Leighton (9616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2011 Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours dark brown with a slight, off-white head. Some malt in the aroma, along with candy and dates. Flavor is outrageously sweet, with molasses, some grape, light caramel and tons of raisin. Flavor struck me as similar to that of a barley wine. Thick in body, a little syrupy. Lingering sweetness and stickiness in the finish. Not too shabby. (3.7)
On tap at the Craft Beer Co., London. Lots of malted barley in the nose. Pours clearish amber with a tight, light tan head. Sweet as shit, tons of malty sugars, mild caramel, some ripe fruits. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, more malt sweetness, candy, mild toffee, brown sugar. Very delicious. (4.1)
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Caramel malty aroma with some dark fruity sweetness. The flavor has a raisin/plummy dark fruity sweetness, caramel malts, and toffee. Good, not great.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Draft @ 4th Ave Pub] Dark brown mahogany color with a small, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of soy, oxidation, chocolate, roast, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of caramel, chocolate, roast, figs, raisins, some smoke, and alcohol.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 31, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught@CPH BeerFest2010. Deep ruby red colour, no head. Aroma is alcohol, wood, quite strong on sweet, but also bready, malts. Flavour is rather malty, has a bunch of alcohol in it, but also some nice hoppyness balancing it up.
abemorsten (2412) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark clear amber with light brown head. Excellent lacing. Alcohol, grassy, herbal, Dark syrup and dried dark fruit aroma. Alcohol, bitter, sweet, acidic flavors. Long finish carrying full flavor image. Full bodied and syrupy. Extreme but blanced, even though the alcohol is quite prominent.
SSSteve (3630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. very dark with ruby highlights under a large, foamy, tan head. meaty, toasted malt, raisin aroma. flavor has notes of caramel, soy sauce, chocolate, raisin. finish in bitter sweet with a little warmth. full body with moderate carbonation. this is a meal in a bottle.
thebeertourist (4598) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen brewery shop. Dark reddish brown with a lacing tan head. Chocolate, dried fruit, hints of cellar and port wine. Raisins, plums, dust, notes of chocolate. Alcohol. Soft, rather flat. An agreeable barley wine.
tgncc (2604) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Rattle n Hum, NYC. The aroma is fruity, raisins, bready. Very nice. The appearance is deep mbrown, opaque, light tan head. The flavor is bread, fruit, raisins, liht alcohol. The fiunish is light noble hops, alcohol warming. The body is medium to medium/thick. Very good dopplebock.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured a deep black with a thin beige head. Nose is malty, roasted malty. First sip, wow! A flavor explosion. Lots of sweetness, and roasted malts. Dark fruits, rasberry. A bit sweet overall, with quite a bit of warmth. Nicely flavored and very drinkable,especially after a few others. A better closer than opener.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Blind Tiger. Very dark brown, basically black, with nice medium off white head. Aroma is raisin/dark dried fruit, artificial purple (not bad), big sweet malt backbone that hints at chocolate. Taste is sweet boozy dried fruit, light chocolate, somethings off though. Too boozy sweet for me, good though. Better warm.