coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is hard to place - sort of like a scotch ale with its maltiness, but a little more spicy. Pours a great amber color with a surprisingly large off white head that takes a while to dissipate. The taste is malty but not sweet, instead bitter with some boozy undertones. Very drinkable for 9.8% ABV. Call me crazy, but I found it to taste like an imperial IPA crossed with a coffee stout. I don’t always like oak aging, but it really comes across nicely in this one, enhancing the aftertaste considerably. The palate was slick with a bitter and slightly oaky finish that lasts until your next sip. I was reluctant to try this because it says it is similar to a barleywine, which I am not a fan of. The barleywine characteristics in this one are slight, and overall it’s a must try. Founders, you have impressed me once again.
rouhlas (1342) - GREECE - SEP 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Hazy dark amber color with red notes and off white head. Malty aroma, sweet, caramel, fruity, light wood. Heavy sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily sticky body with soft carbonation.
craftbeersweden (365) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I just LOVE this beatiful beer!
I poures hazy, dark amber/mahogny with a one finger high, beige head.
Nose: Caramel malt, brown sugar, syrup, fudge, biscuit, plum, molasses, oak and dried fruit. A really peasant nose!
Taste: Caramel, sweet cookies, malt, syrup, molasses, oak and plum.
Body: Full body and complex texture. Medium caarbonated. Smooth taste!
As I said - Beatiful!
Tognetta (394) - Campinas, BRAZIL - AUG 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Marrom turva, espuma de pouca formação, pouquíssima persistência. Aroma intenso maltado, caramelado, levemente defumado, alcoólico, uva passa. Paladar bastante próximo ao aroma, dulçor intenso, amargor de difícil percepção. Corpo licoroso, baixa carbonatação. Aftertaste maltado, alcoólico, dulçor persistente. Ótima para harmonizar com queijo !
Abrakarl (391) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I have a problem with this type of beers. It’s sticky and bitter sweet in a bad way. Can’t notice any hops but plenty of head.
FunkyF (424) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Rödbrun med beige skum. Doft av karamell. Smak av alkohol och karamell.
IngetSlick (73) - - AUG 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Creamy beige header.ämbetsman body. Smells hoppy, bit of citrus, salt, oak, caramel. Tastes caramel, salt, hops, byts. Sweet, salt and bitter.
Geoff55 (3) - Portland, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber slightly cloudy brown, with little head at all. Nose is not strong , however molasses, a little chocolate , malt, sugar, caramel is there . Flavor is slightly woody, but lots of molasses, caramel, toffee, a little citrus and possibly dried plum.If you have ever been inside a sugar factory it will hit you ," that’s what I can taste and smell ", Sweet and almost ashy smoky finish. Medium to heavy body. Rich and warming on a cold evening, lovely sweet flavour. watch the alcohol , it will sneak up on you . will visit this one again
nybol (95) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stor smag af modne blommer der slutter af med en anelse varme fra alkoholen. En rigtig nyde-øl.
Bierridder_S (335) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/08/2015 - 33cl bottle @Erwin’s platform on the Schelde. Thanks for sharing. Great evening
Hazy brown, lots of particles, little head. Fruity, some wood, caramel. Taste is softer than dirty bastard but mouthfeel is nicer, a bit thicker. Some wood notes, vanilla, a bit port.
minutemat (2585) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Stori Beer & Wine, Bala. Pours deep rosy mahogany. Aroma is rich sweet malt. Taste is rich and complex with an intense, warming malt that refuses to let the booziness take the reigns. Impeccable, delicious old ale.