rondphoto (1244) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear medium ruby amber with a soft ivory head and light swirls of lace. Taste begins with semi-sweet malt that grows through the palate as more tastes are added - first raisins and fruit cake candied fruit, then a heavy dose of caramel toffee, followed by an alcohol edge to bring things to a balance. Not for the faint of heart, big, hearty, filling, and impressive.
aenima (152) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 release. Complex aroma and taste. A lot of caramel and raisins in the flavour. A little sweet. Some warming alcohol in the finish.
Atom (1117) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle 2009 vintage pours a murky brown with a small khaki head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, brown sugar, apples, and figs. Taste has similar favors as aroma with musty alcohol overtones. Booze dominates.
tedovertu (282) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This barley wine has some major kick to it. Very attractive dark copper color with next to no head. No lacing what so ever. Has alcohol burn with a general balance of flavor. Great beer if you need or want a very quick buzz.
kerenmk (1568) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Clear reddish brown with a beige ring. alcohol, honey, sweet and bitter aroma with some chocolate, tastes very sweet but also dry and slightly bitter. Medium-to-full body, syrupy, mildly carbonated with alcoholic finish. Nice.
boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass, pours clear dark brown, with kacki head, first drink is prety powerfull, after you have a few its very enjoyable
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looking forward to this one, heads a bit off, but for 12% I wasn't sure. Really good overall, will enjoy the buzzzzz!
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csaso (1125) - Missouri, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 vintage - small foamy head, dark amber color, pretty balanced yet complex aroma and flavor with earthy hops and sweet malt, some alcohol notes come through, very good overall
zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks avrashi. 2012 vintage. Pours orange to red clear with a beige head, aroma of honey, apple, caramel and alcohol, flavor of cherries, brandy, light bitterness, medium bodied
Lilja (1206) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, toner av torkad frukt, plommon, smörkola. Bra beska som rundar av det hela.