tommann (3301) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Pours dark orange with a small head. Aroma is rich toffee, molasses and oily marmalade. Taste has orange and caramel with a little wood.
BMan1113VR (7916) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours with a clear copper, bronze hued body with a medium sized foamy, tan head. Average lace and retention. Aromas are of rich malt, light nuttiness and melanoidin, dark fruit: plums, fig and cherry skins, mild sherry and doughiness. Floral. Medium esters. Warming and clean. Flavors are medium bitter, floral, sugar cookie, dark fruit esters, fig, marmalade. Some toasted malt and stewed prunes. Yeasty, slight marmite. Toast, coconut in the finish. Chewy toffee. Good, but not one of my favorite years of the Vintage ale. Medium body, slight warmth, toasty, medium dry, medium carbonation.
Andrew196 (1400) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful packaging, bottle and pour. Cloudy Amber with off-white head. Deep plummy aroma with sweet alcohol notes. Cascading lace with a tip leading to a flavorful medley of fruit on the tongue. Lingering caramel finish.
Procent (548) - POLAND - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
W smaku zdecydowane nuty drewna, suszone owoce, rodzynki, lekko alkoholowy. Barwa ciemnobursztynowa, piana niewielka. W smaku w sumie blisko mu do barley wine, chociaż jest mniej syropowy i bardziej pijalny, ma też mniej ciała i więcej. No i cudowne, głębokie nuty od drewna. Bardzo dobre!
MarcoDL (3979) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark copper color, white head. Aroma of grainy malt, grassy hop, raisin and yeast. Taste is quite full and boozy for the abv, with ripe fruit, caramelised malt, uk hops and a warming booze. Nice uk barley wine-ish strong ale.
legion242 (2344) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep garnet. Medium head with great lacing. Slight tart in the mouth that Iíve not seen in previous vintages. Take takes a few points off the overall score of a great beer..
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, #102908. Malty, fruity aroma, sweet and rich with notes of caramel, toffee, dried fig, berry, hop spice and toasted bread. Attractive, mostly clear medium orange-amber in color with a lasting, very fine, off-white head. Flavor profile is full of raisin, fig and plenty of dark caramel malty sweetness, with overtones of strawberry jam and tropical fruit, featuring a mildly bitter, spicy, lightly herbal hop note towards the finish, which shows some lingering spice, dried orange peel and berry. Smooth, full and gently warming on the palate, with a full, silky body. Outstanding.
Bamsen78 (5003) - SÝnderborg, DENMARK - APR 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to celebrate MiPís 14K rating :-) Pours slightly hazy orangeish amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of yeast, malt, fruit and caramel, with notes of hops. Sweetish flavour of caramel malt and fruit, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes. Bitterish and slightly sweet aftertaste. Warming alcohol presence. Decent. Congrats MiP, keep rating!
sudomorph (1079) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle. Pours a hazy amber/caramel with a half finger head. Aroma has awesome malty sweet notes of caramel, bread, slight dark fruits, and slight holiday spice and roast. Very nice. Taste is sweet but not cloying. Raisins, caramel, bread, dark fruits, and a bitter ending. Medium-full body with a low carbonation. Slightly syrupy but texture with a bone dry finish. Overall a really nice beer. Sweeter dark fruits, raisins, caramel, slight roast, bread, and a super dry finish.
Banksiz (89) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malty caramel nose with a touch of molasses and orange peel. Sweetish, with a bitter backing. Full, creamy body with a pleasant bitter finish. Great effort. Maltiness well-balanced by the bitterness. A lot of flavor packed into an 8.5% beer.