hopwine (480) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, 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!
DroolYeast (405) - Aalborg, DENMARK - APR 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Mikkeller and friends. Raspberries, some tartness, some booze. Hazy dark amber with off-white head, tiny head lasting. Little sour, more raspberry, vineous fruit, light sweetness, dry. Medium body, dry texture, average carbonation, dry finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (995) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pinkish-brown, 3mm of caramel head, medium-coarse, medium-quick to fade. Aroma is tart candy berry, touch of toffee, some green sticky grass, touch of sappy deciduous tree. A bit odd. Body is medium-heavy, starchy, light carbonation, medium-light burn, a tad bit gritty. Flavor is sweet raspberry-strawberry candy, some caramel, a touch of clean bark bitterness in the finish that lingers lightly for a bit. A big enough beer to mask the booze for the most part. Interesting, a bit too thick/sweet to be refreshing, though.
kalervo (803) - FINLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Palatsilla 3/2015. Surprisingly fresh and quite "easy" to drink, interesting and tasty. Lots of fruits indeed.
DwarfeD (1392) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle at home. Hazy reddish amber brown with a small slightly off-white soapy head. Medium to full body with low carbonation. Very sweet with some bitter tones. Cherries, warming alcohol, raspbery, citrus and herbs. A tad too sweet but still tasty brew.
fiulijn (15954) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Matt’s
Hazy red-amber color with generous head. Strange aroma, some berries, jam, cough syrup, dust. Sweet and caramelly, with the expected fruity acidity, and high alcohol perception.
mcberko (8278) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
375mL bottle, pours a opaque cloudy dark red with a small off-white head. Aroma is very fruity, with lots of raspberry juice and alcohol upfront, followed orange peel, and light caramel in back. Flavour is like an alcoholized fruit drink, with lots of raspberry and orange juice -- doesn’t really seem like a barley wine in any way other than the booze. This is pretty amateur to be honest. Nothing elegant or complex about this. Boozy, fruity and sweet. Not overly thrilling.
S_Side_Smitty (547) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-brown and cloudy with a small off white head. Aroma is pungent yeast, molasses and malty grains. Taste is oily sweet syrup and heavy grains. The flavors and alcohol give me the impression of cherry liquor - must be the raspberry. Interesting.
kerenmk (2990) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mikkeller and Friends, Copenhagen,16.1.15. Cheers Dorte and Desverger for the sample! Dark red, white head. raspberry jelly and some nutmeg in the nose, vinous, a little sour and boozy in the mouth. Thick, full-bodied, silky, long, liquor-like finish.
Desverger (2905) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen - fuzzy amber coloured pour with white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty with citrus mandarin notes, and prominent raspberry, sweet boozy towards the finish. Very different and interesting brew, nice.
deanso (6187) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at Mikkeller Bangkok.
Thin white head. Hazy amber pour. Sweet raspberry notes and alcohol but well balanced. Enjoyable