GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
651mL 2009 ed black wax poured into snifter. The color is a clear, later hazy, reddish orange with a small, but dense yellow head. Not too much retention but leaves a small protective layer. Very little lace. Aroma at first cries infection- maybe Brett or something similar but not quite as nice. Spicy wood, phenols, spicy sourness lead me to believe there is something wrong here. As it warms up, the infection notes are replaced by spicy alcohol, toffee, caramel, chocolate covered strawberries. Fresh air, dew, melons blend with spicy alcohol and heavy phenols. Big Nestle Quik cocoa powder and malted milk balls (Whoppers) show through as well. It’s interesting but I’m not sure if I like the odd combo. Taste up front is pretty much confirming my infection hypothesis: very light bodied, dry, spritzy with hot alcohol still very present. Something like Brett but not quite has attenuated this down to near zero and leaves no body. Palate is very chalky and powdery. Hard to drink this without getting a headache from all the phenols and not so nice infection character.
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Gus on "Fuck it Sunday." Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bourbon, barrel, really nice. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, toffee, earthy hops, bourbon, barrel, subdued but good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, caramel hop dry aftertaste. Overall, this is drinking real nice.
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 bottle. Wow, this is drinking great right now. Deep, creamy, very flavorful. Mellow as hell, I imagine this was a booze bomb awhile ago though.
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Blåbær ’16, from bottle. Light hazy copper pour with a small off white head. Tons of sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, toffee, some light hops, quite bitter and some prunes.
Klimaet (1863) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Darrin. Pours hazy dark amber with a large offwhite head. Notes of hops, caramel, malt, toast, sweet oranges.
broflex (15) - - AUG 6, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Good barley wine with a chewy texture and a lot of sediment. Aged for over 2 years in the cabinet. Worth the wait.
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Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in blåbær line 2016 thanks to Darrin. Pours a hazy, Dark orangy amber with a big, off White head. Aroma has caramel, toasted malts, hops, orange, syrup. Taste is sweet, malty, bitter, hoppy. High carb for The style, oily body.
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GlasgowTAD (1354) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to BobbyHeenan! Pours opaque burgundy-brown with a medium-large offwhite head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is raisins, rum, red berries and oak. Taste is dried fruits, raisins, honey sweet and oak notes, though more dusty than vanilla. Full bodied with a sticky feel.
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 variety. Brown with amber tones. Lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, dark cherry and oak/alcohol. Flavor is sweet molasses, caramel, toffee, raisin, and oak. Smooth. Really good and glad I waited on this one.
MrBeerFanatic (1016) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a thick laced sticky head. Big powerful aromas fig, cake, brown sugar, slight alcohol ( actually well hidden), maple. The alcohol comes through in the flavors. There’ s fruity fig, true toffee, maybe maple, outstanding oak. Medium to high sweetness, medium alcoholic stinging finish. Its a fully functionally finally flowing fabulous beer.
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours golden with a white head and aroma of caramel and fruits. Taste is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits with some hops coming into the finish.