GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottle -
Aroma - a complex aroma with caramel, chocolate, ripe dark fruit and overripe banana.
Appearance - a dark ruby red/brown body, hazy, thick 3-finger off-white head with nice retention and above average lacing
Mouthfeel - full bodied, medium carbonation, silky and coating
Flavor - the best thing about the beer. Complexities abound here. Caramel, chocolate, banana, alcohol, medium-high sweetness, and dark fruits.
Overall - well worth the money. Our Finest Regards exceeds expectations on a barleywine, and this one would do well with some aging. In 5 years...yowza...this would be something with just a little oxidation.
Vestergaard (1588) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours unlear, dark, reddish amber with a big, lasting, frothy, off white head. Lots of big yeast flakes and particles. Aroma has huge, sweet malts, english caramel malts, alcohol, belgian yeast, banana, maybe some dried peach or apricot. Taste is much darker, and has sweeter fruit notes. Toasted caramel malts, some licorice, prunes or plums in booze. lots of alcoholic bitterness and heat in the end. Oily texture and a medium-low carbonation. Very tasty, but also very boozy!
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with loads of yeast particles and some big flakes which looks like stearin. Creamy frothy but brown head. Blasting aroma of dried fruits. Caramel, raisins, Belgian yeast and banana esters. Taste is big and sweet. Blommer i Madeira. Caramel and toasty malts in the finish. Over the top body. Boozy and oily.
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Jaksmart (454) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Oily and frothy head with serious lasting power on top of a deep red beer. Belgian yeast profile in the aroma, as well as dried apricot, banana, herbs and honey. Quite seriously full bodied with a ton of toasted caramel, booze, plums and madeira, almost no bitterness. Pure boozy sweetness. Creamy, sticky, and heavy dutt. Not bad in small quantities.
Alexanderdahl (131) - DENMARK - OCT 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep cherry red with a small, hazelnutty head.
Oily, thick and quite toasty notes. Ripe fruit, banana sweetness and yet, sharp, warming alcohol feel.
slowrunner77 (9661) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"Iím still not sure what to think of this one. Definitely not what I was expecting, and it has itís faults, but damn, was it unique (and tasty). Tastes and smells like a hybrid sweet english barleywine and a quad or bsa. sweet, almost syrupy flavor and feel. somehow is not cloying, the body is great, but itís also a little on the strong side, and smells and tastes a little too hot as it warms. potentially an epic beer, ends up being very good."
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Crooked Stave. Pour is murky brown with a small tan head and good lacing. Big caramel malty, light spice, figgy, grapey, light oxidation, cherry pits, and toffee in the aroma. Taste is raisins, toffee, prunes, whoppers, light bread, and dark fruits with some heat on the backend. Full mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Good stuff and never would have guessed it was 13.5%
Douberd (4638) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Taster at Zeebra II.
Hazy light brown colour on the body, with a small light brown head, low retention - at least on my taster- light lacing on the glass.
Malty aroma but with nice fruity notes, ripe pears, even some bubblegum.
Taste is also malty, quite bitter though with floral notes, very fruity too, caramel. Even more bitter on the aftertaste.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.
Overall good tasty beer, made me wish I had more of this.
baraciisch (2802) - California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber mahogany in color... Aroma of hazelnuts, vanilla, raisins, and Belgian candi sugar... Flavor is a little off initially, some heat with candi sugar, toffee, dark fruits, finishes with smoke and roasted malt notes... Okay
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RussianDragon (574) - - MAY 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Shared with durwoodx and loinis. Pours a clear dark amber/light brown with lasting thin head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet caramel with bready malt and booze. Flavor is sweet molasses with vanilla and malt. Full bodied, sweet finish.