JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(on bottle) This might be one of the best BWs I´ve had. Very complex and smooth, the mix of heavy beer and the port is present in such a fine aroma; I could snif the whole bottle dry, did I not have such a weak personality. Tart woody notes, soft with vanilla, wet leather, and fresh figs, combined with he rich maly and robust alcohol is great. Just a slight carbonation to swrl all the goodiness up. Draw a thick curtain of lacing on the glass, the taste is also hols liqouríce, some dried fruits; over al, a more heavy profile, wich the alcoholwarmth really compliments beautifully. Long and warm finish, some tobaco and more leather/port It´s simply a gem of a beer.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle, thanks peregrinari (and Shaun Hill). Small off-white head atop clear dark amber body. Aroma is sweet, caramel, cherry/orange, some grapefruit, alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, plum/port, some orange, light alcohol. Sticky full body, low carbonation.
Different (203) - Odense, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black colour with af creamy beige top. Aroma are malt, sweet, rasin, Flavours sweet caramel and bitter.
BoBoChamp (5014) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
38cl, brew anno 2007, Limited Release No. 6, new exclusive Danish brew Anno 2009, thx to MadsNP!, complex brew, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, very good brew, but very expensive!
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Max- Thanks! Pours a deep muddy brown with a thinning head. Aroma is oxidized already, fairly woody and earthy with some slight sweet wine notes, cognac, soy and meaty oxidation- almost pork or pig like- ham, some bacon in there as well- some sugary sweetness, and slight maple sweetness/oxidation with figs, and other dried sweet fruits. Flavor is more sweetness, maple, honey, soy, ox saltiness, meat, raisin, fig, deep toasted and stewed malts, caramel, toffee, molasses, plums, brown sugar, soy and slight papery oxidation. THe barrel aging really sped up the aging of this beer such that it seemed over 10 years old already. Not bad.
puzzl (3231) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Max. Big, sweet, lightly port, oxidized aroma, a lot of grape, malt, beet sugar. Strong, very flavorful, I guess, some metal and sherry oxidation notes, decently drinkable, heavy but not too rough. A tad boozy. A decent experiment, better than most.
rane (844) - Nibe, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown with small brown head, looking quite flat.
Aroma first off all sweet, alcoholic, prunes and a little oxidised, not much port. Taste way too sweet, cloying, strong alcoholic and some very weak port notes. Finish weak port notes but most of all cloying sweet. I still haven´t tasted a barrel aged beer that convinced me that barrel ageing add anything positive to a beer. It takes away the freshness and and adds a lot of sugar and cloying sweetness.
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is bready malt, light port, berries, cherry, vineous. Flavour is sweet caramel, vineous, cherry, berries. Very nice.
yumyum (209) - barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a very dark amber with minimal head. Great complextity on the nose and taste. dark fruit (plums, dark grapes,) with a slight woodiness. Nice balance, not too sweet, slightly alcoholic, Amoungst my favourite barley wines.
daknole (8330) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brown pour. Sweet aroma, delicious brown sugar, burned caramel and some booze. Flavor is sweet and malty. Nice and robust. Damn great beer. Thanks to hophead84!!