Blairgus (2729) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
7 May 2011, bottle at one of cgarvieuk’s legendary tastings. dark, nutty colour, clear, no bubbles. gorgeous nose! huge alcohol, huge alcoholic raisins. lots of vanilla and bourbon flavours. great! full body and syrupy. like a bourbon aged ale. vanilla, alcohol, bourbon, syrup. great!
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white thin head ... sweet toffee ... almost sherry nose ... juicy sweet toffee malts ... big rich and big toffeee ... again sherry... some coconut bourbon .. which is oddd bt its there
TBone (12999) - Pori, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 500ml (BB 05/2014)
Deep amber color, small beige head. Strong ryeish, caramelly aroma. Full-bodied. Caramelly, licorice, raisins, portwine, loads of alcohol. Soft palate. Quite alcoholic. Needs lots of time.
mjs (4794) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.5 l - BBE 12.05.14, courtesy of Rune, thanks) The beer poured reddish brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, alcohol, sweetness and plum soup. Palate was full bodied, warming and dry with medium carbonation. Flavours were lot of malts malts, mildly alcohol, hops, raisin, vineousness and mildly bitterness. Too alcoholic and perhaps too young. I hope to have a chance to try an aged sample at some point.
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - FEB 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quick review; Unclear with a big foam. Sweet fruityness, raisins, plums. Rich mouthfeel, sweet and very fruity (not very dried). Present alcohol, almost to much, but it´s okey. Medium bitternes
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2012 500ml bottle, Daglighallen, Trondheim. Served in cognac-glass. Smells of green apples. Decent+ barleywine. Nice warmth from the alcohol.
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 500ml @ home
Pours hazy dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty with notes of caramel, dried fruits and spices. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, light bitter and gives a nice warmth from the alcohol. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
garza (570) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy and muddy brown orange colour with a small tan head. Strong aroma of dry fruits, caramel and some dugh. Heavy sweetness in the taste with the presence of raisins, dry apples and spicy notes. Lightly bitter, very heavy and round flavour. the alcohol is present maybe not so much in the palate but in your head. Full body, sticky, soft carbonation and a medium sweet and light bitter after taste. Worth the try.
bergstaden (1380) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy brown with small white head - aroma of malt and hop - taste is malt, bittering hop and alcohol, in a nice way - good to sip on a realy cold winter night
Finn (4402) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske 0,5 l fra bestillingsutvalget til Vinmonopolet. Mørk aprikosfarget. Litt uklar. Et høyt luftig skum som fester seg til glasset og varer lenge. Deilig søt fruktaroma. Plommer & svisker. Smaken er fyldig og sammensatt av frukt & bær. Etterhvert utvikler det seg en tung bitter ettersmak som skjuler alkoholen og blir litt i tørreste laget. Et utmerket øl til å markere at jeg er ajour med ratingene - og at dette er min rating 1915: Fødselsåret til min for lengst avdøde far.