kanaclane (558) - - JAN 1, 2018 bkurtz (1151) - - FEB 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2009 Pours dark brown with on off-white head. Great aromas of caramel and dried fruits. Chocolate and coffee notes. Wow, this is yummy, complex and well balanced. A long finish and a great brew. I need to age a few of these.
Nez: Fruits confits, fruits secs, boisé
Bouche: Caramel, fruits secs, sucre candi, prune, figue, boisée, vanille
Une bière liquoreuse, qui s'est bien conservée, avec de belles notes de fruitées comme la figue et la prune avec un côté sucrée (caramel et sucre candi) plutôt présent mais pas trop imposant et un final boisé et vanillé. SinH4 (6573) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2017
Bottle. Dark brown color with beige head. Aroma is caramel, raisins, figs, chocolate, schnapspraline, red apples. Taste is caramel, apples, woody, raisins, tannic finish. Silky mouthfeel with a rather high carbonation. Lovely! The aroma took a couple of minutes to open up, at first it was very strawy and dusty. minutemat (6262) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2017
330ml bottle (2010). Pours a clear deep amber, off-white head. Aroma is strong dried fruit, marmalade, light spice, sweet malt. Taste is sticky sweet with vinous notes, cassonade, soft oak with warming alcohol. Nice winter warmer. NateH10s (97) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2017
2012 Reserva 33cl bottle in glass
A - relatively clear dark brown amber with nice fast falling beige head
A - complex caramel vanilla malt sweet malty, prunes
T - heavy sweet, no bitter, maybe very mild sour
P - complex full body, smooth silky texture, moderate carbonation, oak ageing really gives wine like character
O - great beer love the original better but very good drink Mpuntmuts (370) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2017
Cloudy dark brown pour. Aroma of dried fruits, chocolate, coffee notes, red wine, port/sherry, oak, licorice, alcohol, cookie, balsamic vinegar. Medium sweet, mildly bitter and soft sour linger. Medium to full body with a soft Co2. Great slow winter sipper. It snowed today, inside it's warm, what more can a man ask for.
dnicolaescu (2789) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - DEC 3, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Deep brown, clear ruby highlights, dark orange head with poor retention. The primary smell is stale wine barrel, mold. The there's sugared dark fruit. Taste: dark sugars with a winy note and a hint of sweet chocolate. A little heartburn, leaving something acetic on the back end. A hint of mold in the aftertaste. Quite easy drinking for the abv. Ok, must be a bad bottle. sharkydodson (1929) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - NOV 24, 2017
the aroma is caramel and fruity with hints of vanilla, toffee, milk chocolate, raisin and vanilla... the taste is caramel and fruity with notes of vanilla, sweet chocolate, toffee, cake, raisin, red wine and brown sugar... sweet and dry aftertaste... Ktwse (5686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2017
2012 vintage. Pours deep brown with a finger of thick tan head. Aroma of raisins, dried fruit, spices, brown sugar, light booze. Taste is mild tart up front, followed by a rich fruit sweetness, and then finally a malty and mildly boozy finish. Medium bodied, might be a tad lighter with age, smooth, with average carbonation. wombat23 (2150) - Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Shared 33cl bottle. 2012 edition. Pours dark brown with a fizzy, short-lived beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, brown sugar. Taste is dark fruits, raisin, oak, red wine, alcohol. Good, but I prefer the standard Pannepot to this. darbeer75 (1126) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2017
Aroma: sweet, malty, spicy; Appearance: black/brown with fizzy head that dissipated quickly; Taste: follows nose but with some off notes - heavily oaky with tannin; think the bottle may have been compromised; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: disappointing; think it could have been better.