VsXsV (2778) - Stockholm, 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 (2760) - 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!?
Ktwse (2721) - 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.
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Lukaduke (2664) - Gray, 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.
daje (2649) - 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.
Maverick34 (2556) - 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 (2526) - 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.
hallinghansen (2362) - Odense S, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes, oak, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, oak, vanilla. Great beer.
Gerbeer (2321) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with light head. Aromas of brown sugar, malt extract, and dark fruit. Flavors are rich and same with an additional Christmas cake spiciness. I’ll take the front room over the back.
SlackerMads (2062) - DENMARK - JUL 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2013 2013-07-03: 7,3,7,3,14=3.4. Bottle at Sour & Bitter #2. Dark brown close to black with a minimal off white head. Barrel, prunes, figs, vinous, oxidized, toffee, sherry. Taste is near heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, oily/creamy texture, soft/flat carbonation.
Bottle. Opaque dark brown, minimal beige head. Taste notes are pretty much the same, but I think I’m just more in the mood for this kind of thing today than when I first tried it. Really hides the alcohol well. Good stuff to treat yourself with on a winter evening.