pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as "Strong Suffolk Dark Ale". Pours clear brown with a diminishing tan medium head. Aroma is burnt caramel, bread, nuts, butter, estery, candy, toffee, metals and oak. Taste is light+ sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Finishes sweet with oak.
dfearnley (889) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to pint glass
Molasses, soy, oak, wheat, and lots of malt. Colour is a reddish brown with no head. Taste is malt, oak, a touch of sourness, and bitterness.
Kita (1000) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy dark brown color with thick creamy light-brown head and nice lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nuts, mild roasted malt, wood and herbal hops. Taste starts with sweet and rich caramel malt, follows by ripe fruits, refreshing herbs, alcohol and medicinal notes. Mouthfeel is warming, while finish is moderate bitter. Full body, oily texture and soft carbonation in palate.Feels much more stronger than 6% ABV...
Karstenborg (213) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with small offwhite head. Aroma is malt, caramel and brown sugar. Taste is sweet with notes of caramel and honey.
Burgers (286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown with red sheen. Thin beige head. Aromas of treacle and dried fruit. Taste slightly more sour than sweet and bitter. Palate quite viscous, low carbonation. For the ABV, exceptional.
Benzai (7337) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle [thanks to my Euro Secret Summer Santa] @ home. Very nice deep dark red - brown color, medium sized off-white head that diminishes quite quickly. Aroma is malts, pretty sweet, slightly floral. Taste malts, sweetness, some alcohol, lightly a touch of wood, slightly leaves. Medium body and carbonation. Nice one.
Douberd (2092) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330 ml at home, poured into a snfter, ABV 6%
Dark brown colour on the body, small beige head, with okay retention, light lacing on the glass.
Aroma od dark fruits, light vanilla, alcohol, some wood.
Taste is very sweet, with lots of dark fruits, prunes, raisins, nice vanilla notes again, a bit boozy too despite the relatively low alcohol. Mild bitterness on the aftertaste with quite long duration.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Overall very good, pleasantly surprised.
alexsdad06 (5342) - Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, dark fruit, wood, thin body and didn’t really show anything until it warmed quite a bit.
jesperhammer (2843) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11-JUN-2014, bottle @Fars fødselsdag, from Barley Wine.
Clear, dark Brown with low tan head.
Caramel, Brown sugar, bread. Too much caramel. Too sweet, almost no hops. Soft carbonation, medium body. I do not like this.
ianwelby (441) - SCOTLAND - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, very dark red beer with a malt and fruit smell. Flavour is a strong fruity hit, a little sharp gas hit on the tongue and a strong malt as well. The aftertaste is strong, fruity and almost like red wine in a way. It’s really rather drinkable.