Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle pour, 2014 vintage courtesy of JPDurden24, exhibits a copper to amber body that supports a thin off white head. The aroma offers up molasses nuanced pine hops, muted sweetened coffee and booze. The taste delivers smooth molasses and sweet malts with a bit of pine off in the background. To midway a mild coffee note comes to the surface. It seems maybe the coffee has rolled off some. Pretty nice yet a little rough and boozy.
Vestergaard (1295) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by random nice guy at Borefts Beer Festival 2015. Pours a murky dark brown with a small, off white head. Aroma has coffee, bourbon, caramel, sweet malts, vanilla, ice coffee, slight roast. Taste is sweet, boozy, bourbon. Huge coffee with a roasty bitterness. Slight chocolate, toffee, sweet, dark fruits. Low carb and a sticky body.
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - OCT 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red oak color with a thin but lasting head. Caramel and coffee aroma is really enticing. Alcohol presence does not distract from the warm coffee flavors and sweet caramel body. Thing I like is this beer does not have the astringency associated with many coffee beers. Still very strong.
egajdzis (5783) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of coffee vanilla, caramel, maple, dark fruits, and alcohol. Taste of vanilla beans, coffee, caramel, dark fruits, roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol in the finish.
Damico (3053) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is incredible with chocolate, coffee, toffee, and sweet fruity malts. Flavor brings the coffee with some tea notes, smooth bourbon spice from the barrel, and a sweet malty ending.
Klimaet (1110) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared @ Borefts 2015. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aromas of bourbon, vanilla, caramel, coffee, malt, burned wood. Taste is malty, licorice, vanilla, bourbon, caramel, cold brew coffee, chocolate, light hops.
kraddel (5204) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared by a kind soul at BBF 15. Pours dark amber / brown. Good white head. Smell is coffee, roasted malts. Taste is big on bourbon, coffee, bitter, grainy, mildly booze. Ok
markextrae (2784) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by dennis at borefts 15. poured a dark amber colour with a tanned head. nose of coffee, and dark caramel malts, oak, vanilla and bourbon, dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, quite some alcohol burn, the coffee works verry well in this barley wine, enjoyable
GenDV138 (4607) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. 2014 edition at 13.7% ABV. Dark brown with two fingers of light tan head. Aromas of caramel, coffee, bourbon, toasty notes, light oak. Tastes of caramel, sweet roasty coffee, bourbon, brown sugar. Medium body with a dry finish. No alcohol on the finish. Pretty well masked alcohol for 13.7%. Seems like there might be a hint of infection but hard to say, not enough to detract though.
JorisPPattyn (8920) - Ursel, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Almost no head; dark brown, reddish hightlighted beer. Pure cold coffee nose, beer remaining hidden for some time. Cold coffee, sharpened with alcohol. Sharp, hot, astringent. For an utter coffee abstainer as me, unpalatable.