Ignaciorg (27) - - OCT 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep redish brown with a firm, staying, creamy, white to off-white head. Aroma has dark chocolate, raisins, plums, apricot, light vinious, somewhat resiny. Medium carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good sweetness with firm bitterness. Apricot, peach, citrus. Deep milky chocolate, grainy, some cocoa-milk, raisins, vinious and warming. Soft roasted in the finish. Lovely beer.
dfearnley (1366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to IPA glass
Pine, spruce, caramel, plum, raisin. Almost clear amber with some fairly active carbonation and a 1cm creamy tan head. Taste is slamming bitterness right off the cuff which although transitions to a caramel sweetness for a few seconds, lingers and lingers. There’s some grapefruit, pepper, and blood orange in there too. The palate is assaulted with the bitterness, but even that can’t hide the 10.3%. Finally, I get some chalkiness after having a few sips.
Bulk_Carrier (2876) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a mini-snifter, part of a flight at McGillicuddy’s, Williston, VT.
The appearance was a hazy dark amber to brown color with no head and a slight glazed over little bit of sliding lacing, interesting but different.
The smell started off with an interesting sweet to glossed over bitter-esque grassy sweet apple, light cherry, sly cocoa, light dry coffee bean.
The taste wraps the aromas together to blend and give off a slightly woody feel in the aftertaste leading into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly nice sipping quality about it. Carbonation feels good for a Barleywine (is this supposed to be English or American?), eh, whatever.
Overall, though styles seem to be melding these days, American or English barleywine, I still liked it for what it is, and yes, it does take a little bit of warming for the "tobacco-esque" features to come out in the aroma. Try it if you see it.
jaghana (4824) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl kindly shared by Alain. A copper beer with low head. Aroma is on caramel, blond caramel, bittering hops, sweet, peppery, bit alcoholic, not that complex.
procraste (241) - FRANCE - SEP 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
L’étiquette dit " It’s intense, attention seeking ". L’étiquette dit vrai ! Houblon genre fruits exotique confits sur fonds de caramel. C’est gourmand donc. Selon le moment on peut se dire que c’est trop. Mais comme l’ensemble reste très séduisant ... L’alcool est soutenu. Ce n’est clairement pas une bière de soif. Le genre de bière récompense donc, qu’on s’octroie par gourmandise.
nilsas (2511) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lukt: Karamell og vinøse dufter.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Karamell, noe rødvinaktig smak og en liten alkovarmer.
Hvor: Kjøpt/Nydt@Bøker & Børst, Stavanger sammen med Lanka.
Medium: Flaske@330ml, ABV@10,3%, Når@18.09.2015
Continues (110) - GERMANY - SEP 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours copper, with small, lasting, white head. Aroma of dried plums, raisins, caramel. Taste similar to juice from dried fruits, roasty note, some alcohol. Sweet, full body, silky, smooth.
teddybeer (2847) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown color with a light beige head with short to medium duration, some lacework. Aroma has notes of toffee notes, light caramel, some dry fruits. Flavor is light sweet with molasses, toffee and some honey liquor notes with caramelish notes. Slightly sweetness in the final with molasses notes.
RexTalionis (3160) - FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color in color off-White head. Nutty and frukty aroma. Flavor simikar. Good though.
VastActiv (4057) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Bier Bier, Helsinki. Colour is clear ruby with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness, raisins, hops, some alcohol and malts.
larsga (6816) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium beige head. Clear red body with lots of big soft flakes and
light carbonation. Sugary fruity candy aroma with perfumy lemony
notes. Dry resiny syrupy taste with roasty toffee notes.
Full-bodied. Mild mouthfeel initially, then hotter. Dry roasty spicy
wooden aftertaste with unclean fruity cocos notes. Wow. So disappointed.
First poor Evil Twin beer I’ve had. (0.33l bottle, I forget where from.)