hopwine (318) - Bend, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge caramel, toffee is pierced by strong raspberry acidity and light orange peel presence. Kind of like a fruit cake in a glass in the best way possible. Amazingly creative and very well crafted. TO OL kills it again!
SinH4 (35) - - SEP 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
beautiful ruby-brown color with big head. orange fruits, alcohol and candis sugar in the aroma. the fruitiness is different from a hoppy fruitiness. you really feel the barley wine basis. Soft start, strong barley wine malt body in the taste. Delicious, but very strong.
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kihoskh. Hazy reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, lots of raspberries and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish with lots of warming alcohol. 140914
TheEpeeist (3351) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12.7 oz bottle, my 50th fruit beer rating. Brown with a slight crimson tinge and coating beige foam. Nose is rotting raspberry and medicinal orange. Seriously funky. Oily, syrupy, hot and sticky. Taste starts rude and cloying like fruity prison hooch. Nice raspberry emerges complimented quite well by the orange peel. Sweet honey then moldy and bitter. I’m at times delighted and aghast. Gotta admire the audacity of this one.
Gaultier (333) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Aroma: Raspberries, sweet. Taste: Raspberries, sweet, fruity, alcohol. Body is full, the finish is fruity, sweet and alcohol warming, there is raspberries as well.
daje (2450) - NORWAY - AUG 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Murky red/brown body with a tiny offwhite head. Sweet caramel aroma with raspberries, citric fruits, earth. Taste is mild sour, heavy sweet, with oranges, raspberries, plums and a alcoholic sting. Warm bittersweet finish with a pleasant mild berry and caramel aftertaste. Very nice.
chrisv10 (11130) - DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 14%. Hazy dark amber/copper with medium tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, rashberries, berries, little caramel and dark fruits. Flavour is malt, sweet, rashberries, berries, dark fruits, peel, grapefruit, grenadine, medium bitter, warming with notes of alcohol.
Xavalias (148) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy dark amber to brown with tan head. Sweet-sour, fruity with red berries, light citrus, caramel. Oily texture leading to a long sweet raspberry finish. More lambic-style than barley wine. Perfect as a dessert wine with a very dark chocolate.
Jorn69 (936) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen 15/7-14. Fruity and caramelish with raspberries, sweet with alcoholic notes. The finish is dry, sweet and fruity.
Nocturne (786) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375ml bottle. Pours a reddish amber shade. Opening up with really nice raspberry notes. Orange blending with malt. Opens with sweet malt and a burst of juicy fruit. Finishes with tart raspberries and alcohol warmth. Doesn’t feel as big as 14%. So overwhelmed by fruit that it’s hard to get a sense of the base beer, but the fruit is so nice that I can almost forget that.
ClubGonzo (4024) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Apollon, Bergen. Hazy light nougat brown body, small off-white head. Nose is caramel, red berries, wood, port wine, grape peel, hints of toffee, alcohol and hay. Taste is bitter herbs, licorice, caramel, red berries, grape peel, alcohol, hints of wood and lime. Full body, medium carbonation. A bit strange, but fair enough.