patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2016
Supremely fruity and malty with big molasses, caramel and toffee malt notes, prunes and raisins with a rich dessert tart like quality. The pour is a murky, muddy taupe with a non-existant light beige head. The aroma is warm, rich and surprisingly fruity. There is a steady carbonation despite no head. Nicely done. aged 3 years mellowed out with no hop character left. Mesjasz (1613) - Lodz, POLAND - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle in Tin can, tasted almost three years ago. Very intense and oily beer. Florya (2027) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear deep red with a small off-white head. Aroma : cherries, grapes, beets, nuts, caramel, vanilla and madeira. Palate : full body, soft carbonation. Plovmand (8597) - Grindsted, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2016
Bottle. It pours hazy amber with a small off white head. The aroma is very sweet and spicy. Loads of malty notes and some hops. Honey like sweetness in the flavor and lots of spicy notes. Sweet and light smoked finish. Fruity and bit chalky. gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2016
bottle at home - teku glass, side by side 2. and 3.
2.: Pours clear dark amberish orange, no head. Aroma of aged hops and some smoke. Nice sweet body, some herbal bitters, some sake in the finish, with sweet bready malts.
3.: cloudier, darker. nose is more malt. Body and taste are likewise.
Too bad they are over their point.
Inbreak (6415) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2016
Old rating rerated 08.01.2016, 0,25l bottle @ Nama:MarcoDL (5309) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Tiny shortlasting head, nice golden amber color. Aroma is slightly rich and sweet - nice oxidized, raisins, dark sugar, minerals, caramel malts, nuts, candied sugar, hay, alcohol, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly sweet and burnt, dark sugar, raisins, burnt caramel, peat, ashes, leather, alcohol, minerals, grass, yeast, weeds. Medium bitterness, slightly dry boozy mouthfeel. Nice, but I think it used to be better before, and very different from what it has aged to become...
Bottle. Dark red copper color. Strong vinous aroma of red fruit, cherry and grape, like a port wine. Taste of dry grain, rice, ripe red fruit, red grape, booze, sake yeast and with a warming boozy finish. Quite special and nice. Holmen2 (3942) - NORWAY - DEC 1, 2015
Bottle shared with JMD at HNB 01.12.15. Clear, reddish amber. Small beige head. Vinous aroma of old sherry, old white port, sauternes, dried apricot and other dried fruits. Similarly complex taste, balanced with sweetness of dried fruits. Superb! ciocanelu (2863) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - OCT 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2015 Hazy, dark orange color with a bit of beige head. Aroma is intense and complex. Dried dates and figs, caramel, pumpkin pie spices, cognac. Taste starts sweet with the dark fruits and brown sugar and gets more balanced, even a bit bitter, in the finish. You can get the high ABV but not pungent or disturbing in any way. Leaves the mouth quite dry, without any alcohol burn. Body feels quite thick but not syrupy or sticky in any way. Has some carbonation, making it dangerously drinkable for 13.5%. I am quite impressed with this one. Really complex, with many layers of flavors ranging from intense, fruity sweetness to a nice, nutty bitterness in the aftertaste. ERB92 (774) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2015
Aroma of fruits, caramel, malt, brown sugar,nuts, dried fruits, biscuits, and a hint of honey. Amber with a tan head. Medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body with a soft carbonation. Overall this is a brilliant brew, nicely balanced and rich flavour. Very impressive. .