alobar (3286) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours light brown=almost tan color with aroma of dark fruit, bread, and brown sugar. Sweet flavor with dark fruit such as plum and raisin, bread, and some brown sugar. Alcohol well hidden Nice beer.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Hazy medium brown color. One finger of frothy beige head. Retention is poor and just a wisp or two of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Lots of brown sugar in this. Toasty malts, dark fruits, plum, raisin. Sugary sweetness. Light nuttiness to finish things off. Very nice.
3.5 T: Like the nose. Toasted malts, brown sugar, raisin, plum are the main flavors. Not as sweet as the nose, but still sweet overall. Bit of peat as well.
3.75 M: Heavier body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy and super smooth.
3.75 D: Good beer. Big strong focused flavors.
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Cinctus (194) - - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong ale high in alcohol but it covers he taste vey well. Pours malt golden. Decent beer.
tekstr1der (289) - New Hampshire, USA - DEC 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oh malty goodness. Pours a murky dark amber with nonexistent head. Aroma is rich malt, bread, dark fruits, a slight sweetness, and some booze. Flavor is almost a direct translation of the smell, though not as boozy as I’d expected. Finish is sweet, and slightly cloying. Which I like. Good stuff... must go get more if it was a one-timer!
AndySnow (5954) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Tasting at yespr, 20151126.
Appearance: Brown colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Dried fruit, caramel, malt, bread.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, vinous, butter, dried fruit, caramel, some alcohol.
imdownthepub (12163) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at The Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Dark chestnut with white head. This gets started on rather a thick, syrupy sweet note, rather worrying but then comes through a warming, fruity, plummy alcohol note and then a whole gamut of Christmas pudding flavours, almonds, spicy fruitcake, cinnamon. Lasts and lasts on the palate, rather a sipper for me. More Barley Wine than Scotch Ale for me, but pretty decent for my 12k.
RichTheVillan (5461) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Post Office Vaults; clear copper pour with a creamy light tan head, aroma has roast malt and sweet caramel, taste has sweet caramel, smoke, some spice.
Pinball (11739) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from kihoskh.
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
dried dark fruity as well as more fruit juice like fruity aroma, also dark caramel and malts. could be infection or could be a belgian touch to it. quite fruity for something 10%. could be from wood. good euro hops like aroma puts a nice base in there, also some sawdust and dough. Flavor is malty, hoppy, sweet as a sweet barley wine but at the same time not caramelly sweet or overly sweet, just sweet malts, and quite well hopped to balance, but euro like hops more than us like hops. very complex with lots of secondary flavor notes, that are all mixed quite well up, so nothing distracts. the fruity notes from the aroma are still there, but very subdued, like they might be in a good belgian quad. In fact this could be had instead of a belgian quad, it has the same kind of heaviness and refinement about it. Hopheads an us-beer style fans might be dissapointed, but if you like euro style barley wine and belgian quad then this might be of interest, although it is clearly neither of the two. Palate is smooth. clearly a sipping beer.
jesperhammer (3786) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26-NOV-2015, bottle @Yespr tasting.
Slightly hazy amber with very low head. Nice aroma of malt. Taste is sweet caramel - very sweet. Just s slight bitterness. OK.
Ungstrup (32165) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An amber beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, and bread, leading to a dry finish.