SamTheBarrel (282) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml brown beer bottle with a convenient swing-top cap. Pours cloudy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of dark bread, prunes, raisins, caramel, muscovado and spices. Taste is light-medium sweet with a medium bitterness. Palate is medium-full bodied, oily texture and medium carbonation. An outstanding tasty and strong Altbier.
cards04 (1400) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice brew. Aromas and flavors are all malt. Strong molasses, rye bread and vanilla aromas. Chewy and thick mouth feel. Great malty, bready, and sweet flavors. Great!
Brentv (203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark red pour from the bottle. Little to no head. Minimal lacing. Big aroma of plums and dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet, plum, raisins, dark fruits, brown sugar, with a distinct bitterness that carries into the finish. This is very much like a barley wine. A big beer that needs to be sipped.
rosenbergh (5935) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle. 4.06? A gift from Erzengel. Vielen Dank!
Dark reddish brown colour a small light tan head.
Sweet malt, brown sugar, hops, mild bitterness and dark fruits in the aroma.
The flavour is very sweet... brown sugar, sweet malt, quite strong hoppy bitterness and dark fruitiness. Sticky, sweet and malty. Very Barley Wine like.
Slubgob (168) - West Hartford, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into goblet. To dark to get some good read on the color, thin quickly dissipating head. Intensely sweet nose, malt and sugar. Thick in the mouth, high alcohol sweetness finish. some cleaning hops in the midpallete, but ultimately too cloying for my taste. Not a big beer or barleywine fan though, so that influences how I feel about this.
AndySnow (2243) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, malt, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Medium body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, dried fruit, caramel.
aleigator (71) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uerige Brauerei. Thin white head, vanishes quick. Deep malt and chocolate aroma, paired with a hint of fresh hops. Some chocolate flavors, malt is overwhelming in this, just to the point, in which fresh carbonation steps in, which gives you a refreshing feeling. In the end alcohol is present for a short moment, but gets wrapped up by the long staying malt. This has a really intense taste for a german alt, malt is really dominating my tongue. The hoppy freshness from the aroma comes out just little bit, but is at no moment stronger than the malt. It just adds a decent bitterness to the established taste of big malts, which creates a nice complexity.Long malty ending. While the "Uerige Sticke" has still lots of hops in it (compared to the "Schumacher Latzenbier"), the "Doppelsticke" is really a complex malt-bomber. There is no other "Alt" in Duesseldorf with such an intense taste. Impressive.
arsol (351) - NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uklar mørk brun med minimalt skum.Aroma av stenfrukt. kraftifg og syrlig i smak. Smaken sitter i leeenge. Kjenner godt at denne inneholder 8,5 alkoholprosent. Denne likte jeg godt.
Vighals (651) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Uklar mørk brun med tynt beige skum. Mørk stenfrukt malt. Søt, alkohol. Medium bitter, lite kullsyre. Kjenner alkoholen. Takk arsole for ny type!
jonas (5445) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Red Hot. Deep molassis, caramel, coffee, cocoa aromatics. Chestnut, low head. Honey, sugar back, brandy, fruity notes, a hint wood, vanilla. Fullbodied, mellow. Great balance