Pinball (11918) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
#12 at papsoe blind tasting
clear amber, small smooth lacing light brown head
sweet malty, old beer, almost marzipan sweet, wood, balanced by a little hops.
lighly oxidized, quite awesome barle wine.
flavor is sweet malty, caramel, dryness, very well balanced barley wine style
beer, does not taste bad from aging, wood,
Dedollewaitor (15471) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Papsø. Tasted blind. Pours unclear amber with a red hew and a small creamy head and lacings. Nose is sweet and vinous. Toffee, barrel and dried fruit. Very vinous with a whiff of hot alcohol, liquorice and hops. Sticky and oily. Nice sipper.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of ¾. No. 243/461. Pours a clear deep amber with an off-white head. Somewhat rustic aroma, Bourbon and licorice allsorts. Medium body, some caramel and licorice allsorts with a massive alcohol burn. 270310
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 18, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible. Smooth, rich and luscious, with notes of toffee, dark fruit and chocolate-covered caramel. Hints of vanilla and nuts follow in the background. It finishes with a healthy dose of hops that balance out the sweetness. Intricate notes of whiskey (Stranahan’s is awesome, BTW) and wood, providing amazing depth and complexity. As it warms, it becomes even more complex. This beer captivated me from start to finish. And to be quite honest, it was one of the finest barrel-aged beers I’ve ever had.
MaltOMeal (1093) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle thanks to bleeng, who shared it at the January RB tasting. Pours a muddy brown with off-white bubbles instead of head. Nose is musty, with oak and bourbon noticeable. Taste is of caramel and bourbon. Mouthfeel is medium
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Pours hazy amber brown with a subtle, thin, lacy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, whiskey, bourbon, caramel, oak, barley, and subtle boozey hints. Full, silky body with a chewy, slightly spicy palate. Great warming in the finish. Excellent barley wine.
JoeTheYounger (1182) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade bottle from Floyd Jones that I took to Hophead22 tasting. Bottle # 134/1188. Brownish color no head.Nice sweet whiskey aroma, very boozy yet hoppy and tasty. Glad I got to try this one. Thanks Floyd!
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to joetheyounger...Aroma is bourbon, vanilla maybe a little coconut..Flavor is very sweet with bourbon and a slightly bitter hop finish..tasty.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hophead22s tasting. Pours a murky reddish brown with a white ring. Aroma is predominantly bourbon and oak with some oxidization and caramel. Flavor is bourbon and oak, solid hop bitterness, caramel and other sugars. Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 373/1188 shared at the Houston January RB tasting. Brown with a small head. Nose of malt, hops and sweet syrup. Taste is very woody, hot alcohol, almost syrupy smoothness-a tight taste. Well done.