Dedollewaitor (13370) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 27,5cl bottle. Thanks to Jan & Charlotte. Pours amber brown with no head or lacings. Nose is slightly roasted with caramel, dark fruits & nuts. Sweet & round. Low carbonation. Smooth & sticky palate. Vinous with a tiny hint of smoke. Re-rate Y.N.W.A. : Dark fruit, earth, vinous, toffee. Delicious. 3,7 -3,9. Very pleasant & nice!
thewolf (10691) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ TFODRBSG, Ulfborg, 2008.
[thank you, Brugsmansia/fonefan]
Pours deep red-brown with almost no head. Aroma has some nuts, light caramel and a slight vinious port note. Oily mouthfeel with a fine, low carbonation. Wonderful flavours abound. Vinious, port, sticky caramel, toffee, light smokiness. Really great, tasted of more and I would kill to taste this on cask.
MiP (12987) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 8.7%. Weak malt syrup aroma. Clear chestnut colour, very small tan head. The flavour is quite sweet with distinct notes of malt syrup. OK balanced by the alcohol. Good alcohol burn in the finish.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Craig for the bottle, BB 2/1/09! Poured coppery iced tea brown with about zero head sticking around. The aroma picked up toasty toffee and caramel primarily with lesser dark fruit notes and just a little deeper-rooted alcohol coming through. The flavor was a bit on the sharp side with astringent boozy notes over dry-roasted caramel and toffee.. sharper finish with plums and toffee. Medium-bodied with no carbonation on the palate.. drier and toasty.. just a touch rough.
oh6gdx (19915) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Rubyish amber colour, small white head. Aroma is raisins, sweet malts and some caramel. Flavour is caramel, plum, mild licorice, alcohol, sweet malts and also quite much tropical fruits. Finish has some slight notes of roasted or mildly smoked notes.
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red amber with medium off white head. Sweet fruity aroma with alcohol and caramel notes. Sweet flavor with prunes, plums, caramel an toasted malt. Ends sweet with warming alcohol.
Garrat (1254) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 7, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle.Old bloody red in colour with a small head,aroma is alcoholic with brown sugar,taste is smooth alcoholic sweet and fruity.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botlle, from the brewery, by way of Fin. Thanks! Deep brown, small layer of viscous tan head. Brandy soaked Christmas pud, leather, apples, sherry, walnuts. Lots of funk, a little cluttered. Fine textured treacle, earthy tannic notes, over-ripe apples, banana, just a touch of alcohol heat. Lots of nice things here, but still young and green. I expect great things for this, but it wants a year or three.
Fin (6868) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that was brought over in a case along with our beer order for Merton Beer Festival, thanks to Marc Bartram Poured a reddy colour with a light beige head. The aroma as Loz pointed out, had more than a nod to a Terrys chocolate orange, but along with this there were some soft molassess. This was a well crafted beer, smooth, easy drinking, alcohol well hidden, very nice. There was no chocolate in here but whilst on a confectionary ramble I did get a very brief hint of curly wurly bar. This was a barley wine, I’m sure of it, but hey call it what you will. A soft and warming beer that was as welcoming as some well worn slippers, great.
cgarvieuk (12765) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 21, 2008
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle at home 21/2/2008... very dark copper red ... slightly tart malt ... mmmm interesting ... very fruity ... raisons and plums ... light peppery ... juicy ... little hop in linger ... very tasty. little drying ... all round decent ale.
bottle at home ... 25/11/2011 ...deep red brown ... lovely deep dark cherry fruit nose wonderful aroma ... dark malts ... sweet cherry fruits ... light peppryness ... rich rich fruits ... dark malts ... huge fruit ... 4.3
bottle at home ... deep dark brown ... rich malts .. rich plums and raisins nose ... rich sweet malts ... juicy roast ... 4.0