jesperhammer (3049) - Copenhagen, - FEB 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
26-Feb-2010, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Reddish with nice light head.
Very sweet. Already on the nose it can be felt. but also very exotic. with exotic fruits. Mostly malt-based and definately a british based barley wine.
Taste is slightly bitter - hops? - and perhaps also salt?
Very easy drinking for a 8,5% beer. Smooth, slightly thin for a barley though.
A fine barley wine - I still prefer the american interpretation of the style, but a fine effort here.
fiammanghilla (651) - Genova, ITALY - DEC 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottiglia 33cl, comprata da eataly e bevuta a casa.
Rossa molto scura con schiuma non troppo persistente.
Corpo pieno ed alcolico, potente.
Finale amaro ed astringente.
Non passa inosservata...
ejh8 (92) - - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deceptively light reddish brown color fruity flavored good switch up when you're drinking darker beers. Not a bad beer if you're looking for dark colored light texture.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merbeer (8) - - DEC 7, 2014 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Lot of tast and nice meal !!!!!!!!
hackobock (1725) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
November 8, 2014. Bottle at [hg], Linköping. Clear dark reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is malty, some toffee and paint thinner. Taste is medium sweet malty, light bitter with harsh paint thinner notes. Medium bodied. Something went wrong during fermentation.
Padron4KM (564) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz bottle.
Dark mahogany, no head, no lace.
Sweet malty aroma, with dark fruits, toffee, figs.
Flavor is sweet fruit, prune, dark bread, toffee, yeast. Light hop bitterness balances it out.
Alcohol is deceptively hidden.
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1058 - April 13, 2014 - Bottle from Co-op - 8.8% Darker amber pour with a bubbly tan foam with medium retention. Aroma is roasted malts, toffee, alcohol. Taste is quite sweet at first, malt and toffee, full bodied. I enjoyed this beer more as it started to warm. Lingering sweetness with a hint of toffee and treacle tart. Worthy of a Viking.
UrbanCaveman (77) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
11.2 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at room temperature.
A: Pours a clear, deep ruby-russet brown, and forms a just-wider-than-a-finger head of very pale tan. Once the head collapses into a ring, it leaves some spotty but rather persistent lacing.
S: Sweet caramel toffee malt swirls out of the glass, with just a hint of earthiness, and some mild dark fruit.
T: Yes. Exactly in line with the nose. The flavors open with pure sweet malt, all caramel and toffee slathered and draped over warm toast. Towards the middle, a faint hint of black earth creeps in, and brings along some notes like leather oiled and polished with something that contains a dark fruit essence, like currants and plums. A more roasted, darker feel rounds out the malt profile as well as the beer progresses. The finish is a commingling of the malt sweetness and that earthen-clay bitterness.
M: Surprisingly light-bodied for the flavor, this beer has enough carbonation to give it some mouth presence. A bit more stickiness would have been nice.
O: A glorious wee heavy, and one I return to frequently. For a devout malthead, this beer is a dance of triumph along the tongue.
kordestanchi (62) - - NOV 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark redish with cloudy thin head, sweet aroma caramel and taffy, hints of smokey chocolate and coffee with bitter sweet after taste
minutemat (1880) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Hippo Beers, Glasgow. Can’t believe it’s taken me so long to open this. A classic wee heavy. Beautifully sweet aroma. Taste is smooth molasses, raisins and dark rum. Lovely beer.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
"this one’s got a bit of muscle behind it. Yuuuumy! Too much going on in the nose and palate to list (see brewer’s description). Not the best, but not to far off. Totally enjoyable.