3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle pours cloudy/muddy dark amber brown with a dirty sand colored head. Intense nose of sweet maple, caramel and munich malt - character best described as high octane Belgian-style brown ale. Dark candy sugar, brown sugar, spices, tree bark, raisins, etc.... really exceptional nose and flavor, really exceptional thickness, warming alcohol at the right balance of hot/mild... festive, slightly sweet finish. Good stuff.
Camons (4490) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle RB Århus tasting @ Christers. Pours dark amber with a offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, licorice, nuts, light fruit. Flavor is malt, caramel, light oxidation, fruit. Medium body, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 270213
chrisv10 (9414) - DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2009. Clear dark amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, oxidized and nutty. Flavour is malt, caramel, toasted, little oxidized , nutty, toasted, yeast, little dark fruit and spices.
Rasmus40 (8879) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, a little oxidized and candy sugar. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with warming alcohol. Soft and smooth. 270213
Nocturne (546) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Swingtop bottle brought back from BarleyWine in Copenhagen. The lady in the shop thought this was about seven years old. It pours out a dark amber and manages to form a head for a few seconds. The aroma is vinous, spirit-like, fruity like port or brandy. Lots of raisins, dates, brown sugar, toffee and peat. Maybe a hint of cardboard creeping through as well. Most of those elements crop up in the taste, but it’s only once I get down to the dregs that sour cherries come out. Quite a slick mouthfeel on this like a vintage barley wine. Has held up nicely!
Japalo (924) - DENMARK - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Small head. Dark brown. Tobacco roasted malty notes. Caramalty mouthfell. Plenty of sweetness in good balance with slight tart finish. A brew my father in law loves.
laiti (4534) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
75 cl bottle @ Olutravintola Pikkulintu
Sweet aroma has raisins, some spices, licorice and hints of alcohol. Flavour has herbs, spices, raisins and some alcohol. Nice and warming.
arminjewell (5143) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pour is hazy reddish with off white head, aroma has notes of cough syrup, some slight slight sour cherry pit, some slight biscuit, toffee, but really a lot of medicinal cherry. Taste is really harsh medicine with some sour cherry, I tasted this and shivers went down my spine and I couldn’t drink any more. Tastes like gross cherry, cough syrup, touch of biscuit, finishes with more cherry.
adnielsen (7555) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Bottle @ home. Cloudy, reddish brown appearance with a light tan head. Toasty, caramel, candy sugar, tangy cherry aroma. Tangy, spicy, candy sugar, slightly tart cherry, toffee, syrupy flavor. This is very hard to drink.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
shared by Solan, bottle was 3 yrs old. Caramel malts on those with some slight oxidation. Pours caramel amber with a very thin head. Slightly oxidative flavors but still really nice, caramel malts with bread and sweet raisins. This beer finished really dry and made it very enjoyable.
Koelschtrinker (9446) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Etwas alkoholischer, deutlich fruchtiger Geruch. Angenehm malzig-würziger Antrunk mit vergorener Fruchtnote. Kaum süß, eher etwas herb ist das Bier im Mittelteil, die Malzigkeit wirkt süffigkeitsfördernd. Malzig und süß geht es weiter in den Nachgeschmack, süß, süffig, etwas alkoholisch und fruchtig.
Danke an den Doppelbock für dieses Bier!
Test vom 23.2.2008, Gebinde: Glasflasche Noten: 12,12,11,10,7,11 - 10,90