tuomo123 (3) - - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice yellow head and chocolate brown colour. There is little chocolate and peanuts in the aroma.
Dahlstrom (159) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
APPEARANCE: Amber color with a small head. AROMA: caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. TASTE: reflects the aroma. PALATE: medium bodied, low carbonation and low bitterness.
vjohans (659) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
vanilla, woody, caramel, bread, toast, toast, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
mikeyo1 (577) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. 2012 vintage - cellared. Pours a deep amber liquid with a stable medium sized, tan head. Aroma is like opening a bag of candy - fruity sweet. Slightly vinous with dark fruits and loads of sweet maltiness, carmamel, toffee. Hints of milk chocolate. Warming alcohol. Taste is similar with a big body and great duration. Residual sweetness lingering throughout. Flavor is moderately vinous and has notes of dark and red fruits, caramel, toffee,alcohol, syrup, sweet candy, biscuits, spices.
Vertical tasting with a young 2015 bottle: Itís reminiscent but with a quite distinct grainy character in comparison. Its fruity and sweet but without as much intensity and mellowness gained from the sweet candy/caramel/toffee character (which is so nice) in vintages if this beer.
Pedro_Pinho (84) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown, slightly redish liquid with off white head. Aroma is mainly bread to me. Smooth, but rather anonimous taste. Not bad, but definitely overrated.
MarcoDL (3626) - NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Copper orange color. Aroma of sweet malt, raisin, grain and ripe fruit. Thick taste of sweet raisin, caramelised malt, toffee and ripe fruit. Bit like a barley wine. Not bad, could use some aging.
EdKing (2305) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle of the 2015 from the Great British Beer festival 2015. Third beer from this brewery and each one has been magnificent. This is listed as an old ale, but itís profile feels more towards a barley wine. Colour is murky, rich reddish orange. Deep rusty with off white beige head which dissipates to nothing. Nose is sublime. Big fruity, particularly dried apricot, stewed plum, prune, pear, barley sugar, ripe fruit. What a joy to have a big American ale which is not cloying with pine and citrous fruit. Taste is ripe fruit, prune, plums, apricot, slight citrous bitterness, tangy fruit, raisins and sultanas, fruit bready. Deep, rich fruity beer. Stunning. Congratulations to the brewers. This is excellence.
Evolutionary (443) - Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from andersons. 2015 vintage. Nose is malt and dark fruit. Body follows and is smooth with mild alcohol bite. Flowery and dark sugars like molasses mix in for a good balance. Look forward to Trying these one a year.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz 2015 bottle allowed to warm for about 25 minutes then served in a Porter Bar goblet.
Aroma: complex mix of various dark dried fruits, fruitcake, and hints of toffee.
Flavor: similar to the aroma; good complexity and balance. Sweet for style, leaning a bit towards a barleywine.
Feel: full and smooth but with more alcohol heat than optimal. Light but appropriate carbonation.
Overall: excellent; clearly I ought to get more and age it a while.
colui72 (553) - HONG KONG - APR 14, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2016 vintage (11.8%)
It pours dark amber/brown with a thin yellowish head. Aroma is lot of malts and some ripe berries. Taste is of a classic English strong ale, very malty, sweet, bready and boozy, no hops. Full bodied, low carbonation, A slow sipper, nearly a barley wine. Excellent.
Christpuncher (2547) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
2011 vintage that i got as a throw in on a trade. aroma is grape and wine. flavor is really smooth, some grapes and malty sweetness. no bite for a 12% ABV beer. nice pickup on a trade. pours reddish orange witha a thick tan head. had out of a 12 oz bottle