mattyhennessy (353) - 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 (1024) - 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.
spacecube (1026) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle, pours deep red, amber, dark brown, with a small head and a hazy translucent body. Aroma has caramel & toffee malt, shortbread, hints of citrus, dark fruit, blueberrry, the oak aging comes throgh nicely adding richness to the palate, which is thick and creamy. Almost barley wine like, but very drinkable for 11& abv. Very nice.
Plovmand (6650) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear deep amber with a creamy beige head. The aroma is hoppy and oaky with some deep malty notes. Sweet malty flavor with notes of oak and light smoke. Woody finish. The alcohol is noticeable in the finish but the hops helps it to be quite drinkable.
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Lagerboy (1369) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330 ml bottle. Opaque orange brown, tan foam fades quickly. Rich aroma of toffee and molasses. Boozy brown sugar treacle taste, too sweet toffee/caramel malts, some woodsmoke and herb. Softer carbonation, fuller bodied, low hopped. Strong and cloying and DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)
Idiosynkrasie (4229) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, reddish, darkest copper to brown colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white to beige head. Malty, Barleywine-like aroma with a nuttily touch, hints of toffee, marzipan, a touch of treacle, woodruff, a cautious smoky touch. Taste is rich and complex, oscillating, malty notes cover a range from toffee, via sweat to smoke, ham, almond, resin, raisin, accompanied by bitter hoppy overtones throughout. Full bodied, sticky palate, oily texture, rich and complex; slightly unbalanced and inharmonic, more oscillating than integrated. If I carried a positive 8 Wired prejudice with me until now, this time my thumb points downwards in case of doubt, indicated by +/- 0.1 points at any one time, forgiving at least a +0.3 better score overall. Well, I can see there is intensity, there is variety of flavours: but concerning aroma as well as taste I have to say: there’s no harmony. The (in light of better knowing often ironically used) German saying "viel hilft vielt" should be applicable here.
laiti (6148) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle @ home
Aroma is rather sweet, malty and somewhat boozy with caramel and resiny American hops. Also some vanilla tones. Flavour is sweet with oaky tones, caramel, some alcohol and vanilla. Finishes with harsh maltyness. Syrupy, sweet but still kind of nice. There’s even some smoky tones on some sips.
tiong (4078) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Bierkompass
Pours dark reddish brown with a small head. Aroma of raisins, wood, caramel, toffee, oak and grassy hops. Taste is sweet, syrupy, caramely and woody with loads of toffee, fudge, oak and some notes of ripe fruits and grassy hops. Finish is sweet, malty and heavy with syrupy notes, ripe fruits, raisins and grassy hops. A bit stingy and unbalanced.
hirigalzkar (2376) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Notes of oak, vanilla, clove, butter and orange. Small notes of smoke. A bit edgeless for a 11abv beer. Surprisingly easy to drink.
wlajwl (4125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is malts, slightly smokey and a mild perfumed note. The flavor is malts, grapefruit, tropical fruit, lime, hop resin and a mix of sour and alcohol in the finish.