Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Barrel Cellar. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head. Big coconut, caramel, toffee, raisins, bourbon, wood and brown sugar notes in the aroma. Taste is big caramel, coconut, some cocoa, dates, plums, somewhat earthy, and wood With a touch of heat on the finish. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad but a bit oxidized.
Habanero (2747) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown and a small tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, wood, some overripe fruitiness and spicy notes. Slweet flavor that ends up dry slightly bitter and alohol notes Medium bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A very nice barley.
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy dar brown body, small beige head. Aroma of wood, tobacco, chocolate, plums and raisins. Sweet toffee taste with tart berries, toasted malt, vanilla and alcohol. Rich sweetness, full body, with a wine-like aftertaste. A very good beer.
BenH (2493) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of dark fruits, prune and raisins, tootsie roll. Taste of sherry fruits, dark fruits, chocolate. Heavy sweet and light bitter. Very nice
VsXsV (2442) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, oak, port wine, bread, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of wood, port wine, vanilla, raw sugar and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really good.
Inbreak (2401) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2014 28.06.2013, 0,33l bottle @ Tørst / 22.06.2013, 0,33l bottle sampled @ The Festival Portland Maine:
Small brown bubbly mediumlasting head. (At the festival: no head, looks very cloudy) Aroma is rich and sweet, dark malts, toffee, salty caramel, dark sugar, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, raisins, licorice, tangerine. Taste is sweet and slightly concentrated, dark malts, salty caramel, raisins, dark sugar, cocoa, oak, licorice, vanilla. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Damn this was good shit! A nice barleywine, madeira, licorice and bourbon barrel aging perfect mixed in one beer!? How can it get much better than that!?
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich amber to mahogany color with a finger of eggshell foam. Lots of rich layers of creme brulee, raisin, salt water taffy, roasted peanuts. A viscous body that coats your mouth with some underlying booze, hints of bitterness never quite make it out of the round sweetness but teases the back of the palate. Solid.
Maverick34 (2352) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Dark brown to black opaque pour. Small white head. Malty maple syrup smell. Malt dark fruit- like a strong doppelbock. Very good
merc7186 (2238) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Opqaue Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: English Malts, Sweet Prunes, Raisins, Toffee, Boozy
T: Raisins, Toffee, Boozy, Sweet Malts
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Overall, i dont fully comprehend the malaga barrel taste but nothing that was worth $18 for a 12oz bottle.
Ktwse (2210) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown to black with minimal tan head. Aroma of dried fruit and berries, molasses, port barrel, very very sweet. Taste is huge alcohol sweet with port, malaga, raisins. Light bitter in the finish but, yeah, mostly sweet. Creamy, rich body with flat carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone