thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber colour with good white head. Aroma of banana and berries. It is slightly vinious in taste but maintains a spicyness and full body that leaves a good impression.
chriso (7254) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (handpump), Shakespeares Head (JDW), Holborn. The now customary special Belgian cask beer at a Spoons festival and I thought it worked very well in cask format. So well that I would have had a pint, except that they will only sell it by the half (which is probably just as well as I was beginning to feel a bit wobbly by this time anyway). Soft and creamy - so easy to drink. Enough hops to stop it becoming too sickly, lots of jammy fruit and fat malt and flowery perfume. Warming and slightly spicy. It may be relatively straightforward in Belgian terms but I thought it was delicious. Not sure I’d call it a barley wine though.
johndoughty (3283) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber appearance and poured with a big head. Some nutiness and traces of spices.Strong alcohol presence. I am not a great fan of this style but this is a reasonable example. Wouldn’t try it again though.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This as also tasted at a beer dinner and was paired with a dessert.The beer had a nice appearance and flavor,a little too sweet however.
Quinten (1032) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 6, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pale amber dark color, foamy head,. fruity sparkling begin, with some spices, and a nice hop dry finisch. full character but not to complex and fully, one of some kinds!!!
Skinnyviking (5949) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 26, 2006
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. White lasting head. Unclear amber body. Fruity aroma. The bitterness is dominante but not too much or unpleasant.
sunevdj (2737) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cobber with a slightly taned diminnishing head. Smells slightly cheesy. Medium sweet- and sourness with aromas of dark fruits. Spicy notes. A hint of wood. Slightly winish - champagne in the beginning. When it "ages" in the glass it develops banana notes and hints of sulphur. Also some portlike qualities. Full bodied. Long dry finish.
Svesse (5197) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Colour is dark amber (surprise) with little head. Rather closed nose with spicy hints. Taste is spicy and malty with caramel and wild berries (blackberries, raspberries) and a rather dry bitter finish. Nice and well made but not the best from the brewey.
Boutip (3971) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy amber color ale with a huge foamy white head with good retention. Aroma of light caramel malt with the usual yeast presence. Taste is mostly dominated by some caramel malt, light spices and light bitter finish. Very good for the style but still nothing special that would make me crave for this again.
anders37 (12708) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy orange colour with a tan head. Malty fruity aroma with hints of caramel. Sweet malty and fruity flavor with some hints of spices. Sweet malty aftertaste.