DocLock (6789) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boxed Grey-waxed bomber from Capone’s. Pours chill hazy deep caramel with dark straw bottom edge and 2-fingers of fluffy well-retained off-white head. Nose is rich oaky toffee, bourbony spirits, honey, hos, fruit. Tastes very oaky, dry, bourbony, with hops, toffee, caramelly malt, and more spirity bourbon as it warms, getting a profile a lot like single malt bourbon on the rocks. Finishes very hot, and obliterates the beer/spirit boundary line. This one is stellar.
Bragesnak (4626) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copenhagen Beer Celebration.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of wood and malt. Flavour with caramel and some tangy tone
ApisAles (1401) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Really pretty deeb brown red clear pour with a light tan head. Aroma is Sweet malt out the wazoo. Caramel, toff, lots and lots of malt. Flavor is similar. Maybe the barest hint of bitterness, but mosty one glorious malt bomb. The finish is a bit boozy, but that’s ok. Really nice beer. I’d like to get a bottle of this to age.
mikey (504) - farmington, Utah, USA - MAY 20, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a mostly clear deep caramel and gold color with a thin layer of beige head. The nose is rich and boozy with smooth oak, bourbon and toffee. The taste starts with layers of toasted malts, caramel, dark fruit and burnt sugar. A light touch of citrus hops come in next and are swept away by sweet vanilla and chewy toffee. Notes of dark raisin lurk underneath, meshing nicely with the oak barrel treatment. Finishes boozy and sticky. Warm and inviting with a kiss of hops. This a phenomenal barley wine and the Beerhive is the only place in the state that managed to get some.
Theis (11080) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at CBC 2013. Clear amber - offwhite head. Caramel, sweetness, barley, toastes, wooden, coconut, raisins, nutty, light candy sweetnes,s knækbrød, american oakey vanilla/coconut, warming alcohol. Nice.
Rasmus40 (7004) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
CBC. Hazy amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 040513
thewolf (9882) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ CBC 2013.
Pours clear chestnut brown with very little head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, toffee, chestnut, hazel, oak and port. Medium carbonation, nice oily and light dry mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely balanced but also quite sweet and sticky. Oak, port, light oxidation, vinoius, sugary. Quite warming finish.
Inbreak (82) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
04.05.2013, 0,65l bottlesample @ CBC:
Lett fyldig og sødmerik fruktig lukt med preg av malt, humle, tørka frukt, bourbon, vanilje, tre, karamell, gras, litt mandelessens. Frisk sødmerik smak med preg av malt, humle, sukker, bourbon, tre, vanilje, tørka frukt, karamell, gras, mandelessens. Middels bitterhet som set litt. Grei.
madsberg (8811) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC 2013: Amber coloured. Unclear. Dnese beige head. Aroma: Caramel, spice, ripe fruits, some sweetness, oak, brown sugar, herbs. Flavour: Ripe fruits, caramel, brown sugar, herbs, oak, bourbon, spice. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and woody.
Ungstrup (26261) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. An amber beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, and wood. The alcohol burns the tongue.
chinchill (580) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 Reserve #001 bottle. Translucent red-copper; sparkling clear; small but durable off-white head.
Aroma: Big, rich and complex with some evidence of higher ABV. Surprisingly fruity! Hints of oak, caramel, raisins, brown sugar and bourbon.
Taste: Rich, complex and lasting. Bourbon whiskey-oak tones over a very fine barleywine. Has 12% ABV but drinks more like 8%.
Mouthfeel: Smooth but with some alcohol heat. Excellent for 12% ABV!
O: Exceptional. Perfect for sipping. An ESB transformed into something else altogether.