oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, - SEP 4, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted 3 different versions simultanious. First the 14% Purple label: No head smell of alcohol. Fruity, Alcohol and bitter aftertaste.
Second 15.2 % Green Label: No head same smell. More Alcohollic as the 14% and bitterness was even more.
Third 15.5 % Black Label A fine head and oh so complex. Way softer as the 2 previous beers. Very fruity and a good bitter Aftertaste, the alcohol is notable but becouse of the complexity very drinkable. It tast more like sherry. Tasted 16,5 cl each. After tasting the beers in a row, we did the last tasting next to each other. Amazing really. It took us 4 hours to drink only about 50cl of this awsome beer.
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog from before i was on Ratebeer, 2008 at Kulminator
Colour: clear caramel
Smell: sherry, booze,malts, bit watery and thin but overall pretty nice
Taste: indeed has some notes from the aroma like the sherry flavour, that’s pretty prominent in the beer , otherwise it’s not as boozey as i expected , nice base malt flavour , bit thin tough unfortunatly ... but overall this was a pretty good beer ...
77ships (6975) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
33 cl. bottle @ Kulminator split by 4 // Okay this might sound a bit weird but I honestly think that at some point this was for some insane reason actually hand-bottled by someone and acquired by them and then freaking aged because my bottle was a 2008 Vintage // does this brewery even still exist, they appear to have gone bankrupt fast & to be honest if this is an indication of what they did, they sort of had it coming // the bottle in which this is, is clearly a Stella Artois bottle, it has the freaking symbols on // label sloppily on it, bottle conditioned, yes but not in this bottle, I think that I finally get why RR writes on their bottles that the beer was bottle conditioned in that bottle, I think that it is they who do this // I only caught a glimpse of the cap nut I actually think that it was a De Molen cap // if I was right, that is one hell of bizarre packaging // once you get past the weirdness you get a hazy orange peach coloured beer with no head, the way this poured, appears to have close to if no carb. at all // nose is heavy of cardboard, heavy vintage, sherry notes lots, boozy in a medicinal / cheap vodka kind of way, almonds. cobwebs, dust, phone book glue, fresh this must have been harsh but now // taste is like chewing on old cardboard, old sherry, vintage galore, dust, cobwebs. rotting dusty fruits & liquorice. the booze is harsh. this really like bad moonshine, the alcohol in this is not clear but of a very low quality industrial, chemical, herbal,heavily aged in the way of being unquestionably way, way past peak, phonebook glue and phonebooks, odly herbal // don’t think that there is carb. in here, touch watery // this is bad, the 1/100 on style is not a joke // this is simply bad moonshine as simple as that
madmitch76 (20818) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
29th December 2007
Strong nose of Port. The beer is mostly flat/ Massive brandy and wine tones. Subtle fruit underneath. Dry warming finish. Not subtle but a highly unusual English beer.
johndoughty (4731) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden and clear with a small head.Sweet and very powerful. Packs a lot of punch but nothing else. File under tried but never again.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a hazy pale amber with a tiny off-white head. Extremely alcoholic nose - almost honeyish and Mead-like. Medium body, close to flat, honey and flower notes. Very alcoholic finish with some bitterness. 270609
oh6gdx (24346) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Aroma is bigtime honey and alcohol along with some mildly herbally notes. Flavour is alcohol, sweet malts, nectar and tropical fruits. Mildly glueish as it gets warmer. Otherwise a really nice barley wine. I’m glad I got to finish this bottle off at the Papsoe tasting .)
yespr (38536) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy to hazy orange with a fully gone head. Acetone, glue and detergent aroma. Sweet, acidic and herbal flavoured. Light acidic and acetone on the back of the nose.
Pinball (11793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
aroma is strong, honey, like a mead, spicy and faint herbal,
flavor is citrus, honey, a bit old beer, resembles mead more than barley wine. a bit mouldy
joergen (25142) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 28, 2009
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy golden coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma dominatyed by alcohol.
Sweet flavour of fruits and alcohol with notes of berries and honey.
Burning alcoholic finish.
KimJohansen (10408) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy golden with a tiny off white short lasting head. Sweet aroma with caramal, alcohol and honey notes. Flavour wass weet with burning alcohol, honney and flowers.