Rasmus40 (13505) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Salling, Aarhus. Hazy orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, lalty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and heavy alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with heavy alcohol. Oily. Not easy to drink a bottle by yourself. 130615
20107589 (489) - randers, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour cloudy amber with a frothy head. toffee, malty vinours, honey aroma. taste light sweet, medium bitterness, with sour notes. full bodied, with a soft carbonation. light bitter aftertaste. bit more bitter notes than the light toasted. a bit more heavy
Klimaet (620) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours clear dark brownish orange with a small white head. Aromas of malt, walnuts, light tobacco, caramel, oaky notes, some fruitiness to it but mostly in form of an apple liquor-like side to it. Taste is malty, tasted, raisins, tobacco, plums, overripe orange.
Vestergaard (865) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4th bottle at the Fermentoren Aarhus French oak tasting. Pours a clear amber with a small, white head. Aroma has sweet tobacco, malty caramel sweetness, oak and a slight fruityness. Taste is sweet and boozy. Big malt sweetness, toast, raisins, brown sugar, tobacco and a little darker notes all in all (compared to the light toasted ones) Oily, strong body, low carbonation.
RasmusOtt (1519) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #4 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus. Pours hazy amber with a white lacing. Aroma is like the base beer (see other rating) but has some darker fruity notes and some more spice in the aroma. The taste is more toasted than the bare. Smooth, sweet and with more tannin and tobacco.
bursprak (1220) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour with tiny lacings. Nose has red apples, light acid and booze. Taste is vinous, red tart apples, boozy and some sweet notes.
Lukasmh (485) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle #4 at French Oak Tasting at Fermentoren Århus, see rating of Limousine light toast for rating of base beer. Purs darker amber golden, with more off-white head. Aroma is more toasty and tobacco. Malty, bread, sweet orange ,honey, raisins, dates, toasty malts. Booze is well hidden in this one. Marmelade and vanilla. Taste is heavy sweet, more classic barley wine, oak, oxidation, rock candy, raisins, labre larver. More mellow feel with dry booze in finish. Slight bitter toasty malts and brown sugar.
slowrunner77 (6890) - 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.
mR_fr0g (5233) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso easter tasting. Thanks to Kenny for this one. Bright golden / orange coloured pour with a fine white head. Aroma is woody tanin, oak, hot alcohol, apple, little tart. Flavour is composed of tart apple, caramel, mineral, tangerine. . Lingering Warming alcohol. Woody.
Theydon_Bois (12567) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split at Chriso Easter tasting, thanks to Kenny, 04/04/15.
Golden orange with moderate off White spotting.
Nose is rich caramelised fruit rinds, toffee apple, light spice, caramel, touch of booze.
Taste comprises dates, figs, fruit cake, light spice, candied orange peel, caramel, earthy fruit rinds.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, warming alcohol in the close.
Ok barley wine, drinks well below the ABV, probably the best in the series for me but still not a top end beer for this style.