ontbeermaker (2170) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one was very oaky as well. Lots of life, a good solid body, a harsh finish and a decent offering
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Waldos. Dark reddish brown with a fizz off white head. Caramel cereal grain vanilla and oak aroma and taste with some roasted grain and coconut and the finish and a nice thick smooth palate.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cuvee 2 pours a dark brown color with ruby red highlights. A good amount of head is poured but quickly fizzes. A very thin layer of head is left. The aroma on this beer is decent and really had me hoping this one was better then the first. Lovely smell of wood hits the nostrils first. A good amount of caramel and vanilla follow that up.
The taste is slightly boozy but not as bad as I thought it would be. This beer is definitely a malt bomb. Looking for any kind of hops in this beer, just don’t bother. The caramel is mixed in nicely with the oak flavors. I also picked up a good amount of dark fruits and vanilla. This brew has many characteristics of a Barleywine. What I didn’t like was the bitterness it gave off. It didn’t taste like the usual bitterness that is given off by a ton of hops but something different. Something I just couldn’t get into.
The mouthfeel is smooth and big. Goes down really nice.
Hammy78 (661) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at the source. Pours a quite cloudy brown colour with an off white head initially, that recedes to to a ring and trickles of lacing bubbles left behind. Aroma is sweet, oaky, a little fruit perfume. Tastes pretty complicated, there’s oak and syrup and a little bitter sweet. I expected it to be sour, but not there at all.
Radek Kliber (6287) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma hint of caramel with good depth of blend. Smooth alcohol, vanilla and hops. 8-
Appearance frisky deep amber. Thick, tanned creamy head. 4-
Flavor and Palate : full thick body. Aged for some time yet mid was still quiet sweet sided. Candy sugars, caramel with balancing alcohol dryness. Clean ,w ell brewed potent ale. Solid.
Koelschtrinker (9543) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 2, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Süß-malziger Antrunk, der ausgewogener als bei der Series 1 ist. Dennoch zu süß, auch hier sind die Holznoten stark. Dunkelmalziger aber sehr süßer Antrunk, wenig Hopfen, der Alkohol ist erkennbar. Etwas schokoladig. 8/11/11/12/8/11
poisoneddwarf (1483) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber, shared with Brenn79, thanks bro. Pours murky burnt orange with a small beige head that collapses into a collar of foam pretty quick. Smells like an over-the-hill barleywine, a smell I don’t care for at all in a beer. I really hate over the top maltiness. Taste is way too sweet and malty, way too oaky. Carbonation is average and the body is full. Not my thing.
brenn79 (1342) - Idaho, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, shared with Poisoneddwarf- Pours dark red but ruby red when held up to the light, fast collapsing off white head. The aroma is oak, syrupy cherries, burnt cream, vanilla. The taste is very similar, kind of gritty after the swallow, oak is very prominent, a little too much. Body is full, carbonation is medium low. Overall I think I respect this beer more than I like it, not the kind of beer I would want to drink all the time, probably will never drink it again.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Heavy hoppy aroma. Small, frothy head. Mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, brown body. Moderate bitter flavor. Medium palate.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2000th rating. A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of caramel with fruits. There is vanilla with a little hop. The taste is fruity, sweet caramel vanilla notes. A little hop, some wood and nuts . A little burny of the alcohol. The aftertaste is sweet with some bitter and wood notes.