Tmoney99 (10455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark tart fruit, smoke and vanilla wod aroma. Medium to full body with a tingly texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex smoke wood vanilla flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish that was of moderate to long duration. This is a solid complex beer.
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What the heck? I thought I’d had this one a few times. Been a while, but still. Guess I only had the regular BB. 22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99- thanks again, Tom! Pours a clear, reddish-copper color with a small off-white head made up of big bubbles. Sweet nose- toffee, vanilla, dried fruits, toasted sugar. Flavor was the same, with a little bit of citrus hop bitterness. Medium-bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and moderate soft carbonation. Decent barley wine but didn’t strike me as great in the lineup I had tonight.
dchmela (2611) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at WOB. Deep brown pour with a thin white head. Oak, vanilla and toffee notes in the aroma. Big body, with notes of toffee and vanilla, yet very drinkable. Very good.
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chrisv10 (10789) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 9.6%. Slightly hazy dark amber/brown with medium beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toffee, oak and wood. Flavour is malt, medium sweet, caramel, toffee, oak, wood, hop, little vanilla and a little bitter.
Plovmand (6314) - Helsinge, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear amber with a medium beige head. The aroma is lovely fruity hoppy with a great malty kick and oak in the background. The flavour is great malty with notes of biscuits and sweet fruity hops. Long fruity finish. Nice!
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Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - DEC 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice looking dark brown with white head. big lacings, malty, earthy hops and hint of oak in aroma. Taste is similar with, caremel, wood, hops, malty sweetness witn very nice hop bitterness, alcohol very well hidden, truly balanced and solid.. Really really nice
thegingerkid (11) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a superb brew the smell of oak and graham crackers is very strong i could also detect a hint of caramel and touch of citrus. A very full mouthfeel. The alcohol was there but for 10% ABV it was very subdued. This is a very complex brew. This beauty is for the true connisuer and not for begginers.
sonnycheeba (3362) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark amber/ruby with average, creamy off-white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is dark, vinous fruit, cereal and cookie malt, figs, booze, floral hops, and caramel. Flavor is sweet malt forward with booze, vanilla, oak, vinous fruit, and floral hops; sweet, boozy finish. Full body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (9446) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours clear dark amber with a large, creamy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is oak, fruity esters, alcohol, brown sugar, dates, caramel and cookie malt with earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy hops and light bitterness, alcohol notes and fruity esters with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Benzai (7301) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from bottle thanks to Joes. Clear reddish color, virtually no head. Smell malts, slightly wood, slightly sweet, a slight hint of hops. Taste malts, some sweetness, lightly resin, lightly alcohol and a slight hint of wood. Full body, medium to full carbonation.