chrisv10 (10786) - DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, yeast, dark fruits, yeast, caramel and sherry. Flavour is malt, yeast, dark fruits, sherry, caramel, toasted, oak, toffee, rip fruit, oak, wood and a little bitter.
Rasmus40 (10580) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 231013
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark reddish Brown coloured. Small light Brown head. Aroma. Overripe fruits, caramel, Spice, molasses, alcohol. Flavour. Caramel, molasses, Brown sugar, alcohol, plums, raisins, Spice, distinct barrel. Medium to full bodied. Ends alcohol dense and full of sugar and ripe fruits.
rlgk (10085) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at SBWF 2013. Clear dark amber beer with a small head. Lovely vinous aroma, raisins, dades, plums, caramel, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, grapes, some licorice. Malty fig flavor, dades, caramel, raisins, plums, sweetish, chocolate notes, woody, salty notes. Fullbodied. Wonderful beer.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, brown sugary, some wood, and dark fruits. Lighter vinous quality in the tastes. On the sweeter side ... a enjoyable sipper.
jtclockwork (7974) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown. Nose and taste of smoked raisin, oak, vanilla, caramel and toffee. Medium body.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at the Night of the Barrels at Extreme Beer Fest. Pours a murky ruby brown with a thin white head. Sweet caramel, toast, toffee. Big and sweet, loads of caramel, warm sugar, chewy malt, coffee. Very chewy, verging on cloying. Sweet caramel, roast and chocolate.
DuffMan (6531) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark amber, brickish highlights, low golden head. Sweet malty aroma, burnt sugars abound, dark fruits. Sticky, sweet, richly malty palate with flavours of molasses, brown sugar, dates, toast. Lip smackingly sweet sipper with enormous depth of flavour. Loved it.
DrSilverworm (6009) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle. Dark brown color. Thin off-white head. Couple bits of lace. Very big dark fruity notes, lots of fig, light vanilla, some caramel malt. Moderate sweet taste, but hides the alcohol much better than the malaga hvedegoop I just tasted. Bigger body. Smooth, slick, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Nice raisins, good barrelly light vanilla notes. Pretty tasty, rich, nice complex barleywine. Big sweetness doesn’t bother me here. Awesome dates, dark fruits, raisin aromas, hints of chocolate.
mcberko (6000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sour & Bitter #2, pours a deep dark amber with a tiny beige / tan head. Aroma of deep dark fruits, subdued red wine barrels, caramel, and a bit of residual sugar. Flavour of perfume, red wine barrels, caramel, and some residual sugars. There is a bit of sweetness, but also a pronounced dryness. The barrels are used quite well, offering a dry vinous quality to it. Not the most complex or elegant, but enjoyable for what it is. Solid stuff.