HammerTroll (700) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy deep amber, small tan head. Dark fruit, raisin, caramel, brown sugar, hops, roasted malt and woody aroma. Medium to heavily sweet, a bit boozy (not much). Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy texture. Sweet finish. Very nice.
(Pivoljub 0,33l bottle)
pacv27 (53) - - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off white head, 1 1/2 fingers in depth. Hazy and amber in color w/ dark red hues towards the center and top of the beer. The aroma is big on the molasses and oak!! Not getting much else. The taste follows the nose along with a sweet caramel backbone. Overall pretty straight forward in taste. Medium mouthfeel.
Hopmaestro (362) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma in this one is sweet malts with burnt sugar and alcohol. The taste is a very well balanced soup of heavy and sweet caramels, darker fruits, vanilla with a tad of wood. There is a trail of pine resins running through this one that tags along all the way through. Warming and malty. I’m slowly turning into that dude on the label... Actually, he looks a little bit like my dad, so it’s not that far fetched.
RichardGretton (4374) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Reddish / brownish beer with a strong off white head. The aroma is strongly hopped, roasted and malty. The flavour is very malty and rich with heavy hops, bitterness and burnt roastedness. Overall a very nice strongly malty, hopped and roasted ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
voyageurmike (122) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Red Star Craft House. Founders never disappoints. Copper colored, little carbonation. Packs a punch. More well-mannered than a barleywine, but they are close cousins flavor-wise. Bittersweetly malty with dried fruit and oak notes. Clean mildly bitter finish.
Leini (1157) - SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at a tasting event. Brown body with a low head. Caramel, vanilla, oak, dried dark fruits.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice and strong. Quite thick and with an strange taste like old ale, precisely. Nice to drink with some cheese.
mfhennig (101) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Color matches the mahogany in the "man cave’, off white head fades fast. Aroma is sweet, toffee, caramel a little vanilla, nice malt flavor. An easy drinker considering the ABV. A really nice beer.
Sigmund (5560) - Tau, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle, from Voldby Købmandsgaard. ABV is 9.8%. 50 IBU. Cloudy brown colour, low beige head of poor retention. Sweetish malty aroma, notes of caramel and oak, hints of dark dried fruits and alcohol. Not as sweet flavour as I feared, malty and oaky, caramel and dried figs, well balanced with the hops, a nice bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Would buy again.
jackafholmes (551) - - JAN 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from archer road beer stop, sheffield. Pale copper with small white head. Nice syrupy smell, lots of malt, bread and caramel. Sweet and strong with good balanced bitterness and warmth. Oily medium body and nice subtle carbonation. Very drinkable, a considerable achievement at this strength.