markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to IBrew2or3 for sharing this one. Pours hazy orange with a slight white head. Nose is booze, caramel, honey, citrus hops, and vanilla. Flavor is similar with lingering booze, bourbon, caramel, and goodness. Medium-bodied and a nice sipping barleywine.
gunnfryd (13345) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
KØLF 281214. Red amber colour with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, caramel, orange, vanilla. Flavour is alcohol, berries, malt, caramel, orange, vanilla, sugar, dried apricot, booze. Full body. Very nice beer.
Habanero (3437) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 ticks jun. 14: Hazy deep golden with a small, off-white head. Aroma of caramel, bourbon,, vanilla notes, toffee and overripe fruit. Sweet flavor that ends up dry and with an alcohol bite. Medium to full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carbonation. A very nice Barley
yngwie (15764) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A lightly unclear one, amber in color and with a small, dense, off-white head. The aroma has lots of malty notes, with caramel, booze notes, orange hints, vanilla, sugar and dried apricots. It’s full-bodied and warming on the palate, with soft carbonation. Smooth and pleasant. Lots of flavor too, with a tad too much booze. Lasting finish. A rather lovely one, but too boozy. Still, a beer worth sitting down with for a while. 141228
caesar (5971) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, small sample, thanks all for sharing! Slight hazy orange color, short head. Aroma of cookie, biscuit, slight raisin, but mostly alcohol. Not much vanilla. Sweet in taste, alcoholic. Hoped it would have been improved after a couple of years in my cellar, but it hardly improved.
Benzai (11364) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT X shared by Caesar. Nice red color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, a touch of hops, sweetness, some alcohol. Heavy but quite good. Medium body and carbonation
MrHangover (3605) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT X, courtesy of caesar. Pours a hazy light brown beer with a very small white head on top. Aroma is very alcoholic, very strong and some Madeira notes. Age is noticeable. Flavor has a big sweet alcholic base, loads of vanilla touches and barrel touches. Very strong and a bit unbalanced, but still very nice imho.
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @zzt10 shared by Caesar. Brown color with no head. Smells and tastes sweet, dark fruit, alcohol. Too sweet.
DutchDrebus (5110) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ ZZT 10 shared by Caesar. Hazy amber colour with a very small off-white head. Smells malts, barley wine, sugary, awefully sweet. Tastes malts, sweet, sugar, barley wine.. Slightly too much. Full body, soft carbo.
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at ZZT 10 thanks to Caesar. Pours slight hazy small floater amber brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, oak, vinous aspects, light fruit, light vanilla. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with light carbonation.
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: Clear copper/ruby with bubbles on pour.
Aroma: Liquorice, dried fruit, cherry, marzipan, resinous, stewed fruit, vanilla, woody, treacle and spiritous.
Taste: Medium sweetness and sweetness with low sourness.
Palate: Thick slighlty grainy texture, thick body, low carbonation, lingering vanilla, treacle, fruity, marzipan finish, with alcohol warmth.
Comments: What a treat! Lovely. Rating is for ABV 19.1%