awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 660mL bottle. Hazy, apple cider colored pour with a thin layer of off-white head. Strong, intoxicating aroma thats louded with orange citrus, and spicy alpha hop characters. Loads of strawberry and raspberry fruits create a sugary sweet malt backing. The mouthfeel is extremely full and syrupy, full of flavor, but definitely more of a barelywine than an IIPA. This would make a tasty dessert beer in small doses, but is much too sweet and hot to be consumed in any substantial size. The fruity characters are very sweet and intoxicating, complimented well by the healthy hoppy spice, but this brew is just too much. This beer was a highly interesting experience, especially considering how lopsided my opinion changed from the fabulous aroma to the its-so-heavy-its-almost undrinkable palate. Thanks, Chris!
Christian (12303) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2012 Cloudy amber with an off-white head. Fruit aromas, melon, dried fruits. Sweet flavour with an elegant port-like alcohol, and a big hops explosion.
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(660ml bottle) Strong orange hoppy nose. Very candied orange flavour with a licorice, bubblegum base. This is far too boozy for a IIPA.
Oakes (14671) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Muddy, no head. Big ass malt nose. Chewy, with light candyish notes. Very sweet with hints of candy and earth. Fairly yeasty, too. A bit aimless.
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2013
2013-11-19, draught at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen, 8-5-9-5-18=45
Muddy dark amber color with creamy beige head. It has that naive aroma of the old times, hoppy, smelly, cheesy, grassy, sweaty; a bit homebrew, but it’s nice and expected. Full bodied, well carbonated, smooth; it has a smash-in-the-face pure just extracted malt sweetness; very strong bitterness, which is in balance with the rest; the alcohol doesn’t even feel as if it’s up there; it has a fruity character too somehow, and an impression of nuts.
A Barley Wine as I want it (apart from the Thomas Hardy’s style which is another thing). Thanks Mikkel for reviving this one!
2010-01-11, bottle, 4 years old, 7-5-9-5-18=44
Nice amber color, just hazy even after shaking the bottle a lot; flat. Nice aroma, malty, mild compared to what it used to be. Strong body, very sweet malt flavor but not syrupy or sticky, thanks to the alcohol content too; there is sweet caramel and a nice sweet nutty side; it has a strong bitterness, the hop is well balanced, not much aromatic but still quite resinly and oily, with traces of Alpine herbs (and digestive liquors). The alcohol warms the mouth but it’s not burning at all. Still very good.
2006-05-20, bottle, fresh, 9-4-10-5-19=47
Cloudy amber color. Aroma of green hops, light fudge, fruity. Oily mouthfeel, sweet flavor, extremely hopped, fruity, light resins, almost no alcohol perception, fruity freshness. The Porto wine of beers. Incredibly dangerous. What a beer guys!
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(on tap) there is a band called Disneyland After Dark and they made a number called "Overmuch". Cheers guys, thank you for doing this. All the best for the most inventive brewery in DK
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to sk8viking for this beer.
This pours a murky orange/brown with virtually no head. The aroma is sweet; the flavor is sweet of molasses and brown sugar. This tastes more like a barleywine than a IIPA, but it’s a good brew.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Københavnske Øldage 2006.Dark orange and hazy. Apricoty sweet aroma. Enormous sweetness balanced by a huge hop punch. Perhaps a little too much of everything, but makes a nice digestif. Alcoholic nose.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Københavnske Øldage 2006. Orange-brown in colour, very small quickly dissipating white head, no lace. The aroma is of intense hops, lots of oranges, lemons, pine-cones, very sugary sweet, light alcohol. The flavour is very sweet, lots of citric and floral hops, not as much alcohol as you would think. Intensely bitter mouthfeel, huge body, high carbonation. Finishes very long, very hoppy, very sweet. This is quite hot, rich and sweet but I loved every sip of this.
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at Cph Beerfestival. Hazy, deep copper-colored beer with no carbonation and no head. Lots of hops and pinecones in the nose, as well as some alcohol and citrus. Very sweet flavor, that doesn’t feel sticky in the mouth. Full bodied and with some light citrus flavors as well. It ends with a stinging bitterness. Interesting, but too sweet. Could go as a night cap, though. (060519)