TimE (4773) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 version on keg at Craft heads. Big caramel, cherries tons of milk chocolate sweet malty nose. Mildly sweet so integrated body. Thick body. Excellent and has aged so so well.
BlazerT (428) - POLAND - SEP 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep red almost brown with medium, densed, ligh brown head. The head retention is not co bad, as well lacing. Heavy malty aroma - mainly caramel and toffee. In the second row some medium fruity and piney notes, but partly covered by heavy malty profile. The taste is highly bitter, the real hop bomb. The bitterness is long and intense, little balanced by malty sweetness. Full body, sticky and oily texture, average carbonation. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Alcohol warming is quite recognizable.
tlind2 (1520) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@Brewdog. Copper color, off-white head. Strong, sweet aroma with raisins, hops. Smooth, surprisingly dry and bitter flavor with a lingering, hoppy finish. Caramel, orange peel. Full body, medium carbonation. American style barley wine. Nice.
rouhlas (2246) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Unclear orange amber color with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruity, hoppy piney. Sweet and bitter taste. Medium to full oily Sticky body with soft carbonation.
tdtm82 (1699) - Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ale House, Chelmsford, bottle share, 5th August 2015.
Caramel on aroma. Sea salt aroma. Burnt toast. Taste is moderate funk, sea salt, some pepper and brett.
dnicolaescu (1674) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2015 Hazy red. Big malts, fruity with oxidation notes, big grassy bitterness. A bit brutal, but still good.
angelkostvo (1071) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark ruby colour, beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, malta, dark fruits, orange. Taste is medium sweet, fruity flavour. Medium body, creamy texture, soft carbonation. Pretty good.
huineman (546) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
66 cl bottle at Irreale, Madrid.
Pours cloudy dark amber with fawn head.
Aroma is extremely complex and intense: Pedro Ximenez, figs, dates, quince custard, strawberry jam, ripe banana...
Taste is complex as well. At once fresh, metallic, sweetish and very bitter, with a long aftertaste that lasts long, long, long.
melush (2446) - SPAIN - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2015 Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. Vintage 2.012.
@ Maquila Bar
A: Dark amber / Ambar oscuro.
T/S: Raisin, alcohol, caramel, sweet / Uvas pasas, alcohol, caramelo, dulce.
fombe89 (1771) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
botella. @El Cabanón, Avilés 23/05/2015 Color ambar, espuma blanca, aroma caramelo, malata, sabor dulce, cuerpo alto