seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from cool-looking tall bottle at 2nd STL Ratebeer Gathering, thanks beernbourbon! Poured a mostly clear, deep reddish amber color with firm white foam and plenty of nice lace (which makes sense because adding oats to any recipe increases the protein for better head-retention and fuller mouthfeel.) A great-looking beer. Aromas of malt, caramel, citrus, flowery and slightly spicy hops, perfumey alcohol. Rich amber malt sweetness, bready and toasty, some grapefruit zest bitterness, perhaps a bit too much residual sugar. An interesting barleywine profile, but with oats as the main cereal grain. Medium body, high carbonation, "chewy" palate, lingering bittersweet aftertaste. Very tasty and memorable.
sherm1016 (1215) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a bright amber color with a white head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity, a little hoppy, but older hops, like an aged IPA. A little heavy on the palate with smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, a little citrus, bread, with a sweet, malty finish. Tasty now, but I suspect it was better fresh.
vyvvy (4510) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at STL RB Gathering - Pours hazy orange/amber with an off-white head. The aroma has toffee, breadiness and rich maltiness. Medium / full body with light carbonation. The flavor starts with the aroma traits along with plenty of alcohol presence and cotton candy. the finish is hot and shows some oxidation. Okay, but expected more with who was involved.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBBWG thanks to Benzai. Amber coloured beer with some medium carbonation and a small white head. Malty and slightly fruity hinted aroma. Full palatE. Finish is sligthly alcoholic with agains some malty fruity and rather sweet touches. Ok.
77ships (4765) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 66 cl. bottle sampled @ RBWG 2012 – thx to Benzai – hazy amber red with a white head – smells very hoppy with lots of pine resin hops mixed with red fruits & sweet caramel, taste is bitter, caramel, dark fruits, lots of pine resin, bitter oranges, grapefruit & touch of pomegranate, spices, sticky/chewy candy, cocoa & slightly sticky malts, medium going to full caramel/barley wine body, neat
Martinus (3489) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange brown, amber colour, white head. Quite sweet malty aroma, oak, some perfume, candy, caramel, quite alcoholic. Flavour sweet malty, dried fruit, apricot and fudge. Sweet malty finish, caramel, only light hops.
(From 341mL bottle @ RBBWG 2012, Antwerpen. Thanks for sharing, Benzai!)
HenrikSoegaard (11192) - Randers, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Orange colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter wonderfull flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Great stuff.
saxo (14434) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, malt, caramel, alcohol and hops.
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
14/I/2012 341ml bottle @ RBBWG 2012 - BB: n/a (2012-48) Thanks to Benzai for bringing the bottle!
Clear reddish orange beer, small off-white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very sweet start, alcohol, crunchy muesli, corn flakes, bit of resin. MF: good carbon, full body. Taste: lots of dark chocolate, fudge, caramel, fruity notes, somewhat sugary. Aftertaste: little bitter, sweet.
Benzai (9575) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled @ RBBWG Antwerpen. Clear amber color, small to average sized, mostly diminishing, fair to good lacing white head. Smell moderately malty, moderately hoppy, lightly perfume. Taste some sweetness, alcohol, slight bitterness. Medium to full body and carbonation.