Ernesto987 (4965) - Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, a sweet and sticky one here, lots of molasses and caramel layers. finish is sticky sweet, a vvery well made barleywine.
hackobock (2432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 23, 2015. Bottle at home, vintage 2013. Received in a trade with heyta, thanks!
Murky reddish brown with a small, quickly dissipating, off-white head, also some small chunks. Aroma is wood, caramel, bourbon, peach, raisin, sweet cherries and alcohol.
Taste is sweet malty and fruity. Finish is sweet peaches, caramel, hints of black berries, alcohol, hints of oak, cherries and alcohol. Medium to full bodied, creamy, oily texture and almost flat.
yngwie (15762) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, vintage 2013. Shared by bergstaden. A murky reddish brown beer topped by a small beige head. The aroma has a lovely oxidation, dried fruits, some fresh fruits, peaches, alcohol boozyness, toffee-ish malts, a faint hint of spices and some dark chocolate. It’s full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate, with loads of flavors. Toffee, dark caramel, booze, wood and dried fruits. Some chocolate hints and nuts and cellar too. Some fruityness too, but in the back. Lasting boozy, caramel finish with fruityness and some notes of almond in the finish. Lovely indeed, very complex and tasteful. 151010
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 355ml @ Geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours hazy brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of caramel, dried fruits, alcohol, wood and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, dried fruity, caramel, vanilla and woody finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft
Geokkjer (6866) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, cheese, hay,peach, some caramel and herbal hops. Flavor is sweet and malty with some fruitiness, caramel, peach, cherry, grains and mint. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
zoucrew102 (1012) - - SEP 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Hair of the Dog, portland. Rich bourbon aroma with vanilla, peach, cherry and sweet Candi sugar. Pours reddish-caramel tint with no head whatsoever. Starts with sweet fruit notes of peach and cherry and lots of sweet Candi sugar. Finishes delightfully smooth with rich bourbon and vanilla and wood flavors. Awesome.
vtafro (5256) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #5000. Bottle. Brown pour with tan head and what’s looks like fruit floating in it. Sweet malts, hints of cherry and peach, hides the alcohol really well.
JulienHuxley (4649) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Luk. Clear red pour with tons of flaky yeast and fruit peel chunks, pretty gross really, you can feel the chunks sifting through your teeth when you drink, really not a clean bottle. Aroma is super rich bourbon laden malts, in true HotD fashion, decadent bourbon vanilla fruity notes, cherries, rich caramel malty notes. Taste is sweet but mellow, full of rich bourbon flavors, caramel, light fruity finish, light toasted notes, lots of oak. Palate is full bodied with good carbonation. Tasty.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12oz bottle, 2013 vintage) Pours a murky brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, oak, bourbon, brown sugar, dried fruit, and caramel. Flavor of brandy, toffee, caramel, vanilla, brown sugar, dates, plum, and cocoa.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 20, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle. Pours brown with a little beige head. Nose of bourbon, wood, and wine. Medium plus body. Rich mouth feel. Flavor is very rich with fruit bourbon and wood. Sweet finish. Excellent.