chibuck (3506) - 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 (13862) - 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 (191) - 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 (2455) - 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 (5074) - 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.
SirLimpsalot (3479) - SWEDEN - NOV 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En mycket stabil Barley Wine som är ganska brun i färgen, tunt skum och med en smått fantastisk doft av mörka frukter (typ plommon), lite russin, lakrits och en liten gnugga jäst.
tkrjukoff (4291) - SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2013 Pours dark brown with a minimal tanned head. Aroma of caramel, fidges, alcohol, roasted malts and Finnish "mämmi". Flavor is fruity, hoppy and malty with distinct alcohol tones. Roundly lean and fullbodied on palate. Finishes shortlived with bitter aftertaste.
cgarvieuk (20241) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle at home ... thin lacing ... sweet toffee malts ... little vanilla nose ... soft body ... rich malts ... light vanilla ... soft toffee ... little pine hop ... juicy ...
yngwie (16315) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A copper-colored beer, clear, and topped by a dense but small, off-white to beige head. Lovely nose, although it’s a bit buttery, but with enough bready scents to make me think of a freshly baked dark rye bread with real butter. Some dried fruits and a touch of fresh fruits, higher alcohols and sugary sweetness too. It’s full-bodied and warming, and with an appropriate carbonation level. The flavor has dried fruits, dark bread, buttery caramel notes, alcohol and a little bitterness, enough bitterness to bring some balance, even though it’d definitely on the sweet side. Long, warming, sweet and caramel tasting finish. I wouldn’t mind drinking more of this one, not at all. 101009