jonnyt (47) - USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours black with thick head. Juicy aroma of raisins and roasted malt. Soft taste, very smooth and doesn't feel 8.5%. Big round palate, really well balanced.
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Calisky (2347) - ALSACE, FRANCE - APR 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Couleur brune sombre, légère mousse beige. Nez caramel cremeux, fruits noirs, malt. Gout malté, boisé fut, caramel brun,fruits secs, alcool, bonne reglisse, Fin de vieux fruits madérisé, reglisse, bien longue, intense, pas commune.
jimhilt (2539) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger light head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light molasses nose, flavor is dark fruit and baked chocolate. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle at Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.
I_LUV_BEER (58) - - APR 18, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle poured into a snifter. Pours Lovely very dark ruby-brown colour with a thick and long-lasting beige head, leaving only some lacing. Strong alcohol & bread aroma first, then some chocolate, roasted malts and dried fruit creeps in. The taste is rich and pretty much follows the nose with bread and malty notes, a hint of chocolate and dried fruit also being present. Unfortunately this lovely combination is somewhat ruined by a very noticeable presence of alcohol all the way through. The mouthfeel is quite smooth with mild carbonation, followed by an abrupt woody and very alcoholic finish... This very clear trail of alcohol from start to finish has ruined what otherwise would’ve been an exceptional ale.
Leini (1653) - SWEDEN - APR 15, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Brown body with a medium lace leaving head. Aromas of dried figs, wood, some lactose, hint of herbs and alcohol. Taste is more spicy, with wood, milk chocolate, wineous notes, light syrup and alcohol.
Nicke80 (347) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle from systembolaget. Pours black with little head. Malty aroma with cocoa and malty chocolate taste.
murran (521) - - APR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark body with a thin beige head. Faint malty aroma. Creamy taste with malty tones of sugars and fruits.
migwell (271) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bought this at Spirit Haus in Amherst, notable for its broad selection (for this area) as well as for its shelves of old dusty bottles. This one, Batch 4174, was dusty (should have noticed!) and poured completely flat, a particularly old ale. Live and learn. Smells of sweet malt and alcohol. Nicely rounded flavor of caramel and fruit, solid body, rich dark fruit, booze and a bit of hops. Well balanced, and in spite of the near total lack of carbonation in this bottle, an enjoyable drink
Vighals (2660) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Svart med lavt beige skum. Mineralsk lukt, jord og lær. Også noe urter, trevirke og salt lakris. Middels fylde. Salt lakris også i smak, noe sødme mot brunt sukker og kandis. Noe kakaopulver. Middels lang.
laakus (89) - Nossebro, - MAR 25, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with some reddish tones, longlasting foam. Aroma is fruity, plummy, raisins. Taste is mildly sweet, creamy,light bitterness hitting in towards the end, quite smooth mouthfeel. A distinct warming from the alcohol becomes apparent in the finish. Very enjoyable and an easy drinkable strong ale but maybe a bit dull
cervmagpt (573) - PORTUGAL - MAR 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 17D). Bottle 33 cl - Batch L5236. AROMA: strong malty aroma with notes os toasted malt, toffee and slight caramel. roasted bread crust present with a light vinous presence. medium-low alcohol presence. APPEARANCE: dark brown color with rubi body and translucent. medium-low light brown head with low retention. leg formation. TASTE: complex malt flavour with notes that range from roasted bread crust, toffee and caramel. slight dark fruits (prunes). moderate-low bitterness with a moderate dry finish. PALATE: medium body with a slight velvety texture. medium-low carbonation. OVERALL: a nice and malty complex English Barleywine.