Borup (6989) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of alcohol, dark dried fruits, wood, malt, caramel and vanilla.
ads135 (3279) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíd be curious to know how this ages. There is fairly heavy fruit and pine coming from the hops, but I imagine they donít keep very long and they were the real unique parts of this beer. Tried at the 2013 summer beer tasting.
Cbuk1013 (246) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a small foamy head. Smells of citrus, pine and fruits. Tastes hoppy up front. Lemon and oranges. Sweet boozy taste.. Surprisingly easy to drink at 18 percent.
deyholla (7587) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to a trade! Pours a clear amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a combination of sweet grains, toffee, bourbon and a touch of maple. Flavor has a lot of toffee and bourbon with a touch of sweet grain and maple.
_angst_ (3274) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours clear amber with small golden head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, biscuits, vanilla fudge, oak, crackers, dried apricots, alcohol, pine needles and dried dark fruits. taste is sweet, bitter, malty and fruity with caramel, biscuits, dried dark fruits, charred wood, grapefruit rinds, alcohol, resinous wood, dried apricots and cookie dough. Mouthfeel is round, soft, tiny astringent and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, biscuits, grapefruit rinds, dried dark fruits, pine needles and resinous wood.
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasting courtesy of dschiller. Pours a lovely dark amber with zero head. Aromas are massive hops, bourbon and just a dash of vanilla and caramel. Flavors are hops, then heat, then barrel notes and the finish is bitter hops mixed with just a touch of vanilla. Palate is perfect, heavy and clinging to the tongue. Overall, this is one of the better BA American Barley wines I have tasted.
yespr (33792) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is dry pine and light grapefruity. Bitter and roasted malty. Sweet and bitter pine hoppy. Ends dry and bitter.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rayl101! Pours a crystal clear orange mahogany and eggshell head. Aroma is sweet malts, dried fruits, alcohol
DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass.
5.0 A: Nearly clear dark orange color. Two and a half fingers of beige, frothy creamy head. Retention is insanely good for a beer this big and lacing covers the whole glass. Really impressed here.
4.0 S: Quite fruity with a lot of citrusy hops. Tangy fruitiness is what Iíd call it as it meshes with the caramel and toffee backbone. Toasted malts with some strength. The hops also give a lot of floral aroma and perhaps a touch of herbalness as well. Peach, plum, and apple fruits from the malts. Booze is exceptionally well hidden as I canít smell any of it. Itís good, but really isnít all that special. Solid hoppy BW nose.
3.5 T: Taste is good too, but itís surprisingly simple for a beer this big. A lot less citrus than in the nose with a lot more of the peach, plum, melon, and apple components. Lots of sweet neutral maltiness with lots of caramel and toffee. Again a heavy toastiness, which I like. Mild to moderate bitterness from the hops along with floral and herbal notes. Booze is much more noticeable in the taste, but it still doesnít seem like 15%.
3.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Slightly chewy. Not a lot of creaminess. Light warming on finish. Not bad.
3.5 D: Itís decent, but I probably wouldnít trade for it again as there are much better options out there.
Serving type: bottle
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chopp. Nice amber brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma of well toasted malt with fruit, alcohol bit wood. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel fruity dark malty alco (pleasantly) woodish flavour with dark fruits and some vanilla to it too.