Maria (10129) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s brown with a red hue and a huge, creamy, lasting and golden head. The aroma has notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, light alcohol, it’s vinous. The flavour is sweet with notes of oak, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, light citrus, and it has a dry, slightly bitter finish. It’s vinous, soft and harmonic.
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ De Molen. Dark brown color. Caramelaroma, nutty with hints of oak and toffee. Sweet but alcoholic flavor, nutty with dried fruit, hints of oak and french nougat. Oak and hazelnut and toffee dessert in the aftertaste. Well made beer, not without complexity.
Koelschtrinker (9998) - 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
Lubiere (9788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark orange amber ale with a thin off white head. In aroma, wonderful barrel aged barley wine with caramel, treacle, intense butter and wine, alcohol. In mouth, a great barley wine with smooth caramel, floral hops, super warming alcohol. a bit simple but effective. Tasted at CNY brewfest, Feb. 6 2010.
Ratman197 (9530) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of oak, raisin, carmel, toffee and plum. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of toffee, oak, fig, raisin, carmel and light vanilla with a smooth warming lingering malty finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark brown with garnet highlights and a small, fizzy light beige head, medium to short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is oak, peppery alcohol, caramel and cookie malt, raisins and figs with earthy hops and papery oxidation notes. Flavor is sweet malt and light alcohol, oak, dark fruits, light hops and bitterness, light oxidation notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium-light carbonation.
Bov (9325) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 2, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from crackedkettle.com - pours a hazy ruby-brown colour with a modest head retention; shows a robust oak character with woody and vanilla tones, notes od prunes and black currant marmalade; solid malt body and with a robust sweetness partially balanced by a fair bitterness, sticky and oily palate, moderate carbonation, some warming alcohol presence in a long hoppy and woody finish with more notes of red fruits - a beautiful one
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Armin’s house. Somewhat cloudy, reddish orange appearance with a small tan head. Somewhat oxidized, toffee, light vanilla, dull flavor hoppy, fairly intense aroma. Fairly boozy, cardboard, plastic, toffee, caramel, bitter floral flavor. Pretty strong.
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Brown/amber pour. White head. Yeast, malt, fruit, caramel, sugar, and vanilla on the nose. Flavor is ok wtih fruity and yeast notes abounding. Malty and flavors of wood are also present. Above average, but not by much.
hopscotch (8890) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Mostly clear, ruby ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The aroma provides lots of woody, whisky components, a gob of caramel and a spritz of perfume. Full-bodied and fatty with medium carbonation. Caramel and brown sugar sweetness joins a woody, earthy element. Mild bitterness. Moderately sweet, woody finish. Thanks to growler for bringing this bottle to Florida to share!