mathieuc (1951) - Québec, Quebec, - JAN 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by tom10101, thanks a lot Tommy! Magnificient deep brown with a thin white head that sticks. There is a little alcohol in the aroma which must come from the apple brandy but it is pleasing and a good sign of what is to come. There is also a lot of sweetness in the aroma: brown sugar, caramel... you know the drill. Taste is full of sweets too but never cloying. There is a little alcohol burn but this only reinforce the fine spirit aura that this marvelous brew has. At times I thought this could have been labeled as an Old Ale too. Not sure how I could ever pick a winner from KRE, this, King Henry, MoaS, Cuir 100% BBA (we had them back to back on a quiet afternoon... woot!)... they were all exceptionnal in their own ways!
stouby (3957) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ CBC 2015. Hazy brown. Aroma medium+ malty (caramel, roasted, dark fruit, bourbon, coconut, vanilla). Flavor medium+ sweet, light bitter. Full body, some alcohol present.
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAY 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[5/2/15] Draught sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015. 3rd session. Murky brown. Great aroma of bourbon, coconut, vanilla, cookies and some fruitiness. Sweet flavor with bourbon, vanilla, cookies, chocolate, a bit of fruitiness and a boozy note. Rounded mouthfeel.
cpetrone84 (1658) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pour is murky brown with a tan head. Nose is wood, Brady, sweet malt, caramel brown sugar and some light berry notes. Flavor is heavy sugar, caramel, a good bit of brandy and a hint of green apple. A bit of heat in the finish with strong cArb and a full body.
Vestergaard (828) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC15! Pours a semi-clear dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has sugary, syruppy sweet caramel and cane sugar. Very sweet and very little barrel character. Taste is very sweet as well, but with a bit of tobacco, some more fruity notes and a hint of sweet apple brandy, but in general a little too sugary. Had higher expectations for this one.
Meilby (8948) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ CBC 2015, Red Session, København
Pours hazy brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vanilla, oak, alcohol, brown sugar and dried fruits. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Klimaet (576) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC 2015. Pours dark brown with a medium offwhite head. Aromas of vanilla, malt, chocolate, fudge, caramel, ripe fruits. Taste is pretty sweet, lots of barrel characters, ripe sweet fruits, vanilla, caramel, fudge, malt, dry woody finish. Damn good barleywine but I had hoped for a bit more.
rlgk (12834) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at CBC 2015, red session, with Ken, Colin and Reuben. Very dark brown beer with a nice beige/brownish head. Vinous fruity aroma, caramel, chocolate, raisins, licorice, figs and dades. Fruity licorice flavor, raisins, figs, caramel, warming alcohol, some nuts, some toffee. Very good!!!
VastActiv (3734) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at CBC 2015, Copenhagen. Originally rated 20150502. Colour is brown with brownish small head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, dry fruits, hops and massive malts.
vjohans (370) - SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@red cbc 2015
oak, caramell, sweet, a bit wild. would probably benefit from aging
rouhlas (775) - GREECE - MAY 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2015, Red session. Brown color with beige head. Malty aroma, light roasted, caramel, chocolate, toffee, butter, dark dried fruits, wood, alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light biter. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.