Damico (2746) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours dark chestnut brown with an off white had. The aroma is an aged ale with that aged evolved aroma in the nose. The flavor is a medium sweet malty body with some light booze and sweet notes.
Defreni (2712) - Husum, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaske: Rødbrun uden en skumkrone. Men den manglende karbonering er ikke et stort problem da det er en fadlagret barleywine. Duften er sød med kraftige toner af portvin og sødlig malt. Smagen er nuancer af sødme der igen bygger udfra portvin med tørret frugt og en anelse træ. Fin fin øl.
dnstone (2269) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Malty aroma with light port notes. Deep hazy amber in color with an off-white head. A sweet barleywine with cherry/port edges. A bit syrupy, but excellent.
brnandersen (2239) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from 375 ml. bottle, CBF 2013 from a drunk barman, that refused my token, but stole my glass... Anyway, I got my glass back and was in for a real treat: 2009 Vintage. Deep amber colour with an orange hue. No head, a few white bubbles. Sweet, vinous aroma with dark, overripe fruits, red berries, wood, raisin, nuts and rich caramel malts. Notes of port wine and a bit acidic.. Very complex and rich. Taste is sweet with a tart undertone. Full body, oily texture, flat carbonation. Long lasting sweet and tart finish with the complex aroma ingredients slowly fading away. What an excellent experience, by far the best beer at this years festival!
hallinghansen (2143) - Odense S, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours mud brown with absoloutely no head. Aroma is alcohol, raisins, nuts, wood notes of wine. Flavor is sweet warming alcohol, oak, raisins, notes of port wine candy sugar and hops. Low cerbonation. Very good brew.
KingCecil (2066) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared by Plovmand :) thanks... bottle, pours hazy brown with off white head... for the nose there is lots of dark fruits, barley,tobacco, roasted malt.... and the flavor is the same as the nose with some port wine and an nice sweet barley finish!
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.
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.
trapez (1528) - Hilleroed, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of plums, figs and brown sugar. Unclear brown colour with a red tone and a small beige head. Sweet portwine like flavour with slight sourness in the finish. Long pleasant aftertaste of ripe plums and alcohol.
VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasting with Shaun Hill at Three Penny Taproom - Poured a clear, dark reddish-amber in color with a very small off white head that produced some small lacing on the glass (and could be reproduced by swirling). Aroma is slightly sweet, vinous and very complex with roasted malts, port wine, light oak, nuts and dark fruit. Flavor was malty to begin with plenty of roasted malts, caramel, dark fruits, woody oak and port wine... again, lots going on here. As the beer warmed, it reminded me of an excellent tawny port. This is a really excellent beer and my favorite of the tasting flight.