CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml Bottle. Reddish brown colored in appearance with a half-inch of tan foam and bubbles. Aroma is heavy on the toffee, molasses and caramel malt with a bit of rum and dark fruit in the background. The taste is much the same with a fair amount of caramel, chocolate and toasted malt notes upfront followed by some brown sugar, fig and currant to finish it off. Mouthfeel is creamy with medium carbonation and a mildly boozy, smoked finish. The overall flavor is similar to an English style Barley Wine with a little Stout roastiness around the edges. Lots of enjoyable malt flavors to savor throughout each sip.
mateuszk (2156) - Poznań, POLAND - OCT 18, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours clear, dark amber in colour with small tan head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, dark malt, some toffee and chocolate and dried fruits. In taste similar, medium sweet, bit boozy too. Full bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation. Finish is quite dry, medium bitter and bit boozy. Really good, with mellowed alcohol would be great
dfearnley (1825) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulip
Consummation: Starts off with a malty molasses, but then scotch and oak flavours come through, intermixed with currant and vegetal notes...fantastic.
Adjunct: Aroma is bourbon and scotch, with sweet malt and toffee; deep brownish amber with a two finger creamy, tan head, that reduces fairly quickly.
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 750ml bottle.
Nearly opaque, dark rusty brown with a small tan head and good lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate fudge and toffee.
Taste of toffee, roasted malt, dark fruit, booze, caramel and fudge brownies.
Full body and medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
badhack (534) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 30, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is markedly better warm so do not drink it chilled otherwise the taste of alcohol is overwhelming.
Pours a dark brown, aroma of brownies, hops (floral/citrus), booze. Taste is similar sometimes tastes exactly like a brownie, other times like a boozy prune-like barleywine. Hops for balance, but bitterness is definitely present. More chocolate and brownie in the finish. Some breadcrust as well.
Borup (12038) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From tap at CBC 2016. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, oak, malt, dried fruit, smoke and alcohol.
ignorant (102) - madrid, SPAIN - AUG 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
n the glass it has a dark brown almost black with a crown of beige, creamy and lasting foam. In the nose hints of caramel, brown sugar, coffee, cocoa and floral notes and some applesauce appreciated. In the mouth it is sweet, it leaves much notice caramel, roasted notes and hints of cocoa are appreciated, alcohol is seen towards the end of the drink and has a medium body / integer and a medium carbonation
msbernac (1975) - Krakow, POLAND - AUG 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance-brown, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness,
Palate-full body, thick feel, lively, long finish,
Alengrin (4603) - BELGIUM - AUG 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vintage bottle of a few years old. Thick, dense, creamy, frothy, pale yellowish beige head over a very dark but still translucent burgundy brown beer with purplish hue. Aroma of stewed plums, caramel, baked banana, toffee, cocoa powder, port wine, mocha, pear syrup, dry tea leaves, hint of bayleaf, touch of onsetting oxidation. Soft fruity onset (hints of fig, raisin, blue plum) with a touch of blackberry sourishness and residual brown sugar sweetness, softish carbo; thick, ’fluffy’, ’moelleux’ and full mouthfeel. Notably caramelly and toffeeish malt middle with ongoing brown sugar sweetness leading to a softly toasted bitterish ending with faint coffee-like features as well as a touch of herbal hop bitterness; oxidation is there and returns retronasally, but in this luscious environment, I cannot be bothered by it. This is a deliciously rich beer, Scotch indeed if you count in the roasted bitterish accent, but it remains a subtle addition, so that the whole feels more like a quadrupel than like a true wee heavy to me. Regardless, this is a beautiful sipper by all standards.
mice (818) - FINLAND - AUG 2, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kirkas, tummanruskea ja hyvin pienesti vaahtoava olut. Tuoksu paahteinen, karamellisen maltainen ja hennon kuivahedelmäinen sekä tamminen. Oikein nautinnollinen tuoksu. Maku tamminen, vaniljainen, makean karamellinen ja kuivahedelmäinen sekä hennon katkera. Täyteläinen suutuntuma, makea ja matalahiilihappoinen. Mausteisempi kuivattava ote loppupuolella tasapainottaa hyvin kokonaisuutta. Hienoinen alkoholisuus toimii tässä.
wombat23 (765) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the source on 6/30/2016. Dark brown/mahogany with a light beige head. Aroma of malt, wood, caramel and booze. Taste is malt, toffee, caramel, oak, alcohol, and light smoke. Excellent.