fonefan (31706) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330ml. @ [ (Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting) by Chriso - London ].
Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small, fizzy and open, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, sweet malt - fruit, tart, sugary, date, prune. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light to light moderate acidic with a long duration, tart, dark malt, wine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Leighton (8593) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the ChrisO Flags of Many Nations Easter Tasting - London. I picked this one up at La Cave a Bulles way back when. Pours murky red-brown with a big, bubbly tan head. Nose holds some meaty malts, light smoke, ripe semi-dark fruits, toasty caramel. Light to medium sweet flavor with tangy, torched wood, dried fruits and faint alcohol. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Lightly tannic and dry to finish with further tangy wood and some dried berries. Fairly dynamic though not the most well-constructed beer.
TimE (2779) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
med brown color with a touch of mahogany. Rum, raisin, cognac and Christmas cake in the nose. Lovely. The mouth is kinda dead and malty, with rum raisin dominating with cognac hitting the back of the throat. Lingering Christmas cake finish
brontebeach (104) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Disappointing, expected more from the fabulous label and bottle complete with waxed cap. Pours pretty flat and has the colour of cola, any head soon disappears. Prune, plum in the nose. In the mouth thin and alcohol dominated. Not enjoyable.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso Easter "Flags of many nations" Tasting, 31/03/13 thanks to Leighton for this one.
Very dark mahogony brown with no head.
Nose is dark malt, dark fruits - prunes, dates, touch of spice in the background.
Taste comprises brown sugars, chocolate, woody notes, light booze, dark fruit.
Fullish body with fine carbonation lending towards a sugary boozey finish.
A decent enought barley wine.
jonno (2013) - JAPAN - APR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Looks like loose fecal matter. Rum raisin, cognac and christmas cake on the nose. Then its off a cliff - muddy, alcoholic and thin.
madmitch76 (12083) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
31st March 2013
Tasting at ChrisOs. Clear dark brown beer. Residual pale tan head. Light softish palate. Low carbonation. Sweetish oxidised tasting malt and sweet cognac. Finishes light and dry. Interesting but could have done with a better body.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Cave à Bulle.
Appearance : Horrible "wax" job. I was reading other folks comments and was thinking it couldn’t be that bad... well it is... Pours deep brown with small head, no lacing.
Aroma : Smokey and slightly roasted malt with caramel and wood. Light balsamic notes. Interesting,
Taste : Roasty with caramel. Light smokey notes with light woody balsamic notes. Finish fairly woody with caramel. Rather dry with the wood notes. Light roasted notes on finish as well. Fairly persistent wood on the finish.
Palate : Pretty much flat. Light fizz but not much.
Overall : Can’t say this is bad but it doesn’t feel like something carefully crafted. Feels like a first try at something special, it’s shooting in all directions with no real cohesion. Some interesting flavors that’s for sure but I can’t say I’ll remember this beer... well except for being the worse (by a long stretch) wax job I’ve ever seen.
bhensonb (9811) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from La Cave à Bulles. Wax shattered into a gazillion pieces. Pours opaque dark brown with a few beige/tan bubbles. Aroma of oxidized ale. A little smoke and dark fruit with that. Med minus body. Flavor is mildly oxidized. A bit pruny. Heavily roasted malt. Old wood. Barrel may be over used. Despite that I can detect hints of vinosity. It’s subtle and complex, maybe overly so. But it’s "old ale" and I find that very rewarding, taste wise.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle was tough to open first of all. Bad wax job. They used plastic instead of wax. Just be careful when you open it. This looks like sewer water. Cloudy and sludge like. Aroma is pretty boozy. Lots of warming notes of alcohol. Mouth stings a bit, but has a slight creaminess to it. Taste is really unique. Some fruit, some alcohol. Almost an orange taste to it. Not terrible, but not overly good either.