TheJestersBeer (2332) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber, with a thin white head.
Quite mature aromas, dried fruits, tobacco, walnuts, marzipan, caramel, fudge, hops.
Sweet, full bodied, medium bitterness, low CO2.
Complex, mature taste, lots of dried fruits, apricots, figs, marzipan, caramel, fudge, orange peel. Really nice, will develop more with further ageing.
daniele (7570) - ITALY - APR 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ambrato carico poca schiuma poco persistente naso intenso fruttato vinoso quasi passito malto frutta secca dolce amaro in bocca corposa
Japalo (1702) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. No head or carbonation. Light brown. Sherry like taste of raisins and ploms. Quite sweet. Heavy body. Just not my type of brew to be so complex sweetness.
tmrmwel (1645) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355, batch 429. Pours dark brown, with a reddish hue, and with almost no head whatsoever. Aroma is heavily on the fruity side, with a lot of plums, oak barrels, chocolate and notes of strawberries. Flavour is likewise very fruity, with caramel malts some oakiness and a light alcoholic sweetness. A good brew, but some years up ahead it will most probably be splendid.
MOLA_DK (378) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a small long lasting white head. Aroma is full of fruity notes. Taste is almost overwhelming, quite sweet, almost like an ice wine loads of fruit in the taste aswell. Just a hint of bitterness at the end, but aftertaste is all sweet and fruity. Intense and fantastic!
alexsdad06 (8244) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours a cloudy deep amber brown color with maybe a couple small bubbles. The aroma is big sweet malty, caramel, ripe fruits, grapes, apples, port and a splash of orange. The flavor has a big sweet caramel base ripe fruits, port, thick and syrupy; everything is over the top. This is would be perfect for a cool late fall/early winter night in front of a fire after a big dinner. We probably could have sat on this for a few years and still enjoyed it.
erickok (5034) - Leuven, BELGIUM - MAR 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Brown, clear body with no head whatsoever. Sugared orange, vanilla, rum soaked raisins, dark grapes, hint of bitterness. Nice. Taste is powerful sweet, with a full, somewhat sticky body. Rich fruity flavour with a tang at the end. Not overly alcoholic but certainly warming. Drinks like a desert wine or a flavourful mead. Complex and refined. Compared to De Molen’s other outstanding barley wines this is sweeter and hides the alcohol even more. Amazing brew, if you treat it for what it is. (33cl bottle)
kaser (5190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured amber from a bottle. No head. Not much smell. Apricot and slightly malty taste. Not terrible but wouldn't have again. Expected worse
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xatu (22) - vitoria-gasteiz, SPAIN - MAR 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full bodied, cloudy orange colour with almost no head. Nose is very fruity and sweet, also alcohol notes are observed. Taste is really sweet, fruity and very malty, reminds me to moscatel wine. Quite like a liquour.
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle @ Monks Sveavägen. #407/432 brewed 08 March 2010. Red colour with no head. Malty caramel aroma. Very nice taste, reminds me of port. Doesn’t taste of alcohol despite the strength.