SimplySike (1370) - 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.
kraddel (5962) - 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 !
DutchDrebus (5540) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Brown colour with no real head. Smells barley wine, roasty, dark malts, hops, almond, sweet, nice. Taste is the same as smell with a touch of alcohol. Very nice. Full body, soft carbo.
Maris (1365) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a 330ml bottle on 25/8/2013 (batch 103, BB March 18). Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a smallish head. Has a quite a strong aroma of caramel and toffee. This one is a huge malt bomb featuring caramel, toffee, butterscotch, nuts and toast. along with curious dash of fruitiness as well. The smoke is there but it’s quite subtle. Finishes off with a pronounced, almost medicinal, hop bitterness. This comes across as a very big beer, with the 11% quite evident. The palate is quite syrupy and the carbonation moderate. Not a subtle beer by any means, but there is a hell of a lot going on with it. A very full on, complex offering, which is unsurprising from these guys.
mkel07 (5085) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle. Very good beer with dark amber colour and a slight head. Big full flavour that goes down a treat.
Cantabrian (984) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a such a lovely treat from Jimthechap. The beer pours dark reddish copper, very crystal translucid, raising incredible aromas of a malt base, of course, but with plenty of cloying sweet treats such as honey and maple syrup. There is a peaty flavour to it, actually running just below the main alcohol vein. Peat and whisky on the flavours, above a vast malty bed. The beer feels a bit resinous, quite nice. There’s only the whisky element to stop one from pillaging this bottle more at ease. I would have called it a Barley Wine, but perhaps I do not know enough of both sytles.
marcus (9011) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours murky copper with a rich beige head and a toffee and candy aroma. There is a full-bodied dark malt flavor complemented by a very nice hop profile that meshes well with the malt. Nicely bitter oak finish.
brontebeach (179) - 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
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.
melush (2759) - 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.