GenkiGonzo (929) - Kyoto, - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBB. Very dark reddish brown, small tan head that quickly disappears. Very malty sweet aroma but with a nice hoppy side to it, a nice twist for a barley wine. Flavour is very smooth, caramel and dark fruits. Strong kick of alcohol.
Plovmand (7476) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. It pours deep amber with a creamy beige head. Loads of toasted malty notes with biscuit and bread notes. Fruity hops and toffee. Rather sweet malty flavor with notes of alcohol, bread and toffee. Nice sipper.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared at Kernel, 18/3/2016.
Oak and woodchips. Beige lacing. Taste is soft malts, Venezuelan raw chocolate. Very mellow. Drinks very well. Not ott alcohol. A solid beer. Thanks tabamatu.
msbernac (1573) - Krakow, POLAND - MAR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance-dark amber, hazy, tan foam,
Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
Palate-full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
rand (1460) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330 ml from Amstein - St-Légier (CH). Oily brown beer with a tan head, traces on the glass. Richly mlted flavors, toffy-molasses, dry fruits, apricot, plum pudding, liquor. The taste is similar, round, caramelized and full taste, syrupy and liquor-like. That promises bells and whistle, but it’s cut in its round-up (weighty) by a resinous and citrusy hop. Remains to tame.
artemb (441) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - FEB 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: dark brown, opaque.
Aroma: toffee, alcohol, sherry.
Taste: moderate to strong sweetness, moderate hoppy bitterness, fruity sourness.
Flavour: prominent mature alcohol (rum, brandy), toffee, citrus and grasy hops, homemade fruit booze ( rachia, palinka), caramel.
Bitter sweet aftertaste.
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg @ Busters. Deep reddish Amber with a small head. Nose is pretty citrusy. Orange sorbet. A bit of cherry skin. Caramel. Flavor is hot, sweet and sticky. Caramel and croissant. Hot citrus tanginess. Full body, soft carb.
deyholla (9636) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a deep amber with a brown hue and a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and caramel with touches of booze and toffee supporting. Flavor is full of sweet grains with some straw, caramel and booze supporting.
BVery (9172) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Busters. Deep orange caramel colored pour. Smaller head. Rich caramel and dark fruit nose with some hop freshness. Similar taste. Rich without being too sweet. Wonderful beer.
jimbonga (87) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruit and a bit of pine. Full bodied and a bit chewy with caramel malt, plums and dried fruit, a little bit of booziness but pretty mellow (a few years old now). Bit of piney hop at the very end.
pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer; dried fruits - mainly raisins - in the sweet caramelly nose, solid herbal-hoppy background with illusions of cough syrup; almost solid sweet-bitter flavour, really full bodied; traces of warming alcohol in the lingering sweet fruity and bitter finish. Refreshing…