Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Holy hell. Complex. So much going on. Smokey, richly malty, with intense sweet dark fruit (acai, blackberry, blueberry,) chocolate, toffee, caramel. This beer is a damn meal. It has the dark fruitiness of a Belgian, the roast and chocolaty richness of a stout and the malt complexity of a good English Old Ale, with a touch of smoke, hops and a long, lingering finish. Its a prime candidate for 2-3 years of cellaring.
CH-303 (1359) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Black brown, tan though very little head.
Aroma: Smoke, dark malt. Coffee?
Taste: Dark malt. Smoke, but not the pleasant wood fire kind, more of a house-on-fire kind... A bit flat. Bitterness, coffee hints. Slightly disappointed, unfortunately.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 500 ml, CHF 10.50
Info: 5/7-2014, BB: 21/12-2017
Vighals (952) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svært mørk brun med tynt beige skum. Kvae, tjære og mørke frukter i bakgrunnen. Røkt smak men med mye fruktighrt av mørke bær. Mye som skjer mens denne drikken sirkulerer i munnen. Kort
Tselloufc88 (69) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Half pint at post office vaults, Birmingham. Smell is of whiskey and bacon, taste is of whiskey, sweetness and an aftertaste of bacon. This is an utterly ridiculous beer. Way out of my league. But I can see why people would enjoy it!
borre_m (211) - NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours very dark almost black, with slightly tanned head. Aroma is smoky, with some dark fruit notes. Taste is malty with smoke coming through. I am not a fan of smoked beers..,
SPDickerman (913) - Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark murky brown with a thin ring of light beige fizz. Smells smokey and of vanilla. Taste is caramel, smoke, hints of vanilla, and a touch of booze. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Nøgne Ø Sunturnbrew finishes with a soft lingering sweetness.
Sebilinz (437) - Linz, AUSTRIA - JUN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts smoke and some alcohol. Taste is caramel sweetness with dried fruits, some herbs and smoke. Aftertaste is medium bitter with roasted malts and smoke. Nice complex one.
Pyrmir (3189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUN 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Reddish brown with beige head. Aroma of peat, smoked meats, roasted malt and booze. Taste is medium sweet, smokey, peat, smoked meats with a long smokey finish
matis (69) - Warsaw, POLAND - JUN 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Hazy, dark brown with rubby flashes. Wet woody smoke, roasted grains, some peat, some ash, caramel - superb beginning. Taste. Smoke again, sweet roasted caramel, dry fruits, raisins, plum, red wine notes, earth, chocolate, coffee liquier, bitter aftertaste. Full body, flat carbonation - everything plays just perfect here. Brilliant!
erickok (3410) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - MAY 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black body and stable head. Smokey, sweet (Belgian?) yeast and malts, wholewheat bread and leaves. Very nice and really quite smoky. Taste is as expected with some sweetness starting until the herbal hops and more smoke kick in. Juicy brown sugar - pie like - ending. Nice! (50cl bottle from De Hopduvel)
Gerardgathier (266) - - MAY 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very sweet barleywine, smokey character is present and balanced, nice. but it is all too sweet for me