RasmusOtt (2093) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in line for blåbær. Thanks to Simon for sharing. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, syrup, dark fruits, weak vanilla, weak rye and some barrel notes. The taste is sweet and english styled with notes of caramel, toffee, syrup and barrel. Pleasant.
bursprak (2149) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in line for Blåbær ’15. Dirty brownish pour with a tiny head. Toasted malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla and some booze.
Klimaet (1408) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Simon Feldt. Pours orange/dark brown. Aromas of vanilla, fudge, caramel, orange sweetness, malts. Taste is orange, dark fruits, fudge, vanilla, malts.
haukur (1624) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - JUL 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
backlog. bottle. brown with a small head. Boozy and malty aroma. Palate has alot of heat. A bit too much.
portableparty (2263) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle 2014 vintage pours a mahogany with an off white tight soapy film. Aroma has strong caramel roasted malt bourbon sweet sugared candy. Taste is more sweet caramel malt bourbon wood and candied sugars. Palate is full sticky and warming. Very nice!
BVery (9222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber shared by Ryan - thanks. Goddamn, this is killer. Murky orange pour with a minor head. Sweet rich caeamel and wood. Like, crazy style. This is amazing.
knickskicks (1101) - - JUL 17, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Most recent release. Mahogany pour. Nose is bourbon, leather, vanilla, cherry cordial. Taste is bourbon hear, cherry cordial, caramel, vanilla. Sticky mouthfeel. I enjoyed this much more than the vast majority of the barleywines I’ve tried that are higher rated.
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a hazy nut brown mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon, molasses, caramel malts, vanilla. Flavor is quite sweet, with syrup, molasses, touch of bourbon and vanilla. Love the barrel character on this beer. Wonderful.
markducommun (824) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy red mahogany, small tan head. Strong vanilla, light allspice, molasses, almost rum-like. Considerably sweet with a bit of bitterness. Strong upfront alcohol, thick syrupy body, quite a lot of acid. Really quite a giant beer in a lot of ways. Finish is very long, alcoholic. Some warm butteriness. Good, not sure the balance is all the way there.
koleminer20 (1864) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. Finally found the long-lost notebook from the 4 Elf Party at Dark Horse on December 13! So, that’s where this was found. Shared by a passer-by for a chance to hang around the campfire we’d built. This was labeled as Straight Jacket. The pour is a medium caramel brown color with a decent light khaki head and some good lacing. The aroma is pretty good. It’s hot up front, but then the caramel and vanilla mesh really well. There is a light coconut going on and a wonderful woody bourbon there at the end. I like how the dark fruit really comes on through the back end. The flavor is much of the same, Lots of vanilla, dark fruits, caramel, roasted malt, and bourbon. I like how the barrel comes through at the end. The mouth feel is decently thick, though it could be a bit thicker. There is a nice soft carbonation that helps it cling. The booze is pretty well hidden. The aftertaste is roasty and full of dark fruit. Not bat at all