Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clearish maroon with absolutely no head whatsoever. Very very sweet, without any hops to balance the malt. Not much of a finish. Pass.
HenrikSoegaard (9745) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. 2009 vintage. Creamy off-white fair mostly deminishing head. Light amber colour. Moderate malty and light hoppy aroma. Light sweet and bitter vinius flavor. Average moderate bitter cloying finish. Very alcoholic. Oily palate. Boring Barley wine.
Tmoney99 (9576) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2002. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate rocky off-white head that diminished quickly. Good dark fruit and malt aroma. Medium body with a sticky texture. Full complex flavor of toffee, fruit and malt with a long finish with a small alcohol bite. Very good brew.
bierkoning (9549) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2004 version. Porto aroma with raisin. Malty with strong port-like flavors. Vinous and raisinny. Alcohol is noticeable, but fairly well hidden. Comparable with an old Chimay if it had less alcohol.
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malzig-würzig-süßer Geruch. So gestaltet sich auch der Antrunk, dabei wenig hopfig, harmonisch, das Malz schließt alle aufkommenden Aromen ein. So auch die leichte Herbe, die im Mittelteil aufkommt und zum Abgang hin bitterer wird. Süffig-malzig-würziger Abgang. Danke an den Doppelbock! 9/10/11/13/9/11
madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Vintage 2001: Dark amber coloured. Unclear. LIght brown dense head. Sweet, alcahol, some roastyness and caramel in the nose. Is very alcaholic in the flavour. Sweet and malty with chocolate notes. Some fruit notes present. Ends with a slightly bitterness and a overwhelming alcahol burnt on the palate. Quite nice.
gunnfryd (9291) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Rousty red with a beige head. Aroma is lacegist with malt, hop and alcohol. Flavour is roastedlaqerish, hop, and caramel. Bitter finish.
brokensail (9106) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is a sort of muddy brownish red color with a short lived tan head that settles down to a thin ring.
S: A strong aroma of dark fruits, leather, toffee, and dark sugars. There is a mild alcoholic presence in the form of sherry, rum which works nicely with the plums and raisins.
T: There is a bitterness and dryness that wasn’t quite expected. The leathery quality really shines through along with some dark/burnt sugars. Surprisingly, the fruits are somewhat subdued.
M: The body is full with a smooth carbonation. A bit sticky and chewy as well.
D: Not the best of the old ales that I’ve come across. Perhaps I need to try this one at varying ages to see how it might differ.
Bov (8805) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy ruby-brown colour with almost no foam, very complex aroma of bread, raisins, licorice, red fruits and alcohol, very sweet and oily with lot of carbonation, very long warming alcohol finish with a dry bitterness and more fruity notes - powerful and heavy but with some cloying sweetness - to enjoy like a nice cognac
Leighton (8584) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pours a luscious, deep amber-red with a lofty, white head. Nose hints of sweet malts and Belgian yeast. Flavor is interesting. By my palette, quite fruity, smacking of apple juice. Some nice, low-key paleness. Medium to big in body with mild carbonation. High ABV give the beer a nice, warming character. Definitely a beer to be sipped and savored.