_angst_ (3636) - Göteborg, - DEC 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle bought through Brill & Co. Pours hazy almost murky amber with a huge frothy and creamy goldenish beige head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of trace and lacing on the glass. Smell is slightly sweet, fruity, floral, herbal and hoppy fresh with crackers, biscuits, caramel, grapefruit juice, oily pine, resinous wood, pineapple, dried apricots, alcohol, lychee, overripe mango, lemon balm, papaya, lemon zest, orange zest, currants and hints of lemon curd. Taste is slightly sweet, bitter, fruity and herbal with crackers, biscuits, pineapple, grapefruit juice, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange zest, oily pine, resinous wood, dried apricots, cape gooseberries, orange peal marmalade, lemon balm, dill, alcohol and hints of caramel. Mouthfeel is soft, creamy, round, tiny dry, oily bitter, tiny boozy and near full bodied. Finish is bitter, fruity and herbal with crackers, biscuits, grapefruit juice, oily pine, resin, alcohol, black currants, orange zest, lemon zest, papaya, mango, cape gooseberries and hints of passion fruit. Very nice. Took me by surprise. Labeled as retired but I suspect these 750 ml bottles are a new batch. Heavy, IIPA-like and very hoppy fresh.
allmyvinyl (6585) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from the Brewdog agm 2015. Pours clear golden amber with a thin white head. Aromas of oranges and marmalade, faint wheat. Clean taste, zingy orange. Sweet finish. Easy drinking, smooth.
angel77 (1504) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 75 cl en el momento en llamas (chelotarde) el 04-08-2015. Con f cons pref para 06-09-2017. Color marrón oscuro caoba turbio con espuma también oscura bastante persistente. Aromas y sabores intensos a maltas y cereales tostados algo dulces caramelizadas acabando con buen amargo seco al final. Cuerpo medio a intenso con 10.4 Vol que le aporta cierta sensación alcohólica y con gas y espumoso y cierta densidad. Posos en suspensión al final. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda.
jkwood04 (4805) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a taster. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of lots of sweet caramel and malts and wheat, some bitterness, and faint hints of alcohol. Flavor mainly of the smooth but sweet malts. Smoother texture. A solid beer but couldn’t drink a lot of this.
mmahut (1521) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours in hazy amber body with low head. Aroma has a lot of caramel and tropical fruits in the background. Floral. Taste has high earthy bitterness, floral background, caramel finish. Body is full, medium carbonation.
wvhoran (449) - Tasmania, - AUG 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A lovely deep red colour with a small head. The aroma has toffee, hops, and brandy. The flavour is sugary, with a heavy bitterness, fruity, with brandy flavours. Very good.
sir__v (1124) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark brown amber beer with small carbonation and small brown head. Smell: hoppy and caramel domination. Sweet malt and barley notes. High sweet presence. Taste: nice body, very sweet with good malt taste and well balanced with a dry hoppy and resin taste. Very nice hoppy barley wine. Aftertaste: caramel and dry hoppy taste.
tfredvik (1431) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy medium amber body with a small, off-white head that laces the glass well and ends up as a thin layer. Sweet, hoppy and strong aroma of overripe tropical fruits (including papaya), pungent cheese and caramel. Strong flavour that follows the aroma, but with more caramel and less cheese. Moderate sweet taste with a quite heavy bitter and long-lasting finish. Full body, oily texture and rather soft carbonation. A very nice barley wine, if you’re up for seriously overripe tropical fruits.
[75 cl bottle shared with Svensenga smak & behag]
vjohans (512) - SWEDEN - JUN 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
caramel, hay, toast, roasty, brown, cloudy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
rouhlas (1282) - GREECE - JUN 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 650ml bottle at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Dark orange amber color with off white head. Malty aroma, caramel, fruits, ripe dark fruits, citrus fruits, bread, wood, alcohol. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. MEdium oily to sticky body with soft carbonation
Gurthnar (3160) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear deep orange colour. Aroma resiny, zesty, lots and lots of hops. The same in flavour, high bitterness, rather thin bodied, some alcohol in the finish. Very good.