thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Fanø Tasting, 2010.
Hazy brown, practically no head. Aroma has heavy ryebread sweetness, oaky vanilla sweetness, caramel malty base. Almost no carbonation, dry and oily mouthfeel. Flavour is powerful. Very oaky, fairly tart because of it. Toasted caramel, light chocolate. Fairly sweet, light tart, fine bitterness. Light sherry viniousness to it. A bit too unbalanced for me.
HenrikSoegaard (9141) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 L bottle at Fanø Tasting 2010. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Brown colour. Heavy malty and light hoppy exstremely caramellic aroma. moderate bitter very caramellic flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Crossover between a dunkel and a barleywine. very strange. Alcohol not at all present.
Koelschtrinker (8476) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kirschiger Geruch, leicht süß. Kirschig-herber, insgesamt aber eher milder Antrunk. Ab dem Mittelteil hefiger, sehr leicht herb, noch leichter säuerlich. Ausgewogen, die Säuerlichkeit passt zu der aufkommenden, dann aber verharrenden Fruchtigkeit. Ausgewogen, zum Ende ansprechend bitter und etwas streng alkoholisch. Für den Alkoholgehalt ein sehr süffiger Barley Wine! 11/11/11/11/8/11
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2010
1.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
A reddish brown ale with a thick moka head. A sweet caramel malt in aroma with herbal notes, vinous, British hops. In mouth, a sourish malt with harsh astringence, bilous and infected. One year old 1 L bottle....Tasted Dec. 19 2009.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... SMAACMSM O-Town Throwdown, Part Sept... Mostly clear, deep orange ale with a small, creamy, khaki-colored head. Fantastic retention. Fruity, acidic, cherry SweeTart® aroma. Full-bodied and oily with soft carbonation. Sweet, caramelly and well-bittered but not overly so. Metal/iron. English-style barley wine. Finishes caramelly-sweet with moderately bitter grapefruit pith and rind Thanks to mcbackus for bringing this one to the Throwdown!
JoeMcPhee (7621) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Mike and Sandeep for sharing this (fairly pricey) bottle. 1L fliptop bottle listed at 12.1 % ABV. Deep hazy rich brown colour with a thick tan head. Aroma is incredibly fruity with loads of blackberry and sweet toffeeish maltiness. A bit of chewy caramelly sweetness, some licorice and a bit of caramelly oaky sweetness. Fairly vineous with some sticky sweetness. It’s a bit too sweet right now, but it’s okay. A soft vanillaish character that I think will settle down wtih another year or two on it. Lingering earthy/woody bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1L bottle received via trade with jjpm74. Pours hazy and sparkling tawny with a small, fizzy, light brown head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough) with notes of apples. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at sourfest. Pours with a hazed brown body with a small off-white head. Aromas of raisins, dark fruits, coconut, oak and oxidation. Flavors are a touch tart, currants, dark fruits, raisins, oxidation. Light bubbles.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber pour, beige head. Caramel, vanilla, wood, syrup, and sour mash. Flavor is oaky and sweet with caramel and vanilla. Pretty nice. But not amazing.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber orange with a thin lacing wispy white head. Aroma of sweet caramel toffee and light fruits with a subtle oaky whiskey character. Starts with good oily mouthfeel and sweet malt sugars with a decent mild whiskey balance that becomes more complex as it warms. Has a good citrusy bittering hop presence as well. Finishes smooth and semi-sweet hiding its alcohol very well.