thirstyrabbit (1490) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Batch #1311, about 6 months old. Opaque light mahogany body. Hoppy aroma with American hops and sweet dried fruit. Sweet hoppy taste with more dried fruits: dates, white raisins etc. Hops feel kind of "green" with notes of apple peel. Sweet syrupy finish. The high level of hoppiness brings some balance but somehow the sweetness still prevails. This needs to spend another 6 months in the cellar - too sweet now.
lbjor (34) - NORWAY - JUN 5, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black. Little to no head. Smells of alcohol and wood. Tastes of caramel, hops and burnt malt.
Hikeg (101) - - JUN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogany with small fully diminishing off-white head. Aroma is heavy malty and hoppy, raisins, citron, orange, dough. Earthy yeast aromas. Notes of bubble gum, plum, peach and liquorice. Some metallic in the aroma. Taste is enormous sweet with surprisingly bitter finish. Long aftertaste, good balance. Light acidic, medium alcoholic. Palate is full, carbonation is soft.
AdamChandler (3784) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle. Thanks AFH Dark plum orange 1 finger yellowish head. January 2014 Purchase date. Nose is really interesting. A little bit of copper, smoke, pennies, raw grain. Taste is pretty good. It actually has grape juice, plum, muscat, some lemon rind. It’s very interesting. turned from like a barleywine to a pale wheat ale with a high ABV. turned interesting and I like it
AirForceHops (4804) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle purchased back on 12 January 2014, spilt two ways. Dark garnet color with mild head retention. Aroma is layers of dark fruits, no kidding. Hints of cinnamon, brown sugar and yeast. Wow, the flavor is very sugary. The yeast comes through after all the dark fruit and sugar with a mild citrus tone underneath. Also a burnt grain note. Mild bitterness that helps the malt base. The carbonation gives a nice smoothness on the tongue. I like it.
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark copper pour with a bubbly beige head, marmalade and light pine aroma, taste has sweet caramel, orange, some spice, pine, robust malts.
Werthergoethe (180) - Moscow, RUSSIA - MAY 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
солодов& аромат. во вкусе явно выделяе& хмелева& горечь, немного карамел& чем то напомин& классич& трапист& эли.
adamnowek (800) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep dark chestnut brown. Burnt sugar aroma. Taste is plum, caramel, and hops. Big warming alcohol.
PeatyPete (591) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chestnut brown color with cream-coloured head. Hoppy aroma of grapefruit and pine needles. Taste is very influenced by the hops. As a result, more bitter than a Barley Wine is normal.
Davros (2448) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with a small head, lots of floating yeast chunks.
Nose shows pine needles, spicy hops, heavy sweet malt, reminiscent of malt extract. Also some burnt sugar.
Pretty similar flavours, massive amounts of sweet malt with some toasty notes backed by heaps of piny and spicy hops.