Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
17.12.2014, 0,5l bottle (#1627) shared @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet oxidized, caramel malts, dried dark fruits, sugar, grass, citrus, thinner, weeds, butterscotch. Taste is kind of medical harsh, dark sugar, harsh hops, citrus peel, weeds, medicine, grass, paper, dried dark fruits. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mouthfeel. Fair enough.
ej (850) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with BBGTC @ X-mas tasting. Pours a brown body with a small bubbly tan head. Aroma is oxidized, sweet and malty.Vinous-port and sherry notes. Alcoholic as well. Taste is sweet, with loads of dark dried fruits. Raisines and dates. Fairly nice and has aged well. Some bitterness also. Full body, slick on the palate and very softly carbonated.
laboko (11) - - NOV 27, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dejlig øl med herlig duft , ikke meget skum men nok pga alderen. Dejlig stout lignende smag med en vis bitterhed. Mht fornemmelse i mund kunne den mangle lidt kulsyre men gylden er god og kraftig. Rigtig god øl hvilket prisen også indikerer, ikke sidste gang.
Rasmus40 (12339) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Lots of dust one this one. Unclear very dark reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, oxidized and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. Oily. This has aged nicely. 280913
jaghana (4301) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 50cl from Henrik thanks, a dark beer with low head. Nose is on malt, caramel, sweet grains and grapes. Aroma is intense on caramel and burnt caramel with lot of licorice and dry grapes, light soy sauce, prunes, chocolate, leather, salted like notes, red vine tannin. Would be really great with a light additional acid note such as berries, bit too "malty", but still enjoyable.
hopscotch (9824) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Murky, dark brown pour with a tiny, wispy, lightly-tanned head. The aroma is a sticky batch of caramel interwoven with nicely oxidized notes of oloroso sherry, dried plum and fallen apple. Full-bodied and almost chewy with laid-back carbonation. The flavor is full of sweet, malty notes - caramel, burnt marshmallow - alongside vinous, fruity oxidation - sherry and dried plum - with remarkable bitterness to balance everything out, even after seven years in the bottle. Finishes sweet and tangy with an aftertaste of dried plum. Bottle courtesy of Plovmand!
daje (2609) - NORWAY - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, shared october 5th 2012. Dark brown body, small offwhite head. Aroma of dried fruit, wine, caramel, lightly hopped and some roast. Taste of alcohol, sugar diacetyl and sour yeast with a light roastiness. A clear off-taste. Finish of alcohol and fruit. None of us was very impressed by this one.
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - DEC 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark brown, thin tanned head that falls down quite fast - nice laces. Smells of port, caramel, prunes and dark and delicous malts. Heavy sweet, candice sugar, caramel and hints of liquorice, dry fruits and booze as well. A fantastic rich brew. Can’t really believe that this is not a barrell aged beer - it sure has alot of tastes that can be assositated with it. I’m amazed how well this 6 year old bottle works today
pentaz (1253) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours surprisingly dark with a red tint and a minimal tan head. Aroma is intense : Heavy roasted malts, over ripe fruit, vinous, plum, licorice root, nut, oxidation, wood, caramel. Taste is heavy sweet and moderate bitter/astringent with some acidic note. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is soft. Finishes warming.
madmitch76 (16546) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
27th January 2011
Opaque dark brown beer. Residual tan head. Fresh minerally malt nose nose with a little coffee and something vegetal. Smooth palate, semi dry. Rich dark malts and coffee. Mild licorice and aniseed. Trace of dark chocolate. Very dark for a barleywine. Finishes semi dry. Decent.