apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like an off-colored wine, as it is nearly still - no head, no bubbles. Dark coppery colored. Very sweet and raisin-filled aroma. Prunes, plums, dates, figs in the aroma. It is very, very warming. The alcohol is very evident, and its obvious why the beer is so overly sweet. It is too sweet for my pleasure.
thunderhops (220) - Vermont, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with thick off white head and tons of lace. Aroma is malt, caramel, nuts. taste is sweet malt, caramel, hop bitterness, slight alcohol. dry sticky and bitter finish
AsgerSigurd (15) - DENMARK - JUN 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden with light head, very sweet, but the nice way, itís like drinking sweets, smells standard, caramel ish..
superspak (1539) - Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle into snifter, best before 3/18/2014. Pours very hazy and cloudy dark brown color with no head or carbonation; plastic corks never work. Aromas of big raisin, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, roasted malt, floral, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and malty notes; with good strength. Taste of raisin, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, and toasted earthiness; some slight oxidation but barely noticeable. No bitterness; with lingering notes of raisin, caramel, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, and toasted earthiness. Nice flavor balance and complexity of malt flavors with moderate fruity notes; with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Zero carbonation and medium-full bodied; with slick and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is ok, but very slow to sip on. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this this a solid barleywine. Some nice complexity and balance of malt flavors; probably would have scored quite a bit higher if it actually had carbonation, but thankfully not much oxidation was present. An enjoyable sipper.
machfive55 (347) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, with little to no carb and dark brown with red hues. Aroma is complex, fruity with raison and tobacco notes. Flavor is carmelly, sweet, with no hop flavor. Palate is thin with no carb and no alcohol burn. Alcohol comes across in flavor but is not prominent. A solid big, bad beer.
conway (606) - - APR 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with no head. Nose is lots of dark fruits. Hard to distinguish. Lots of brandy like notes. Taste is very complex. Vinous, dark fruit, oak and a touch of smoke. Palate is similar to a nice brandy. Amazing brew.
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snoworsummer (461) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy medium with frothy head. Tastes like malt, yeast, alcohol, grapefruit, herbs. Smells like malt, grains, fermenting fruit. Medium body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy, dark amber with thin, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is figs, plums, berries, cookie and cereal malts, caramel, floral hops, and sweet booze. Flavor is yeasty, bready malts, floral and spicy hops, dark fruit esters, and some light booze; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation.
Pyrmir (1453) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - APR 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bottle, rated from backlog. Aroma is massive, of fruit, raisins and hops. Taste is oaky, fruity, dried fruits, raisins, malt, alcoholol.
jonnyguns (405) - - APR 10, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at mane liquor. Pours murky brown with small head that doesn't go anywhere. Wow, the smell is intense! Chewy toffee, biscuit, caramel, apricot, peach and other sweet fruits. Taste is full on! Huge creamy mouth feel with flavours of caramel fudge, toffee, apricot and maybe banana. Alcohol is lingering but well hidden. World class stuff!
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HopRedHead (151) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 6, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tapped at Mane Liquor. Sweet mother of the English sky - this beer smells good! Pours a thick orange/brown with 2cm of sustained, thick head. Very upfront toffee biscuit malt notes, driven by a thick caramel fudge aroma. Taste is complementary, huge caramel flavours with a mixture of butterscotch from the malt and a faint hint of dried apricot. Body is so chewy and pleasant on the palate. Alcohol is very inconspicuous, only present in the aftertaste via a lingering warm coating of the mouth. Really well crafted beer enhanced by the year of aging in the cool room. Congratulations to Mane and Mikkeller!