koleminer20 (3463) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2014jinroh (1524) - ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2016
12 oz bottle. 2013 vintage. Holy smokes. The pour is like muddy lake water. There is no head to be found and as such, no lace either. The aroma is extraordinarily complex. There is a beautiful sweet toffee or caramel with dark fruits galore and a wonderful apple cider character. There are dominant figs and a light marshmallow-ey note. The flavor is just as complex. It starts off like the cider and roars through the labyrinth of dark fruits. The toffee comes through strong on the back end. The mouth feel is perfect. Thick, minimal carbonation, the flavors coat and cling to the tongue. The finish is a touch dry, with a light warming from the 13.5% ABV. Overall just an amazing beer
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Pours mahogany, slight haze and hints of beige foam. Aroma is warming, bit of warm bourbon booze, not too much of it, nice balance with malty-nutty body. Caramel candy, iris candy nose with a bit of hop kick. Taste has lots of caramel, nut, marmalade and cherries. There is some booze but that doesnít bother. Which is great. Itís quite sweet but its well balanced with the hop bitterness and alcohol booze also contributes. Very balanced flavour profile, just amazing. TimE (5767) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2016
Medium brown ruby color. Sweet malty nose with caramel, canberries, raisins, milk chocolate, vanilla with just a hint of bourbon. Very malty, slight sour, canberries, raisin, caramel. Super smooth, rounded. Amazing old ale. skortila (5790) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
Old note. Should have added this one long time ago. :-) Anyway. The aroma has dried fruits/raisin, caramel, soy. Dark coloured beer with no head. The taste is moderate sweet, has raisin again, some caramel, fruitiness. Sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied. Nice! drsordr (2630) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2009 vintage bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy dark copper with minimal tan head. Nose salt water taffy, caramel, light woody. Some vegetal and rubbing alcohol. Taste grape jolly rancher, caramel, light vegetal. Taste better than the nose. Still imagine this is better fresh. crazy_cat_lady (536) - - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle from LCBO many moons ago. Bottled in 2012. Deep reddish brown. Not much of a head. Superb strong aroma of caramel and toffee and toasted marshmallow. Caramel and toffee flavours, with some lingering toasted marshmallow and a hint of oak. Reminds me of Thomas Hardy barleywine. Fantastic stuff.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 4, 2016
2013 Bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Palme (4778) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2016
Shared 0.355l bottle @ Rossí flat in NYC . 2010 model. Itís a really deep dark brown looking one this. Near what Iíll call murky, still good looking and on the top thereís a sidesticking off-white head - small lacings. Smells of dark licorice, sweet raisins and wood. Really good stuff. Just below average on the prickling carbonation level and it has a thick oily texture in the mouth. Much the same in the taste: Raisins and rum. I get wood, sweet caramel and itís also a little salty. Superb stuff. nothing more to say. 19.06.2015 bursprak (3183) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2016
Bottle split with the DB boyz. Accompanied with a Romeo & Juliet. Bronze pour with a small head. Lots of vinous notes, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla and some nutty notes. Klimaet (2539) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Aaron for christmas. Pours hazy dark brown with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, brown sugar, malts, earthy notes, fudge, liquid caramel. Taste is subtle bitter, sweet malts, caramel, filled chocolates, dark fruits, vinous. Zakoon (488) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 5, 2016
355ml bottle enjoyed @ home, thanks to BenH! Pours murky brown with little to no head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, earthy, dark dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is heavy sweetness and light+ bitterness. Full bodied, creamy-ish texture, very soft texture. Finish is sweet, almost cloyingly and vinous.