TBone (11753) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled (BBE 2013)
Deep ruby color, small beige head. Strong aroma of dates, toffee, chocolate and dark malts. Full-bodied. Smooth palate. Toffee-fudge, warming alcohol, hops, dark malts. Extremely well all flavors in balance. A big suprise and super beer (at least 4 years old bottle).
oh6gdx (19934) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 10, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled (from Kihoskh, Copenhagen). Hazy brownish amber colour with a mediumsized beigeish brown head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, some mild alcohol, chocolate and mild yeastyness as well. Flavour is alcohol, roasted notes, liquorice and some chocolate as well. Very well balanced with a nice raisins as well.
Linnet (1008) - Umeå, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: dark fruit, yeast, sugar, alcohol.
Appearance: deep ruby colour, medium off-white head.
Flavour: malty, dark fruit, marmalade, jam, alcohol, low bitterness.
Mouthfeel: smooth, oh so smooth!
Total: World class!
gnoff (7330) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2011 First rating
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget in Västerås
BB Dec 2013, sampled on May 28, 2011
Hazy dark reddish brown color, tan head. Malty, grainy, alcohol scent. Grainy, malty, alcohol, raissin taste. Dry, malty aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget in Västerås, BB Dec 2013. Sampled on September 4, 2011
Clear dark red color, light brown head. Lactic, sweet, malty scent, also alcohol. Sweet, cream, malty, fruity, alcohol taste. Some dry grainy bitterness in the end. Ful, smooth mouthfeel, high bitterness.
joergen (19371) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home.
Hazy red brown coloured with a medium sized beige head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and dried fruits with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, liquorice, hops and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
rlgk (9037) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
RERATE Stockholm Beer festival 2007. Brewed 061230. This is just amazing, one of the berrer barley wines I have tasted. Malty, fruity and well balanced... (Stockholm Beer Festival 2005) Hazy amber, nice offwhite head. Malty, fruity aroma, nutty notes and quite alot of raisins. Vinous and also with some whisky and cognac notes. Malty, nutty flavor with fruits and some vanilla. Raisins and some floral notes. The brewer said he wanted this beer to mature for another year before being happy with it. I cant wait to taste it at the next festival...
adrian910ss (2275) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle from Capones. Pours a hazy honey color with a small off white head. Aroma of light honey, caramel notes, malt and light ripe fruit. Taste of light ripe fruit, honey, caramel and malt.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, cookie dough, light caramel, light toasted almond, and a hint of grain. Poured amber in color with a small, off-white head that diminished but lasted around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, light ripe fruit, slight alcohol, and cookie dough. Medium body. Average texture. Soft to average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, Belgian yeast, malt, slight fruit finish. 12.7%ABV is noticeable in the flavor.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid caramel copper colored with minimal head. Nose is fruit, caramel, old aley, with a taste of earthy brown sugary malt, figgy fruit, some vinous, old dank musty basement hints, backup hops, and some spirity notes. Complex and a bit astringent a times, this one reminds me of a 75/25 mix of something like Old Crusty or Insanity with Iron Hill Old Ale. Very nice.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Pollack. Pours murky brown. Nose of toffee, caramel apple, brown sugar and nutmeg. Taste is hot spiced caramel apple, candi sugar, toffee, brown sugar and alcohol. Boozy.