JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into red wine glass. I myself have had this bottle for 4-5 months, not sure how long it sat on the shelf before that.
Pours a nice reddish-copper, fairly clear, with a thin, soapy layer of bubbles and a smattering of lace.
Nose is toasty, rich with notes of caramel and toffee, even cocoa, a dark fruitiness, and a light but sharp piney hop note. Very enticing.
Flavor is again loaded down with rich notes of caramel and toffee, lightly toasty, a bit of cocoa, dark fruits and light citrus, with a rich, piney hop note overlaying the malt body. Hop bitterness is biggest towards the middle of the palate, and on the long, lightly bitter finish, which carries with it echoes of the big malt sweetness, alongside a bit of alcohol warmth and a bit of prickly hops as well.
Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, full bodied and maybe a bit syrupy. Quite drinkable, though - the alcohol is tucked away enough to not be a hindrance, while still allowing a bit of spicy warmth to poke through.
Had this one with some stilton and fig-cinnamon chutney on sourdough. Delicious once it warmed up.
SuperTiti33 (230) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ambrée/roux. Léger collet. Légèrement voilé. Nez: Caramel au beurre salé. Alcool. Sucre d'orge. Sirop d'érable. Betterave. Canneberge séché. Bouche: forte amertume. Caramel. Très sucré. Résineuse. Fruit confit. Petit gâteau de Noël. Tire éponge. Pomme cuite. Muscade. Finale sèche avec un soupçon de sucre résiduel. Un bon dessert.
thedm (4848) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 2, 2013
4.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This bottled brew from a grocery store poured a head of foamy fine to medium sized auburn colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated transparent cola brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was mild floral and musty. The sharp semi-thick mouth feel was very tingly at the start and at the finish with a burning hoppy aftertaste. . Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
jmagnus87 (2029) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting. From notes. Boozy and fruity with a little caramel. Probably the best Moylans beer I’ve had to date.
Rasmus40 (8880) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Voldby. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and nutty. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Really dry for a barley wine. 170913
Desverger (844) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse - Amber/brown pour with a small tan head. Caramel malts, toffee, brown sugar, grainy malt, slight hop herbal nuances, dark rick fruits, bitter finish. Good stuff this.
Niller (340) - Hammel, DENMARK - SEP 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Voldby Ølmesse. Dark brown colour with a small tan head. Malt, caramel, hops, dark fruits. Nice bitter finish.
Camons (4491) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Voldby ølmesse. Pours dark amber with a small light brown head. Aroma of malt, caramel, toffee, rye, wood, little dark fruits. Flavor is malt, caramel, rye, wood, rather bitter hoppy, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, bitter finish with some alcohol. 310813
Headbanger (2730) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle 8/19/13 (Binny’s Naperville)-46° in Snifter-Pours a murky amberish brown with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruits, and brown sugar. Taste of malt, caramel, toffee, and slight alcohol. This full bodied brew is not too shabby but a little hot on the back end.
MOLA_DK (254) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home from ØlKonsortiet. Pours hazy dark brown, with a nice beige head. Dark fruit aroma, slightly oxidized. Full bodied, caramel flavour, some bitterness.
Austinista (11) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and heavy, but mellow. "Antique" artisan brew feeling. Notes of honey, chamomile, and hay. Autumnal.