beerking99 (199) - Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep golden-amber color. Small but persistent head. Nice lace down the glass. Aroma is malty, caramelly, with notes of licorice and hints of soft alcohol. Flavor is a very nice malt sweetness, with significant licorice liquor character. Very sweet, but not cloying. Aftertaste is pleasant sweetness, but balanced by the dryness of the alcohol. By far the best of the Elf series!
madchemist83 (202) - USA - NOV 22, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aromas of caramel and alcohol, slight bread and sweet tea notes. Not really imperial red ale .. cause it’s not red. Golden with white head that persists for some time. Closer to imperial pale lager, has that assertive Heineken like crap hops, almost like old hops. Sweetness at the end. Body and bitterness helps to cover mediocre malts. Average at best.
tysongillmore (355) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
milewide (1823) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and boozy! Hops are missing. $3.99/11.2 ounces at World Market makes it expensive IMO.
Dermi (892) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015 Vintage. 33 cl, bottled. Pours clear amber with minimal/no head. Aroma: Fermented aroma, caramel, notes of pines. Alcohol. Taste: Quite sweet, some bitterness. Alcohol in flavour. Malt, bread. Syrupy. Tones of nuts. Palate: Near medium body, quite thin and sticky feel. Average carbonation. Metallic notes.
Tide (2442) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Alko. Copper color, white head. Bittersweet taste with citrus, raisins, malts, resin, hops and alcohol. Bitter finish with citrus, malts, resin and alcohol. Ok brew, but the alcohol is too noticeable.
Hikeg (141) - - NOV 5, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tiny, white, fully diminishing head, virtually no density, virtually no lacing. Normal, medium amber body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of cookie, molasses and caramel. Light hoppy aroma, with notes of perfume and orange. Light yeasty aroma, with notes of dough. Notes of banana, bubble gum, apple and pear. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and light acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic finish. Medium body. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Heavy alcoholic, light astringent, metallic finish.
kermis (8083) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled at THT. Pours clear dark golden with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, toffee and a touch of overripe dark fruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
Maakun (2054) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle t THT. Clear golden with small white head. Sweet malts, lots of alcohol, honey, cardboard, bitter chemical herbs, poop, chicory, rotten bitter herbs. Quite sweet and medium bitter. Full bodied with soft carbo and alcoholic finish.
deanso (7196) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 30, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle shared at October THT.
Thin creamy white head. Clear light amber pour. A decent barley wine
swanmann (685) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 vintage: Dark amber orange, fairly vigorous pour resulted in a thin layer of tan suds that linger for about a minute. Smells a bit like bourbon, alcoholic, toffee, apricot and syrupy fruit. The taste is about the same, muted alcoholic burn, caramel with a subtle toasty bread crust flavor, finishing with some sweet fruit. Medium bodied, slightly syrupy.