SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy ChzMan. Copper/amber. Just a bit of off white carbonation. Piney, spicy, earthy hops, a general fruitiness, caramel-like malt sweetness. Same flavor, not getting any madeira, but it’s a nice brew. Full body, smooth.
GodOfThunder (1249) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks be to the Cheeseman. Great fruity aroma with caramel malts. Good brew. I like it. I don’t want to rate anymore.
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Clear amber golden with an off-white head. Aroma of wood and alcohol. edium body, fruit, caramel, salt and again pepper. Very alcoholic finish. 240709
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 year old bottle into trappist glass. Pours a hazy orange, small dissapearing head. Aroma is wine and very fruity, apple like and a fair bit of alcohol. Taste is sweet, fruity, orange and apple, sweet madeira flavours and grapes. Finish is sweet and alcoholic, but just steers clear of cloying. Decent and intruiging beer, I’d like to try this again should I ever see it.
madsberg (11369) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Orange coloured. Unclear. Beige head. Madeira evident in the aroma. as well some fruits and alcohol notable. Flavour of vanilla, sweetness and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. End on a quite alcohol dense bitterness. Quite balanced and complex.
yespr (40417) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
37.5 cL bottle. Pours unclear orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is smooth fruity and malty. Sweet fruity, light sharpness and subdued sweetness malt flavoured. Fruity and sweet malt flavoured finish with a solid bitterness.
Ungstrup (34308) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin off-white head. The aroma has of wood, brettanomyces, fruit, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of over ripe fruits, caramel, alcohol, peaches, and some malt, leading to a bitter finish.
harrisoni (17278) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at both The Rake brewery tasting and then again at The Grove in Huddersfield shared with Haddonsman. The coconut I taste in this makes me like the PX version better for me, but this is still exceptional. This is a classy barley wine which always puts me in a happy place. Not too sweet but has that intensity that I like from something like a fortified wine. Still it is full bodied and a great beer. Love it to bits.
anders37 (22977) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty oaky madeira aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with oaky madeira hints. Has a sweetish malty warming oaky finish.
cgarvieuk (21543) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2014 Bottle at home ... with Wetherel ... copper big bubbly head... yeasty fruity nose ... rich toffee ... some plum and raisins ... lots of orange peel ... little spice... ok but dont seem quit right ...
Tk 2 ... Bottle at home with TimE ... copper ... sweet pine toffee hop ... juicy ... sweet toffee ... malts ...lots of plums and other sweet dark fruits ... nice ... but is it worth the extra wonga ... im not quite convinced...
bottle at home ... drunk nov 2014 ... dark malts ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet malts ... juicy roast ... soft berries fruit nose ... soft blackcurrant .. soft sweet madeirs ... soft fruits ... soft fruit ... nice soft and rich fryuity 3.9