Ssave64 (2) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2017 does not count Fatehunter (2614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2015 2010 bottle, five years old. Pours no head on a cloudy brown body. The aroma is dry hay, grain, dirt, and super ripe plums. The taste is super sweet: fruits, caramel and candy with a little alcohol heat at the end. The texture is soft and still fizzy.
Four years old now. Almost no head on a dark and cloudy straw colored body. The aroma is mostly grain, just a hint of fruit. The taste is quite sweet but no more alcohol heat. I didn’t change the rating but I liked the 2010 bottle better in 2012.----
Over a year of sitting in the cellar. Let’s see the change.
Poured into a tulip glass. Hazy copper, half finger of head, quickly gone though.
Still smells like lots of ripe fruit: apple, orange, pear. There’s more malt to smell, dry grains.
Tastes sweet, malty, a pear and cider. Ends as a bitter sweet combo. Alcohol hidden.
Heavy body, sticky texture, low carbonation. Lasting heat but not "alcoholy".
It tastes better than a year ago. Very complex and drinkable for a high ABV.
Poured from bottle into 200 mL tulip glass. 1/4 inch dirty white head developed and quickly faded. Rust/amber color, not quite transparent. Noticeable carbonation.
Smells bright, new fruit with pear and apple most apparent. Under that is malt. Quite pleasant.
Taste like alcohol, caramel and malty sweetness. The taste lingers in the mouth for awhile afterward. Almost like the beer version of port.
Syrupy and fairly carbonated. It is heavy on the tongue.
For its style it is good. One bottle is plenty to enjoy for awhile. I have a few more of these that are going to sit in storage for a few years, maybe even a decade. I’m excited to see how time changes it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone gyllenbock (9846) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2017
Bottle from Systembolaget. We tried vintage 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016. The rating is for vintage 2012 which was the best one. Dark amber with a small head. Sweetish with dried fruit, malt, caramel and some brandy. The body was full and the finish with warming alcohol. TychoJames (1451) - ï¿½rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2017 Flaska systembolaget. Årgång 2017. Bärnstensfärgad vätska utan skum. Doft av trä, torkad frukt knäck och kåda.
Liknande i smak. Russin, trä, lite alkohol och rejäl maltkropp. Lätt söt munkänsla med avslutande torr bitterhet
gripweed57 (2862) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. 2016 vintage; 11.8% ABV. Garnet colored with a small tight bubbly tan head. Rich, warming toasted malt flavor upfront. Notes of dried fruit, Madiera wine and caramel. Then the hops kick in. Intensely bittersweet and resiny and a wonderful balance to the big malty backbone. Quick amazing and certainly a classic Old Ale. Worth seeking out. oobawa (1736) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2017
2015 Bottle. A wicked beast, strong and heavy, loads of boozy malt sweetness on top of a powerfully bitter backbone. Caramel, honey, brandied plums, wood, and pine all crash together in a thick, foreboding ooze, leading to a finish dripping with resinous IBU vitriol and a hearty liquour heat. Still a tad abrasive at two years, but a worthy pint nonetheless.
Hopper8 (241) - Holland, Michigan, USA - SEP 21, 2017
It's a really solid beer, and I really like it. It was more hop than I originally thought I would get, but once I adjusted I really liked the beer. It's full of complexity and flavor and one of the best Old Ale's I've had. Good beer. higgsbison (266) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Full-bodied. Soft carbonation. Strong alcohol present. Other than that it was hard for me to peg down. Definitely needs to warm up. Didn't even care for it out of the fridge. Might be worth buying some to let age
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone SvanteL (644) - SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2017
2017-08-29 testade jag årgång 2016 mot 2012. 2016: Röd bärnsten, disig med beiget skum. Söt fruktig doft med dova toner av vax, lite blommig. Söt smak med torkad frukt, nästan ingen beska. Söt och god men inte så mycket karaktär. 2012: Röd bärnsten, nästan klar, beiget sum. Söt doft, fruktigare än 2016. Även smaken är sötare som plommon i madeira, klara dessertvinstoner. Fyllig, sött komplex, stor, lite oljig munkänsla. Har vunnit på lagringen som givit en större sötma men även komplexitet. 4,1 gäller årgång 2012, årgång 2016 får 3,7. BlackBeerPG (890) - Darien, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2017
Taste: Rich, malty,, warming alcohol, clean finish. Malty boozy nose. Copper, clear, tan head with a refined lattice of lace. Full but not heavy body. Michael27 (2357) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Kauf bei Getränkefeinkost Berlin). Version von 2015. Dunkles Rotbraun mit dünner Schaumdecke im Glas. In der Nase wuchtige Malzigkeit. Interessantes Prinkeln am Gaumen. Ziemlich straffer Körper. Alkohol könnte besser eingebunden sein.