marcus (5614) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer, Sacramento. Pours dark brown with a modest beige head and a fruit and treacle aroma. There is a sweet grape and dark molasses flavor with a sticky finish.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Napa Smith Brewpub, Napa, CA
Pours clear deep golden/amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, dried fruity and warm finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On radio at the brewery. Pours amber with an off white head. Atoms of malt, caramel, apples, alcohol and toasted grains. Flavor is sweet and warming with some caramel, malt , fruitiness and red apples. Medium to full body, average carbonation.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub. A clear one, amber in color and with a dense off-white head. Malty aroma with lots of hops, very fruity, some caramel notes blending in. Full bodied and soft, not much warmth from the 10% ABV. Caramel maltyness and a nice bitterness in the flavor, sort of subtle actually. I think it lacks on bitterness all the way, but overall it’s a fine brew. 130807
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown pour, tan head. Flavors of brown sugar, toothpicks, booze, coffee notes, dark dried fruit, toffee.
hackobock (664) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub 061713. Dark amber with a small white head. Aroma has sweet grapes, dried fruit, caramel, light roasted notes. Taste is sweet with a light bitterness and light alcohol. Easy drinkable for the alcohol strength.
shadey (1815) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on tap at the East Nashville Beer Festival. The description of this is really impressive. Perhaps I wasn’t able to give it a full appreciation, but I struck me as very underwhelming. The nose was big malt barelywine but nothing stood out. In fact, it seemed muddled. The flavors are a bit better and let me know that I’m drinking quality. There are no overpowering alcohol notes and it transitions smoothly over the tongue. But there are is also nothing that makes this stand out - and give the porter and grape additions, I was really hoping.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent barleywine. Pours a beautiful amber color with a white head. Smells of wine, nothing too interesting. Taste is wine and orange peel. Very smooth for a barleywine. Can definitely taste the alcohol. Had on tap at the brewery.
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anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SF Beer Week Opening Celebration 2013, Concourse Exhibition Center, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark amber orange color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Sweetish malty fruity spicy caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with weak hoppy hints.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. It pours a clear, dark orange color with red highlights and an orange head. The aroma is malty with caramel and toast. The flavor is more fruity with some sweet grape, plum and raisins. The body was a bit light for the ABV I thought, but it was a respectable barleywine.