visionthing (2383) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Strange, sweet aroma of caramel, spices and vanilla. To sweet and not quite my style but certainly decent.
(2014-02-15 - Grand Tasting, Fredriksten festning, Halden)
OleR (4597) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A layer of tiny blond bubbles, over hazy dark gold to amber colored body. Strong sweet-scented carmamel/toffee aroma. A whiff of alcohol and some fine fruity hop tones. Full body, juicy mouthfeel. Big, sweet refined caramelly malt body. Whisky tones. Firm fruity and earthy bitterness. Long throut-warming ending. Tasty and potent. [Shared bottle at Grand Tasting, RBNG2014]
abemorsten (2489) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the RBNG-14 Grand Tasting courtesy of Meilby. Misty orange body with a white film. Sweet whisky from the nose through the mouth and lingering. Full bodied. Dry tongue..
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ RBNG-14. Clear amber body with a small off-white head. Nose is huge caramel notes, red fruits, grains, hints of licorice and toffee. Taste is caramel, syrup, pine, grains, hints of red fruits and toffee. Full body, soft carbonation. Pretty nice barley wine, but not as fantastic as a lot of the other "big guns" from Firestone Walker.
henkjanwiegers (94) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Brewdog café. Pours a caramel Brown color with a white head. Strong aromga of wood, oak, caramel, some peat, toffee. Taste is sweet, some honey, caramel, some liquorice, lots of oak. Low to medium carbonation. Aftertaste is smooth, round and filled with wood. Some bitterness. Best beer of the evening!
gunnar (4862) - Sandnes, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at RBNG-14. Pours clear amber, no head. Aroma of dark fruits, wood and vanilla. Taste is moderate sweet, lingering caramel molasse, vanilla and wood.
Mittenator (1089) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Celebrating. Orange/copper with a beige head. Vanilla and orange with a little citrus slightly boozy as well. Smooth and caramel with tons of vanilla.
Zymurgeist2 (866) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau for SF Beer Week. Rich, full, biscuity aroma. Clear copper with a slight white head - beautiful. Taste is viscous, slick and full bodied with malt, deep fruit and alcohol.
daleharshman (855) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber purchased 18 months ago at Holiday Wine Cellar ($15.99). Pours a very murky ruddy-muddy red-brown with one finger of beige foam. AROMA of rich toffee and sticky caramel, dark bourbon, vanilla, pipe tobacco, and some candied dark fruit. FLAVOR of significant sweeti-ish bourbon, dark toffee, wet oak, vanilla, creamy caramel, molasses, and sticky stone fruit. Finishes somewhat sweet but still far from cloying. Some bourbon-y booziness, but overall the very high ABV is disguised somewhat well. The bourbon makes this especially nice. Yet another excellent BA effort from the FW folks! (399, 842)
Arve_Christian (2733) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At RBNG 2014 Halden. Golden color, ok foam. Aromas of caramel, hops, vanilla; high aroma intensity. Full body & high complexity . Sweet, some balancing bitterness . Very enjoyable
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