omhper (18765) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, from La Cave à Bulles, Paris. Cloudy copper colour, small head. Aroma of honey, apples and white pepper. Sweet with full body . Lots of caramel and alcohol, especially in the finish. Too sweet and alcoholic.
Ibrew2or3 (6450) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, big thanks to sebletitje for picking this up for me, pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a fairly tight tan head of foam. The aroma offers up a mix of sticky sweet malts, caramel, molasses, a bit of toffee and chocolate malts where the chocolate note seems out of place yet still works here nicely somehow. In the background I also get prunes and figs and a bit of black pepper as well as a modest sense of booze especially for such a huge beer. The taste asserts itself as a smooth slick sipper where I get prunes and raisins moving into slightly brighter notes of spicy Belgian yeast. Behind those notes is a smooth sweet caramel and maltiness and slivers of toffee. I’m really enjoying this sipper. Yum.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared. Pours hazy brown with tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, spice, straw and light alcohol. Flavour is fairly heavy sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Fairly nice, but the ABV is too high.
deanso (4508) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis, thanks.
Thin creamy off white head. Hazy burgundy pour. Sweet malty taste. A good barley wine.
thornecb (4113) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy mahogany into a snifter. White head quickly recedes to mottle surface. Toffee and pit fruit aromas. Dark caramel and toasted nuts upfront turning warm in the lasting resin and chestnut finish.
czar (3683) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from cave à bulles, paris. 18 months old bottle. pours hazy dark copper with a relatively small beige head, little retention. loads of caramel and toffee, some wood, booze (but very well hidden for more than 12%) and fruitiness. few spices - tingling pepper and booze. soft carbonation, light to medium body, decent grassy-spicy finish - nice mouthfeel. nice BW from france.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Deep golden colour. Sweet toasty malty caramel fruity alco aroma. Quite sweet flavour, toasty malty caramel (darkish) fruity with alco. Sweet malty fruity alco pleasant finish. Nice BW.
erickok (3072) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweaty yeasty aroma, caramel, well developed, basement. Rich flavour with concentrated fruits and sweet sticky notes. Apple pie, Oatmeal cookies and still sort of refreshing. Dangerous! Love the sticky concentrate. Great stuff. (After Deanso’s tasting)
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at yespr.
Hazy orange-red coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
Pinball (10596) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
shared by yespr. cloudy brown, small offwhite head.
sweet cristmas spicy aroma, phenolic, flavor is spicy, malty, flowery. quite nice bw.