hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2007 bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. Lots of cognac. Dark fruits, some wood, vanilla, and caramel. Boozy finish.
Damico (2302) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
QPours dark murky brown with an off white head. The aroma is sweet malts and boozy barrels very smooth. The flavor is smooth with sweet resiny malt notes that hit sharp on the palate.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a ruddy orange brown with no head. Very portish nose with some oxidation. Lots of rich dark fruit, fig, spicy alcohol, raisiny. Some woody notes. Full bodied with a low carbonation and warming finish. Rich flavor, lots of raisin and dextrinous malt, caramel and wood with notes of leather.
TURDFERGUSON (3874) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Thanks Shaun for sending and making this. Pours a muddy reddish brown, pretty much still. Fantastic nose--big fiiggy presence, dates, brown sugar, cognac. Flavor is more figs, sherry, caramelized sugar, oak, cognac. Very nice, complex barleywine.
yngwie (12515) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It’s an almost clear one, brown in color and topped by a minimal sized beige head. In fact, it’s more like a thin layer of bubbles than a head. The aroma is lovely, with dried fruits, stock, some alcohol and a touch of roasted malts. Nice bitterness in the flavor, balancing the sweetness and dried fruits. Full-bodied and warming, finishing rather bitter. A really lovely beer. 110513
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 27, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is oak, cognac, alcohol. Flavour is oak, cognac, licorice, hop, alcohol, vanilla, fruit.
chrisv10 (9688) - DENMARK - JUN 24, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very dark brown with tiny diminishing beige head. Flavour is malt, dark fruits, hops, bitter, caramel, raisin, plume, little cognac and a little vanilla.
Jaksmart (357) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky brown color, no head whatsoever. Aroma is thick with vanilla, oak, figs, some alcohol but not much, subtle and smooth bourbon/cognac-notes as well as some red wine. Taste is similar but without hints of booze. Extremely rich taste, ripe with cognac, figs, raisins and essential oils.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle.Pours deep brown with a minimal off.-white head.Aroma of malt, alcohol, cognac, oak and oxidized notes.Flavor is sweet and malty with some warmth and oxidized malt.Full body, soft carbonation.Nice.
phredrik (998) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - APR 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 37,5 cl. Pours dark brown with a small head. Aroma is dark fruits, ripe blueberries, figs, plums, raisin, nice oxidation level, sweet port, chewy caramel, mature cheese from time to time. Taste has a lot of dark fruits, dates, figs, alcohol, oak and cognac, a bit of funky cheese, leather. There is a small twist of funk which combines very nicely with the thick sweetness. Just excellent!