Oly (44) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Strong malty aroma with sweet fruits, honey, and a bit of spice. Taste is driven by toffee and caramel sweetness with a touch of woody bitterness at the end. More carbonation than I expected in the palate, at a bit too much for my liking.
Overall, a very nice warming winter beer.
23Skidoo (3) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very enjoyable malty beer. Aroma: complex; leather, dried fruit. Full body, pleasant bitter aftertaste.
Leini (906) - SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle. Dark brown body with a medium white head, leaving loads of lacing on it’s way down. Aromas of roasted malt, wood, nuts, dark chocolate and spices. Malty taste, with notes of dark chocolate, roasted malt and honey.
BrewMstr (103) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Root Down (Denver airport, C concourse). Reddish brown, minimal foam. Nice winter seasonal, malty coffee, toffee, in a traditional strong ale.
grubypawel (77) - - DEC 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark brown with a great beige head. Hints of toffee and coffee in the aroma and a very malty taste. I guess this beer is what it should be, but I’m not a fan of the style.
keith0718 (395) - Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I wonder how true to style this is an an old ale. It’s a nice winter warmer. Has the flavor profile of a toned down/light barleywine.
Hopmaestro (194) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma here is raisins, nuts and toasty malts. The flavor is very down to earth and malty. There’s a lot of malt variety in this one and toffee with bready tones compete through this with the hops up on the spectator stand with a bucket of popcorn sitting this one out. There’s a short burn from the alcohol in the end, but not disturbing.
stldicedealer (10) - Missouri, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour. Nice thick head. Smells coffee like. Creamy feel. Overall very good
nittanyjim (59) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild roasty noise. Dark copper-brown, thin off-white head. Hop bitterness mixes with alcohol and spiciness. Some malt sweetness, but the hops shine through. Nice complexity. Decent carbonation, a little smoothness is evident.
tonypreto (114) - Akron, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle poured into glass. Heavy malty aroma with little head on it. Tastes very malt forward. If malty is your thing, this is a go to.
mikeyo1 (270) - Linköping, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. BF 2013-10, aged two years. Pours a brown liquid with a tan head. Aroma is dominated by round roasted notes, delicate milk chocolate and coffee with balancing fruity raisins, caramel & syrup, hints of herbs. A bit vineous. Smooth mouth feel with medium to big body, refreshing carbonation. Roasted, sweet and fruity taste with chocolate, coffee, vinous raisins, plums, toffee, malty sweetness, caramel, spices, orange, licorice. Hints of vanilla and leather. Warming alcohol. Lasting balanced and assertive bitterness, and lingering notes of orange zest, raisins and soy.