Maltajo (329) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. From my cellar. What a great beer! Nice dark gold pour with a huge head. Roasty goodness. coffee, caramel. Full of flavor!
CanIHave4Beers (3946) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a really pretty deep red with almost no head. The aroma is vanilla and cherry, lightly boozy, and fruity... maybe some brandy. The flavor is boozy and apple-y there is some nice cherry and vanilla tones in there as well. I had no clue this was barrel aged but the beer makes more sense now that I know that it is.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 750ml corked and caged bottle into a pint glass. Aroma is like red wine, and bread. Pours aTaste brings sweet notes of caramel, bread, chocolate, roasty malt. Beer is clear amber, with a frothy head that dissipates. Overall, this is an OK beer, but is not worth the price IMO.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml bottle). Pours dark ruby red with off-white head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet with some sour/bitter. Medium bodied with bitter finish. Ok and not worth the price.
gunnfryd (13932) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Red amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is dry, sweet, cellar, malt, hop. flavour is dry, sweet, malt, rosted, hop, cellar,citrus, caramel. Full body. Nice beer.
yngwie (16395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. A clear, copper-colored beer with a dense, off-white head. Cellar, malty sweetness, some hops and a sugary feeling in the aroma. Peppery hops blends nicely with caramel sweetness in the flavor. Nice but lacking some complexity to be really nice. Dry and full-bodied mouthfeel, finishing with a pleasant peppery hoppyness. A nice beer indeed, especially like the hops, but it lacks something to get a higher score. 091107
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle, caged and corked. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was paper thin and dissipated about as fast as a head can dissipate. Smelled of raisin, vanilla, caramel, toffee, and date. Medium bodied and slightly sweet with mild bitterness. Low to moderate carbonation. Lighter mouth feel than the other, almost syrupy doppelbocks I tried prior to this. I tasted caramel, dry grassy hops, toffee, and dark fruit. The barrel effect imparted subdued notes of vanilla and whiskey. Not bad.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured brown with a fair amount of head. Nice strong malty sweet flavor with a lasting finish.
Beer5000 (5782) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy reddish dark brown body with a thin beige head. Almost intense aroma of hops and caramel. Flavor is very refreshing, fruity, lots of malt, caramel and bitter. A complex, dry finish rounds it all up as a nice experience.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a very thin off-white head. Fizzy. Pineapple aroma. Thinner body, big alcohol. Medium sweetness. Interesting finish of big chocolate. I love the finish, it really saves the beer.