portermax55 (118) - Canterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle. Pours a clear, dark amber color with a thin, white head that dissipates rather quickly. Heavy aromas of hops, tropical fruits, and spice with a faint alcohol hint. Flavor is rather sweet when hitting the mouth, and has a bitter, hoppy finish with hints of sweet fruit and spice as well. Has a very soft, velvety mouthfeel, and the 10.8% is hidden rather well for the most part. Enjoyable brew.
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
The foam is hardly found in this beer. The fragrance is sharp contrast, both fruit, malt and alcohol. A pronounced vinous aroma, which is on par with the best vintage wines I have tasted. And what a taste! It explodes in the mouth with an abundance of fruit (plum, orange, raisin and a lot more). Then enter the alcohol briefly on stage, leaving a good warm feeling before malt sweetness and hop bitterness are united in something I have never tasted better before.
SilverfoX (750) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
a bottle from 2012, smells of cigars and old leather, malt and butterscotch, dark cloudy amber brown colour with some foamy off-white head. is sweet at first with whats left of the hops giving a little kick in the finish, flavours of vanilla, cherry and cigar smoke and maple smoked bacon? i cant quite pinpoint what it is! very nice and smooth
Shark_Pants (468) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red-amber with very small ivory head and low carbonation, as anticipated. Aromas of toffee, butterscotch, earthy hops, cognac. The taste has the expected toffee malt dominance, with grassy hop bitterness. Pretty good.
rejtable (1800) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1700! Pours clear brown with almost no head and just some spots of lacing. Nose is sweet and leather. Flavours of caramel, brown bread, leather, some ginger maybe. Taste medium sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, somewhat oily with medium carbonation and a long bitter finish.
RafeAU (425) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from plonk. 8 months past best before of November 2014. deep amber pour with almost no head. Rich alcohol and malt aroma, flavour similar. raisin, dried fruit. warming alcohol. great english barley wine, pleasant surprise from Brooklyn as I was expecting a hop bomb American style barley wine.
mauroruellas (485) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Coloração vermelha acobreada,líquido levemente licoroso,espuma bege com baixa formação e manutenção;aroma com boa complexidade apresentando frutas vermelhas,malte tostado,caramelo,notas cítricas e defumadas,alem de um bom perfume herbáceo; sabor encorpado,com um dulçor inicial e um picante finalizando,o frutado e o defumado do aroma continuam,um amadeirado e o álcool(bem inserido) também aparecem,baixa carbonatação,final adocicado e alcoólico,porem com retrogosto com pequeno amargor. Ótima cerveja,para ser degustada com calma e lentamente.
KoNrRiI (791) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.33 bottle. Delicately hazy, light brown color with a crimson hue and almost no head. Aroma of nuts, dough, yeasts, sugar, and some wood - hard to describe but great. Taste is sweet, malty, some caramel, a tad fruity. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is an amazing combination of fruity and malty flavors. Overall a great beer, although I am partial to barleywines so it has to be taken into account.
huineman (423) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 10, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours dark amber with yellowish head.
Intense aromas: honey, caramel, orange, Halls drop, white flowers, fig leaf, butterscotch, molasses...
Creamy, full-bodied, powerful. Sheer bitterness marks the long finish. Delicious.
Bozo_skeleton (752) - Grenoble, FRANCE - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe ruby, sans carbo ni collet.
Aromes fruits rouge, alcool, caramel.
Tres ronde, liquoreuse, des saveurs cherry, chaude et longue sur la finale.
egg (147) - USA - APR 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle on 4/22/15. Unfortunetely cant taste next to one from this year. Good fizz upon opening. Pours a medium brown copper. Slightly hazy. Loose and thin light tan head. Nose is great. Creamy, vanilla, caramel, no hops, some alcohol heat, bourbon. Taste is the same plus alcohol heat, maybe some slight oxidation, a lot of dark fruit, fresh cut grass, followed by lightly burnt sugar, sweet, cardboard. Pretty tasty but got more astringent as it warmed..