puzzl (3254) - 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 (919) - 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 (4790) - 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 (214) - 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 (9467) - 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!!
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Labeled Niepoort Barrel 07. Thanks hophead84 for sendin this one to our table. Spicy malt and alcohol nose. Murky brown in the glass. High sweet on the palate, with sharp alcohol. Good.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tried at Woodshop 5.0. Very nice. Very sweet. Sherry oxidation is wonderful. Light booziness is well hidden. Very good.
Zita (4924) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bred,honey,brown sugar,red/brown, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, average,medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice beer.
HenrikSoegaard (10870) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Almost identical to cognac-version. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. red-amber colour. Light malty and hoppy intense aroma. Light sweet and moderate bitter vinius flavor. Long nice finish. Creamy palate. Again too expensive and a little boring.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, this was a pleasant surprise. Thanks a lot, Tom. Not much head on it, brown pour. Boozy port smell on the nose, plus toffee and dried fruit sweetness. The flavor follows suit, sweet, syrupy and loaded with sticky dried fruits. Some nice vanilla notes are also apparent. Good complexity, with the boozy port flavors cutting the sweetness a bit. Definitely a novel and enjoyable experience for me.