Shot (11) - Westerville, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a one-finger beige head that quickly dissipates to a thin lace. Aroma is citrus hops with slight caramel. Flavors are complex, fruity. Up-front flavors are banana and raisin with biscuit, citrus, and caramel. Finish is malty sweet with the perfect hop balance and warmth from the high alcohol content. Surprisingly light on the palate with good carbonation. This is reminiscent of some Belgians. Overall, a little fruitier than I normally prefer, but very enjoyable. I’d definitely have this again.
aenima (57) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overcarbonated. Nice reddish colour. Aroma of raisins and pears!? Taste is very similar. Not to sweet. Not to bitter.
aletiosso (39) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor rubi com espuma creme. Bua formação de espuma e boa persistência. Aroma bastante frutado, com um pouco de caramelo. Sabor com alto dulçor, quente pelo alto teor alcoólico. Médio amargor. Boa.
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hopbomber (100) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Had high expectations of this massive sherry and vegetable nose slightly spicy colour is murky brown toilet water. Taste is parsnip root veg slight caramel. Like a supercharged anchor steam. Quite unpleasant but improved once warmed.
Beerenberger (800) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is fruit forward. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a thin off-white ring and no lacing. The taste is dark pitted fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, ok, but I like Old Gaurdian much bettere.
Toadvine (56) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unknown vintage, but the bottle reads "10D" in a label box. Tasted side by side with a 2013 Bigfoot. Nice, rich amber color with plenty of eggshell head, just a hair darker than the BF. Aroma is deep caramel, sweet and boozy, less hoppy than the BF. Some dark cherry, sweet tea, and bourbon notes come out in the aroma as it warms. Taste is an excellent balance of malt and hops, with no spikes at all.
flying_pig (617) - SCOTLAND - MAY 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber to light brown colour with a clear body and a light brown, bubbly lacing on top for a head that ends up as more of a touch of foam around the edges.
Very hoppy initially with a lot more coming through than I expected despite the fact I knew before hand that the beer is dry hopped after fermentation. Strong and fruity aroma that is full of caramel malts, sugar, toffee and darker fruits. There is a touch of alcohol but not as much as I would have expected from the abv. on the bottle and there was some butterscotch and a touch of spice to round things off with.
Strong alcohol and sweet malt taste kicks things off along with some background caramel and some brown sugar. There is a lot of hops plus some prunes, figs berries and dates as well as some lighter fruit such as apricot and apple.
Sweet and with quite a bit of sugar, there is a lot of alcohol in the the beer that the smell only hinted at and the carbonation levels are low. The beer is full bodied and quite smooth with a spicy, warming finish.
Massive alcohol content, the beer was very complex in both smell and taste with plenty of sweet malts and fruits featuring. A lot more hoppy than I’d expected which was a big surprise and a most welcome one. One I’ll look to pick up again I think.
avw1982 (82) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ Cafe de Tijd. Great beer. Smells and Tastes very fruity. Long aftertaste.
cgreb (371) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - red brownish beer with an off-white head. Complex aroma and flavour. Aroma has grapes, oak and some cardboard. Flavour is very sweet. High alcohol is hidden very well. Fruity. Oily. Low bitterness. Dry finish.
kiwianer (2335) - Mönchengladbach, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head is medium, the body dark red-brown. It smells winy, a bit roasty, alcoholic, fruity, raisin, plum, viscous and delicious. The taste is creamy-fruity, raisin, plum, citrus, a bit alcoholic, hoppy. Tasty, refreshing,. delicious. 13/13/13/13/13/13
SarkyNorthener (609) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown beer with hints of red. Small head and a little lacing. Aroma of malts and figs. Taste is sweet malts, sticky figs and dry hops. There is a alcohol warmth throughout. Quite sticky and full bodied on the palate. And the best bit, no carbonation. Not had many Barley Wines,so hard to compare to others.