fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Papsø
Cloudy brown color. Sweet aroma of malt, caramel and vanilla. Caramel flavor, sweet and smooth because of the bourbon vanilla, with a good body strength, whisky alcohol, nuts. The final is also a bit dusty. alcoholic. Decandent, good; good but decadent.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - APR 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a very dark and slightly cloudy mahogany color with a short, off-white head. The aroma was dominated by the bourbon. As it opened, dark fruits and vanilla came out. The flavor was again mostly bourbon with malts, vanilla and even some chocolate coming into play. Thick mouthfeel with plenty of alcohol heat. Not bad, just too much bourbon and not enough else to make it truly special.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from bleeng
Pours thick and slick amber with a nose of raisin hairspray and raisin bread. Flavor is smooth bourbon raisin oak whiskey. Thick on the tongue. Nice cold night sipper.
Plovmand (7853) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #2100. Bottle. Thanks Papsoe for sharing. Reddish amber with a creamy off white longlasting head. The aroma is highly fruity, oak, sweet caramel, barley and berries. The flavour is bourbon, oak, vanilla, barley, ripe fruit, caramel and warming alcohol. Ripe fruity and warming alcoholic finish. Very good!
Pinball (11932) - 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 (15539) - 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.