humlelala (1060) - DENMARK - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle #504 I think; courtesy of Ungstrup - huge thanks!) Pours a dark amber, clear with small floaties and no head. Aroma is surprisingly refined with notes of cognac, oak, rye bread and maybe a tinge of oxydation. Pretty flat, oily texture with a full body and quite a sweet, warming finish. Taste generally follows the nose, is characterised by sweetness with plenty of aroma notes. Smooth and with the alcohol very well masked.
olio (6929) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20100305.
Pours murky orange color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel and toffee. Flavor of malts, caramel, ripe fruits, toffee and some alcohol notes.
madmitch76 (16890) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th February 2010
Hazy red-amber beer. Aged malt nose. No head, low carbonation. Semi dry palate, a little soft. Rich sweet malt, fruity. A nice low key blend of orange and cranberry and generic fruits. Very light vanilla wood, subtle brandy and provides a brief warm note. Nice liquer beer!
cgarvieuk (15949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ...amber ... deep dark sweet toffee malt nose ...very sweet ... toffee malts ... rich and sweet ... very juicy ... quite oily ... ligth hoppy finish ...
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
In bottle. Pours an amber colour with very low carbonation and a few large bubbles lacing the rim. Very sweet caramel and barley aromas with alcohol, cognac and oak notes. Similar flavours with upfront sweet barley and treacle. Oily mouth-feel. OK.
Travlr (14475) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared with Paul and Lindsey who resuced me from the streets of Utrecht when I couldn’t find the apartment I was supposed to stay at, thanks! Murky amber color, thin tan head. Aroma of butterscotch candy and vanilla. Taste is very sweet caramel candy, too sweet for my taste.
Meilby (8551) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml vintage 2009 @ home
Pours cloudy amber with no head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat.
tiong (4281) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Konttori, Tampere. Originally rated on 20.3.2010. Super sweet and sugary barley wine with notes of alcohol, malts, oak and vanilla. Way too sweet for my taste.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fra flaske, dufter sindsygt dejligt ! mørke frugter ... men smager endnu mere sindsygt dejlig... mørke frugter, dadler, egtræ.... rosiner...... eftersmagen er dejlig sød ! ;) ...... en super dejlig øl ..... prøv den ! hehehe
Plovmand (6755) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a small off white head. The aroma is wood, oak, sweet malt, bread, sweet caramel, berries and raisins. Lovely! The flavour is bread, sweet fruit, toasted caramel, prunes, raisins, dates and brown sugar. Sweet but the alcohol is well hidden. A very nice beer to enjoy next to the fire place.