ippopotamo36 (1771) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of mortlach. Grazie. Pours cloudy caramel color, some lacing only. Nose: caramel, sweet cherries, some wood, jam. Nice. Mouth: very sweet but not disturbing, some bitter end cutting the body, gently carbonated, sugar, complex stuff. Definitely sweet.
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bursprak (2573) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ 3/4 Dangerous Bottle Shares! does Copenhagen minishare. Slight hazy dark golden pour with tiny lacings. Vanilla, caramel, syrup, malty sweet, butterscotch with a sweet boozy finish.
lillunken (61) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från 2008 på Akkuratt, Stockholm. Ljus bärnstensfärgad, lite skum. Maltig doft av karamell, honung, ektoner. Smak av detsamma. Döljer alkoholen väl. Går lite åt mjödhållet, men mindre än den vanliga Fred, tack vare eklagringen. God!
Zakoon (483) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle enjoyed @ CBC Frivillig fest. Pours muddy brownish with the tiniest white head. Aroma is vanilla, wood, caramel, raw honey, rancid (but in a good way), malty and alcohol. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is dry, bittersweet and long.
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks DSG. Murkey amber-brown, white ring. Sweet fruity aroma, raisins, caramel and some cinnamon and cumin, spicy, nutty taste and a little alcoholic. Full-bodied, spicy, some nutmeg finish, mildly carbonated. Really tasty.
ICEatALAMO (1305) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. The pour is a thickish hazy murky dark copper color with a full body, probably the most interesting looking beer I have ever seen. The aroma is boozy, but a lot of different things going on. The taste is almost perfect for a barley wine. I had a 2013, and might have been the perfect age. Highly recommended.
drpimento (3184) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the ’08 version and man o man, I didn’t know Yaweh / JC worked as a brewmaster. Because Shirley there is a divine hand in this beer. All of the qualities are traditional and tweaked to the nth degree. The oak matches the malt matches the hops matches the yeast all perfectly & without flaw. Body couldn’t be better. Appearance is better than I expected.
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2015 Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. 2014 bottle. Hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of caramel, cookies, vanilla, fruitiness and wood. Sweet flavor with caramel, wood, vanilla, some cookies, coconut, fruitiness, an alcoholic touch, and a bitterish finish. Rounded mouthfeel. Great stuff.
b3shine (8193) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs; thanks DuffMan). 2014 vintage. Looks good; a very hazy orangish caramel with fizzy eggshell head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes good too; malty with notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, and oak. Some vanilla and a bit of coconut too. Pleasantly boozy with a bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is full-bodied. Great beer, AND IT’S CARBONATED!!!
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle - 2014 vintage - pours a cloudy amber . Aromas of spice , dark fruit , faint woody bourbon note . Taste is sweet figs and dates , mild hop presence . Very Very Good !
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