kraddel (2783) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Barely Legal Tasting Room .
pours dark , unclear amber-red-brown .
Unmentionable foam .
Smell is sweet , very sweet malts ( think of an Old ale, Barley wine )
Taste is likewise . sweet, but a bit thinner than earlier mentioned styles . Also a decent amount of bitterness included . Very nice ! Carbonation is decent , low as it should be . Very nice beer !
Slightly metallic in the back , and could use more body at this ABV to be world-class , but I definetly don’t regret buying this one !
elbernays (407) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUL 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle at home from drinkstore. Pours brown with white head. Looks lovely with nice lacing. This is like a rummy liquor. Big toffee caramel butterscotch, vanilla nose. Smooth creamy toffee, cherry, wood, coffee, lightly smoked flavour. The body is immense and mouthfeel is luxurious. Fantastic.
fiulijn (14328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Cloudy dark ambr color with creamy head. Strong aroma of caramel with interesting notes of wood, vanilla, smoke. Full bodied; strong malt flavor, with accent of dark caramel, nuts, smoke and some vanilla; moderately sweet, correctly bitter, with a light acidity, medium astringency in the final and clear alcohol warmth; there is plenty of resiny hops.
Rich; not as complex as a Baladin X Fumé, but powerful, balanced, well brewed.
czar (4128) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours cloudy dark golden with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. piney, alcohol-bathed and soaked sweet fruits, sweet bready and honeyed malts, plain sugars - white and brown - cloying. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and sticky, sweet and assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy-piney finish. meh.
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has raisins, figs, caramel, piney hops. Clear, brown coloured beer with not much head. Initially off-white medium. The taste is moderate sweet and moderate bitter. There are molasses, raisins, resin, figs, caramel. Pretty nice. But definately not worth the price. 8 Wired is pretty expensive in Holland.
Stuu666 (1636) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours brown, sweet, chewy toffee, bitter, light smoke, raisins.
Skinnyviking (6772) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. at home. Miedium high creamy and lasting off-white head. Orange brown body with a lot of bubbles. Fruity wineous mildly smoked aroma. Highly carbonated alcohol dominated roasted malt fruity and pretty hoppy flavor with a long bitter finish.
AgentAle (599) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is rich malts, caramel, fig and slight smokiness. Taste is sweet roasty malts, similar tastes to aroma and the malt character is met with a fairly well balanced bitterness and finishes smoothly... Overall quite smoothly for 11% abv. The hop profile is an earthy murky flavor with not too much tang or tanin aftertaste. Appearance is a clear copper body with a pearl/beige head that retains fairly poorly which ia fine for the beer style.
mattyhennessy (269) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a huge beer and is appropriately named. Almost syrupy texture. Pours red amber with a beige head. Smells super sweet with some stonefruit and citrus. The taste is of sticky toffee and caramel with a pine citrus fruity finish. It’s dangerously printable despite the 11% abv. Slightly oily with low carbonation.
melush (517) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Tanakaya Liquor Store. Color ambar oscuro. Sabor a malta, alcohol, caramelo, roble. Recuerda a una Barley Wine.