Theis (13355) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cockney Pub in Århus. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, sweetness, raisins, dried fruits, high sweetness, light bitterness, vinous, sweet malty, brown sugar.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber colour with a large off white head. malty, caramel and fruity sweet aroma with vague hoppy notes. Malty, sweet fruity flavor with hoppy notes.
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity) @ The National Winter Ales Festival 2008, Manchester, UK. Clear medium amber orange color with a small, frothy, fair lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy plum, tawny / port. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat. (180108)
downender (6197) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at the Royal Oak, Bath 21/2/08. Amber coloured with a moderate white head. Sweet malt and earthy hop aroma. Flavour of barley sugar, yeast and grassy hops. Good, although slightly lacking in character for such a strong beer.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A dark amber beer with a off-white head. The aroma and taste is light sweet malty and hoppy, some dried fr with a dry finish.uits to. Medium body
joergen (20640) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange coloured with a white head.
Sweet aroma of malts, caramel and alchol with notes of dried fruits.
Fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, hops and pine needles.
Whelk (123) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy light amber with a fluffy head. Aroma is fruity, bready, light hops. Rich malt, biscuit, bread, and alcohol flavors finish with a nice warming note.
Mungo (2472) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (from Bottles York). Sweet fruity malt but not overly so, you could almost take it for a strong bitter if it wasnt for the hint of almondy alcohol trying to get you to notice it. But on the whole its well balanced with gentle hops in the finish. I was pleasantly suprised but not impressed.
imdownthepub (10124) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask conditioned at Harbury Beer Fest ’07. Deep gold with white head. Heavy sweet winey fruity beer, smooth but with heavy strokes of cough medicine about it. Tongue stripping alcohol in the cask, could be one where the bottled is better.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Bottle from the Bottle Shop in Bramhall. Was hoping this would be good and it most certainly is. Orval like colour with a good white head and a luxurious consitency. Beautiful smelling beer. Malt, yeast glorious amyl nitrate like alcohol and some delicate hops and caramel in the background. Flavour is a really mellow (in comparison to others of this style) drinkable barley wine. Barley is offset by some nice grassy hops, almost perfumey at points. Alcohol is clearly there but just adds a bit of warmth at the edges and a slight spike at the finish. Pronounced bitterness at the end with clear toffee. Great body, really good balance, like it a lot.