madsberg (9310) - Søborg, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, alcohol, light bread, light spice and light sweetness. Flavour is quite vineous. Some caramel, sweetness, fruits, spice and ´wood. Medium bodied. sweetish and fruity end.
Lubiere (9031) - 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.
Bov (8805) - 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
Leighton (8617) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a tasting, thanks to Paul. Pours hazy, purple-brown with a medium, off-white head. Ripe fruits and heavy malts on the nose, some Annie’s mac n’ cheese. Extremely sweet, lots of baked beans (which I love!) And toffee, some ripe fruits, mild booze. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Decent warm finish, some more baked beans, toffee, brown sugar, some vanilla. Tons of sugar. Good stuff.
Ratman197 (8474) - 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 (8450) - 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.
hopscotch (8367) - 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!
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deeper and clear orangish/amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, oaky/woodiness, some smoke, and vanilla. Tastes of caramel, vanilla, oak, some cherries, and a little roastiness. Medium alcohol burn in the finish.
daknole (8005) - 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.
Sammy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On-tap at Cole’s. Much more sweet and barleywinish than the first cuvee, oaking taste is secondary, however significant. Pours barleywine brown. Carmel to bulkup mouthfeel. Made more popular? Better than this year’s Flying Bison C-130, but it’s as if the same brewing team worked on both. It was drinkable.