DrD (61) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Though I’m certainly a fan of viscous, candy sugar ’n’ caramel old ales, this one’s particular impressive because it doesn’t really fit that description; it seems to have a healthy dose of bittering hops, which balances the palate and allows the caramel-wood-smoke-loam-fig notes to shine through in a way that the more saccharine old ales don’t. Highly recommended.
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.7%. Dark brown colour, large beige head. Aroma of rich malts and fruity and earthy hops. Medium sweet flavour, malty first, followed by fruity hops and a very resinous and earthy massive bitterness.
tandembrauer (1175) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread. Tastes sweet with balancing bitterness. Full bodied, bitter finish.
gunnar (7959) - Sandnes, NORWAY - SEP 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is typical for a barley wine, caramel malts, and some weak hoppy elements. Taste is light sweet flowery, with caramel and bitter liquorice. Nice.
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a clear dark cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of black strap molasses, caramel malt, a hint of figs, brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of floral hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, chocolate, figs, a hint of brown sugar and some floral hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar, chocolate and some lingering hop bitterness.
EHSRanders (2008) - Tjele, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy brown color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty aroma With notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.
Borup (11996) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from at bottle at DØE 2016. Hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruit.
Andrus86 (429) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
BOTTLE. Ruby/amber pour with some floaty particles, minimal off white head.. Sweet malty nose, toffee, candy & some dark berries.. Rich dark malt backbone, dried fruits & dark chocolate in middle finishing with sweet fruit hops.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
broflex (15) - - JUL 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent brew with a nice balanced palate. Burnt caramel notes with a sharp start and a light smooth finish.
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Holmen1 (4877) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 29, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fra flaske på DØE Lokomotivhallen mai-16 (dag 2) med Steven: brunrød rav med kort skum. Aroma og smag af malt, urter og sure bær. Molassesødme. Lang eftersmag med god bitterhed.
HenrikSoegaard (13271) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.