Toerstig (47) - Uppsala, - APR 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Dark clear mahogny. Light brownish head. Disappears quick but leaves a nice lacing. Aroma has some hints of alcohol and in some way earthy notes with caramel and a resin hoppy feel. Taste is also a bit sharp, with some sweetness and fruity, hoppy notes. Long tasty finish. A good beer but lacking a bit in balance.
Cuso (3638) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from cunningham, many thanks my friend. Strong hoppy aroma (I can clearly distnguish Centennial which dominates the aroma) with caramel malt, resin wood, alcohol. Taste, sweet syrupy, malty backbone, followed by nice hoppy kick with tangerines, grapefruit, tropical fruits, resin. Long lasting hoppy bitter finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Very tasty, whatever style it is.
MadRobin (1593) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 500 ml bottle.
Murky, nearly opaque, dark rust brown with a 1-finger khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of toffee, brown sugar, caramel, pine, a touch of citrus and a dusting of chocolate.
Taste of sweet malt, brown sugar, toffee, pine, mild chocolate and earthy and citric hops. Although the alcohol is clearly present, the sweetness masks it fairly well.
Full body and medium carbonation.
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MattiasA (243) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog. Tried this on tap, it’s still one of my favourite IIPAs, though but still balanced.
CH-303 (1296) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
25% cheaper in Switzerland compared to Norway... Not sure that makes sense.
Appearance: Batch 989, brewed 25/6/2013. Dark brown, clear. Nice amount of creamy, tan head.
Aroma: Fruits, some malt and hops.
Taste: Warming, fruits, good amount of hops. Slight alcohol and acidity. Long-lasting aftertaste.
Info: 500ml bottle, 27/2-2014, BB: 25/6-2017
MojKufelekPL (40) - Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piwo koloru miedzianego z niewielką ale trwałą i gęstą pianą. Aromat intensywny, karmelowo-słodowy. W smaku bardzo delikatne, słodowe z przyjemną niezbyt intensywną goryczką w tle.
Zer0 (1123) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Beertemple. Pours dark brown with a lacy beige head. Aroma is raisin, chocolate, grapefruit, coffee, caramel and mocha. Taste is complex. Pretty sweet. Full bodied.
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - FEB 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color: nice clear amber beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: nice balance of malt and hops, caramel, floral and herbal presence. Taste: oily sensation with malt and hops explosion. Aftertaste: nice bitterness with wet sensation.
MarcoDL (1370) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They might say that the label was a glitch, but this beer actually tastes like a hoppy barley wine. Very nice.
kopyr (11) - Oborniki Śl./Wrocław, POLAND - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown with tan coloured head, good lacing. Malty, roasted caramel notes in aroma. Very malty, sweet, some alcohol warming in flavor. Bitterness medium, partially alcohol caused.
Majek (258) - Ząbki, POLAND - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2014 Hazy, dark amber colour with big and moderately stable head. Intensive aroma of malt, caramel, dark fruits, herbs and alcohol in background. Taste is well balanced, moderate sweet with dry vinous finish. Creamy texture, soft carbonation, full body. Very good barley wine, but surprisingly bitter.