Ibrew2or3 (5758) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of madmitch76, thanks Ken. The little 25cl 2011 bottle pours clear deep copper with light tan head. The aroma is yummy inviting sweet caramel, molasses, prunes and dates as well as a touch of scorched toffee. Wow! Deep rich aroma that breaks the will of the aromatic sampling beer geek and forces a quick hurried sip well ahead of schedule. The taste is pleasingly the same with chewy rich caramel candy, molasses, prunes and earthy dates. Wow, the booze is way in the background for this big beer. Yes, this is rich sweet delicious English style barleywine. Love it!
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
3rd October 2011
Cloudy dark brown beer, residual off white head. Softish palate, slightly dry. Sweet well fermented malt! Lovely Port wine tones - rich red wine with a trace of cherry and black fruits. Alcohol is barely noticeable. Smooth finish. Very rich and very tasty - lovely!
Miksu (4537) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.25 l bottle. Hazy dark mahagony color with almost no head. Vinous, warming, nutty and grassy aroma with toffee, dark bread and vanilla. Sweet, berryish, toffeish, vinous, honeyish, nutty and very warming flavor with dark bread. Bittersweet finish. Soft low carbonation. Very elegant, alcohol is very warming yet soft and there is a mead like honey character. Surpringly low scores here, I think this is a real gem.
saxo (11216) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are fruits, nuts, alcohol and malt. Nice and warming. Had it for a year before it was drunk.
HenrikSoegaard (9126) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy Saxo. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Brown colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Exstremely vinius. Fantasic powerfull nutty flavor. Chocolate noets. Perfect creamy palate. Fantastic beer.
ClubGonzo (2695) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a sherry-brandy-like body with virtually no head. Nose is fruity and complex, with licorice, pine, vanilla and hints of peaches. Taste is leather, strawberry, port wine, oak and honey; quite different than the original aromatic profile but so tightly composed it actually adds two dimensions to this great brew. Full-bodied palate. Extremely well blended, Brutalis is a high-class barley wine that I have no problems recommending to anyone.
dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by Ibrew2or3. Pours a clear brown color with no real head. Aroma is caramel and hard candy. Taste is mostly sweet. Full bodied and sticky. Really tasty.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2012 Ibrew2or3 with the share! Pours a brown color, small head. Sweet aroma, loaded with brown sugar, sherry, alcohol. Flavor is sweet and leads to a warm alcohol finish.
fiulijn (12179) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown-amber color, no head. It has malt aroma and strong malt and caramel flavor, soft nuts, very sweet; it reminds me of Thomas Hardy, but sweeter, without complexity; it seems to be correctly bitter and there is a touch of alcohol too. I can foresee the perplexity of many drinkers, but I like sweet malt stuff.
Strange that tasted side to side with their Imperial Stout this one has no carbonation (which is not a bad thing for me) while the Imperial Stout has too much.
bierkoning (8951) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color. Vinous aroma with plums and raisin. Syrupy sweet, oaky with raspberry notes and vanilla. Extremely malty., but also with a dry out effect in the finish. A firm hop character in the aftertaste. Good!