llkc (479) - århus, - AUG 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
duft: malt. karamel. sød. frisk duft. ege.
smag: karamel. masipan sødme. en smule eg. lidt burbon smag. vanilje.
King_Alex_II (100) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramelly, vanilla and bananas in the taste. Very balanced and creamy but thin viscosity. Beneficial barrel storage.
SinH4 (249) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Orange-amber color with small head. Aroma is very much vanilla and oak, tanines, also tropical fruit syrup, banana syrup, caramel, spicy, very complex. Taste is chocolate, caramel, more fruit syrup, boozy and warming. Smooth carbonation like it should be for a barrel aged beer. Very lovely. A real winner.
Alengrin (2425) - BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The whisky barrel aged version of Hoppin’ Frog’s Scotch. Thin, pale beige, creamy head over a hazy copper coloured beer, lighter than I am used to from this style. Seductively sweet, candyish and perfumey aroma of cranberry sauce, lychee, candied orange, dates, vanilla sugar, bourbon, passion fruit liqueur, banana ice cream, coconut, red apple, biscuit, apricots, pineapple discs in syrup, mint and chocolate. Sweet and refinedly sugary candied fruits in the taste, orange peel, smooth and resinous mouthfeel, caramelly and lightly chocolatey malt backbone, vanilla-like tannins in the finish with a refined and delightful woodiness along with a toasted touch, citrussy hops but not turning truly bitter (as expected from the style) and gently warming alcohol. Liquid candy but in an astonishingly refined and delicate way. Lovely!
Lore (1200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
reddish amber colour, some off-white head; aroma and taste of whisky, intensive malty sweetness; spicy alcohol, vanilla; woody-earthy notes and maybe some ash - great beer
Aaron68 (608) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
350 ml on tap @ "Schouskjelleren",Oslo.
October 09, 2014.
Beer from a tulip glass.
Amber in color with a creamy beige head and medium to low carbonation.
Aroma is malt,vanilla,wood,sweetness,dark berries and some hop.
Tastes sweet and malty with a slightly boozy and warm feeling.
The beer ends with a slightly bitter finish.
markextrae (1280) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle sample, poured a dark red amber colour, toffee, caramel, honey, barrel, whisky, vanilla, very sweet. Low carbonation.
slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Vanilla and bourbon compete a little with the toffee and peat, but they end up playing nice together. The base beer, which I really liked, is still evident, though the barrel makes it a different animal. Nicely done."
TimE (3333) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber red color that is rich and beautiful. Sweet heavenly whiskey notes though actually not too complex. Very malty heavy mouth with a fair amount of whiskey, but again, not a ton of depth. The whiskey adds the depth, which gives me the impression the underlying beer isn’t too spectacular and the barrel aging actually adds a fair amount. Nice warming lingering boozy whisky finish. Nice, but without being outstanding.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - SEP 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice oliy red and dark berries on the nose, some whiskey. Smooth mouthfeel, a little light for the ABV, but delicious. Big caramel body, big whiskey and some dry berries. Soft, warm finish.
charlotte (4325) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught.Muddy brown colour with small head.Aroma of roasted caramel and malt with some hint of marmalade bread and vanilla,good full body and nice strong mouth feels and oily finish.