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.
Ericular (484) - Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dirty, hazy orange with decent, short-lived head and not much lacing. Aroma is sweet, spicy, nutty with toffee. Taste is caramel malts, toffee, herbal, brown sugar, finishing a little drier with hops. Not a bad one, but not outstanding in any particular way. ABV not obvious.
arminjewell (5715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at Black Bottle, dark reddish ruby pour with white head, aroma brought notes of big dark roast, cocoa, hints of earth into a bit of spice, earth, slight grassy note. Taste is a mix of bitter grass, caramel, toffee, hints of raisin and plum into a bit of earthy, oaky notes, finishing bitter.
Habanero (2129) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear amber with a small, laicing beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, dried fruit and hoppy notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with bitter notes. Medium to full bodied, oily to syruoy texture and soft carb. An excellent barley.
Floorkill (25) - Kolding, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
It has a teste and a smell of rye bread. It also taste a little bit like port wine. Not my favourite type though
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AWISLguy (1048) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bomber from Discount in Waukesha. Cellar aged 4 months. Pours a reddish orange with a bit of an off-white head. Aroma has sweet fruits, orangey citrus, nuts, stone fruits and caramel. Taste is of sweet fresh fruits, oranges, dates, sour fruit, raisins and nuts, tangy spices, some pine and some resin, caramelly malts, some earthiness and some straw. Interesting blend. Medium bodied and sticky. Some alcohol presence. Finishes sweet with sour fruits, dates and nuts. Solid/interesting. Not in the top 10 barleys, but not in the bottom 10 either.
Eructoblaster (2850) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 650ml. Cloudy chestnut body with a thin beige foamy/creamy head. Rich malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, yeasty, brown sugar, and some woody hints. Alcohol is subtle. Its robust taste is slightly dominated by hoppy flavors. It carries malty, brown sugar, vineous, oaky, and plummy notes. Ends with a long, warming bittersweet finish. Good stuff.
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured and hazy. Has an off-white head, medium duration. Hoppy aorma, faint sweetness. Flavor starts light sweet, faint bitterness. Creamy, syrupy texture.
Zita (4278) - Assentoft, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice heavy malty bread,golden, cloudy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, soft carbonation, very bitter dry finish.
SuperTiti33 (342) - 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 (4886) - 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.