DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[5/16/16] Draught at Himmeriget in Copenhagen. Batch #1. Dark brown with red hues. Great aroma of port, malt, caramel, cookies, some vanilla, dark fruits (lots of raisins and prunes). Sweet and slightly sourish flavor with wine, raisins, prunes, caramel, some vanilla. Full-bodied. Great.
hopdog (10913) - 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.
Ferris (10779) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - Alcohol, licorice, molasses, dark roast and sweet dark fruit barrel notes. Jet brown with a thin rich light brown head. Molasses, soy, licorice and chocolate. Finishes nice and sweet with a bit of barrel and burn on the throat. Great oily mouth feel and everything in balance. A bit darker in look and flavor, but still really good. This is much better than the back room.
adnielsen (10424) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Crooked Stave Reserve Society meeting. Pours a cloudy orangish brown appearance with a thin brown. The aroma shows some oxidation along with bread, light citrus, caramel, and toffee. Moderately high sweetness and booze. Moderate bitterness. Medium full body. A touch nutty with some caramel, light chocolate, and burnt sugar. Ok.
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl. bottle. Dark brown colour with a small white head. Aroma and flavour of vanilla, dried fruit, malt, caramel, spice, alcohol and sweetness.
DrSilverworm (9672) - 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.
Stuu666 (9539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, nose is dark fruit, roasted, taste is sweet and fruity, sweet toffee.
Camons (9404) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma of rich malt, caramel, dark fruits, oak. Flavor is rich sweet malt, dark fruits, sweet port, oak, booze. Medium body, soft carbonation, rather dry finish with some warming alcohol. 231013
j12601 (9286) - 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.
jercraigs (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-11-20. Very dark brown body is nearly black with a tiny, fast fading brown head. 3+ Aroma is rich, moderately alcoholic, dark malt, leathery, sweet port like wine character. 7++ Flavour is similarly rich, sweet dark malt core, plums and dried dark
fruit, prunes, sweet rich yet delicate port character. Surprisingly moderate alcohol character considering the strength. Smooth
medium to full bodied palate is uncarbonated. Rich, and quite tasty but just a touch heavy for me today. I suspect I might add a
point or two in a different mood. Bottle via trade with Duffman