deanso (4089) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
50cl bottle shared @ THT November 2013
Very thin white head. Very clear golden pour. A nice brew.
Sarpa (511) - FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle 33cl @ home. pours clear copper with a small white head. malts, raisins, sweet alcohol aroma. sweet raisins flavor with some alcohol kick.
Beerheart65 (794) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark clear copper with just thin layer of foam on top. Aroma is highly malty with dark bread, dark ripe fruits, bit caramel, apples. Thick oily feel, full body, sweet with warming alcohol and bit bitterness, low carbonation, really malty with long malty finish. Bit too much alcohol but nice deep palate and bit nuances also.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
What a reckless amount of booooooze. A rich and radiant copper it produces with about as much head retention as Charles the First. Strong note of caramelised tangerines, marmalade conserve, butter, and a softer inclusion of plastic, strawberries & cream lollies, dust-bunnies semi-parch the nostrils. "I’m drunk" you could easily belt forth from the rafters after just one sip, but in a good way, a’hik! Warmth, errm hahahuhum like onesies; clammy and tangy fruit esters built around citrus. Mouthfilling but quashed by a ’fun police’ dryness that jerks me back to conciousness reminding me I’m knocking back a branded spirit, ’Oh, hold the phone...., this is a beer...., What!? Body is not cumbersome yet it is lasting; well lasting. "No, I’m not voting labour you dumb..., oh that’s me in the mirroring TV, that is off! Time to go to bed, an insane elf awaits! (50cL, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Carlisle)
ShaneJ (307) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Plonk. Bright, clear copper, boiled lollies, ripe banana, vanilla, syrupy, heavy, strong alcohol. Bit big for me.
Quack-Duck (7209) - Down South, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle from Bierzwerg. Deep golden colour, small head. Sweet and sticky, alcohol detectable in the flavour, shy hops. Not my cup of tea.
Hansen (5973) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy sweet, sugar and alcohol. Nice amber coloured and clear. Has a white head, medium duration. Aroma of sweet sugars, candy and faint alcohol, perhaps a note of vanilla. Flavor is heavy to harsh sweet, vanilla-notes. Syrupy texture and warming alcohol.
Zita (4005) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
caramel and alcoholic aroma,golden, clear, off white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice sweet finish.
gunnfryd (9297) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, apple, caramel, fruit. Flavour is alcohol, malt, apple, caramel, fruit. Full body. OK beer.
J_man (619) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Crystal clear copper/amber with a wispy and disappearing white head. Ripe fruit sweetness and booze make up the aroma and these follow through to the taste which is well balanced and tasty. This is followed by a woody dryness which may be from the hops, but the candy sugar sweetness comes back and stays til the end. A good strong and sweet barleywine for the holidays.