Marsiblursi (2952) - Göteborg, - FEB 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2013 (Bottle) Pours dark brown (almost black) with a creamy, nougat coloured head. The aroma holds wood/bourbon up front with notes of warming alcohol, toffee, vanilla, melted butter, some coconut and hints of dill. Deep malty undertones of roasted dark bread, cookies, caramel, soft cocoa and milk chocolate. Some brown sugar notes. Just a whisper of leafy hops and prune-ish dark fruits. Round, fancy and mega yummy nose. The flavour is medium sweet and near medium bitter with a touch of acidic notes from roast and hops. Balanced (but aggressive) oak, deep malt, balanced hops. Complex, yet dangerously easy to drink. The mouthfeel is round and velvety alongside a light stickiness. Soft carbonation. Malt and bourbon balance is perfect on the finish. Near full bodied.
Foffern (772) - Bodř, NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a deep clear and brown colour with a small beige head. Sweet aroma of caramel, liqueur, rum, dark berries, cola and alcohol. Powerful flavours of more rum, dark berries, alcohol and cola. Has a rich and sticky mouth feel, and a light bitterness. A well-balaned boozy beer. Feels close to rum and coke.
daje (1378) - NORWAY - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass from bottle at Haand 2013. Dark brown body, no head really. Aroma of whisky, vanilla, and roasted malt, taste of oak, malt, caramel and more whisky. Licorice lurking around, with a nice bitter end.
Borup (3808) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at CBC 2013.
Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of oak, bourbon, vanilla, sweet malt, alcohol, caramel and fruit.
jackl (2827) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ CBC 2013. Makers Mark BA. The pour’s deep amber with a tiny off-white head. The nose is rich, fat bourbon. Plenty of vanilla, caramel, toffee cake. Woody spiciness. The taste is similarly bourbon-focussed. Vanilla and toffee dessert. Roasted apples, tangy acidic cherry skin. Smooth, rich chewy malts. Lightly boozy. Full mouthfeel, fine carbonation. Overall, an excellent BA barley wine. Lervig are onto another winner.
bierkoning (9033) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting. Dark brown color. maple syrup and a hint of oak and dried fruit in the aroma. Figs. Malty sweet, alcoholic flavor. Figs, dried fruit. Bourbon. Oak. Vanilla. I have to admit, this is excellent!
caesar (4028) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark reddish brown color,short head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, some hop, vanilla, bourbon, cookie. Thick sweet taste, medium bitter. Very complex, very very good.
dEnk (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big roasty vanilla, caramel, fruits, red wine notes, wood and vanilla and more. Flavour is big sweet caramel, chocolate, vanilla ,bourbon and more. A bit alcoholic but very nice.
gunnfryd (8624) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Lervig. Dark brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is sugar, alcohol, dried fruits, malt, vanilla. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, alcohol, dried fruits, plum, vanilla, bourbon. Full body. Very nice beer.
_angst_ (1796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ CBC2013. Pours very hazy dirty reddish dark brown with no head and no lacing worth mentioning. Smell is sweet and very malty with caramel, biscuits, burnt cookies, high quality dark chocolate, fresh US oak, vanilla fudge, roasted nuts, toffee, bourbon, grass, , chocolate cake, coconut milk , dried dark fruits, alcohol and subtle hints of moist moss and soil. Taste is sweet and very malty with caramel, toffee, biscuits, vanilla fudge, bourbon, roasted nuts, dried dark fruits, fresh US oak, high quality dark chocolate, coconut milk, cocoa powder, charred wood, toasted malts, moist soil, alcohol, christmas fruitcake and sweet dark bread. Mouthfeel is round, silky, soft, boozy and full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, tiny bitter and malty with sweet dark bread, vanilla fudge, caramel, toffee, lemon zest, roasted nuts, dried dark fruits, bourbon and hints of milk chocolate. Basically perfection. Vulgar, yet smooth. Huge, yet balanced. Very very good. Best in show during CBC2013 and that was some stiff competition on the field.
Meilby (4524) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml @ Christianssand Brygghus, Kristiansand
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, vanilla, oak, coconut and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, coconut and vanilla finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.