Skinnyviking (8958) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light brown short head. Hazy orange body. Lovely cocoa aroma. Cocoa caramel flavor plus mild hops to balance the sweetness.
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 pours a deep ruby red with foamy offwhite head.lots of caramal in the aroama some alcohol
and a hint of hops.tate is creamy sweet bubbley and warming.finsh is sweet.overall a great winter warmer from great divide
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red-amberish colour. Off-white head. Nuts, malt,wood and a raspberry touch in aroma. Malty, caramel and some alcohol in flavor.
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear deep red, nice head. Aroma delivers both hops and sweet malty fruits. Taste has less noble hops that I’d expected, very bitter. Resinous and sweet, in a good way. This is one huge beer, will try to get a few for the old cellar.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not great. Poured a deep ruby red with a great lacing head. Aroma sweet vanilla and cherries. Flavor very sweet and a bit spicy, with some raisins and vanilla, but nothing stands up.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep orange brown color with a small off white head. An aroma that is of dark roasted malts slightly nutty with a nice dose of hop bitterness. The taste is smooth dark malts, some biscuit, a bitter hop bite and a warming alcohol finish. This is truly a great winter brew.
rlgk (18323) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color, offwhite head. Very nice nutty, malty aroma with some almond. Malty, nutty flavor, vanilla notes, some fruit, alcohol notes and some nice bitter hops. Well balanced.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this beer lots of times, and it’s always a favorite. I had know problem pouring the first half vigorously enough to gurgle it, making sure that I had 1-1.5 inches of thick foamy head. Aroma in this fresh bottle is much different than when I had my last bottle in July. Very hoppy: lots of grass, herb and vegetable qualities, like this beer was plucked fresh from the garden. Underneath that, some mild plum, and caramel notes. Tastes smacks you kindly with some toast, caramel, toffee and roast elements all at once. There’s still that pervasive veggie-hop flavor to it as well. Finishes roasty, and pleasently bitter, almost smokey. I can still breath that hoppy taste, which I know will disappear from this beer by July. I’ve always loved this beer. Nothing balances the line between barleywine and imperial stout quite like this beer, even if it is slightly mellower than either. An essential winter beer, which I highly recommend drinking as fresh as possible for that pungent hop taste.
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a translucent deep reddish copper with a think lasting tan head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Nose is dried fruit and a bit of hops. Smooth mouthfeel with perfect amount of carbonation. Taste of caramel, toffee, and raisins with slight hop bitternes in the finish. Pleasant alcohol warming. This is one fantastic, near perfect beer. Oh how a wish this were available year round.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Řlbaren. Deep red - white head. Nutty, chokolate, dried fruits, caramel. Nice hoppy. Smooth - very nice