gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy amber with no head. Very sweet aroma and taste. Berries, malt, dried fruits, caramel, jam, some alcohol. No carbonation. Thick body. Not a thirst quencher but a good dessert beer.
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ PPSG’10, man i love deciphering messy notes. Amber still pour. Sugarbomb full of sweet malts, fruit and sugars, without such alcohol would probably make this brew undrinkable, still a bit of warming but at 15%+ understandable.
AndreaDel (56) - Rome, ITALY - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Brown/red color no head. Massive fruits and sweet aroma. Very sweet taste, full body. The sweetness makes hard to identify single flavors, doesn’t seem to drink a beer. Very low alcohol persepction.
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from De Molen. Adventurous beer, sticky sweet with high alcohol %. The alcohol taste is evident and unfortunately overpowers the other flavours.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle shared.by weeheavy sd. Big fruity aroma. Strong carmel notes. Flavor has citrus amd apple. Big warm and sweet but no hint of the alcohol. Linger sweet finish.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
little Bottle 237/1200 from K&B. Shared with bikesandbeer. Nice to see de molen in the states. Pours copper brown with no head. Nose is sweet and relatively innocuous, basically smells a bit boozy, but there isn’t a clear fragrance that I can pinpoint. Taste is sweet, and full of caramel and toffee, the mouthfeel is pretty nice and the high abv is obscured.
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - DEC 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the shop at Pizza Port Carlsbad -- last one. I felt bad about opening this without sharing until I drank it. Pours a syrupy amber color with no discernible head and a fair amount of sediment. Smells and tastes predominately of apple cider, grape juice, orange zest, dried apricots, and caramel. Closer to a gluwein than a barley wine, to me. Way too sweet and under-carbonated, unfortunately
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml red-wax bottle -
Man, this is really, really sweet. Lots of sweet orange juice in flavor, apple juice, slightly vinous with an odd bready quality to it. Alcohol kinda creeps in when reaching room temp. Aroma has some muted orange juice aromas, hot caramel dip, and light alcohol. Great mouthfeel with some smooth, velvety body. It pours out completely still, no head, no carbonation yet looks like a brandy or cognac when pouring. I really like it.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle #187/204. Rice amber color, thin white head that dissipates quickly. Moderate lacing. Tangerine, apples and alcohol in the nose. Taste is a thick syrup of fruit, apricots, malts. Strong alcohol in the aftertaste detracts from the overall, but you’ll still be glad you were on the journey,
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brownish color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Very sweet caramel flavor with some dark fruits. Overly sweet, alcoholic and flat. Full body with syrupy mouthfeel and zero carbonation. I’m not sure if this was a bad bottle or a bad beer. The scores seem to be all over the place.