50belair (2488) - Florida, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Daknole. Good looking amber pour with a white head. Decadent booze and caramel malt aromas. Sweet and smooth with rich velvety booze, luscious caramel malts, oak, and mild dark fruit notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Benfi (566) - DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2013 Deep amber with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, oak, vanilla, booze. Taste is toffee, caramel, vanilla, raisins, graham cracker, oak. Smooth on the palate, slightly sticky mouthfeel, sweet finish with only a hint of booze.
VsXsV (2449) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with small off-white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, port wine, oak, vanilla, coconut and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee and wood. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation.
aenima (273) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 Aroma of some raisins. Taste also contains a little raisins. I miss carmalization. Doesn’t taste much.
SlackerMads (1700) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at CBC. Copper with a tiny off white head. Aroma is toffee, caramel, wood. Heavy sweet and medium bitter. Full body, creamy/syrupy texture, soft carbonation. Alcohol well hidden, soft caramel. Good.
deanso (5693) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at cbc 2013.
Thin white head. Ckear amber pour. Noticable woody notes and alcohol. A lovely brew.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle split with JF, 20/04/13, from an IP trade with George.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin beige film of a head.
Nose is dark caramel, vanilla, brown sugars, almonds, dark fruit, waft of booze.
Taste comprises Dark toffee, light chocolate, booze, marsh mallows, brown sugars, syrup & figs, toasted malt, butterscotch popcorn.
Full bodied, dine carbonation, boozey finish.
A more than decent barley wine!
hayduke (3464) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Dawson’s Restaurant on draft at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, CA. This came in the 16 oz glass a dark murky brown with a small tan head and light lacing. Nose of rich malts and treacle. Medium plus in body and with a smooth clean mouthfeel. Flavor is very rich with lots of roasted malts and some fruit and vanilla. Very tasty and nice to drink.
gyllenbock (5013) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting in Stockholm, April 2013. (thanks Johan)
Dark amber with a medium head. Aroma of toffee, some vanilla, malt and some dried fruit. The taste was sweet with vanilla, toffee, malt, fruit, pine and notes of oak. Thick body with a smooth mouthfeel. A very nice beer.
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Norman: stor bärig doft. Fantastisk len smak med stora toner vanilj och toffee. Lång söt eftersmak. Mycket god.
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