MiP (12839) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 11.26%. Quite malty aroma, some bonbon/caramel. Red amber colour. Very bonbony flavour and aftertaste, caramellized sugar, quite sweet. Nice, but a bit too bitter.
saxo (12773) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt, alcohol and hops.
cgarvieuk (12182) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at musa ... hazy amber ... big bubbbly off white head ... sweet juicy pine hop ... bitter front ... lots of pine ... big hop ....little floral hop ... juicy
Theis (12131) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2007 Bottle (2006) - First newbie tasting club - Lars brought it. Dark red/brown - offwhite head. Bread, berries, high/high hoppy, raisins plums, malty, fantastic - shut up - I Love It !! - Now you must shut up guys - I make no mistakes !!!
madmitch76 (12130) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
14th July 2008. Hazy dark amber beer. Low carbonation. Unusual barleywine. Starts like a cheap super strong lager - malty but also bready with a pinch of caraway. There is a brief pineapple sweet note in the middle before giving way to a spirity finish. However the spirity finish is not the usual brandy/porty tones that are often found but has more of vodka/gin feel to the bitterish finish. Unusual but very drinkable.
harrisoni (12066) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle and tap at The Rake Stone Tasting 09. Reddish amber in colour. Hoppy sweetish aroma.. Good sweetness in mouth, so kinda good balanced hop on end. But hops balance the sweetness well. Some heat from the alcohol. Better on tap, smoother even though heat is there. But hops and biscuit malt work really well. Lovely.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oxz. An almost clear one, copper in color and with a minimal sized off-white to beige head. Caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and some fluor on the nose, rather hoppy, still balanced. Flavorwise it’s pretty much the same, alcohol, caramel, dried fruits and sweetness. Warming and full-bodied. The finish has a nice bitterness, some notes of fluor and a certain malty sweetness. A delicious beer indeed, although a bit sweet. 110722
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2009 (Bottle, 2004 vintage) Pours an orange body with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel and citrus. Flavor of rich malt, hops, and caramel.
TBone (11205) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, small white head. Rye malty, alcoholic aroma. Malty, ryeish, alcoholic - American hops are there. Boring, yet another strong American beer.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - APR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2008 (3/2/08, 22oz bottle, vintage 2007) Creamy off-white head that leaves nice lacing atop hazy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/plum, grapefruit/pine/earthy, some alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, pine/earthy, some raisin, orange, alcohol, light vinous. Very smooth medium-full body with light chewiness. (7/4/8/4/16)
(12/6/05, draft) Never had this in draft before, and the biggest difference appears in the intensity of the nose. Clear deep amber body with off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, candied orange, prune, caramel, grapefruit, cherry, butterscotch, some alcohol. Taste is sweet, caramel, orange, grapefruit, pine, dark fruit, some alcohol. Smooth full body, great for sipping on a cold night. (9/4/8/4/16)
(4/5/04, bottle) Hazy amber body with large beige head. Aroma is relatively mild -- grapefruit, light caramel. Taste is sweet, grapefruit, caramel, pine, light vinous. Finishes with medium alcohol burn. Full body, some syrup and chewiness. (6/4/8/4/15)