Borup (11044) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of caramel, malt, dried fruit, hops wineous.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small beige head dark misty brown pour mild carbonation aromas rich fruits sugary boozy rich port cherries dried fruit toffee honey the flavours red wine dried fruits honey cherries raisin dried fruits caramel sticky note toffee bourbon touch lovely real palate pleaser plenty of boozy notes good balance the finish superb tastes boozy good fruits rich malts a lovely tasting Barleywine
lusikka (7680) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 ml bottle. Golden wax. Pours a dark hazy amber colour with a small white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity malts, berries, gooseberry bush, wood and caramel. Rich flavour of toasted malts, herbs, tequila, sweet caramel, wood, rum, raisin, some alcohol and red berries. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Very complex.
HopRedHead (397) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a muddy orange with creamy off white head. Immediate aroma of cherries, red grapes, oak, figs, caramel. Off the Richter. Flavours are more centered around the oak, lots of toffee, vanilla, rum, raisins and dark fruits. Lingering chewy sweetness. Lots of oak in this one, but it’s very good.
Mr_Pink_152 (3476) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Stirchley wines and spirits. Colour is dark cloudy amber, with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet dark fruit. The taste is rum and fruit with an alcohol warmth.
TBone (15940) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @CBC 2014
Dark brown color, steady beige head. Alcohol, some caramel, fruityness. Medium-bodied. Caramel sweetness, alcohol in nicely balanced way. Liquerish.
Niall73 (2419) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Aroma is lovely - sweet dark fruit - dates, figs boozy raisins and rum, touch of grass too. Medium to full body, mild carbonation. The sweet rummy fruitiness switches gear towards boozy woody dryness in a flash. It might leave a touch dry, but its a treat.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Řlbutikken, Cph. Pours light hazy dark chestnut with a medium, staying, super-creamy yellowish head. Aroma has fat caramel, red wine, oak, raisins, apple, Calvados. Low carbonation, fine oily and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has fine malts, good caramel and raisins, light chocolate, red wine, a bit of port, softly vinious and warming. Nice.
c0fein (517) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle from Saveur Biere
Aroma promises good with its intensity. Deep brown look with a smooth beige foam. Good versatile mouth-filling taste. Small sourness, dryness and alcohol at mouth-feel. I like.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Dark amber/brown with off white head. Some fusels in the aroma although not hot, petrol, rubber, plastic, some chocolate and biscuit, also floral and citrusy. Taste of resin, plastic, raisins, prunes flowers, biscuit, toffee, chemicals like rubber, caramel after taste. Slightly sweet/sticky, thin and bitter almost tangy. Has some wine like qualities and I liked it at first but ultimately it seems like a bit of a mess. There’s far too much going on and it’s a little all over the place. Too many aspects clash for me