whatsupstairs (62) - Inland Empire, California, USA - AUG 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted w/John rolin and wife
Poured a toffee brown haze nose of dark fruits,leather,alcohol
Little to no head taste was semi sweet hopped up barley wine for sure I had a stomach ach I will try again
Kosmokrator (291) - ITALY - MAY 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Limpido color ambra-rossiccia quasi privo di schiuma, giusto un velo bianco ai bordi del bicchiere. Al naso offre un intenso cocktail di toffee, uvetta e zucchero caramellato; al palato è dolce e leggermente acidula con note di zucchero caramellato, biscotto, frutta passita e pan di zenzero; nel finale si fa più amarognola ed emergono note legnose con una debole sfumatura di whisky. Corpo medio a dispetto dell’abv che è mascherato bene, struttura vinosa e parzialmente liquorosa, effervescenza pressoché nulla. Una collaborazione riuscita, sulla scia dei successi precedenti!
Beer3000 (3723) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle. Clear reddish amber body with a small, dense beige head. Aroma feels like sweet caramel malt, dry fruit and warming alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, dry fruit and quite bitter. Medium body with a sweet and bitter aftertaste. Com si, com sa.
GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy light brown with a small off-white head, somewhat viscous. Aroma is coriander, dates, brown sugar, orange peel, Grand Marnier. Slightly oily mouthfeel, sweet with a somewhat fruity/citrus bitterness on the finish and some booziness. Taste is orange peel, whiskey, oak, dates, sugar.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rusty brown. The nose is date, raisin, allspice, red fruit and booze. The flavor is red fruit, plum, date fruit cake with warm spices and finishes with a whisky and oak kick.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VastActiv (805) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Batch 243, bottled on 07052009. Colour is clear dark copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Whiskey, sweetness, caramel and hints of alcohol.
Chadquest (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich caramel with a light peat, carmalized brown sugars and some cherry. Alcohol is at a level that is very enjoyable. mouthfeel is slightly sticky on the back end, full bodied for sure. deep dark reddish hue to the body.
i dig it.
alexsdad06 (3042) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Pours a hazy reddish/orange/amber color with no head at all. The aroma is heavy on the caramel and toffee malts with a hint of hops and some background wood. The flavor is more sweet caramel/toffee malts, some ripe fruitiness comes through, there is still some boozy alcohol with just a touch of earthy bitterness to the finish. One of the more drinkable beers I’ve had from BrewDog (certainly due to the absence of the overpowering peated whiskey notes).
Albe (56) - ITALY - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium brown body with a fully diminishing off-white head. The aroma is mostly malty, lots of caramel, roasted malts, red fruits and clear whisky cask hints, with some hoppy too. Flavor is sweet, not excessively and well balanced with some light bitterness, very long duration. The aging produced a medium body, complex and warming. Soft carbonation, i really enjoyed this one.
b3shine (2234) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks a semi-transparent caramel with thin off-white lacing. Smells of caramel malt and hops with a touch of he Speyside barrels. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Solid stuff.
ngeunit1 (1541) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Murky red-brown with a finger of frothy khaki-tan head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel and caramelized malts, brown sugar, oak, vanilla, whisky, citrus hops, dark fruits, some booze.
T - Sweet caramel malts, caramelized and brown sugars, vanilla, oak, whisky, dark fruits, citrus hops, some hop bitterness, some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nice big barrel aged barleywine. Great overall balance.