graham_murphy (275) - - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer and I have a history. Almost ruined me at a friendís wedding a few years ago when I failed to read the ABV before drinking a few. I raved about the taste then and I still do now. For me itís like a port. Very sweet, with caramel and biscuit from the malt, with a little carbonation and a big wine warmth. One for a cold winterís night!
Maverick34 (2209) - New York, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle. Mahogany with tiny head. Booze, yeast and some ripened fruit along with vanilla notes. Good
jbruner (2285) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle shared thanks to Paul! Pours a translucent golden brown with thin ring of tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma is faint, caramel sweetness is about all I get. Taste is caramel up front, grainy biscuit middle, sweet ending. Not hot at all, no real booziness, solid.
Haze76 (18) - - NOV 11, 2013
1.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
looks like apple cider not very good head. Odd Metallic nose, so far very odd tasting beer. Not impressed at all so far..well i gets its ok. Iím just not used to this odd taste so Iím not going to rate this bad.
Abijen (1416) - ís-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a red orange clear beer with a good creamy white head. Smells fruity, sweet and malts. Tastes fruity, bit vanilla, spicey and some alcohol. Long bitter aftertaste. Thick body, low carbo and a sticky texture. Strange beer. I do like the taste but not the aftertaste.
tricksta_p (1007) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin off-white head. Complex aroma of plums, caramel toffee, chocolate, ripe/dried fruits, some hops. Very interesting. Fruity-dry finish. An impressive brew.
a_cross (600) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep cherrywood colour, patchy head; aroma of candy fruits; tastes of sweet malts, dried fruit, especially cherries on the finish; short finish, some bitterness; itís ok, but it felt a little unbalanced, lacking something; I love barley wines but I failed to love this.
rarbring (1317) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Honey and brown sugar, orange.
Appearance: A clear amber colored beer. A off-white head with small lacing and good curtains.
Taste: Tasting sweet homey, orange, marmalade and malt.
Palate: Low carbonation, a soft texture. A big body with a slightly dry finish.
Overall: Nice, powerful.
Note: Bottle 355 ml at a De Klomp tasting. Reviewed 2013-10-19.
zacgillbanks (2244) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Trembling Madness, York. A red-brown beer with sweet and rich red fruity flavours, liquorice and sweet leather notes followed by a warming red fruit and vanilla finish.
WillemsUrenkel (473) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,355 l bottle. Pours nearly oily, dark red brown, small foamy light tanned head. And what a nose with herb citrus fruit, coffie and malt! Starts moderat fruit malty with citrus and coffie, creamy on the tongue and palate. Warm alcoholic hints, a little bit well balanced bitterness on a sweet level. Sticky lipps at the end. More of that!