musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark red small head and small lacing. Strong aroma of bourbon, wood, dark cherries, licorice hint of chocolate. Moderately boozy with moderTe sweetness that is well balanced. Very long woody finish. Full bodied with moderate soft carbonation. Clean on the palate
koleminer20 (428) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 mL bottle shared at an impromptu tasting at Tippins. Thanks Dom! The pour is darker garnet-ish brown with a touch of off-white head and some great lacing that’s left. The aroma is delightfully sweet. There is a strong molasses presence to accompany the bourbon, and the dark fruits come through beautifully. There is a touch of vanilla and caramel on the deep inhale, with a glorious bourbon presence. This has the makings for a wonderful Old Ale. The taste starts out with the good bourbon and vanilla and moves through a great dark fruit character with a full molasses flavor bursting through on the back end. There is a light bourbon burn on the far back, and it’s just delightful. The mouth feel is perfect. It’s pleasantly thick, viscous, with just enough carbonation to keep a light head there. The aftertaste is just wonderfully light and bourbony to go with a sweet vanilla and molasses lingering note. Delightful!
Ontape (150) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 bottle. This is not really my thing but it’s definitely interesting. Heavy, thick and sweet. Strikes me as a beer version of port or sherry, which makes sense considering the solera blending. Chocolate, bourbon, caramel, raisin, barrel flavors, boozy warmth, Powerful stuff, worth a try. Two more sips and I won’t be able to type.
AndySnow (2469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Where: Tasting at Colin and the Vikings. Courtesy of rlgk.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Raisin, dark fruit, alcohol, chocolate, alcohol.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, raisin, dark fruit, alcohol, chocolate.
Nocturne (630) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating a bottle of Fruet as this seems to be aliased. Pours brown with a short head. Nice bourbon, chocolate and toffee aroma. Lovely taste with all of the aroma elements but adding a generous helping of dark fruitiness. Alcohol heat lurking but not oppressive; fairly drinkable for the ABV. Very nice old ale that seems to walk the line between imperial stout and barley wine.
Maarten1993 (193) - - MAR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank during an awesome tasting at Thijs’ place 28-3-2014. Very sweet, almost like a barley wine. Carbonation, present alcohol taste. Chocolate after taste. Magnificent beer.
ekstedt (5201) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (75 cl), courtesy of rlgk. CLear chestnut, no head. Intense malty aroma with raisins, fudge, and some chocolate, along with alcohol and some vanilla oak. Full bodied, low carbonation. Sweet, low to medium bitterness. A bit over the top.
solros (88) - stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Doft: spritig. Smak: socker söt. Har en spritig eftersmak. Ölen är välbalanserad efter spriten, man känner att den är stark men på ett retande sätt. En tung öl med goda förutsättningar.
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Colin And The Vikings in Nol 2014-03-22. Clear deep amber beer with a decent offwhite/beige head. Malty vanilla aroma, caramel, toffee, grapes, roasted, licorice, chocolate, cocoa, yeasty notes. Malty caramel flavor, raisins, figs, prunes, warming alcohol, licorice, chocolate, some hazelnuts. Sweet but very very good.
_angst_ (2358) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours dark chestnut brown with a small goldenish brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, biscuits, sweet indonesian soy sauce, cocoa powder, charred wood, vanilla fudge, shredded coconut, caramelized almonds, hay, liquorice fudge and hints of moist soil. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and heavy malty with caramel, biscuits, raisins, prunes, vanilla fudge, alcohol, shredded coconut, caramelized almonds, hay, butterscotch hard candy, bourbon, charred wood and hints of soil. Mouthfeel is round, soft, slightly sticky sweet, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is sweet and malty with caramel, vanilla fudge, bourbon, leather, prunes, raisins, charred wood and hints of dried cherries. Too much of everything but still very tasty.
mattkorsgaard (10) - Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at Noble Fir. Pours a dark brown. Moderate carbonation. Wonderfully sticky sweet aroma. Dark fruits mild barrel. Wonderful beer. One of my faves.