Benzai (11360) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Lightly hazy dark red to almost purple color, medium sized off-white to beige head that lasts for a long time. Aroma is malts, overripe fruits, dark fruits, sweet. Taste malts, sweetish initially, dark fruits, slightly alcohol, a slight bitter touch in the finish. Medium to full body, suitable carbonation.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Original Rating 12/3/2007. Bottle. Not my favorite barley-wine. Flavors don’t seem to meld quite right until the beer was quite warm. Pours brown and cloudy with sediment. Taste of molasses and hops. Thick mouthfeel, as expected. 5/3/7/4/14/3.3
Rerate 6/25/2008. Batch 8269, bottled 1/11/08, from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Location. Cloudy reddish brown pour with a tiny but persistent head. Aroma is very sweet and reminiscent of baked goods. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar and a strong hoppiness. Thick mouthfeel. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7
madsberg (11069) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Ruby red coloured. Beige dense head. Strong vineous aroma. Fruit, cocoa and some spices as well. Could easyly get addicted to this aroma. Flavour dosn't live up to the aroma. Alcahol is the dominant here. Some sweetness and fruits are detectable. Is bitter in the end, but in a very sharp way. Had expected a lot more. Thanks to Raindog.
BeerandBlues2 (11059) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind rating. Pours copper with virtually no head. Aroma is floral, perfumey hops, caramel malt (cookie) and maple notes. Heavily hopped, bitter and acidic drying flavor, maple and caremel malt , burning alcohol (isopropyl) finish. Medium bodied and smooth palate.
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby-brown colour, fine head, strong hoppy nose, notes of cream and biscuit, cherry, very bitter, oily, very dry, very long hoppy finish with more creamy notes
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Date: 08/06/1998
Source: Brewfest, Real Ale Festival
dark amber, tan head,
rich sweet carmel malt aroma,
strong malt flavor,
hazy dark amber, fine beige head, bits of lace,
dark caramel malt aroma with a fruity candy sweetness balanced by an earthy quality,
body is lighter than expected,
sweet dark caramel flavor, touch of fruity character, well balanced with earthy hops, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
mcberko (10571) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, sent by FuckSociety (thanks Sebastian), pours a gorgeous rich dark ruby red with pretty much no head. Great aroma of raisins, plum, toffee and brown sugar - suggesting considerable sweetness. Very rich flavours of dried fruits (raisins, figs, dates), plum, grapes, toffee, caramel - heavy on the malts, with little hops detectable. Viscous, sticky body that leaves toffee and boozy notes, with considerable sweetness on the palate. Absolutely wonderful.
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep amber with mediu beige head. Sweet aroma with toasted malt, caramel and ripe fruits. Sweet flavour with ripe fruits, toasted malt, hops and alcohol notes. Bitter finish with warming alcohol.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 28, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
mcbackus gave me this at his house...thanks matt! Man what a great friggin beer!! Pours a cloudy brown with a very small light tan head. Aroma is full of caramel, dark fruit(raisins) and some hints of smoke...very light smoke that is. Flavor is sweet and fruity, caramel, syrup and rounded out with a perfect hop bite. A world class beer. Thanks again matt!!!!!
hopdog (10285) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark and cloudy reddish/brown color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of dark fruits, malts, dark cherries, oak, and a little smoky. Light spicy finish with light alcohol.