tenghave (404) - Taastrup, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
brun øl med bundfad.
Duften er grape og chokolade.
Samgen er meget humlet og tung.
For humlet til mig.
Eftersamg varm og bitterhed.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark pour with a half inch thick mocha head. Cocoa and malt on the nose. Thick body and some dark fruit with a strong dry alcohol finish.
PhillyHomeBrew (176) - Forest Hills, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark body with a dark thick head. aroma is roasted malt and a tiny bit of hops. Long aftertaste of burnt caramel and bitterness.
Arayaga2 (2049) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost completely opaque black with a medium height brown head. Sweet boozy floral aroma with hints of licorice. Taste is roasty and bitter with a resinous woody edge. My bottle, unlike this page indicates that this is a BWA rather than an IIPA, and I have to agree with the label on this issue. Singleminded bitterness clings to the palate long after the finish. $9/500ml
PilsnerPeter (3037) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a very deep brown with a burgundy hue in the light. The dark tan head fades a bit, but it’s consistent and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is of rich malt presence, giving it an underlying cocoa and cookie presence. The hops are there, but not that assertive, just giving it a resinous edge. Alcohol is evident as well. Creamy body with dense velvety bubbles. Nice malt character. Bisquity, slightly sticky body. A bit sweet with lots of roasted caramel and mild underlying berry-like fruitiness (elderberry?) There’s lots of apparent alcohol as well. The finish is a mesh of pine bitterness and roasted undertones. Pretty straight forward, lacks depth and balance, but it’s tasty.
dchmela (2971) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark red with a thick off white head. Big hoppy citrus aroma (Cascade hops perhaps?). Nice malty taste with a big hop, grapefruit bitterness. Hints of fig, dark fruit come through later as it warms up. Mouthfeel is bitter, hoppy and finishes with a dry slightly dry grapefruit finish.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Heavy hoppy aroma with a touch of locorice. Large frothy light brown head. Excellent lacing. Very beautiful clear amber body. Heavy bitter coffee initial flavor, with a long finish duration. Full creamy palate.
tennisjoel (1304) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I would consider this a barleywine versus an imperial ipa as it is listed. Caramel and vanilla, some piney hops in the background, which seemed more pronounced as the beer warmed. As a barleywine, I like them even hoppier, however, this is a pretty good attempt nonetheless.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
My label also said barleywine,aroma is grainey malt and hops ,you can just smell that this brew will have that wonderful Baltic smoothness,and your not disappointed,taste is velvety caramel malt with a bg hop punch, and an enjoyable bitter finish,if this is a barleywine,its the hoppiest one I’ve ever had. For sure more of an Imperial IPA, again how good must this be fresh from the tap
undsioux7 (870) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My bottle of batch #100 says "barleywine" so I am not sure if this is the right place for the rating or not.
Pours very dark brown w/ big tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, alchohol, resiny hops. Taste is same as aroma, but with some chocolate/caramel in ther as well. Will have to try this again with some age on it.
I don’t rate to style, but I am not sure what style this would be even!