dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Muddy orange/brown pour, no head. Lovely rounded treacle, yeasty, honey, sweet orange/marmalade, exactly like a really good dessert wine but with better mouthfeel. Soft sweet linger, just a tiny touch of oily booze. Hides the booze very well. Truly amazing.
olio (8987) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110206.
Pours murky orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, sweet ripe fruits and some malts. Flavor of caramel malts, sweet ripe fruits, sugar and some syrupy notes. Overly sweet and the alcohol comes through a bit, no surprise there.
Boutip (5795) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: Poured a transparent amber color ale with zero head. Aroma of dry fruits, oxidation and sweet corn notes is quite intense. Taste is also dominated by warm alcohol ester notes with some corn, some oxidized caramel malt notes with intense dry fruit and loads of residual sugar. Body has an oily like texture with zero carbonation and loads of alcohol was apparent. This was bottle in 2010 and is supposedly good for another 25 years! I can’t say I was very impressed with this beer as way too much alcohol and sugar was perceptible. There seems to be a trend of zero carbonation and high-gravity beer with no attenuation and I just don’t get it.
Eructoblaster (3749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at L’Autre Oeil (Gatineau, QC). Pours a dark amber body with low carbonation and an average, lasting off-white creamy head. Well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with grainy, fruity, and brown sugar hints. Alcohol is perfectly hidden. Its robust, complex malty/hoppy taste carries spicy, fruity, woody, and caramel notes. Ends with a long, warming, bittersweet finish. Awesome!
anders37 (22493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a Hazy dark amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty spicy dark fruit and caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel and dark fruit finish.
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Waxed 12 oz bottle brewed on 2010. I’ve had it for about 6 months. It seems over oxidized and has absolutely zero carbonation. My guess is this has gone so I will find another bottle and re-rate. There was the smallest release of gas upon opening what looks an intact seal. The aroma is a potent sweet medley of raisins, white plums, light cinnamon, apples, grapes, light bready yeast. Flavor is oxidized metal, fruit pits, yeast, gritty and medicinally bitter finish while the alcohol burns and warms a little. The sweetness is intense but the body is light, thin and fleeting. There’s evidence this was once good. Or I’m totally wrong and i just don’t like it.
McDear (40) - Napoli, ITALY - OCT 2, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Eccezionale birra Barley wine da meditazione.
Riservata a palati esperti ed estimatori.
Schiuma aderente, Aspetto opalescente, intensità olfattiva elevata con una finezza molto elegante, frizzantezza scarna, corpo strutturato, amaro percettibile, Persistenza retrogusto discreto.
Determinato il profumo agrumato e floreale, presente ed elegante mai invadente. In bocca e nel naso un concerto di profumi e sensazioni.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz , red waxed, bottle. Poured a hazy orange color with a small sized head. Aromas of caramel, some citrus, and dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, raisins, prunes, and brown sugar. Sweet but not cloying.
RichTheVillan (6274) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Cotteridge wines; I recall sampling this at a bottle shop in Cotteridge called Cotteridge wines from plastic shot glasses great hosts great company. Now I’ve got my own bottle. Pours dark amber small head slightly bitter in taste with honey. Silky mouthfeel, an alcoholic buzz to it but not to harsh. Great drink try it!
SimplySike (1354) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors cloudy orange with white head.
Aroma is caramel, citrus, orange, yeast, darke cherry fruits.
Taste sweet, nice little bitter, bittersweet aftertaste.
Amazing beer an amazing taste and aroma.