chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, RBESG, August 2005. Reddish, dark brown colour. rather too prickly and fizzy on the tongue. Lots of toffee, treacle and chocolate. Some fruity notes on the palate (prunes). I was going to say it didn’t seem like a barley wine but, despite the commercial description, we don’t have it listed as one anyway. Nothing special.
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
1st October 2008. Cloudy dark brown beer. Chocolatey malt with a slightly sour undertone - almost like an aged scotch ale. There is a subtle creamy sweetness in the mid followed by a sharp effervescent sting in the finish. All hangs together well. Tasty and complex.
Borresteijn (6208) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. Muddy dark reddish brown colour, off white head. Strong aroma of sweet dark malts, dark fruits like prunes and raisins, yeast (St.Bernardus-like), some candy sugar. Flavour is very malty, dark bread, rather sweet, dark fruits like figs and raisins, light yeasty, malty sweet and light nutty bitter finish. A bit thin toward the end, overall medium bodied. Nice strong ale, but just a bit too sweet imo.
oh6gdx (24603) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 14, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Deep reddish brown colour with mediumsized slightly off-white head. Aroma is caramel malts, some slight alcohol, mild spices as well as some mild chocolaty notes. Flavour is being quite much the same, but the alcohol shows a bit better. Yet the alcohol fits in quite well
daniele (7721) - ITALY - AUG 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
scura schiuma medi apoca persitenza note fruttate caremello zucchero succo d’uva frutta matura un po di etilico in bocca note matate dolce di frutta leggera aciditò un tocco di etilico piuttosot fruttata la bottiglia non credo sia statain perfette codizioni
Wim (3526) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown coloured body with a off white head a malty sweet aroma a sweet malty caramel taste with a sweet alcholic bitter finish nice one
Yves (2778) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown coloured beer with small white head. Malty chocolate roasted aroma. Full palate. Finish is bitter roasted ending dry.
bembelembe (216) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, chocolate caramel coffee brown sugary flavor. Although it is strong in alcohol, the alcohol is not overpowering and dominant, quite contrary. Low bitterness. Not carbonated. Brown color.
Slokop (107) - Tilburg, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
9 % and t.h.t. 6-2009
An older specimen of this beer bottled some 18 months earlier. Small head, coffee and dates (Phoenix dactylifera). Faint remains of hop aroma’s (Humulus lupulus) over stemmed by liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra root). I think I prefer this one a bit younger.
KnutAlbert (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown beer, lots of floaties. Quite sweet, surprisingly thin bodied. Alcohol warming. Over the top.