bembelembe (219) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 19, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex and rich aroma: fruits, herbal/floral, hops, biscuits, wood and rust, malt, caramel. Quite strong alcohol feel. Bitter aftertaste with alcohol warmth. Amber colour. Small head. Very fine beer.
MalcolmTucker (924) - SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Ben. Unrefined alcohol and shady hops. Pretty poor especially compared to the 2000 vintage.
solidfunk (8358) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Number 500...Smells like floral hops. Taste is very oaky, astringent. Smell promises a hell of a lot better than the taste. Thereís also some light fruitiness, coriander, citrus peel. Was expecting a little more, too bad this had to be my 500. I usually like bitter finishes but this one doesnít do much for me.
TheCametron (2459) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RK2. Unkempt alcohol marauding all over the shop. Pretty poor. Just had the 2000 vintage and it was barry. By compaison, this was basically shocking.
BenH (3437) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Fish fingers after lobster here. Aroma has caramel, alcohol and flowery skunky hops. Taste has caramel, skunky hops and lots of alcohol. Sticky and sickly. Not great.
BeerMountie (117) - Placentia, Newfoundland, CANADA - MAR 12, 2012
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma for this beer is amazing. I fell in love with it as soon as I poured it up. However the taste did let me down a little there was a strong alcohol taste and over powered tastes in there. Still a very good beer and I will be having more.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly opaque reddish brown. Caramel and earthy aromatics- good tension there. Full bodied with a great counterbalance of toffee and bitter hops. Needs bottle age to truly shine.
anders37 (25203) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ chriso. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish with hints of caramel.
Borup (13458) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Superbest, Hellerup. Dark maber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, fruit, caramel, hops and alcohol.
bb (8952) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #125454. Copper beer with a nice dark cream colored head. Malt and light dark fruit aroma with earthiness. Malt and caramel flavor with light toffee and light dark fruit. Medium bodied. Malt and caramel lingers with light darker malts and dark fruit.