HenrikSoegaard (9766) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Creamy off-white good mostly deminishing head. Redbrown colour. Powerfull healy malty and hoppy aroma. Very nice flavor and long finish. Very oily palate. A fantastic beer.
Tmoney99 (9646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Red brown cloudy hue with large frothy head. Complex aroma of bread malt, citrus and alcohol. Full body with thick texture and small alcohol finish. Complex flavor of sweet and small bitter.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. brown color. Red berries, malt and cascade hops in the aroma. Hint of cinnamon. Malty sweet flavor with flowery and earthy hops, citrus and raspberry. Warming alcohol, reasonably well hidden. A taste bomb that is still pretty well balanced.
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Weicher, alkohlisch getreidiger Beginn. Deutliche Holznoten, im Mittelteil hopfige, später deutlich bittere Noten. Süßlich alkoholische Pflaumenaromen. 13/10/11/11/8/11
gunnfryd (9383) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sweet hoppy. Flavour is very hoppy with elements of roasted coffee and fruit. Very bitter finish.
madsberg (9337) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled: Burgundy coloured. Unclear. Huge dense light brown head. Flowers, fruity, hops, malt and caramel in the aroma. nice. Caramel, herbs, chcolate, liqourice in the flavaour. Some light alcohol. Is dry and heavy bitter in the end. Give a good warmth on the palate. Great barley wine.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a very hazy amber color with about a finger’s worth of off-white/khaki colored head.
S: Quite heavy on the caramel, as you might anticipate, with a surprisingly strong citrus aroma. I get a lot of oranges out of the beer along with some brown sugar, toffee, and molasses. A decent amount of bread, and no real booze to speak of.
T: Really sweet and pleasant overall. Toffee, caramel, and brown sugar provide a really nice sweetness. Some candied orange peel flavor adds a bit of citrus and bitterness. A touch of bread on the back end and a little bit of bitterness lingers on the finish.
M: The body is medium to full with a low-medium level of carbonation.
D: Damn, that was good. I’m glad I can now go down to any decent beer store and buy this.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2009 1. On Tap at the Great Divide Brewing Company, Denver 12/10/2007
Lots of fruit aroma. Amber mid brown coloured and very strong in alcohol with a crisp dry and bitter lasting malt finish.
2. Cask Stillage from the Jug at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting, Wynkoop Brewery 25/09/2009 (2008 Vintage)
Big fruit and hop aromas. Small white head. Amber coloured very strong in alcohol and fruity with a little dryness in a crisp and bitter malt finish.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red brown ale with good moka head. Sweet herbal malt with notes of pineapple and lichee, and some catnip. Sweet herbal hops in taste with resinous pines. Rich whiskey scotch alcohol finish. May 2005, Capflu’s BW tasting.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 courtesy of fiulijn - cloudy dark reddish-brown colour undewr acreamy beige head, nice lacing; very complex nose where hops and malts play a nice game together; aroma of almonds, biscuits, raisins, grapefruit and pine; sweet malts show up first; thick but at the same time incredibly smooth in the mouth; robust malt body and with an impressive but never aggressive bitterness; very long (never ending !) hoppy aftertaste where more notes of grapefruit, resin and pine needle are noticable; warming but not burning alcohol touch - a wonderful, well-structured, powerfull beer: God is this good !