bonvivant (169) - Smithfield, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful big fluffy head that lasted the entire time I enjoyed this brew! Lots of nice fruit that ranged from raisins to lip puckering grapefruit. you can taste the alcohol but it does not dominate. Very well balanced indeed! Had this before the Paleo races in Asti, Italy thanks to a very cool Italian winemaker od Cantine S’ Agata...thanks Franco!
lello4ever (745) - ITALY - DEC 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Birra decisamente dolce, ambra scuro, aroma di caramello, che prevale netto al palato, note di dar fruits. Viscosa con alcol in bella evidenza.
Rune (11499) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle, vintage 2009, shared with friends at Pressklubben in Stockholm. Clear mahogany coloured body with a dark reddish shade. Spotty lacing from a low, beige head. Dried fruity aroma alongside hints of dough and caramel. Taste like a fruit cake with moments of raisin, prunes, caramel and bread. Prolonged finish. Warming, well bodied and smooth in the mouth. Fine partner to our chocolate mousse (24.11.2016).
Kosmokrator (849) - ITALY - DEC 2, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrata e schiumosa, al naso offre caramello, zucchero, luppolo, lievito (tanto lievito!), miele amaro e frutta matura. Al palato non tradisce le aspettative, corposa, strutturata, discretamente persistente. Finale pasticciato ma niente male.
pils70 (124) - - OCT 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alla spina. Rosso rubino con una schiuma beige quasi inesistente. Al naso frutti rossi molto presenti anche al palato. Prugne, amarene, frutta candita.
Alcol molto evidente.
anders37 (23793) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty caramel finish.
Sissio (1358) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear copper red, minimal cream head
Mature fruit, passito, raisins, sweet rhum
Exotic fruit, passito, winey, raisins
brianza_ale (207) - ITALY - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2014 75 cl teku. Pours an Enormous off-white frothy head, deep amber colour. Smells very malty, pleasently alcoholic, fruity, plum, marron glace. Tastes caramel, honey, all malt, dried fruits, bit wood; almost no bitterness. Medium/full bodied, has its own carbonation for the abv, sticky texture. Drinkable for the abv, never gets too sweet. Not outstanding, but has its own balance
Svesse (7964) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Nut brown colour, slightly hazy, with brief frothy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dark fruit, prunes, raisins, dark bread, brown sugar and a slight touch of oxidization. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, caramel, crisp-bread, chestnut honey, chocolate, a touch of ripe banana and a sweet finish with fairly low bitterness and a warming touch of alcohol. Almost full body, well rounded with alcohol in the background. Fairly sweet. A bit one dimensional, but tasty and quite nice.
Theydon_Bois (17609) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Andy Snow, split at Colin and the Vikings tasting "After Party", Nol, Goteborg, Sweden 22/03/14.
Dark chestnut brown with a moderate light tan head that clears edgeward.
Nose is dark toffee, spice, marzipan, dark fruit notes, musty wood, brown sugars, dates, fruit cake mix.
Taste comprises Xmas cake, dates, prunes, light spice, demerera sugars, sherry twang, sweet licks.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, sweet close.
Ok stuff for the ABV, fairly easy drinking, lacks a bit of depth ABV considered but the balance is good and it never gets too sweet.
AndySnow (6938) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Bought at Systembolaget.
Appearance: Brown colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, yeast, tropical fruit.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Sugar, yeast, fruit, caramel.