spacecube (1213) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle, pours dark amber, reddish brown with very small head. Wow, amazed by the aroma on this, comes across as a deeply caramel malt and piney double IPA in the nose, wow. Caramel and pine leading into a light resiny and piney finish that is well balanced. The barley wine textures come in after the initial hop flavour and the malt flavours are light and balance well. Great beer with a superb US character.
ShivanDragon (2070) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
amber helder met schuimige witte crème kraag
aroma is mout/graan, zoet en caramel
de smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig tot redelijk bitter, zeer sterk, licht fruitig, sterk gemout, hoppig, glad romig in de mond, stevig alcoholisch , caramle, bittertje blijft hangen, medium body, maar over het algemeen valt de smaak mij wat tegen,.
RW80 (1140) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2014 33cl bottle
Appearance: red brown with a medium sized beige head.
Aroma: caramel malt, Pine, spices and a bit off fruit. (mandarine ?,oranges )
Taste: Starts sweet fruity with caramel before going into a more bitter pine direction with a hint of spices , good long aftertaste. Not a complex palate, but it’s working so well
;Loight-Medium carbonation, oily texture.
TET (1987) - FINLAND - JAN 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A reddish brown beer with a medium and beige head. The nose is strongly caramelly malty, lots of balancing piney hops, dark fruits. Great, US-style aroma. Caramelly malts and piney hoppyness dominates the taste, some fruits. Not too sweet, surprisingly evem a quite dry. Quite simple taste but that’s working. Full bodied, low carbonation, slippery to drink. Positive, US-style barley wine with strong hoppyness, simple but balanced.
worldbeertaste (1720) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany red, almost brown with a medium, thick, sticky, frothy, lasting, lacy off-white head. Smells of full deep malt with caramel, pepper, aniseed, berries, citrus fruit and mild alcohol. Raisin, biscuit, and leather. Medium to full oily body that warms the mouth. Light carbonation. Deep delicious sweet malty caramel taste that is well blacked and not too strong. Citrus and light bitterness on the finish. Deep and delicious. The alcohol is present and could be smoothed out in time. An excellent rich barley wine.
Zwartjes (3) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie stevig bier met een lekkere afdronk
Kleur mooie helder donker rood
Smaak zoet met een lange af dronk volle mond van aroma’s kruidig maar
Toch subtiel heerlijk fruitig in belands ,!!!
Schuimkraag matig niet stevig .
flip_soeperman (737) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a nice aroma of oranges and some Amarillo warmth. Some caramel and a little plum. Taste is disappointing flat. Medium sweetness and little bitterness. Palate is too thin. First impression is great. Orange brown hazy beer with little oily bubbles. A sip is disappointing.
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Douberd (3049) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 330 ml bottle, poured into a snifter at home. ABV 9.2%
Pours a deep red to almost light brown colour on the body, with one finger of off-white head sitting on top, thick, with average retention but with nice formed lacing around the glass.
Aroma is fruity with all kind of fruits and lots of amarillo hops. What stands oout is mandarine and oranges, coming from the hops, along with light grapefruit and cookies.
Very nice taste, quite sweet but without being sickening. Mandarines, citrus fruits, hops. The alcohol very well hidden, it doesn’t feel like a 9+ ABV. Light bitterness on the finish, with good duration.
The body is a bit thin considering the alcohol level, something that raises the drinkability factor to even higher levels. The low carbonation helps too.
Overall very tasty and highly drinkable. Another good one from SNAB.
aenima (294) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramell, raisins and some small amounts of american hops in both flavour and aroma. Medium sweet. Quite good, but not brilliant.
Nisse666 (4787) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from. trade with Mr Hangover cons 2013-09-28 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, wee vinos
AP: dark amber, high fluffy/stouthy high steady
F: roasted malt, strong alcholic, vinos, rich in carbonation