chrisv10 (15525) - DENMARK - AUG 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
66 cl bottle. Dark amber body with small head. Flavour is malt, spices and some hop.
MiP (15304) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, 10.4%. Good, fat caramelly aroma. Clear dark amber colour. Very small white head. The flavour is vinous with a caramelly hoppiness, reminding me of an American barley wine. Good clean roughness in the finish.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ØLbaren. Clear amber - white head. Citrus, abricot, grass, pine, fruity, high hoppy, berries, toasted, knækbrød (swedish flatbread), cookies, tropical fruits, caramel, light carbonation. OK - not fantastic as the Hvedegoop !!!!
Benzai (14282) - 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.
gunnfryd (14188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour witha beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, peaches, malt, fruit. Flavour is grapefruit, peaches, malt, caramel, alcohol. Bitter finish. Rough beer.
bhensonb (14176) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archer Liquor. Pours copper with a smallish white head. I’m getting substantial citrus and floral for aroma. Medium plus body with soft carbonation. Flavor is lots of floral and citrus hop over barely detectable caramel. Except that the hop departs and sweetness appears. That’s the cycle for each sip. This is not for quaffing. Finish is really hoppy, and the floral reduces the harshness of the bitter, but it’st really hoppy. Oat wine? Maybe that’s why the sweetness is less than expected. Really hoppy for a barley wine. If the hop is resin, the floral must be messin’ with my taster. Really like it. With time I can almost believe resin. Not quite though.
FatPhil (14149) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 21, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
600ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) - shared with Mirjukka and Janne - thanks!
Copper colour, small head. Very sweet hop aroma. The same hops in the taste. Not fresh any more, but indeed the bottle is a little old. Sweet taste too. Alcohol masked by the sugar mostly. Peach in there too. Alcohol pokes through after a while, and some walnut does too. Boring sweet alcoholic hop mess, as the US is now notorious for. Unusually, Phil didn’t have this.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Keg Liquor.
Poured clear copper color with an average creamy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy rye, hop and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a thick smooth texture and flat carbonation. Moderate complex bittersweet flavor with a medium sweet and alcohol burn finish that was moderate to long lasting.
This is a good complex beer.
Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromaof toffee, sherry, dark fruit and light carmel. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of mint, tofgfee, earthiness, light fruittiness and light sherry with a smooth warming lingering mint finish.
argo0 (13318) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar. Small off-white head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, oatmeal, some bread, vinous, light alcohol, chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, vinous, oatmeal, some toast, light chocolate. Medium-full body, some stickiness.