jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Light roast, herbal sweetness, plentiful hop nose.
Hazy orange red, offwhite lace.
Good balance between grain, caramel sweetness and new world hop bitterness. Citrus and malt sugar finish. Not cloying, light layering on the palate. Very nice
Travlr (16429) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan. Cloudy reddish brown, large bubbly edge head. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet butterscotch. Not bad as barley wines go.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
250mL. The pour is a clear tea amber with no head formation. Aroma is apple oxidation, old sherry, juice box. Taste is honey, sickly sweet, syrupy. Cloying to the max. Not my style. Ick.
TheJestersBeer (2265) - SWEDEN - MAR 31, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle, BBF 2010-05. Pours a deep amber, with a white head. Big, well matured nose, lots of fruit and malt, and a quite pronounced hop character, hints of yeast, marzipan, chocolate, madeira, plums, dried fruits. Fairly dry, full bodied, rather thick, medium bitterness. Very rich, complex, elegant and mature taste, malty, fruity, balanced hop notes, dried fruits, madeira, marzipan, yeast, almost some wood, dark chocolate, leather. Long, rich aftertaste, clean finish. (2010-12-07)
jrallen34 (3497) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl bottle into a snifter at Glenfiddich warehouse #68 Stockholm.
The beer pours a super light brown, totally clear with hints of amber, just looks watery and unappealing. Total lack of head, no lacing...Aroma smells like a typical bw but with too much alcohol. Caramel, alcohol, light hop finish...The taste is super light, that’s the first thing, annoyingly so and distracting. Alcohol shows through too much, light caramel and a touch of hops...Feel is bad as we mentioned, however this is super easy to drink at 9.1%.
Ok and easy to drink bw but nothing to search out for. If you’re in Sweden at a local place worth a shot.
gunnfryd (12633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, sherry, malt, bread, alcohol. Flavour is alcohol, sherry, malt, hop, bread, dried fruits, sugar, caramel. Full body warming beer.
Die_Kapusta (190) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber color. Aroma is sirup and bread. Taste is sweet, malty and fruity. Some resin. Too simple.
armando629 (2451) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0,25 l bottle as a gift, thanks Ompher!.
Deep amber, opalescent beer with some nice reddish tones, creamy foamy tan head that diminishes slowly to a small lacing one. Fruity and spicey aroma with dried fruits, plum, figs and raisins, vanilla and cinnamon, honey, some ginger. Oily consistance with a lot of spicies like clove, coriander, cinnamon and vanilla. Wood, tannin and hops makes the finish dry, the well hidden alcohol warms me up and makes a nice bittersweet aftertaste. Really fine.
CapFlu (4820) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(25cl bottle) Courtesy of Jonas. Pours an orange amber with very little lacing. Nose of toffee. Very oily texture. Rich roasted malt flavour, some citrus hoppiness with a mild vanilla finish. Reminds me of Fat Cat’s Old Bad Cat. Good.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A clear brown colored beer, with a thick beige head. The aroma of caramel, coffee candy. There are spices with dark fruits. The taste of caramel, a little sticky. It’s spicy with some bitter. The aftertaste is some bitter with hints of sweet and spicy.