solidfunk (2797) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of strong malt here. Pours dark copper with creamy head, a little lacing. Average carbonation, medium consistency. Aroma of malt, some booze and light goldings hops. Taste a little bitter, some sweetness.
Landmonger (152) - USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle into an English Pint glass, it was a clear amber in color with a nice head which went down quickly, the aroma is malt and citrus, the taste is malt, caramel with a citrus tartness, the carbonation is snappy, and bitterness at the end. Nice but not great.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Vinens Verden, Odense. Part of a small vertical with Bluntaholick. Pours clear ruby amber with a frothy lasting head and lacings. Malty nose. Caramel and fruit. Dates and raisin. Smooth with a bit of vinousness. Young!
Minderbinder (1535) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with high beige head. Good lacing. Aroma is of malt, caramel, toffee, hops, some fruits. Taste is of malt, sweetness, caramel, english hops, alcohol, fruits. Palate: Medium body. Somewhat dry. Overall: Alcohol not too well hidden. Good balance otherwise (hops does’nt take too much place). Pretty good beer.
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. BBE 2015. Bottle #24979. Kitty’s, Helsinki, Finland.
Slightly cloudy amber colour with tiny off-white head.
Strong malty aroma with alcohol and mild sweetness. Flavour is also very malty. Some hops and alcohol there too. Raw. Needs to be aged a lot more.
Vells (518) - LATVIA - JAN 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear surprisingly orange with medium off white head.
Aroma.. quite hoppy, malty, bit caramel, fruity, alcohol.
Quite sweet with medium bitter finish.
Its quite decent, but nothing special. I am disappointed
mathieuc (928) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2013 Pours copper with a nice head that receeds fast. Aroma is basically alcohol and some grains. Light toffee flavors with brown sugar and no noticeable alcohol burn. Easy drinking with low-med carbonation, An OK barleywine overall.
mjs (4169) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Kitty’s, 20130125) The beer poured mahogany coloured and clear. Its head was small and white. Aroma had malts, sweetness, caramell, molasses and alcohol. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, molasses, alcohol, harshness and low bitterness. Aftertaste was malty, harsh and bitter. Too young but still quite tasty.
Alecwallace (155) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 A nice beer that pours copper in colour and has a 1cm frothy head. The aroma is sweet malt and english hops. The taste is toffee, slight orange and alcohol warmth. The finish is dry. Medium bodied. A nice beer, like a well made bitter than barley wine.
Re reviewed 2013 - Orange/red/pink, thick dense head. Aroma is quite low, but smells sugary sweet. The flavour is deep, delicate, banana, pear, toffee, sweet but so drinkable. Short finish however. A well balanced beer that is a great example of what age can do.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nut-brown amber ale with a off-white head. Rich aroma of spices, caramel. Soft yet complex on the tongue with a very clean finish. Not as bold as past years, but very rich.