rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JAN 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
650ml bottle from LCBO. Served in a tulip. Pours an opaque black with a tiny white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Interesting mix of both malt and hops, notes of grapes, nuts, hints of chocolate. Palate: thick bodied but not too syrupy, smooth, fizzy, slightly drying finish. Taste: sweet start, slightly bitter finish. Really nice and really well balanced.
AnG_BrgNor (28) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,5 l bottle Vinmonopolet. Aroma of caramel, wood, spicy and dark fruits. Not easy to pick up everything in this beer. Taste is some of the same, but with a sweet tone. A full body with a oily texture. A nice and warming BW. Recommended.
ciocanelu (348) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange color with beige head. Aroma is really hoppy and also has some dried fruits. Taste starts also hoppy with some sweet, toasted malts in the background. Really balanced between the sweet malts and bitter hops. Body is medium and has a good amount of carbonation. Really nice one overall, double IPA meets barleywine.
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
10%ABV. Barley wine.
Poured out of the bottle a deep brown amber. 28ºSRM.
Nose has stewed fruit sweetness with ripe stone fruit aromas of plums, dates and prunes.
Mouthfeel is carbonated and syrupy. Alcholic palate is pronounced, but also balanced by roasty, caramel and rye bread flavors. There is coffee, charcoal and some burnt wheat toast flavors. Not much hop-character, maybe with some subtle piney hints in the
Finish is brief with no hop character. There is some residual syrupy sweetness, burnt maple sugar and honeyed dates. The early part of the finish has some brief ume notes.
Really very nice if not very interesting.
PiwnyMarek (574) - £om¿a, POLAND - NOV 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Świetny i mocny aromat suszonych owoców. Wygląd słaby - barwa brunatna, jakby brudna woda. W smaku bardzo fajnie, wytrawnie i z wyraźną goryczką.
Werckmeister (1296) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,5l bottle at home. Bottled 10/2014. BB 10/2019. dark brown hazy color, small off-white head. smells malty sweet, some hops, pines and sweet herbs, honey, some spices, light veggies. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty sweet, pines, sweet herbs, liqueurish, honey, molasses, spices, citric, light veggies. finishes with light bittereness and notes of veggies and pine notes. overall good one, rather sweet, has some distracting veggie notes.
Cristobal37 (458) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brownish black with nice fluffy head. Big body and perfect balance of roasted dark malts and bitter hops. Creamy and very malty but the hops singe the sides of your tongue. Finish is long and sticky with some toasty malts and chocolate. Hides the booze very well. Big bipa and one worth trying.
NikkTwist (2135) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark murky copper brown pour with beige foam. Thin columns of lace. A rich dark caramel malt sipper. Has a few acetic notes when cold. Dried stone fruit. Cocoa nibs. Wildflower honey on toasted pumpernickel. A sticky herbal Sugar Daddy. Hints of liquorice and smoke. Sweet dark sugars. Somewhat smooth peppery finish but the alcohol burn lingers. A chocolate caramel brandy.
DroolYeast (558) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ basement beer bar, Aalborg. Aroma of caramel malt, more malt, citrus hops. Dark red, no head. Heavy sweetness, moderate bitterness, alcohol. Full body, thick, sticky feel, light carbonation, alcohol malt finish.
laakus (77) - Nossebro, - SEP 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brewed 170315, BB 170320.
Dark brown appearance with some red tones, sparkling clear. Light brown foam. Nose is hoppydominant with some piney flavors and some chocolate and plumlike tones pushing through. Taste is well balanced as it comes to sweetness and bitterness. Although I prefer the DIPA to be rather unbalanced to the bitter side I really enjoy this due to the complexity of using chocolate malt.
Definitely rather a Black DIPA than a barley wine!
TorbenJensen (1394) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most complex beers I’ve ever tasted. It has a really nice and lightly sparkling foam. The aroma is characterized by chocolate, plums, sour apple, pine needles, a little yeast and lots of alcohol. It tastes very composed of ripe fruit, a little chocolate, a little anise and a large malty fullness. This is a somewhat bold beer, which has a great thermal effect due to the high alcohol content which will come through on the taste significantly.