Vestergaard (840) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st bottle at the Fermentoren Aarhus French oak tasting. Pours a unclear amber with a small, white head. Aroma is very sweep with overripe orange, sweet and fruity honey, slight spice, grapes, fudge, hops, dry oak, red apples. Taste is very fruity and slightly tart up front. Gets very honey sweet after. Big boozy heat, dry, bitter, vinous, but also sweet finish. Low carbonation, oily body.
RasmusOtt (1489) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #1 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus. Pours hazy amber with a white lacing. Aroma of big ripe fruits, greasy butterscotch, wood, weak cognac notes, older hops, weak ripe apples, orange liquor and honey. The taste is rather spicy and sweet with big butterscotch notes, honey, some woody bitterness and dryness as well. The alcohol plays a nice role in balancing out the sweetness.
bursprak (1179) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange pour with tiny lacings. Sweet, boozy, some syrup, white grapes and some light peat.
Lukasmh (460) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #1 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus. Pours thick viscous orange with some chill haze and ring og beige head and some sediment. Aroma is really sweet, caramel, skolekarameller, old fainted hops, fruits, heather honey, over-ripe red apples, vanilla, orange, booze, clove. Taste is sweet, orange, caramel, fruity, spices, vanilla, malt, orange liquor, clove. Has some alcohol booze, oaky slight bitter finish. Alcohol is a good match to the heavy sweetness. Full body and white spicy.
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I could not do a decent write up of all these separately, so I will do one and ahre it on each beer’s page. The differences between the light and medium toast version of each were so subtle that I don’t think I’d know they were different beers if I wasn’t being told so.
Limo - super sweet, low level diabetes, yet really really doesn’t show the heat. Centre has just a bit more wood (and is that a hop?) that cuts through the sweetness a little more than the other two, making it my favorite ever so slightly. Troncais was back to diabetes sweet, yet all still enjoyable.
These are after dinner sippers for sure, but glad to have tried them. I’ll admit I was hoping for bigger differences side by side.
madmitch76 (17487) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4th April 2015
ChrisOs Easter Tasting. Hazy gold beer, small off white head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Spice. Sweet malts. Spicy dried fruits, turning tangy. Some heat, but not in proportion to it’s giant abv. Light semi dry finish. Perhaps a touch sweeter than the Du Centre or Troncais but really not much between these BA barleywines.
Scopey (8540) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at ChrisO. Thanks to Kenny.... It pours oily golden-orange with pretty much no head. The nose is sweet, oily, orange, Cointreau, brioche, orange muffin and booze. The taste is sweet, boozy, plenty of stewed orange, Cointreau, toasty grain and hot alcohol with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth-feel. Probably the best of the series.
mR_fr0g (5015) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Kenny for this one. Bright golden / orange coloured pour with a fleeting halo of white head. Aroma is big hot alcohol, tangy meandering, hot alcohol, caramel. Flavour is composed of light caramel tangerine, toast, caramel, apple, syrup. Palate is medium full, sticky sweet. Nice tangerine fruit in this one.
cgarvieuk (16805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chrisO... Golden amber... Thin white lacing.. Soft sweet toffee fruit... Caramel malts nose... Soft sweet fruits.. Big sweet toffee fruit.. Soft toffee fruit.. Light dry roast.. Toffee malts
JHeath99 (1355) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber with a ring if minimal off white head. Aroma is sweet, with some booze and caramel. Taste of sweetness, very sweet, with some booze and dark fruits.