rlgk (17125) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2011. Hazy amber beer. Oaky aroma, sweet, smoked. Oak flavor, malty, fruity, but too sweet and sticky to be a top class beer.
tkrjukoff (4293) - SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample @ SBWF 2011. Pours clear mahogany few bubbles. Smokey barrel whisky excellent. Flavor is sweet sourish fruity candy bitter raisins madeira. Finishes bitter sweet.
flemmingwillum (1168) - Nysted, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #573, tap @ CBF ’11
Blackish beer with a fine head. Aroma is liquorice, yeast and some berries. Flavor is more complex with liquorice, smoke, bitter hops, plums, alcohol, ash, chocolate and a pretty bitter finish. Thick and creamy palate.
anders37 (22304) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty bourbon vanilla aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity slightly roasted malty bourbon flavor with hints of vanilla and dark fruit. Has a fruiy malty bourbon barrel finish.
Borup (10731) - Albertslund, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Valhal. Dark amber colour with a small brown head. Aroma and flavour of dark fruits, malt, hops, spice and caramel.
Pinball (11832) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2013 clear very dark amber, small smooth light brown head.
very nice dusty sweet malty woody barley wine aroma, notes of dark fruits.
flavor is wood, hops, malts, dry. pretty tight and dry bw
Hansen (8292) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown and clear. Has an off-white head, fully diminishing. Aroma of oak, a bit crisp, sweet, sugar, caramel. Heavy sweet flavor, moderate bitter finish. Syrupy texture and soft carbonation. A bit boring.
mjs (6153) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, 0.25 l, at Pikkulintu) The beer poured really deep dark brown and almost clear. Its head was minusculous and it had light brown shading. Aroma had vanilla, mildly roastedness and noticeable amount of alcohol. Palate was full bodied and dry with low carbonation. Flavours were vanilla, roastedness, vineousness, mildly ash and low carbonation. Aftertaste was vineous. The barrel aging was clearly present in this beer but it was not disturbing. I found it actually quite pleasant - especially the aroma.
lusikka (7649) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
250 ml bottle @ Gastropub Nordic. 11% abv, BBE 19.1.2016.
Pours a dark brown colour with a frothy, beige head. Aroma of dark and sweet fruits, raisins and smooth coffee. Flavour of extremely dry oak, dry hops and pleasant roasted malts with dark raisins and coffee. Pleasant mouthfeel, dry and warming. Alcohol comes through too much though. Quite raw and needs aging.
Skinnyviking (8597) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. High creamy and lasting high brown head. Pitch black body. Coffee liquorice roasted malt alcohol wood earth aroma. Coffee liquorice roasted malt wood flavor with a fair amount of hops bitterness. Low carbonation. Long aftertaste. Alcohol is well hidden.