donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, - OCT 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sweet yet balanced barleywine, with a roasty twist. This 1999 vintage tastes 6months old, not 11 years! Its odd tasting cocoa in a barleywine but it works!
PotjeBier (1419) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Backlog. On tap @ Popeye, June 2008, as Hakusikekan Barley Wine 2004. Brown color. Aroma’s: alcohol, port, dried fruit, also sweet malts retronasal. Sweet flavor, port like, alcoholic. Very strong alcohol feel. Full bodied, thick mouth feel. Long finish, dry, but not bitter. Nice night cap.
maekchu (1772) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Qbrick (from tasting notes). 2000 vintage. Aromas of pear and dry sherry, with some licorice, and hints of coffee. Dark coffee color, with deep dark ruby tints, and with no head at all.Flavors of pear and tropical fruit, some hop bitterness bite, sherry, cherries, dark and earthy. Very long pear and coffeeish final. A light moderate Chardonnay-like body. served too cold.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süßer und würziger Antrunk, holzig, dunjel getreidig. Im Mittelteil kommen kurz süße Alkoholnoten zum Vorschein, die Süße bleibt im Gegensatz zum Alkohol erhalten, rund, ausgewogen, gelungen. Weicher, dunkel getreidiger Abgang. 7/1/11/9/11/11
Miksu (4830) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 0.33 l botte, thanks jukkabro! Dark reddish brown color. Sweet very raisiny aroma with vanilla, figs and tart fruits. Sweet flavor with lots umami: raisins, toffee and dates. Full bodied, some woodiness in the palate. Alcohol is warming and surprisingly soft. Good dessert.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Vintage 2000) Deep dark black-red colored with vanishing light brown head. Rich berry aroma with sweet raisins, rich licorice also mild alcohol comes up, some wooden note and dark fruits here as well. Near full bodied, smooth palate. Flavor is also smooth with licorice, raisins, some wooden, even vanilla note here, vinous note lasts in aftertaste with thin alcohol. Excellent one.
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, vintage 1999, shared with Per (thanks!). Extremely dark red body, almost black, brownish, off white small head, went relatively fast. The age is obvious in the nose, strong, malty, polleny, but somewhat creamy, light strawberry yoghurt. The taste picks up on that, a superb fruity note, let’s call it "blueberry", holding on in there until the alcohol washes it away. Ok, if this is like this after 12 years, how wild was it at first? Great to have tried this, really interesting beer!
madmitch76 (13360) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
30th July 2011>br>ChrisOs ’Donkey Dork Lord’ Pre-GBBF Tasting. Cheers Mark! Dark broen beer. Residual tan head. Rich toffee nose. Light dry palate. Rich dark toffee with a nice touch of subtle red fruits and a drop of brandy. Warming without being spirity. Very nice!
oh6gdx (20004) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled (2007 vintage)@The Chriso Pre-GBBF Shindig 2011 "Donkey Dork Lord Edition". Amber colour, small head. Aroma is fruits, wood, toffee, earth, mild tartness and some slight alcohol. Flavour is toffee, earth, grass, mild toffee as well as some slight burning alcohol notes as well. Yet very nicely balanced.
Scopey (5528) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. It pours a deep ruby colour with a thin bubbly head and low carbonation. The nose is caramel, toffee, rice pudding, spice, clove, wood, caramelised banana and coffee liqueur. The taste is molasses, brown sugar, treacle, wood, caramel, coffee, leather, tobacco, dark cherry and dried plum, with some serious alcohol warmth in the finish. Great depth of flavour and well balanced. Nice work.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 vintage at chriso’s Pre-GBBF Shindig ’11. Brown. Slightly yeasty sweet aroma. Very sweet liqueur chocolate taste. Dryish finish. Not a lot of variety here, but very delicious.