Scouser (352) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Pours a cloudy amber colour with no lacing or head. Aroma raisin, butterscotch. Tastes just like it smells l, raisins, butterscotch, alcohol(sherry), and a bit of sweet orange. I don’t normally comment on palate....but this one leaves a "buttery" film in the mouth; nice. A very good beer! Marduk (8408) - Reval, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
500ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Hazy amber color. Tiny to almost no head. Sweet, raisins, plums and prunes in aroma. Nice sparky aroma. Caramel, raisins, plums, sweet in taste. Raisins and caramel in aftertaste. Soft carbonation. Faint hops. Feels just a tiny bit old. Nice brew. martjoobolut (5123) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle (shared by fatphil, thanks). Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, apples, malty. Flavor is sweet and malt, fruits, caramel, vanilla. Overall: very good. suurjuust (3767) - ESTONIA - DEC 12, 2015
Hazy orange beer, almost no head. Nose is vanilla, plummy notes, caramel, soft malt notes, lots of sweetness. Flavor is pretty sugary, fruity, plummy. Finish is oxidized, but smooth, pretty caramelly, malt, a memory of hop bitterness. Nice. TorbenJensen (1572) - Valby, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2015
All bottles are numbered, and my bottle is no. 18069. The foam is fairly stable and the smell is full of fruit and malt. The fruit is heavy and most reminiscent of plum and berries. It tastes sweet of the fruit, and it has a richness that is bold and only slightly affected by alcohol. The sweet taste is kept nice in place of the slightly fruity aftertaste which together with a little alcohol provides a warm and slightly vinous character.
Dacrza (1036) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2015
DATE TASTED: January 11, 2015... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... OCCASION: Golden Globes and an ice delay--good combo... APPEARANCE: dark brown opaque body that holds a decent off-white head; lacing dissipates quickly; heads ends in a swirl... AROMA: musty, winy, grapelike funk that yawn with cinnamon, currants, malts and some vodka fumes (?!)... PALATE: impressively mellow, unsurprisingly warming and full-bodied; promises to be a night in a bottle ...TASTE: dry with raisins and grapes, currants and some subtle flowery hops; malts push an equally persuasive base--formidable... OVERALL: a complex, thick, demanding beer that cellared well--eight years in the maintaining!--that is perfect for a night of awards and bad weather...
gramity (1684) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Sweet dark fruity good cellar like hoppy aroma. Very good filling mouthfeel. Sweet bit yeasty very nice dark fruity flavour with bitter hops, alcohol and well toasted caramel. Port wine like beer. Good well balanced strong ale. alliance100 (1172) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle - pours a cloudy medium brown , , Fruity bready aromas . Taste is a bit boozy , but palate is very smooth . Very good .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 19, 2014
Backlog, tried at a vertical tasting 07-12. All bottles from Systembolaget. Theydon_Bois (20646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2014
Bottle split with JF at a Sue’s away mini tasting in the ’Sham, 11/03/14, massive thanks to Fin for digging this one out for me #85518.
Lightly hazed amber with a good sized off white covering that eventually thins to a swirl.
Nose is figgy jam, dark fruit mash up, demerera sugars, tobacco, light sherry notes.
Taste comprises prunes, dates, fruit cake, leather armchair, candied sugars, caramel fudge, hint sherrification.
Medium + bodiment, fine carbonation, sweetish closure.
Solid stuff and still holding up well at 7 years although not the best vintage I’ve sampled.