markwise (4544) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours clear yellow-orange with an off-white head. Nose is malt, sugar cubes, vanilla, citrus, some miscellaneous bitterness. Flavor has sugar, malt, caramel, and oversweet plums. Interesting barley wine. Somewhat syrupy and pretty nice.
bhensonb (11512) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours beautiful copper with an off-white head. Aromas of warm sweet malt and spiritous fruit. Full bodied. Heat isn’t important until the gullet. Flavor is smooth, pleasant malt with a light astringency. Suggests wood barrel.
marcus (6773) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange brown with an attractive off-white head and a fruit and slcohol aroma. Thereis an astringent fruity flavor that burns like hell. But overall a pretty good brew.
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle, 2009 Vintage, 11.5% ABV. Small off-white head atop cloudy amber body, some dead yeasties. Aroma is moderately sweet, butterscotch, some cantaloupe/strawberry, caramel, light raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol, caramel/toffee, alcohol burn, some plum/raisin. Sticky medium-full body, light acidity.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(330ml bottle, vintage 2010) Pours a cloudy amber-brown body with a small cream head. Aroma of caramel, cherry, raisins, and florals. Flavor of caramel malt, cherry, raisins, bread, nuts, and honey.
Furseth (1980) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ -3-små rum: black colour, no head! Aroma is lots of raisins, dark chocolate, caramel and fruits. Flavor is à fruity bom of caramel and dark chocolate, big body long fruity finish! This is werry hight quality brewing!!
bb (6861) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2009. Amber beer with a cream colored head. Rich malt and caramel aroma with light dried fruit. Malt and toffee/caramel flavor with dark fruit and light alcohol. Medium-plus bodied. malt/toffee and dried fruits linger with light alcohol.
blutt59 (6035) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottled, thanks to bu11zeye, another great beer from these guys with the lego people labels, dark amber color with soapy foam, aroma and flavor of french toast and honey comb, very floral and malty but not overbearing, almost mead like
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Courtesy of Dunbar72. Pours deep mahogany with small tanned head. Aroma is sweet, fidgy, raisins, madeira, malty and some hoppyness. and, tart hoppy, excellent. Fullbodied tart sweet palate. Finishes sweet tart, well balanced.
konstifik (573) - SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF 2010. Vertical tasting of 2009 and 2006 vintages.
2006 vintage: Unclear amber with no lasting head. Heavy aroas of mainly dried fruits and fudge. Not as sweet as the aroma suggests. Very well-aged and would probably hold up a couple of years more.
2009 vintage: Having had the 2006 vintage before this, it’s very clear this is still too young and has at least a year or two left to become good. Sweet and boozy, lacking complexity and integrity.
Scores for 2009: Ar 7, Ap 4, Ta 6, Pa 3, Ov 12