shrubber85 (9331) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Bourbon malt and cherry aroma. Cloudy brown color with small head. Sweet toffee malt, bourbon and cherry/berry flavor. Smooth as silk - incredible blending. Canít believe this is 12.5%.
Leighton (14752) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Kenny. Pours unclear amber with a creamy tan head. Rich bready malts in the nose, so,e butterscotch, toffee, marmalade. Medium to heavy sweet flavor, some booze, rich fruits, figs toffee, dates. Full bodied, chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, more toffee, dates, alcohol, some vanilla, caramel. Mild earthy bitterness. Definitely rich and hearty, but very tasty and relatively drinkable.
bbertels (255) - NORWAY - OCT 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma has coffee, hot molasses and, of course, bourbon. Nice. Taste is full-bodied by a caramelly substance that is detrimental to whiskeys but, apparently fantastically conducive to barley wines. Taste has bourbon, alcohol, molasses, lightly roasted pine nuts, walnuts. A dessert brew in a fantastic small bottle. Exquisite.
Gorm (1834) - Sandnes, NORWAY - OCT 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Klar mÝrk amber farve med kremet beige skum som avtar etterhvert. Lukt av whiskey, eik, vanilje og karamell. Smak av plommer, bśr, whiskey og karamell. Ettersmak av whiskey, karamell og alkohol. Vinmonopolet.
fkoolen (638) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (nice looking btw) at home. Reddish brown colour, cloudy, beige creamy head. Rich BA nose with bourbon, vanilla and porto tones, dried fruits like plums, liquorice, big bodied caramel and toffee malt tones, boozy burn, bitter finish. Lingering bourbon, vanilla aftertaste. Low carbonation, oily mouthfeel.
Meilby (9838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
Pours reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, oak and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Geokkjer (6709) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, bourbon, some caramel, malt, vanilla and wood. Flavor is sweet and malty with some vanilla, alcohol, wood, caramel, some bread and herbs. Medium body, average carbonation.
yngwie (15611) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. An unclear, brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is toffee-ish, with dried fruits, pine cones, peach notes and alcohol. Itís full-bodied, warming and pleasantly carbonated, with lots of flavor. Dried fruits, pine cones, toffee and alcohol. Some booze and a faint woody touch. Tannins in the finish, with dried fruits, toffee and roasted notes. Quite decent this one, but too boozy for me. 150814
lusikka (7599) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a murky amber brown colour with a small head. Aroma of bread, brown sugar, herbal notes and plums. Flavour of sweet maltiness, wood, plums, bourbon, vanilla and quite strong herbal notes. Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Take it slow.
olio (8071) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours clear dark mahogany color with a medium sized off-white head. Right off the bat quite sweet caramel and syrup on the nose, wooden notes, sweet ripe fruits, malts and some faint resinous hops. Alcohol comes through a bit too, but not as much as one would expect. Flavor is equally as sweet if not more, lots of caramel malts, subtle licorice notes, syrup, ripe fruits, resin and some oak-y stinginess. Again, alcohol is at play as a lingering warming sensation on the sweet aftertaste. The heavy sweetness is justified by the high alcohol content, nicely balanced. A very heavy slow sipper.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden brown with a golden head. Aroma is toffee, tangerine, dates, figs, Brandy, butterscotch. Full bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet on the palate with a hint of lightly burnt bitterness and warming booze on the finish. Taste is toffee, tangerine, vanilla, orange peel, toasted oak, grand marnier.