ANZUShophunter (267) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle in English pint glass. Aroma of molasses, faint vanilla and oak. Rich malt profile and strong EtOH in the finish. One big burly barley brew.
wiedrzensky (728) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle. Pours is dark hazy amber with small head that lasts only for a while. Aroma of caramel, malts, yeast, light biscuity. Solid malty base, light sweet, light bitter, caramel mouthfeel. Heavy body, oily to creamy texture, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. Nice aroma, superb taste, overally awesomely ballanced beer, recommended.
NallePalle (475) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 355 ml. Nice appearance, well balanced. (My wife on this beer: divine)
monk191 (1707) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice barleywine style beer. Pours a beautiful deep red with a thin white head. Smells decent, of barleywine and a toastiness. Taste is classic barleywine, with chocolate off the bat, and some vanilla and spice in the finish, along with a lingering sweetness. Had on tap at Albany Taproom.
BeerInHeaven (362) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy copper amber with a slowly forming medium beige head. aroma is a deep boozy toasted malt with maybe some woody smokiness. Creamy heavy mouth feel. Sweet malty taste. The woody smokiness returns slightly on the very warm finish. Good beer for a cold night. Not my style, but solid.
mikkopen (1038) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle. Hazy coppery colour, thin off-white head. Caramel-malty aroma, with syrupo and berries. The flavour is sweet, caramel-malty, with wood notes, dried fruits and a warm finish. Very tasty.
wombat23 (521) - Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Amber brown in color with beige head. Aroma has caramel, licorice, booze. Taste: molasses, bourbon, wood, caramel. Nice unique flavor.
darbeer75 (393) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: faintly sweet and malty; Appearance: clear, dark brown with minimal head; Taste: smoothly bitter with sweet finish; some molassas, some booziness, oaky; Palate: full body with creamy texture, average carbonation with some lacing; flavorful finish; Overall: very complex and balanced; can actually taste the oakiness; intriguing flavor - different than most ales; a little twang that I can’t place; would definitely buy again.
fuzzcro (209) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice, sweet ale and much more than I expected. Lovely color..light coppery gold. Pleasing aroma...taste is a surprise because is truly is awash with molasses sweetness. My personal preference is stout so I prefer a thick beer which this is not. Overall I am satisfied and this is in fact the second time I have brought this brew home.
Vighals (2924) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gylden brun klar med fingerhøyt beige skum. Lukter karamell, vanilje, alkohol og tindved. Smaker medium bittert, alkohol men vaniljesmaken runder av. Noe brent karamell. Medium lang intens