Christian (11548) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber with no head. Strong vineous aroma with malt, dried fruit, port wine and a hint of cellar. Big and sweet barleywine flavour with malt and dried fruit. The most amazing finish and aftertaste of figs, brandy, port, creme brulee and caramel. Sweet but not cloying.
anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with no head. Has a sweetish malty dark fruit and caramel aroma with hints of candy sugar. Sweetish malty caramel, chocolate and dark fruit flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with hints of dark fruit in the aftertaste.
Bov (10182) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of fiulijn; 2006 vintage - clear amber-brown colour with absolutely no foam; whisky-like nose with notes of grapefruit and Madeira, some red fruits too; oily and with no carbonation, quite sticky and with some sweetness; finish of red fruits, alcohol, wood and Madeira
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2012
2012-11-20, vintage 2009, shared at La Fine Mousse, Paris, 14% ABV, 5-4-6-3-11=29
Unrecognizable beer, with sweet flavor, but without the good and rich malt flavor that was expected; insted it has a vegetables note, mostly in the aroma.
2010-08-21, vintage 2006, 7-4-8-3-15=37
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Reddish amber color; flat. Nice malt aroma, fruity, with just a touch of oxidisation and alcohol. The flavor is extremely sweet, malty, very rich; there is just a light oxidisation, a mellow feeling, with a touch of sweet nuts, toffee and raisins; in the final there is some wood, Very pleasant, with medium complexity. The final is sweet, caramelly, quite short, but also corto (Spanish). It doesn’t reach the richness and complexity of the Silver and Copper.
2010-06-04, vintage 2007, RBESG 2010, bottle at Bir&Fud, Rome, 8-4-8-4-17=41
Dark copper-amber color, hazy and flat. Mellow malt and caramel aroma, sherry. Sweet malt flavor, rich, with light oxidization, resins. No bitterness. Excellent.
harrisoni (14693) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Nate at the Imperial Geezer tasting, Borough Market. Hot barley wine. Sticky sweet. Bit too sweet for me. Nuttty. Bit too sweet and uncultured. Good though, just not as good as the Fume.
Dedollewaitor (14423) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Entered to celebrate my # 5200th Rating. Thanks Ryan. Pours clear dark amber with small bubbles on top. Complex nose and flavor. Raisin, Prune, plum, caramel and toffee. Oily, vinous, syrupy and sticky. Light warmth. A true sipper.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks hugely to Nate as part of the Imperial Geezer Tasting.
Superb deep amber colour with pretty much no head but who cares? It looks inviting as hell. A truly amazing mix of barley, straw and some of the best oxidised notes I have exerienced.Sticky toffee pudding, lashings of adorable alcohol loads of sherry and finest quality port plus some excellent wooden notes. Drinks like something really old that has been aged perfectly. Superbly rounded and full bodied. Gloriously silky on the palate. Rich and complex and delightfully challenging. An utterly brilliant beer.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(500ml “gold” bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a clear golden amber body with a spare off-white head. Aroma of honey, butterscotch, oxidation notes, vinous, and raisins. Flavor of caramel, raisins, butterscotch, toffee, and honey.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A simplistic syrupy beer with caramel, maple syrup and booze.
How: From a 375ml bottle at Montreal Mondial de la Bière 2010. Side-by-side with Argento (Silver Label) version
The look: Clear amber body with almost no head
In long: Nose of caramel, maple and booze. Taste follows up with the same elements. Lots of caramel, lots of maple syrup, lots of booze, some glue. No hops noticeable. The carbonation is minimal and the beer feels very sticky syrupy. This is a simplistic beer that offers no complexity and with a very low drinkability level. I thought the Argento (Silver Label) had a lot going for it but this Oro was rather boring. Drinkable in small quantity. Overrated. I was told that Oro is not only the name of this beer but it is also a palindrome. I assume it’s a stadium where an Italian soccer team plays.
Lubiere (10788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A deep copper red ale with no head. In aroma, nice burned sugar, vinous and intense, vanilla, oaken notes. In mouth, A sweet candy sugar, with maple, pear puree, alcohol, sweet, smooth and warming. Bottle at Mondial 2010.