ciocanelu (3112) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 17, 2018 john_henry (170) - - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice indeed! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this beats any expectations I could have had. Basically imagine an awesome english ale, like, lets say, a supercharged London pride. However the "one of only one hundred and twenty five thousand produced", yes, 125,000! is quite comical, hardly limited.
Slightly hazy dark orange color with a bit of beige foam. Aroma is dried fruit forward, mostly dates and raisins, some caramelized sugar, overripe stonefruits and oranges and syrupy malt. Taste is fruity but there is also bready malt in the background and earthy bitterness on the finish. Medium body with low carbonation. Complex, fruity, nutty yet well balanced. Vignale (4124) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2018
Flaska från SB drucken med Lilja. Den äldsta vintage jag druckigt men kanske också den bästa. Perfekt balans och både kraft och djup i smakerna. Syltade apelsinskal med en hel del beska, ljunghonung, fudge, torkad frukt, karamell. En närmast perfekt modern klassisk engelsk strong ale. Så gott. beerplace (2330) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017
500ml bottle shared at Alex's. Pours a murky copper with a white head. Aroma is malty and dark fruits. Taste is very sweet with caramel and dark fruits notes. Too sweet for me. BeerBaboon (2144) - FINLAND - DEC 24, 2017
Five years I've had this bottle. Now it's time to have it on christmas eve. The bottle pours hazy amber with off-white head. The aroma is delicous. Cake, toffee and fruits. This could be the most toffee beer I've had. I'm guessing aging this wasn't a bad idea. Flavour is medium sweet, toffee, cake, light to medium bitter. Smooth carbonation. Ritzn (1994) - GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Aroma is grapes, spices, phenols, raisins. Taste is raisins, some christmas spices and more phenols. Quite drinkable. Pretty nice.
jonas (8280) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle. Milky red amber, offwhite lace. Not as oxidized as the 2014 version. Spice, light leather, toffee. Plumpudding, a hint wood, hint of citric hops. Medium full mellow body. Citrus brandy finish - tastes surprisingly fresh. Wood and leather aftertaste.
SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 7, 2017
Bottle. Hazy amber color with beige head. Aroma is malty, toffee, a touch fruity. Taste is toffee, candied fruitcake, a bit dusty finish. Somehow less oxidized than the 2014 version we have next to it. Oily mouthfeel with low carbonation. Fun! Koelschtrinker (22078) - KÃ¶ln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 29, 2017
Runder, hell malziger Antrunk. Wenig würzig, eher trocken, spritzig, langer aber flacher Nachhall. Okay. 10/11/10/10//10 Beerhunter111 (23281) - Beerland, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2017
Bottle at a Tasting. A slightly hazy amber beer with a small off-white head. Aroma of reddish malt, caramel, vanilla. Taste of dry red fruits, caramel, mild bitter resinous hops. Zlotta (4152) - Hagen, GERMANY - NOV 25, 2017
Sampled from 0.5 l bottle. Slightly hazy, brownish amber with an off-white head. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity and a bit oxidized aroma of caramel, strawberry jam, some raisins and traces of orange peel. Moderately sweet, malty, slightly fruity and minimally oxidized taste of caramel, honey, raisins and orange jam, followed by a short, moderately bitter, minimally boozy finish. Medium body, slightly creamy and moderately effervescent mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Nice!