gnoff (7979) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Bottled 12/08/2013. Sampled on February 11, 2014.
Also marked "Barrel Aged Barley Wine".
Clear copper color, smallish white head. Sweet, oak, wood, fruity, alcohol scent. Sweet, wood, oak, alcohol taste. Warming. Sweet aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Smell is to dominated by oak alnd alcohol, works much better in the taste. Mouthfeel is way to fizzy, detracts from the overall experience.
teorn88 (2721) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is quite sweet with toffee, caramel and some piney hops. Taste is sweet with caramel, honey, toffee and some citrusy piney bitterness. Medium silky body with soft carbonation. Quite sweet and good, with very few booze notes. Nice
worldbeertaste (1693) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a white, lacy lasting, frothy head. Smells of alcohol, fruit, melon, fruit, and caramel. Medium to full oily body. Tastes of sweet toasted malt, with fruit, caramel, and a dry bitter cherry liquorish finish. Not bad. A bit of alcohol is noticeable. Not bad. I think I prefer the regular one.m
jmgreenuk (4961) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery, courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is boozy alcohol with resin. The flavour is strong bitter light sweet with a smooth rich alcoholic sweet fruit malt palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation.
kermis (5732) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared from the brewery. Pours hazy amber with an off white head, aroma of vanilla, whiskey, booze, caramel malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Pours clear copper. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, lactic and herbal. Taste is quite sweet and light bitter. Full bodied. Some apples in the finish. Better than the original.
Countbeer (4726) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Thanks Iluvatarmilan: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Meeium to smaller sized vanilla creamy foamy head on top of a hazy orange colored beer.
Aromas of overripe fruit, wet wood, rotten wood, cream, butter, alcohol, prunes, marshmellows and peach.
Flavours of butter, cream, bitters, barey malts, porridge, wood, malts, strange bitters, light peach and vanilla, some glue, herbs and light toffee ish tint.
Aftertaste is bitter, wood, light spiced, barley malts, strange grainy/porridge bitter and a bit warm.
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel, medium to fuller body and a creamy texture.
Strange wood/malt tones, yet gets smoother after a while. Maybe a bit young?
andrepintado (1558) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to Scopey. Color is dark brown. Head is medium. Body is soft and nice. Taste is high bitter and medium sweet. Aroma is liquor, fruity, alcohol, banana.
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving, from the brewery, 24/11/13.
Lightly hazed amber with a good sized off white covering.
Nose is dark fruits, whisky tang, toffee, booze, light spice.
Taste comprises dark pitted fruits, cake mix, boozey tones, whisky soaked woodness, pinch of spice.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light booze in the finale.
Decent enough BW but perhaps a little young, ageing may benefit this one.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Soft and sweet, a bit of caramel. Medium-bodied, sweet and caramel with a bit of warm vanilla and alcohol coming through. Finishes warm and only faintly boozy. Tasty enough.