kschep (1706) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet, sweet, sweet on nose and tongue. plums, apples, mango and cherries itís like a fruit cocktail from hell. and thatís good when itís from de molen. served a couple degrees Cís too warm for my taste /11-12
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is fruity, plums, raisins. The appearance is a slightly hazy red/brown, white head. The flavor is fruity, boozy. The beer is medium/thick in body. oily in mouthfeel. The finish is boozy, hot, fruit sweetness, light pine and resin hop. Very good. The alcohol is relatively well hidden.
thewolf (11149) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ ōlbutikken.
[bottle 223, batch 1]
Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma is sweet, lots of caramel, sherry, port, some oakiness and mild toasted notes. Very low carbonation, fat and oily mouthfeel. Flavour has caramel, soft vinoiusness, oily, light resiny, hazelnuts, light oaky, sugary. Some dryness and a good sherry feel. Good after about 2-3 years in the cellar. Still very sweet, though.
cpetrone84 (1368) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A-pours a hazy amber color with notes of a thin brown head.
S-the nose is a little ashy, notes of peat, caramel, toffee, burnt brown sugar, light doughy biscuit in there with a fair amount of malty sweetness in the back.
T-good malt base, lightly toasted biscuit, lots of caramel and burnt brown sugar, dark fruits and a fair amount of sweetness in the back.
M-smooth and creamy, full bodied, syrupy feel to it, moderate to low carbonation but enough to balance the body.
D-big malt bomb, a little sweet but not cloying, the huge flavors and the big body go well together. more carbonation would probably have helped balance and reduce some of the big sugar flavors in this.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark whiskey looking liquid. no head whatsoever. nose is earthy mushroom, wood, sherry, and licorice. Flavors have a lot of woodsy, mushroom, earthy tones over loads of burnt sugar flavors..mouthfeel is absolutely free of carbonation. Thick, syrupy body...the sweetness isnít overbearing...but its evident, especially since this practically tastes like caramlized simple syrup just with less sweetness. The alcohol, especially for 15+% is pretty damn hidden...but hidden not a good beer make. Very one dimensional and unrefined tasting, really....burnt sugar and mushrooms, dude.
jrob21 (2513) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is dark ruby color. Batch from 2008. A syrupy sweet, prune, and molasses dessert kind of drink. 15% is incredibly well hidden but this is still a sipping kind of drink. Aroma is nice and fruity with some plum, raising, and orange. Sweet candylike aroma as well. Flavor is full bodied, mouth coating, sweet thick and caramel. Some nice fruit on the back of the palate. Huge and intense.
hawthorne00 (2399) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Copper. Still, no head. Aroma of orange liqueur, Tokay, dark vinegar toffee, pepper, Calvados, medication. Taste has alcohol before sweetness, which is saying something. Big syrupy sweetness with pronounced medicinal bitterness growing to dominate at the finish. More like an amaro than anything beerlike Iíve had. About 100mls was a good size serving for me. Not my sort of thing.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky caramel brown with a small collection of bubbles that splits quickly and leaves nothing behind.
The aroma is seriously sweet and very fruity - port-like. Red apples, caramel, vanilla, maybe some oranges. Less alcohol in the nose than I expected.
Taste has more burn than the aroma suggests. Very sweet - caramel apples and alcohol. Definitely lots of sweet port, especially in the finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and very, very slick with low carbonation.
This is a sipper - very sweet, like a dessert wine. Not the best body in a barleywine but pretty drinkable, especially for the ABV.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with no head. Sweet malt and sherry aroma. Sweet malt and sherry flavor with light fruitiness. Medium bodied. Low carbonation. Sweet malt and sherry lingers with dark fruit.
dudebun (136) - GERMANY - JUL 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cork came out with no pop, poured a beautiful ruby colour, but no head at all. Taste reminded me of dried fruit, but the syrupy consistency and sweetness were too much for me. Not my thing at all. Felt like with some carbonation it would have been better. Girlfriend, after wrinkling her nose at it, said itíd be best served as a dessert wine/beer.