craftbeersweden (345) - - AUG 5, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Released in Sweden aug. 1 - 2013
In a beatiful 650 ml bottle from Systembolaget in Sweden. ABV: 11.4%
A clear, dark amber color Barley Wine with a 3 finger high, beige, head that leave a lot of lacing on the glass.
Nose: Syrup, smoked malt, oak, caramel, vanilla, honey an dark fruit. Ohhh I LOVE that nose!
Taste: Hops, wood, brown sugar, smoked ham, grapefruit, toffee, orange peel and a beatiful long lasting bitterness that even increases over time.
A full body with a medium carbonation. A very well hidden alcohol taste.
I just love this wonderful barley wine from Stone. Go get it and put a few bottles away a year or two. I think it will be even better after a while :)
dfearnley (1234) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to pint glass
Oak, toasted malt, bacon, and caramel. Clear amber, with decent effervescence, a 1/2 cm mottled off white head with good retention. Taste is bitter up front, with wood, malts, some booziness, and a touch of orange. Okay, but not stunning.
BeerRenter76 (291) - Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled on 12/31/15. Opened this one for new years eve to ring in 2015. I have had this beer for almost a year now and it seems like a good time to pop it open. Aroma is kind of surprising, the smoke is practically non exisitent, plenty of hops-citrus and pine with oak and sweet caramel malts. The body is a deep copper with a thick and chewy head that leaves some thick lace. The flavor is about the same as the aroma, not much smoke but thats o.k. its aged nicely, smooth, slightly syrupy and flavorful.
kryon (1884) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours murky red amber low copper white head
Aromas of german sausage, smoke, hints of caramel
Taste has caramel, dried fruits, hints of smoke, vinouos alcohol
Ktwse (2798) - SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy copper with low off-white head. Aroma of smoke, german sausage, light caramel. Taste is sweet, light smoky, caramel, toffee and resin bitter finish. Medium to full body with soft carbonation.
CObiased (111) - - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bomber - pours a dark amber, some suspended particulates and slight head. Big aromas of licorice, caramel malts, smokey maple wood and raisin cookie. Lots going on here - more licorice, rich & syrupy malts, touch of smoke, burnt bacon and long bitter finish. Big, chewy, intense, complex, earthy and burnt.
Ferris (7657) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Vintage 2013 - Bacon, wood smoke and tons of caramel. Clear copper with a decent beige head. Caramel,wood, smoke and a light bitter finish. Nice.
Beerhammaren (1328) - FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
.75l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours hazy amber with low head. Aroma is smoked ham, malts, alcohol, caramel notes and dries fruits. Flavor is mostly damdy. Nice.
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Bottle Poured a cloudy amber brown with little head. Malt and hops galore on the nose. Smoked aroma too. Heavy bodied. Medium heavy bitterness. Wow this is huge beer, everything about it is huge and heavy. Again this is malt sryup and hops galore with a middle ending of smokiness. Interesting to drink one. Prob wouldnt go out of my way to find another.
Bebum (496) - - APR 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark copper, lacy.
Medium body, highly flavored, flat and lean mouthfeel, no heat or carbonation to speak of, long but non-generous palate.
Bitter, dry, lacks acidity.
Roast and smoky flavors,
The concept is more successful than the the product.
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tectactoe (3116) - Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Burnt caramel color with some tawny & orange highlights. Creamy beige foam settles firmly on top. Aroma includes earthy toffee, sticky caramel with a little staleness, herbal hop notes, licorice, & a very light meaty smoke on the back-end. Flavor is more herbal, ashy, & up front with lots of leafy, herbal hops. Faint perfume. Underbody of caramel malts, sweet toffee, toast, mild raisin, & a touch of liforice. Sticky body. Don’t get much smoke or oak in the flavor.. Maybe a very small touch.