yngwie (11751) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. It pours a small, beige head over an unclear reddish body. Some alcohol in the aroma, along with caramel maltyness, dried fruits and some hoppyness. Citrus hints, pine cone notes and a lightly spiced touch. Itís full-bodied, lightly warming and quite silky on the palate. Nice balance between maltyness and bitterness and hoppy flavors. In comes the alcohol and adds more joy and smoothness. Overall, maybe a bit on the sweet side, but I still think itís a really pleasant and tasteful beer. 120324
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a dak brown body with burgundy highlights and a small white head. Rich aroma of dark fruits, hops, and malts. Flavor of caramel and hops.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice aroma. Alcohol sweet blends nicely with the maltiness. Healthy mix of the two, with decent hops to complement. Goes down tremendously well.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet,demerara (bit sticky); dark amber; caramelly, marshmallowy; decent brew.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2008 Date: 09/14/2004
opaque rusty orange with a nice off-white head, strong earthy hop aroma, big hop flavor on a rich malt base, just enough sweetness to balance the hops, full flavor to the end
fair amount of oxidation showing up in the flavor and aroma but still quite viable, lots of rich brown sugar sweetness, plenty of fruity sweetness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
thewolf (10538) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Voldby KÝbmandsgŚrd.
Clear red chestnut with a small, creamy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, light chocolate, some resiny hops, pine, vinious. Some raisins. Lowish carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is mild resiny hoppy, lots of caramel, toasted, light milky chocolate. VInious and warming. Light hoppy finish. Fine beer.
Christian (10357) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy copper with a small off-white head. Malty aroma with toffee, along with some pine hops and dried fruit notes and quite a bit of alcohol. Sweet toffee and biscuit flavour with fruity hops and a firm bitterness
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 31, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear burgundy with medium beige head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, caramel and plums. Sweet aroma with notes of roasted malt, dates, plums and caramel. Full bodied. Warming alcohol towards the finish.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear dark brown, smooth offwhite head.
rathier mild old ale aroma, slight fruitiness, some malts.
flavor is very dry dark caramelly, normal to sweet malty, faint dark chocolate, faint cristmas spicy note. Also a flavor like the dark fruits in a belgian quad. Raisins, plums. A barley wine with a flavor profile that resembles brown ale a bit, but also lends from other heavy brews (except the roasted ones), pretty complex and quite tasty. Iíd put it down as an american strong ale instead of barley wine. The hop profile is very subdued, and doesnít add much flowers and even not much bitterness for an american brew.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2009
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bottle Barn - hidden in a row of DoppelWeizen in the back cooler. Priced at $3.99 for 22 oz. Canít find a date, but with that price it canít be too young. Dark clear ruby color with a frothy 3-finger tan head. Aromas of dark fruit and caramel. Very smooth aroma. Medium plus body with creamy carbonation. Rather vinous -suggests dark sherry-, with raisins, dates, caramel and some decent hop. Itís so rich thereís almost a coffee note. The heat is not present until way into the finish, and even then itís not bothersome. Despite the sweetness in the finish it has an astringent effect on the membranes. Like thereís oak. Really good dark ale. Too bad N. CA is having a warm dry January, but Iíll suffer with this winter warmer. Gladly. Gratefully.