1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 vintage. Pours to a clear garnet body with no head. Aroma is strongly candi sugar. Tobacco. Flavor much the same. Super sweet palate. Needs a dozen more years. 5 is not enough.
DrGD (45) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. This is a great winter beer! Appearance: clear copper colour with beige foam. Aroma: complex and intense, caramel, vanilla, dark fruits, spices. Taste: lots of malts, caramel, raisins, very alcoholic and sweet. A great beer to sip and enjoy its complexity!
foyle (294) - Wyoming, USA - MAY 2, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Smells delicious, tastes delicious, one of the best beer I have ever had. Sweet/malt aroma. Flavor is malt dominate with fruit and sweet barley some earthy hops in the background. 14% abv is not apparent at all
Douberd (3013) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Classic) Bottle 330 ml served into a snifter, ABV 14%. Vintage 2012.
Crystal clear body, dark red in colour. Some bubbles on top, bursting quickly, with non-existent lacing on the glass.
Very fruity aroma, red fruits, dark fruits, raisins, toffee, caramel, alcohol, vanilla.
Great taste. Quite sweet at first, malts, sugar, alcohol, vanilla, dates, prunes, raisins, toffee, traces of spices, caramel.
Medium body, carbonation on the right level, sticky on the palate and a light alcohol burn.
RickFifty (613) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - APR 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper color, beige head. Raisin nose, roasted malt, caramel, bread, hint of licorice. Heavy sweet, dried fruit, hint of alcohol, roasted malt. Full body, soft carbonation, oily texture, warming.
huineman (79) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Ruby red, no froth at all.
Cherry, strawberry jam, hibiscus, elderberry, bread, vanilla, iron.
Oily, powerful and sweet. Low CO2. Long finish, with no bitterness. Very interesting. To be sipped slowly.
Shain (108) - ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 330ml, lightly chilled. Pours dark caramel reddish-brown. Head is almost nonexistent and quick to fade. Aroma of sweet malt, wine, alcohol, caramel, fruit, spice, vanilla, really good smell. Body is full and thick, with slightly creamy texture. Carbonation is very gentle and fades too quickly. The carbonation and alcohol produces amazing gentle tingling sensation. Tastes very sweet but not cloying, also surprisingly not sticky. Flavors of sweet caramel, roasted malt, alcohol, orange peel, sweet liqueur, warm spices, licorice, raisins, vanilla, slight hop, fruity chocolate, peppery, slight clove, ripe fruits, light buttery notes. This is a great drink for a special occasion. This beer is not trying to hide it’s alcohol, it’s more of a lightly carbonated malt liqueur and this is nice. Do share the bottle as it is quite strong and can serve three easily. Do pour quite cold to a legged glass, as this beer is meant to be sipped slowly and it will warm up while drinking, revealing more flavors.
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel/brown sugar malt, fusel alcohol, apple-ish fruit aroma. Sugary, caramel malt flavor; finishes sweeter. Fruity flavor. Less prominent alcohol flavor, and warming for sure. Some spiciness.
klm1 (352) - - APR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost purple brown colour without head. Smell of oak, roasty malts, herbs. Taste of caramel, oak, roasty malt with little notes of caramel. Very malty, dense beer almost liquoric, perfect for really cold winter time.
jkwood04 (4462) - Connecticut, USA - APR 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a wine glass at Split Thy Skull barley wine fest. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of sweetness, caramel malts, ethanol, and some light dough and dark fruits. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not great. Too sweet.
Pugno (62) - Konstanz, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With a direct light beyond the glass the color is a clean dark amber. No white head at all. Strong sweet smell of caramel, alcohol and drying grapes, before they become raisin. Watery. Such a sweet taste, strong alcoholic. It gives goosebumps and it leaves a sugary sweetness on the palate.