madsberg (10435) - SÝborg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Fluffy beige head. aroma of fruits, sweetness, spice. Flavour of ripe fruits, sweetenss, spice, loads of liqourice, Medium to full bodied. Dry liqourice dense end.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of bluebetty. Pours a hazy dark amber with a lacing off-white head. The nose is nutty with some wood, roasted malt and dry caramel. Medium body, surprisingly well-carbonated, spicy, woody notes, a whiff of smoke and dry overripe fruit. Extremely dry, surprisingly for the style, but it makes it very drinkable. Some bittering hops in the finish, but this really ainít a hoppy beer. A very different - but interesting - take on a Barley Wine. 241010
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy brownish amber pour with a fizzy beige head that quickly diminishes to a ring around the surface. Malty, woody aroma has notes of honey, caramel, brandy, brown sugar and pinot noir as well as a hint of fruity hops, both citrus and tropical. The flavour is fruitier and more vinous but stil has a strong malt backbone; with notes of toffee, honey, passionfruit, pineapple, grapefruit, oak and grapes. Sticky, oily mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a lingering, slightly roasty, bittersweet finish. Was delighted to get my hands on one of these babys and I wasnít disappointed. A very well crafted beer, the balance tips a bit towards sweet fruitiness in the flavour, but otherwise this is damn good. Wish I had another to cellar for a year or two...