Skinnyviking (8435) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one of these lovely small and sexy bottles. No head. Clear very dark red brown body. Vinious malty caramel cocoa aroma and flavor swith a suitable amount of hops bitterness although the beer is relatively sweet. Alcohol well hidden. Low carbonation. Long sweet finishy.
bierkoning (11878) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle @ Borefts 2012. Dark brown color. Vinous aroma (Barbera wine?) Malty sweet flavor, full bodied, thick mouthfeel. Glorious vinous notes in the flavor. Very well balanced. Great beer.
erickok (4938) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very rich sweetness, some cream, concentrated. Powerful sweetness with yeast base. Dough as well. Murky brown body. Good stuff. Just a bit thin in the mouth maybe. Like it. (On tap at Borefts 2012)
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet, strong alcohol flavor. Aged flavor barrel aged. Dark fruit sweet cherry
Lubiere (12285) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazed dark brown barley wine with floaties and no head. In aroma, a smooth sweet vinous malt with smooth vanilla beans, licorice, pinot de charente, very nice. In mouth, a sweet candy malt with light sour cherries and tobacco leaves, molasses, soy sauce, and burned caramel, rather nice and corky. Loads of alcohol warmth. Bieropholie import.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share from OmegaX
Appearance - Hazy (yeast) brown, bubbles
Aroma - Honey mustard, peanuts, musty water
Taste - Mustard, grain, flat, dry, vinous, faint hops
This beer had that musty scent and sour body that rivaled that of a long-cellard old ale. I absolutely loved it - though pretty much flat, the intense and sometimes delicate flavors were fun!
OmegaX (1365) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strange brew. This one smelled like horseradish and brown mustard with some vinous, red fruit qualities, and caramel. Wait, what? Strange stuff. Taste is mainly coffee, some mustard again, wine qualities, butter, and ???. Hmmmm.... No carbonation at all, with a caramel colored body. One of the most unique brews I’ve ever had. I like the unique aromas and flavor from this brew but it is definitely something to savor.
tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Served in a small tulip glass. Poured a dark reddish brown. Very boozy aroma with raisin, oak, cherry. Thick and syrupy with tastes of oak, sweet dried cranberry, malt. Taste and smell is akin to a sherry.
Scopey (11368) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Reakt. It pours deep red, with a thin yellow-white head. The nose is vanilla, oak, sherry and toffee. The taste is brown sugar, oak, honey, tinned fruit, alcohol warmth, vanilla, fresh coconut and some cocoa, finishing sweet. Full body and low carbonation. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Decent.
Leighton (17230) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at The Kernel during Thomas’s Birthday Party, London. Pours lightly cloudy ruby with a fine, bubbly head. Sweet caramel and toffee aroma, some cherries and light wood. Very sweet flavor, more caramel, some bourbon, honey, wood, vanilla. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm, sticky sweet finish, some caramel and vanilla, light wood, coconut, toffee, toast. Drinks well given the ABV. Very nice beer. Big.