mjs (5372) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottle at Pikkulintu) The beer poured deep reddish brown and hazy. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, whisky, vanilla and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied, warming and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were whisky, malts, berries and sweetness. Aftertaste had whisky. In my opinion there was hardly anything left of the beer and the whisky had taken it over completely.
sayravai (4691) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled) Very hazy golden with a small head. Sweetish-malty nose with vanilla and soft alcohol. Flavor is very sweet with tons of barley and alcohol warmth - but no burn. Quite full body, low carbonation, almost burning alcohol. Interesting in its own way, but probably too sweet for most. 8348
JorisPPattyn (8567) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Modest rim, gone in seconds, leaving a yellow line around a muddy amber-brown beer. Overwhelming nose of fruity hops and aged spirit, wood, cherries, madeira, Bourbon, eggnog. Sweet-hoppy, faint bitterish, and a little wry component. Very comples, layered flavours. Again lots of fruity notes, remindful of dried apricots, dried cherries or other sugar-laden fruit, orange peel. Lipsmacking bitterness, faintly spiced liquid X-mas pudding. Very viscous to oily, alcoholburn, warming as none. exploding tastes keep lingering as supernova rememnants. Wow. That’s some Barley Wine (capitals intentional).
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, sweet and heavy, yet balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet very expensive!, WOW!
anders37 (19478) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a sweetish malty whisky aroma with hoppy hints and some hints of smoke. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with hints of oak and whisky. Has a sweetish malty whisky finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by KnutAlbert. Dense low head. Foggy reddish brown body. Surprisingly fresh fruitiness in the aroma, mixed with whisky tones, and whiffs of oak and ash. Taste has a rounded liqeurish malt-sweetness with whisky in the lead. Lots of fruity hop bitterness to back up and to balance. Faint oaky. Distinct alcohol, not disturbing. Full, and warm in the mouth. Lingering alcohol heath in the finish. Strong and rough, yet in balance. Really good stuff.
KnutAlbert (6386) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Complex aroma, fruit, alcohol and a hint of smoke. Lots of hoppy flavour, blends well with the malt. Pepper, alcohol.
Theis (14477) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Cloudy red/brown - white head. High wood. Dry wooden. Nice. Dark fruits. Dark berries. Light hoppy. Nice.
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JUN 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella from a tube. Fruity smoke whiskyish alco woody aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet woody fruity bitter smoke whisky alco flavour. Pleasant.
Pinball (11521) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown, smooth offwhite head.
roasted stuff, boozy, woody.
flavor is delicious, sweet, oak, malts, caramel, sweet. very nice, very sweet, but it works well. slight fruity touch too.