Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear ruby with thin ivory head.
Aroma: Woody, smoky, resinous, musky, treacle, caramel and liquorice.
Taste: Medium bitterness and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick smooth texture, medium body, low carbonation, lingering dry, burnt caramel/toffee/treacle bitter/sweet finish with musky liquorice and a slight alcohol warmth.
brontebeach (169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great beer, not said lightly. Balanced, complex and dissolves in the mouth. End of evening beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
HKdIPA (429) - HONG KONG - MAR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit food-taste but not too bad. Rich. Wouldn't get this again but interesting to try.
JefVerstraete (2037) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2014 Hazy yellow amber colour. Medium carbonation. Very complex beer with notes of smoke, honey, spices and bitter hops. Very drinkable and well balanced.
SimplySike (1114) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear dark amber with tan head.
Aroma rich, sweet, alcohol, honey, caramel, dark red fruits, toffee, some wood.
Taste sweet, caramel, sugar, tiny earthy, woody bitter.
Mouthfeel thick, oily.
awesome complex sweet beer.
bulldogops (1115) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #978 - February 14, 2014 - $11.79 CAD for a 330ml bottle 11%. Did not do my beer geek homework on this. Thought I was in for a really awesome DIPA. Pour did little to dissuade. Bubbly boozy amber pour with a decent white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and charred wood chips. Palate gathers most of this up, lots of toffee malt, citrus, pine, and a decent amount of wood smoke. An unexpected delight.
Jorn69 (1656) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Havregatan. Flaska från Ölbutikken, Köpenhamn. Fruktig, maltig, karamell, alkohol, sötma, ganska besk, medelfyllig. Avslutningen är besk, fruktig och torr.
antonstoop (241) - - FEB 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark red amber beer, with an average white head. The nose is very sweet, lots of alcohol, caramel, oak, malt and toffee. It is a full bodied beer with a no carbonation. In the taste there is oak, sweet, caramel, light smokey, alcohol and light bitter. The aftertaste is oak, bittersweet and alcohol. More a barleywine then an amerian ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JorisPPattyn (8388) - Ursel, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark cream-coloured head over red-amber beer. Sweet-alcoholic, liqueurish and perfumed. Cheesy hints, strawberry. Bitterish, pine & resin, and a malt/syrupy underbuild. Again cheesy & fruity. Finish is sweet, if a tad astringent, with a flavour as from apricot liqueur. Quite well-bodied, very slick to nearly viscous/oily. Slight alcoholburn. Quite good barleywine, but it has a slight "beefed/pimped up" streak.
olio (7424) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle
Dark mahogany color, small head. Sweet smoky taste, caramel malts and faint hops, sweet ripe fruits and sugar also. Sweet caramel flavor with oak, toffee, some ripe fruits with brown sugar and mild booze at the end. Very sweet sticky palate, mild alcohol burn. A slow sipper. Very nice.