BeerandBlues2 (11971) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared by Ryan. Pours clear tawny with little to no head. Aroma is light sherry and brown sugar, dates and figs, spicy alcohol, cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with sweet dates and figs, spicy alcohol and a sweet finish. Some oak and light smoke notes cone in late. Full body, high warmth and light carbonation.
Scopey (11954) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Bottle, thanks to Ken at THE Barley Wine Tasting, August 2012. It pours murky deep brown, with no head. The nose is initially strongly cheesy, brie, stinky feet and Wotsits, as well as vanilla, toasted coconut, toffee and meatiness. The taste is thankfully a bit better....toffee, caramel, wood, dry leather, light saltiness, toast, bourbon, waxy cheese rind and alcohol warmth. Full body, low carbonation and syrupy mouth-feel. Pretty cheesy and alcoholic. A disappointment.
Pinball (11896) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
#37 at papsoe’s blind tasting
clear amber, almost no head
aroma is dusty, oxidized, barley winish
flavor is stale hops, malty, boozy.
Drake (11499) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle, 2008 vintage, courtesy of deyholla and shared at the 15th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 7/16/11. Pours a clear amber color with a thin head. Aroma of toffee, bourbon and a salty, cheesy note. The taste is toffee, bourbon, brown sugar, vanilla and a bitter hop finish. Full bodied with a slight bit of heat.
DSG (11353) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks troganmi for this bottle! 2013 bottle. 14%. Clear dark amber-brown with a tan head. Wonderful aroma of malt, cookies, bourbon, vanilla and some chocolate. Sweet flavor, malty, cookie-ish, with caramel, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits, wood and some bourbon. Lovely rounded full body. Really great stuff!
madsberg (11284) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Tasted blind # 37 @ Papsoe 21. august 2010. Amber coloured. Unclear. Beige head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, alcohol, barnyard, spice, caramel, Flavour: Ripe fruits, caramel, spice, marcipan, alcohol. light marzipan. Medium to full bodied. Alcoholdense sweet and fruity end.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle acquired in trade with hopscotch (thanks!). Poured a medium mahogany color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, citrus, toffee, raisins, plums, and cherries. Tastes of bourbon, caramel, cherries, dark fruits, and toffee. Light alcohol finish. Perfect for our night cap beer!
Borup (11020) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of toastedmalt, caramel, dried fruit, vanilla, oak, bourbon and alcohol.
crossovert (10991) - Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Insanely huge BBBW. Big malty sweetness, caramal,m smooth bourbon. Smooth beer but a few oz is all you need.
Rune (10927) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster, on tap, 2013 version, 16 % abv, at the third session, Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Rosewood coloured body. Film-type layer at the surface. Vapour of bourbon joined by bread-like malts and vanilla oak. Flavours of bread, prunes, caramel, and integrated alcohol. Sweet malty ending. Very smooth vinous impression. Great sipper qualities (03.05.2014).