MiP (13724) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - OCT 15, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 15%. Vinous and alcoholic aroma, some paint thinner. Almost clear dark amber colour. The flavour is extremely sugary, quite vinous. Has some brandy as well. Sweet vanilla. Not so balanced.
TBone (12950) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled vintage 2004
Copper brown color, small off-white head. Rye bread, citrus and hops in the nose, not overly strong aroma. Citrus, hops, tropical fruits in suprisingly refreshing flavor, notes of toffee in the aftertaste. Alcohol is not shown in the flavor, but it really kicks when drink arrives to stomach - really warming brew. Not an Earth shaking barley wine, but good tasty beer to sip slowly.
Travlr (12932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2007 bottle at DFH Rehoboth Beach, on the same day that Roy Rogers’ horse Trigger and his German Shepherd (both stuffed, of course) were sold at auction to some guy who owns a radio station. Our dessert beer. Golden copper color, off white head, scant lacing. Aroma of caramel, white wine, brandy. Taste of alcohol up front, candied caramel apples, vanilla. Very tasty.
Oakes (12777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blazing golden brown. You can tell by the colour that only pale malts were used, but I wouldn't have guessed Maris Otter. Light fruit note, with a little bit of toastiness. Sweet palate with alcohol burn coming through. Fading leafy hop on the left. Too simple to be a top-flight barley wine.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange color with an off-white head. Has an aroma of caramel and alcohol. Flavor is of alcohol and fruit.
Rasmus40 (11674) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is very sweet malty, caramel, dried fruit and heavy alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Very sweet finish with warming alcohol. 090711
argo0 (11581) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2004 Hazy amber with off-white head. Aroma is sweet, cherry, some grapefruit. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, cherry, some date. Full bodied, but as with many DFH beers, you'd never guess there's near as much alcohol here as there actually is. And also in typical DFH fashion, this beer is not typical for style, and tastes great anyway.
bhensonb (11364) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chartreuse cap. Bottle 10/16/06, but who can wait. Aroma of malt, resiny hop, and alcohol. Actually a bit phenolic. Brilliant color of ripe apricot flesh. No head. Full body. Sweet, but starts like medium fruit rather than malt. Alcohol and malt go along, and between them tend to dominate the hop. Some bitterness shows up in the finish, but it’s more like a hint of oak rather than pine or citrus.
rlgk (11335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy golden/amber color, small offwhite/yellowish head. Vinous aroma, nutty, lots of fruits, sherry notes, figs, raisins, some spices. oak and syrup. Raisins and figs show first in flavor, syrup and nuts, vinous, some sherry, sweetish, some oak, some spices. Nice lacing on the glass. Smooth sweetish finish with raisins and figs. Such a strong feeling without letting alcohol showing. I am amazed...
brokensail (11231) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The pour is a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of off-white head. Pretty brutal aroma. A bit of rubber cement and rubbing alcohol. There’s a little bit of candied citrus in there and some caramel. The flavor isn’t quite as brutal as the aroma...at first anyway. Lots of booze, some rubbing alcohol, and more booze. Caramel and citrus flavors are also present, but they give way to the less desirable ones as it warms.