rlgk (17973) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the pre-GBBF tasting in Chris and Ruth’s house, London. Slightly hazy amber beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, toffee, raisins, figs, some banana, biscuit notes. Malty caramel aroma, figs, raisins, warming alcohol, toffee, some vanilla. Really nice.
MrTipple (3552) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel, sweet bread and grain malts, sweet, ripe fruits. Hazy, dark gold, hardly any head. Heavy sweet. Molasses, sweet grain and cereal malts, toffee, alcohol, flat carbonation. Nice Barley Wine, well-balanced, works quite nicely. Keg at BrewDog, Soho.
kayres (809) - , Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brownish copper. Thick off white head. Sweet boozy aroma. Full bodied thick and sweet. A bit of vanilla a whole lot of malt, boozey
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fuzzcro (224) - Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice aroma. Bit cloudy on the pour. Nice sweet flavor...alcohol comes through strong. Excellent can art!
rosskyle (513) - - JUN 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can served at Against the Grain. Hazy red plum color with an off white head. Sweet plum alcohol aroma. Plum brown sugar raisin alcohol bourbon flavor. Very heavy body. Nice flavor complexity.
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Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Squat little 12oz bottle, courtesy of shrubber85, pours with a nearly opaque brown copper body that supports a thin light tan to white head of foam. The aroma offers up a blend of smooth soft bourbon, softened spicy oak, molasses coated spicy graham cracker and then a mild hit of heat at the end of the draw. The taste delivers smooth malty rich bourbon and spicy oak that’s quickly backed up by more malts, that reach a near nectar like richness, and molasses. It gets a little spicier to midway with a kind of molasses and malt nuanced nutmeg, cinnamon and another thin layer of oak spiciness. It evens out into the finish with a tasty balance of maltiness, molasses like sweetness, spicy notes of oak and bourbon booze. Well crafted barrel aged beer with spot on beer to barrel balance.
Inbreak (4419) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17.04.2016, 12 oz bottle @ home:
Big creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and sour-ish, whiskey, oak, grass, caramel malts, minerals, bark, raisins, old rope, overripe dark fruits, grain. Taste is slightly sour-ish dry mineraly, oak, whiskey, minerals, caramel malts, bark, grass, weeds, raisins, grain, overripe dark fruits. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mouthfeel. Nice.
Idiosynkrasie (6306) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Murky, dark amber colour with small, thick, creamy, half-wa ylasting, moderately lacing, off-white to beige head. Oaky and malty aroma, notes of vanilla and toffee. Taste is dry oaky, minimally tart-ish woody, some toffee, hints of vanilla, almond malty basis; dangerously hidden alcoholic power deploys forceful encephalic effectiveness nevertheless. I’m still at daggers drawn with this style: in this case the bourbon notes have a flattering influence on the unloved malt bulk, whereas not much hoppy counterweight fails to do the job. In the end largely a pretentious but nonsensical demonstration of force without comprehensible, flavourful concomitant features.
weihenweizen (3083) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. stubby brown bottle poured into snifter. Clear Amber with very little white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and bourbon.
esp0r (2719) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Dark brown, red hue, big thick creamy tanned head. Smell of bourbon, vanilla, prunes, dark malts, dark fruits; quite complex. Heavy sweet, dark fruit, cherries bourbon, vanilla, spices, bread; quite boozy, alot of oak; complex flavors. Medium bitter, fruit peel and bourbon tail. Superb stuff