joergen (21730) - Frederiksberg, - FEB 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Clear orange coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, marzipan and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of dried fruits, caramel, hops, marzipan and alcohol.
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a relatively clear amber / bronze with small light tan coloured head. Big nose of sweet caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and a hint of earthiness. Not too bad. Flavours are pretty sweet with a reasonable alcohol burn on the finish. Thinish mouthfeel.
Theis (13895) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Papsø - Thanks. Clear dark amber - white head. Vineous, alcoholic, sweetness, light coconut, licorice, brown sugar, barley notes, high sweetness, marzipan, dried fruits, raisins.
yespr (32988) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange to brown with a small white head. Aroma is milky and caramelish. Light fruity. Sweet caramelish and toasted caramelish. Sweet and caramelish finish.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Reddish amber colored beer with a very small head. Aroma is butterscotch, notes of alcohol, dried fruits, caramel, malty. Taste is very sweet, medium bitter, liqueur-like with notes of dried fruits.
Pinball (10963) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cloudy dark orange, small white head.
mild dusty malty aroma, faint flowery hoppiness.
flavor is very very sweet caramelly, flowery, malty, bourbon, toffee. way too sweet for me.
Ungstrup (29954) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A deep red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, brettanomyces, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, malt, bread, and a bit of brettanomyces, leading to a lightly tart finish.
Papsoe (25079) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours thick and syrupy amber with a slight haze and a small off-white head. Very sweet caramel aroma, honeyish. Solid body, lowish carbonation, very sweet caramel, coconut?, Sherry notes and a whiff of wood. Warming alcohol finish with hardly any hops. Pleasant English-style Barley wine if somewhat to the sweet side. 140212
Stew41 (1770) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - JUL 17, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Starts off very promising with some chocolate cookie sweetness on the nose; bang on target for the genre. A bit boozy on the nose and palate but the flavours really thin out as it travels through the mouth, dramatically so.Pongy fruity finish. Really needs a heap more stuffing but an ok start.
FlyingWombat (21) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 330ml bottle to large snifter glass. Lovely dark rich golden-amber colour but little to no head, the smallest lacing around the rim. Aroma is sweet and buttery. Taste is a big sweet hit of toffee, caramel, butter, tropical fruit and some spices. Despite the fairly big mix of characters, it is reasonably well balanced, but mouthfeel is too thick. Alcohol is big but not overpowering. Carbonation is medium-to-low, finish is sweet and quite heavy.
This beer was a Gold Medal winner the the Champion Trophy winner for Scotch Ale & Barley Wines at the 2011 Australian International Beer Awards. A confusing result in my mind, considering the competition and that this beer doesn’t seem to really fit either Scotch Ale or Barley wine styles. However, am keen to cellar a few bottles for some time and see how it ages.