daje (2611) - 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.
Lukaduke (2520) - 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.
Inbreak (2490) - 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!?
Maverick34 (2487) - 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 (2423) - 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 (2366) - 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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hallinghansen (2220) - 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 (2212) - 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.
Imaena (1989) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a sweet syrup of beer with lots of burnt caramel, toasted coconut, and dulce de leche. Good but not awesome.
jstraw (1942) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark mahogany with scant, beige head, no lacing (BA) / Rich, deep, sweet nose of sherry, dark fruit, chocolate, caramel / Full body, smooth, modestly chewy, sweet but with excellent balance, just a hint of bitterness, light heat / Flavors of date, fig, chocolate, caramel, light sherry barrel / Nicely restrained, not a monster, with good complexity.