boozedude (1741) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle st cheese shop...murky broen pour with brown head... very easy drinking considering the high alc.. awesome barley
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small bottle kindly shared by my beer pal, Ole Anders. Pours a hazy mahogany colored body with a tanned fingerthick head. Inviting dessert wine, pru.e and vanilla on the nose. Fruity sweet, bitter and salty flavors. Full bodied and smooth.
gunnfryd (10451) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, wine, oak, malt, caramel. Flavour is alcohol, malt, wine, oak, dried fruits, vanilla, caramel, hop. Full body. Nice beer.
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at Kurt’s Blarneywine tasting on 3/16/13. Clear amber pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel and some hop. Malty and caramelly flavor with some white wine character before a grassy hop finish.
gunnar (5222) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at local tasting. Pours clear dark golden with a big white head. Aroma of fruity berries, vinous and woody. Taste is wood driven,with some light sweet caramel nice balanced with hops.Light alcohol heat.
brokensail (10781) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with an off-white head. Strong grape aroma, white wine, and some oak. Sweet brown sugar, a bit of alcohol, and some green apple. Light tartness to the flavor, green apple, and alcohol. Wine, sweet grapes, and oak. Sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors, too.
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody wine aroma with hints of dark fruit. Fruity malty spicy woody flavor with hints of caramel and dark fruit. Has a fruity malty spicy woody wine finish.
Sigmund (5021) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 375 ml green bottle, thanks to our beerpal Ole Anders. Brown colour, moderate off-white head. Lovely aroma of Muscatel grapes and oak cask. Warming mouthfeel. The flavour is very oaky and medium sweet, distinct notes of Muscatel grapes, and it is all balanced by decent hops. A very fine beer!
Plovmand (6351) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours amber with a medium off white head. The aroma is malty and fruity with light barrel notes. Sweet malty and fruity flavour with light vinous hints. Good hoppy.
mcberko (6297) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Mikkeller & Friends, pours a cloudy deep dark mahogany with a small beige head. Aroma of nail polish, barrels, caramel and candied sugar. Flavour brings out deep dark fruits, caramel and bourbon barrels. The barrels aren’t too dominant, with a medium sweetness, and moderate caramel character. Well-balanced, with a good amount of barrel notes. Great stuff - superior to the original.