cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark ruby color, aroma of toffee, bread, caramel, pine, flavors of toffee, caramel, toast, small dark fruits, pine, slightly smoky, dry lingering finish, perfect amount of bitterness, alcohol is very well hidden, full body, smooth, I really enjoyed this one
libertine (394) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a beautiful mahogany with a dense head that last. Lots of soapy lacing around my tulip glass. Aroma is a bit sweet up front with notes of caramel and dark cherries that give way to notes of resinous hops. Flavor is also sweet upfront. Notes of caramel and dark fruits Medium bodied. Average carbonation and a lasting piney/dry finish. This is solid.
s_hartshorne (2598) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle gbbf. Mahogany slight head. Aroma caramel malts fruits taste same nice sweetness good hoppy bitter finish alcohol warmth. Decent
Turtles (1872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Systembolaget, bottled 1 February 2016. Deep mahogany, a lot of small bubbles in the glass. Dense, long lasting, khaki head leaving rich lacing all around the glass. Pine and citrus aroma, grapefruit, orange marmalade, caramel, earthy and floral. Very smooth and crisp mouthfeel, mild carbonated. Piney taste, woody and earthy, citrus zest, grapefruit bitterness, floral, sweet caramel and resin, dark bread and brown sugar. Bitter and warming finish. Nice bitterness holding the sweetness back in a pleasant way.
Aggiebob (711) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber in color poured with a thin off-white head. Notes of caramel and dark stone fruits.
weihenweizen (3082) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled January 29, 2015, poured into a glass. Hazy redish Burnt orange, medium carbonation, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is big caramel malt.
NosirIwont (2324) - Frederikssund, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 10.2%. Bottled on 01.02.16. Pours a clear, deep/dark amber with a creamy, fluffy, tan head. Great lacing. Sweetish, fat, malty, (dark) fruit aroma. Hint of liquorice deep down. Hint of wood as it warms. Heavy flavour; fat, malty and (dark) fruity, with a hint of citrus hops. Bitter liquorice finish with a mild alcohol burn, followed by more malt and fruit. Soft palate, but a wee bit too much carbonation. Overall very nice, well-balanced; the malt and fruit notes complement each other nigh perfectly, making neither stand out too much. Their combined effort does make it a wee bit cloying in the long run though, but I guess that’s to be expected from such a heavy beer. 10.08.16.
neongolden (1187) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(355ml Jan 2016 bottle from Systembolaget) Pours clear ruby-mahogany with a moderate tight pale cream head that fades leaving a wall of lace. Aroma is sweet dark bread, toffee, burnt sugar, candied orange peel, pine and hop resin. Flavour is quite sweet, toffee, dark sugar syrup, sweet orange, dried fruits, maybe berry pie filling, earthy pine, spicy hop tones, slight toast. Finish dries out with extremely high bitterness, citrus peel, flowers, resin, almost woody astringency, some alcohol heat. Full viscous body with fairly low carbonation. Massively hopped barley wine, the finish is even a bit scalding between bitterness and booze. Well made but a little too brash for me to find as enjoyable as one with more edges rounded off.
DocJitsu (1653) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruby-amber with a healthy, rich Christmas pull candy-colored head. Sweet caramel and a bit of hop harshness on the nose. Viscous mouthfeel. Rich malt presence, but no shortage of aggressiv hop. Lingering bitterness.
konungen (431) - - JUL 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En flaska som lagrats en tid testades. Ganska kraftig öl med bland annat torkad frukt, russin, sötma och karamell. Alkoholen märks svagt av i bakgrunden.
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chinchill (4202) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of 24 Feb. 2015.
Look: Cloudy brown-copper colored body. Some sediment in the bottle even after a full pour.
Aroma: Ripe and dried fruits, yeasty baked bread.
Flavor: Toffee, alcohol esters, ripe and dried fruits, baked bread. Slightly boozy (low for style).
Overall: a good example of the style with relatively well hidden alcohol.