mathieuc (2285) - 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!
ansalon (2034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
CBC 2015. Pours caramel with a low tan head. Aromas of caramel, molasses, roasted oak, figs, dates and raisins. Mouthfeel is caramel, roasted oak, figs, dates, ripe apple, molasses and raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth and somewhat oily with low carbonation and medium body. Very good!
Damico (2952) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very thick not quite murky dark unclear pitch brown with a beige head. The aroma brings huge lightly sweet perfumey wine like malts with even some caramel and chocolate notes. The flavor is my favorite part bringing chocolatey caramel sweet malts so nice on the palate with a big malty but super smooth balanced sweetness bringing a beautifully huge and balanced BA barleywine.
TheEpeeist (3561) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
25.4 oz bottle. Murky brown with edgy froth. Nose is brandy, wood, caramel and raisin. Medium body with a tang. Taste is brandy, wood and caramel with hints of chocolate. A bit faded but still delicious.
Desverger (4369) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap@CBC 2015, Red Session - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruity, some spices on the palate, brandy infused wooden notes in the finish. Beautiful.
chrisv10 (12989) - DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
CBC. Dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, dark fruits, toasted with notes of alcohol. Flavour is malt, caramel, dark fruits, oak, wood, toasted, warming, sweet with notes, little vanilla of alcohol.
Rasmus40 (14270) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Hazy dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 020515
stouby (4110) - 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 (8627) - 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 (1722) - 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 (958) - 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.