jrodooo5 (1246) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deliciously subtle barley wine! Pours amber w/ a thin tan head that leaves a tiny ring of lacing. The aroma is mainly sweet malty goodness. The taste is phenomenally smooth at 12% alcohol! It’s nearly full bodied & malt heavy. There is a small punch of bitterness towards the finish. This is an excellent barley wine!
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours copper amber, nose is roasty, toffee, taste is sweet toffee, bit oxidised.
lopisar (241) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty smoky aroma. Reminds of whiskey. Brown reddish color. Sweet taste and a little boozy.
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle -2013 vintage - pours a deep Amber color thin off white head . Sweet dark fruit aroma . Loads of caramel and figs .., hints of vanilla . Very nice .
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Vignale (2539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från 2010 från SB. En riktig favorit som funkar riktigt bra att lagra. Söta fruktig smaker av honung,torkad frukt, russin, madeira, toffee. Välintegrerade smaker, ingen alkohol eller sötma som sticker ut men fortfarande full av kraft. Komplex. Riktigt riktigt got
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml b (thanks Anna parents) 2009 vintage. Hazy dark amber color. Small size, yellow head, stays. Sweet, menthol, caramel, cakey notes in aroma. Toffee, mint, malty, berries, raisins in taste. Sweet, cakey aftertaste. Honey-like mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden. Nice one.
Steve_0 (3347) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, 2011 vintage. Pour is murky caramel colored with a small eggshell head and decent lacing. Cherry skins, toffee, caramel, somewhat bready, sweet dates, plums, and brown sugar in the aroma. Taste is bready, caramelly, sweet cherries, some raisins, brown sugar, grapey, tangy, and cookie malt with a light alcoholic finish. Thick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Not bad, but the barrel aged version is much better.
FatPhil (10893) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle (Beertopia, Nebraska) thanks Anna’s parents! 2009 vintage drunk 2015
Where have my previous 2 ratings gone!?!? Nice roast aroma, cakey, dark bread, a little sweet, and some mint from the age. Does smell 5+ years old. Lovely full smooth palate. Soft sweet malty body, just a bit of caramel and toffee, but not sticky or sugary sweet. Retronasals are lovely, has that tempting cakey caramel. Finish beatifully roasty, a darker caramel than the taste. Covers the alcohol brilliantly, and doesn’t just smother it with sugar. Dang, I’ve sat on this for 6 years, It was worth the wait, but alas it’s now it’s over. Thanks Frank!
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 20 Springs. 2012 vintage. Pours amber yellowish brown with a thin off white head. Aroma is malty with slight dark fruits. Flavor follows and is pretty bitter, but with a nice maltiness. Slight booziness. Overall, a very nice beer.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 Edition. Pours a brown sugar color with a slight quickly diminishing light tan head. Smells like caramel and brandy. Definitely has some caramel malt and scotch booze taste. There’s also raisin and plum flavors. Thinner than I would like. Gets better the longer it sits. I will let one sit for a while before opening again.