agent_511 (157) - - AUG 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a slight amber hue, with a large, tan, foamy head and long retention. Spicy alcohol aroma with a hint of vanilla, some dark chocolate, a slight cherry aroma, very complex and overall fantastic. The flavor is also spicy, with a strong vanilla and pepper flavor, some cherry, a little roastiness. Very full bodied, a noticeable alcohol warming, and a mild carbonation. This is a fantastic beer.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Ariel. Clear deep reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, bourbon, lots of vanilla, cookies, caramel and a bit of chocolate hints. Sweet malty flavor with caramel, vanilla, some cookies, wood and a bit of nuts. Medium to full-bodied. Would be a bit happier if it had an even fuller and heavier mouthfeel, but still very good.
ryanfolty (1674) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
August 13, 2013 - bottle from Beaumont Market. Dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma was bourbon, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste was bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, chocolate and tobacco in the finish. Medium to full body and relatively smooth. Very good, looking forward to trying with age. 2013 bottle.
deyholla (5378) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours clear deep amber brown with a grayish brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grains, toffee and some underlying vanilla as well as a hint of coconut. Flavor has toffee throughout with a kick of caramel and a hint of vanilla and dark chocolate.
Roonai (245) - - AUG 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber dark brown w a white head that dissipates. Nose is loads of maple syrup and brown sugar. Taste is same- rich and sweet. Tasty but its a little bit much... Then again, that’s a barley wine !
Meilby (5533) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, oak, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, vanilla, oak, caramel and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (4997) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap The Barrelworks. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, alcohol, vanilla and bread crusts. Flavor is sweet and warming with some malt, bourbon, caramel and oak. Full body, soft carbonation.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Firestone Walker Barrelworks. A lightly hazy dark brown beer with a dense beige head. The aroma is just beautiful, with dried fruits, mostly raisins and figs, a spiced hint and some alcohol and vanilla. There’s a bit too much alcohol on the palate, it’s very warming, but still wonderful. Full body and pleasant carbonation. Dried dark fruits, some dried apricot and a little bitterness too deal with the sweetness. Plain lovely. 130809
maekchu (1457) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Sweet, dark sugar aroma, with some floor wax, pureed flowers, and hits of alc fumes. Dark bright copper, thin head, good lace. Smooth sweet fruit -- distilled pear and apple juice / flavors blend so well in mid / final is fresh and full of fruit notes. This stuff is deep and rich and full. As malty as can be, it will get better in a few years. Great.
Bragesnak (5027) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
CBC - Red Session, Østerbro, Copenhagen, DK.
Brown with beige head. Aroma of dried fruit and malt. Flavor with alcohol, caramel, nuts, bread and fruit