced excellent lacing. Good well balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture. Good well balanced flavor with a heavy balanced and small alcohol tone finish of moderate duration. Very good brew that should age well.
Ratman197 (13910) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a lightly hazy copper with a small lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of toffee, carmel and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, light spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering bitter finish.
imdownthepub (13718) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled, 500 ml (No. 92,946) from Sainsburys in Banbury. Orange amber with white head. Full, fruity maltiness, quite smooth on the palate with an easy spiciness, rounded, cake like, followed by orange juice. It is all quite subtle and tasty. The close is a touch on the sweet side with a deep sultana hint. All very pleasant.
Ferris (13583) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Vertical 2005 to 2008 - Raisin, toffee on the nose. Cloudy brown with a tiny head. Brown sugar, raisin and the usual port suspects and some light alcohol to the end. More like a barley wine and no bitterness. The best example in this vertical.
HenrikSoegaard (13563) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Very nice powerfull anis flavor. Moderate bitter. Long finish. Creamy palate. I really love the taste of this beer.
Scopey (13342) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chrisoís Fullers-Gales Tasting (thanks to Chris). It pours clear deep amber, with a thin white lace. The nose is gingerbread, fig, nut, wood, orange peel and spice. The taste is wood, leather, dust, spice, fig, raisin, nut and alcohol warmth, with a dry finish. Full body and moderate, prickly carbonation. Not as sweet and syrupy as previous vintages. Has stood the test of time.
Christian (13085) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with a lasting off-white head. Rich aroma of raisins. tangerine, prunes and toffee. Flavour is sweet, rich and complex, with dried fruits, licorice, alcohol and a little hop bitterness. Smooth and full mouthfeel, and very easy to drink despite the fruity sweetness - all in all, a wonderful botteld dessert.
Borup (12932) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep red amber colour with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, fruit, malt, hops and sugar.
bu11zeye (12894) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(500ml bottle, No. 81952) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, biscuit, earthiness, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of caramel malt, nuts, biscuit, and mild hops (grass, earthy, floral, citrus) with moderate oxidation.
bierkoning (12819) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle # 45284. Red amber color. Light malt and hoparoma, still in the bud. Fine hopbitter flavor, raisinny, oily, slightly earthy and alcoholic. Just a touch of salt. Malty sweetish. Long hopbitter aftertaste. Will develop further with cellaring, no doubt.