beernbourbon (1582) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle along side the 2004. Pour is an effervescent cloudy brown with a smallish brown head. Aroma is loaded with deep dark fruits, Belgian-like spice, hints of wood, and a deep earthiness. Flavor is also loaded with deep fruity spice and hints caramel malt. Much more complex and not flat as compared to the 2004. Probably still a little past prime as there are some hints of oxidation but still very enjoyable.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle - corked & caged 750 ml) Cloudy amber pour with a thick and frothy off-white head. Lots of fruits and malts in the aroma. Definitely picked up plums and raisins. Flavor is creamy and fruity and incredibly smooth. Fruits and oak and vanilla and a port flavor do a very long dance all over the tongue and mellow nicely at the finish. Alcohol burn is pretty much non-existent. Incredibly smooth.
SudsMcDuff (8273) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
you are full of newtons! .. . Pours a deep burgundy brown .. medium soapy head .. sticky crazy lacing .. . smell is plums, prunes, dark fruits, cellar and reduced brandy .. . aged amazingly well, and still has a touch of heat in the throat- a winter sipper for sure .. . . Stomp that pickle revert!
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from the haus. I nabbed this one as I already have two in the basement so I thought I’ give it a go to see how long I can hold them for. Pours extra dark medium size head. Looks and smells wonderful but then once I tried it and felt the slight alcohol burn on the finsh I knew this needed a little more time. Much like anything that is a little young it showed room for improvement over the next year.
gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown. White bubble head. Strong sour spicy scent. Actually smells like a wine a bit. Strong taste. Slight burn of the tongue from alcohol. Complex flavour. Very little alcohol taste despite the %age and the earlier burn. Very pleasant warm aftertaste. Fruit taste grows as it settles. Do I taste Prune?
Aniela (4216) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 23, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
From a bottle at home in Skövde. Dark brown. Basement aroma, fruity and some malt. Taste old maulty (möglig) potatoes and basement. Isch..:-(
Dazz3 (1798) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
4/5 in darkness. Smells stale and minty. Tastes creamy minty and abit stale. No real finish.
tkrjukoff (4331) - SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Courtesy of marsiblursi. Pours cloudy mahogany with a rim of off white bubbles. Aroma is weak; malty, fruity and raisins. Flavor is sunky, cellar, cardboard, vinous, sourish and tart. Odd. Finishes moldy and fruity bitter.
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 750ml courtesy of meilby. Pours greyish dark brown with a diminishing offwhite head, good chunk of floaters. Aroma of figs, raisins, caramel, basement, toffee. Taste is medium sweet, light bitter and a little paperish. Medium to full body, oily, soft carbonation. 20110421
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy brown with a small and quickly dissipating beige cover. Aroma is oxidized pit fruits, fig, grape, plum, sherry. Taste is a bit thin bodied fruit again, some caramel, cocoa, noticeably oxidized but this one has aged gracefully.