AndresTM (394) - Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2012 Complex aroma, very dark and luscious, featuring heavy notes of dark fruits, fudge, orange, and some spices. The mouthfeel is syrupy, with light carbonation and a medium-to-heavy body that can also be somewhat sticky. The taste is mostly sweet and a bit sour, but there’s a mineral bitter impression that accompanies the mostly sweet-and-sour finish. The fruity esters are prominent on the tongue, as is some honey that wasn’t that noticeable to the nose. It’s hard to detect the hops. There’s also a gentle note of juniper berries towards the end. After a few sips, a sour impression coats the oral cavity. I love it; it far exceeded my expectations. It’s not a beer for everyone, mind you—it can be a little too syrupy and sweet, if not just too strong and flavorful for those who like drier beers, and there is no hop thrill here. But what it tries to do, it accomplishes.
MelvinKalksma (300) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, belgian yeast, ripe fruit, malts.
Turbid amber/brown beer with a medium thick off-white head.
Slightly sweet and very fruity, intense hops and mild spices.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
wiedrzensky (462) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle. Pours is clear amber with thick persistent white head. Aroma of grapes, spruce, caramel, floral and sweet, barrique very promising. Taste is medium sweet, some bitter notes, carmel and grapes on tongue. Heavy body, oily texture, flat carbonation, light long bitter and heavy sweet finish. Overally bit sweet but awesome and well ballanced beer anyway. I’m not a big fan of anchor brewery but this one is superb.
Towey1989 (962) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of molasses, toffee, fruitcake, a little liquorice, some raisin, slight prune, subtle orange, slight brown sugar, maybe whisky and spicy hops. Taste of molasses, toffee, fruitcake, raisin, some prune, slight brown sugar, whisky, a little vanilla, orange, liquorice and spicy hops. Full bodied and a sticky texture. A warming, spicy, toffee finish. An extremely complex, flavourful beer. Like a whisky or a brandy more than a beer. A gorgeous, warming barley wine overall.
Pringao_Toribi (326) - Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 11, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In short: drinkable cake beer.
Aroma: tarta, pie, plum and peach,
Appearance: dark orange, with creamy foam.
Taste: medium sweet and very light bitter and sour.
Palate: grass/citronella finish.
alomtnez (228) - SPAIN - NOV 9, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big frothy and beige head, slowly diminishing until it disappears. Clear reddish (ruby) dark amber. Complex, sweet aroma (candy sugar), very ripe fruit (apricot and citrus), spicy with some hoppynes. It tastes sweet (molasses), warm, ripe fruit (prune), toasted malt, wine wort and hoppy with a spicy and bitter fruityness finish. Medium carbonation. A very enjoyable discovery for me!
SvanteL (49) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Mörkt rödbrun med medelstort skum. Fantastisk doft med stor maltighet, fikon dadlar och russin, pomerans och apelsin, kryddor. Smaken är rik och fyllig med sötma från torkade frukter - dadlar, fikon russin - fruktighet av apelsin och pomerans och en skön kryddighet, liten eldighet och allt avslutas med en liten väl balanserad beska.
En toppen-barley wine, smakrik och välbalanserad och alldeles underbar.
HerrBierkoenig (795) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,355l bottle, BBD: 07 2017 Pours clear amber red to brown liquid, medium frothy tan head, Aroma: candied fruits, sweet, malty, cane sugar, caramel, whiskey, wooden notes, red fruits, citrus, warming alcohol, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, citrus, lemon grass, orange, peach, raisins, caramel, Palate: medium to heavy body, oily mouthfeel, average carbonation, long sweet warming aftertaste, Overall: excelent beer, enjoyed.
RhetoricalAns (666) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 mL bottle. Generally clear deep amber pour with some residue floating about. Tall foamy, pale beige head, good retention. Malt aroma, toffee, brown sugar, spiciness, rum, some alcohol. Taste follow with the malt theme of course, sweet, rich, warming. Slightly sticky body, minimal carbonation.
BeerInHeaven (292) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark copper with a medium tan head. aroma is caramel malt with a hint of floral hops. thick heavy mouth feel. taste is rich toasted malt, then a light hop bitter. Long warming finish with a little bitter linger. Good strong beer.