TheHopster (1020) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(bottle) 2014 Vintage, cellared for 17-months. Pours a light brown complexion, slightly murky with dissipating head, no lacing. Aroma is rum-raisin and alcohol. The flavor is a concentrated rum-soaked raisin, fresh figs, prune and dried orange, malt and alcohol. Alcohol burn in finish. A real winter sipper.
Achel (326) - Ioannina, GREECE - JAN 27, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark clear red colour with a tan head. Sweet malty smell, also fruity and alcohol in the smell. Has a smooth taste of raisins licorice and also herbs. the mouthfeel is pretty thick with a nice bitter after taste. This is a lovely beer strong in alcohol but smooth in taste
Flanfl (530) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 14, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep ruby head, small rim of white head. Aroma of dried fruits (fig, plum), caramel, brown sugar. Flavours of drieds fruits (more fig, plum and raisin), caramel, alcohol fusel. Medium warm dried fruits. Oily body, medium carbo. I should get more and age them.
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pivnizub (9863) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle:Deep chestnut-amber coloured, almost clear, small and quite stable off-white foamy layer; solid sweet-bitter nose of raisins and further dried fruits plus caramel plus mild traces of alcohol; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, full bodied, not so soft; caramelly and - as expected - fruity finish balanced by some dry hops. A bit alcoholic, but nevertheless a pleasant winter-warmer…
JBPortland (1438) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 2014 vintage pours dark hazy brown red with light edges and a finger of head. Nose is gingerbread, maple, cookie, gingersnap, date. Taste is toasted maple nut bread, some caramel, malty dark grain bread, bitter with some dark fruit sweetness. Finishes bitter, medium body with a touch of creaminess, earthy nut, date, walnut, caramel, malt.
bursprak (1913) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ New Years Eve ’15. Oily bronze pour with some tiny lacings. Notes of sweet malts, biscuits, caramel, booze, vanilla and some earthy notes.
ozzy70 (453) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. 2015 Pours brown/reddish, off white head. Aroma was berries, fruits and raisin. Taste was slightly sweet and alcohol, but not lasting,
Saeglopur (1577) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, 2015 vintage, from Beervana Munich.
Dark copper, hazy body, with a quite small, fizzy, creamy, beige head.
Aroma of caramel, toast, dark berries, dried fruits, brown sugar, some spices.
Taste is quite boozy, with caramel, cocoa, dried fruits, berries, toast, honey, some coffee.
Medium, oily mouthfeel, with an average carbonation.
Finishes roasty, medium dry, warm, alcoholic, with toast, cocoa, coffee, some caramel, some fruits.
Very nice. Interesting fruity notes, combined with sweet and roasty notes. Pretty boozy, maybe a bit too much. Overall not my favourite style example, quite different to others I’ve had, but a really enjoyable winter warmer nonetheless.
drmet (686) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
-pours a clear red-brown with a small to medium,quickly dissipating,foamy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
-small particle floaties visible
caramel,toffee,nutty,figs,strawberrie chocolate,brown sugar
-plums,raisins,figs,brown sugar,strawberries,syrupy,toasty finish
-low to medium carbonation
-medium to full body
More a Barleywine than an Old Ale.
Very good, but also very sweet
zeppedled (1) - - DEC 26, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic! Great taste and a nice full feeling in your mouth with a nice finish. This is certainly one I would try again.