chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally getting around to reviewing this, thanks Alex. Review # 1600. Bottle poured into a perfect pint glass...Pours a lighter transparent brown with tons of red accents. An off white head rises about a finger, falls quickly leaving only a ring and a little lacing...The aroma is sweet, almost too sweet for a barleywine, hops aren’t present to cut that. Rye, alcohol, spices, caramel. Good, not great...The taste is better, certainly more balanced and closer to a barleywine. Great quad notes of dark fruits, and brown sugar balanced with some roast and hops. Rye backbone throughout this.
This is pretty decent, needs some work, but I would drink it again.
Fred82 (2139) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 28, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at saturday night hotel tasting. EBF 2011
Appearance : Clear amber.
Aroma : Spicy rye with malt. Nice rye.
Taste : Spicy rye with malt, nice malt.
Overall : NIce stuff but nothing special. Nice rye and malt on the finish. Rather sweet. Ok.
nickd717 (4160) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber thanks to thetomG on BA. Deep reddish-amber pour with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel malts, toffee, and red berries in the aroma along with some rye. The flavor is mildly sweet but pretty good. Caramel and toffee malt base along with a good rye spiciness. Rye is big - bitterness seems to come from that as well as the hops. Somewhat sweet and also a bit hoppy. Medium-bodied for the style with average carbonation and pretty good smoothness. I like it. Not very barleywine-like really but a solid rye beer.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, shared at Sexual Chocolate 2011. Pours a dark amber, great rye aroma, slightly hoppy, but the rye dominates. Very bitter, dry, moderate hop character. Nice but not my favorite.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear, the color of apple juice but sits a clear red in glass. Soft tan head that disappears quickly. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. Aromas of hops, caramel, and straw. Flavors of hops, straw, bready notes, spice and sweetness. Ends with a sticky mouthfeel and a dry finish. Smooth and drinkable for ABV even though it gives a chest warming feel.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Sean9689. Hazy and opaque brown with an off-white head. The nose has intense caramel and aroma hops. Solid body with sweet caramel and nuts. Warming alcohol finish. Ends a little sticky perhaps. 141210
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. An amber-red beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, spices, and alcohol, leading to a dry finish.
Theis (15149) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at ØLbaren - thanks to ??? Clear reddish - white head. Fruity, sweetness, cramel, ok hoppy, raisins, grainy, dried fruits, fullbodied, spicy, citric, light bread. OK.
Pinball (11928) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear amber, small light brown head.
very hoppy and dark caramelly and dark malty aroma.
flavor is dark caramelly, malty with a great balance of sweet and dry hops.
really liked this one.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy orange red coloured with a small beige ehad.
Sweet and malty aroma of caramel, dried fruits ad hops with notes of alcohol.
Sweet flavour of caramel, hops, dried fruits and grass with notes of alcohol and bread.
Hoppy and warming alcoholic finish.