fonefan (49305) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2008
Draught @ Erasmus, Brugge, Belgium. Unclear medium to dark red brown - amber color with a average to large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, caramel, dryed dark fruit / berry, raisin, plum, fresh apple ad pear, cask wood, licorice, brown sugar. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, a very complex flavor and smooth. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - creamy, carbonation is soft. Very nice ;o)) (280208) yespr (45447) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown, murky, almost black. Shows initially a huge light brown head, diminishes into a little lacing and with little alcohol thick curtains on the glass. Aroma is peppery, vanilla, dark malty toned and slight woody. Also quite alcohol dominated aroma, but not burning or unpleasant. Smooth flavour, dark malt/cane sugarish spice notes, caramel, liqourish like toffee, mild raisin note - not sweet though. Mild chocolate note too. Alcohol presence. Finish holds a nice liqourice and alcohol finish, cane sugarish dry woody note into the far finish, smooth and pleasant. WOW. Ungstrup (37583) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Drunk to celebrate my rating number 10100 - the presently highest rated beer available to me, that I haven’t yet rated. A deep red beer with a medium dark brown head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of herbs, spices, brown sugar, caramel, and malt. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of malt, spices, herbs, and caramel and medium notes of plums and wood, leading to a dry herbal finish. joergen (28142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2008
Dark brown coloured with a lacing off white head.
Vinous and sweet aroma dominated by dried fruits and tobacco with notes of vanilla, fruits, pepper and yeast.
Flavour of dried fruits, liquorice, tobacco, pepper, yeast and vanilla with notes of wood and alcohol.
Peppery and warming alcoholic finish.
Fizzy palate. anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and oak aroma with some hints of chocolate aswell. Sweet malty and slightly yeasty dark fruit flavor with hints of chocolate, also some hints of oak. Warming malty dark fruit finish with some nice hints of oak in the aftertaste.
oh6gdx (26488) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 28, 2008
Bottled (thanks ante!). Deep ruby brown colour, small, but creamy head. Aroma is malts, licorice, raisins, alcohol, wooden and some mild spicing. Flavour is mainly caramel malts, licorice, raisins, spices and some wooden notes in a nice balance. Wellbalanced brew, and quite easy to drink. omhper (25119) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2008
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Dark hazy mahogany colour, small beige head. Aroma of pear brandy and calvados. Fairly sweet with a wealth of caramel. The dense malty body almost disappear in the immense spritzy liveliness. Lots of wood, caramel and prickly pear. Very elegant. Ultra-complex and near perfect. Perhaps the calvados detracts a little more than it adds. Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Pours a clear, dark, orangey brown with a small, creamy, beige head. Complex aroma of wood and vanilla. Full-bodied with strong notes of iron on the fore, then some sweet caramel and later an unusual lightly smoky edge. Also has an odd underlying salinity. Some alcohol in the finish. Quite an interesting beer - sort of a Belgian Old Ale. But far from my personal Top 50. 040308 madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2011 17th August 2008 Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
Opaque dark brown beer. Sweet with a definite coca cola note. Dry finish. Not much else going on. It’s quite drinkable but was expecting much more. Original rating 3.0
24th September 2011
Borefts Beer Festival 3. 2008 Vintage. Hazy dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Sweet malt. Minerals. Complex generic dark fruits. A little spice towards the finish. Traces of bubblegum, toffee and spicy calvados. Nice!
Vintage 2005 tasted in September 2008. Very dark brown with medium pale tan head. Aroma of malt and caramel. tastes of liquorice and caramel, the sweetness nicely balanced with hoppy bitterness, especially late.