bu11zeye (12616) - 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.
thewolf (11989) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Nya Tröls, Malmö.
Pours clear ruby red with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Arom ahas lots of malts, a light oxidation, caramel and fruity, light resiny hops. Low carbonation, fat oily mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, very malty, caramel, softly vinious, light raisins and light plums. Toasted and warming aftertaste. Nice and very well-balanced.
Bov (11768) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 1, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Per - cloudy copper-red colour with a little beige foam; robust aroma of nuts, wood and licorice; sweet and full-bodied, sticky, very bitter; long caramelish and nutty aftertaste - solid and very pleasant
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: January 11, 2012
Appearance: clear copper, frothy white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, light earthyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, light balancing earthyness, apricot and tangerine
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
adnielsen (10446) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Ratman’s, courtesy of some Swedish friends. Thanks! Pours a hazy reddish brown appearance with a thin cream colored head. Somewhat herbal, caramel, a bit oxidized, a touch fruity aroma. Somewhat strong, light cherry, a bit oxidized, caramel, light paper flavor. Pretty tasty but a bit old.
KimJohansen (10414) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy dark reddish amber with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and alcohol notes. Sweet flavour with toasted malt, caramel and medicine notes. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.
gnoff (9509) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2016 First rating
(Bottle at the brewery)
Brownish look with a small head. Vinous typical barley wine style scent, alcohol as well. For me a really typical barley wine style taste as well, quite straight forward and nice.
(Draught at Stockholm Beer Festival 2007)
Shady dark copper color, fluffy tan head. Malty and fruity scent. Sweet and bitter spicy alcohol taste. Full mouthfeel, big bitterenss. Warming alcohol. Very nice.
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
Most likely brewed in December 2006, bottle from a friend, marker 9.0% ABV
Clear reddish brown color, small orange head. Sweet, malty, dirt cellar scent. Laid down, earthy, warming alcohol, cheese, dirt cellar taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Warming alcohol aftertaste.
33 cl bottle at home on August 21, 2009
BB Apr 2012, from Systembolaget in Västerås, marked 11.3% ABV. From 2007 (label)
A bit hazy reddish color, small orange head. Malty, sweet, hoppy, alcohol scent. Alcohol, firey, malty, grainy, bitter taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Bottle, 2007 version, thanks to Dunbar72!
Sampled on February 26, 2011
Cloudy copper color, yellow head. Sweet, malty, grainy taste. Alcohol aftertaste. Smooth full mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
Rerate on May 28, 2011
2007 vintage bottle BB april 2012
Shared with Micke (non-ratebeer) who brought it over
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Malty, sweet, dark dried fruits, alcohol scent. Smooth, alcohol, malty, grainy taste. Smooth soft mouthfeel. Medium bitterness.
Had the 2010 vintage at Rotary Pub, Göteborg, on May 30, 2014.
Didn’t take notes, but sweet and very tasty, ages well that vintage.Full mouthfeel, very enjoyable.
Bought January 2015, Systembolaget site state "2014 at 10,4%", label state "2015 at 9,0%".
Bottled 33 cl from Systembolaget Nordstan, special release, on January 22, 2016.
Clear very dark reddish brown color, yellow to teal head. Sweet, aged, oxidized, dark fruits scent. Sweet, raisin, port wine, fruity, some ash taste. Smooth, ,big, full mouthfeel, low bitterness. Aged and oxidized, but in a pleasant way.
2013 vintage 8.7% ABV, bottle 33 cl, BB 31 Dec 2023. Purchased at Systembolaget roughly a year ago, sampled on February 13, 2016.
Clear deep reddish brown color, teal head. Sweet, malty, alcohol, toffee scent. Sweet, malty, caramel, toffee taste. Medium full mouthfeel, low bitterness. Actually a LOT less oxidized notes than the bottle released a month ago (2015/2014 version).
JorisPPattyn (9253) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gushing to medium, dense yellow-cream head, not very stable over ruby-brown beer; clear burt for the very last of the bottle. Rich malty nose, with alcohol and something lactic, sweet spices and mild hops. Rich taste, alcoholic and cakey, with hops blending seamlessly in. If anything, more meaty than lactic in the mouth. Very good balance. Quite rich velvety MF, and feels more carbonated than it looks. Long warming aftertaste with alcohol-preserved orangequarts. Dangerously drinkable little bottle, dangerously likeable little nobleman, both very expensive...
sebletitje (9033) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of, and shared with Gnoff.
Aroma; lactose, malty, grainy with dark fruits; raisins that seemed to give a stronger aroma with the age.
Taste, chocolate malts, with a chocolate milk palate, overal profile keeps a good dose of abvand aspect is rather boozy.
marcus (8906) - 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.