thebhoy (61) - Ontario, - FEB 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Wow, quite the beer. This one’s heavy and you definitely feel the 14% (especially on an empty stomach!). This is such a class beer right from the pour onwards. Beautiful ruby red colouring. Aroma is of caramel, a bit of bread, some coffee, a bit floral, but mostly sweet malt of caramel. This is quite a sweet beer, at times tasting closer to a Barley Wine than a Doppelbock for me. Definitely a sipper, took me a while to finish. Again, the taste is very sweet; it is malty, caramel, sweet, with a touch of doughy yeast. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and wish I had another to cellar for a couple of years to see what happens.
rob6239 (662) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours good ruby red colour with good off-white head. Aroma has fruit, raisin. Taste was very sweet and was a bit overpowering for me. Mashed high or too much undissolved unsugars?
koleminer20 (859) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a thin golden amber with a thin collar of head. The aroma is very sweet. There is a strong maltiness and a moderate booziness that is surprising. The flavor is very similar. It's very sweet. There is a light booziness coming back, but it's pretty bland. I'm not overly impressed with this. The loud feel is thin and light with a lack of carbonation that makes it seem really light. The aftertaste is lingeringly sweet
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LordMariscal (11) - Oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 19, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tomada en Cerveceria Kraken. Oviedo
Potente cerveza austríaca. 14°
Color rojizo. Poca espuma.
Densa, afrutada, mejor dejar calentar un poco.
Parece un jerez.
Para disfrutar lentamente.
Jannick13 (118) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
2014 bottle. Pours clear ruby brown with almost no head. Aroma of sweet caramel malts and sugar. Taste is similar, but overly sweet. Maybe it’s my lack of knowledge concerning this style, but its too much. I see the good reviews, but this is too sweet for me.
AndySnow (4413) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
How: Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Appearance: Amber colour, no head.
Aroma: A lot of malt, caramel, some alcohol, dried fruit, chocolate.
Body: Full body, no carbonation.
Flavour: Very malty, dried fruit, caramel, some chocolate, a bit alcohol.
sfuen03 (357) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper color, small white head. Aroma of raisins, vanilla, caramel. Strong body, strong, warm alcoholic mouthfeel, not nasty at all. Sweet taste, with licorice, caramel, dark fruits. Warm, sweet finish.
LuisVida (64) - - MAR 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impresionante austriaca a lo barley wine, licorosa pero muy armoniosa en una línea semejante a un vino dulce. Color ámbar rojizo con espuma escasa. Aromas de dátiles y pan de higos con frutos secos (avellana, nuez) y algo de maderas añejas. Paladar largo, sabroso y dulce, denso pero con amargor que pone equilibrio.
luttonm (2869) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (s, many) at Seattle Share. Vertical tasting of 2000, 2001, 2003 and 2006 bottles. Rating is from 2000. Deep hazed brown, small creamy alc-lacing head. Deep coffee, soy, sugary syrup. Brown sugar, molasses. Newer years have less soy and are more sweet, and lighter in color and body.
andrewje41 (992) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 2000 vintage, much thanks to Eugene for sharing. Pours a near black color with no head. Super sweet graham cracker aroma. Really thick mouthful with spice and plum. I’ll chocolate. Super smooth flavor. Very different for the style in my opinion. Awesome beer.
gde (12) - FRANCE - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
forte odeur de sucre et alcool. petit odeur de fruit (pêche).bon guit fruité en bouche tout en ayant une forte note d’alcool