Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 11,2 oz.
Pours very deep brown with low beige head. Aroma is of fruits, molasses, bread, caramel, plums. Taste is of fruits, molasses, cardboard, lots of vegetal hops, bitterness. Palate: Full bodied. Soft carbonation. Overall: Quite tasty, malty. Feels a tad old.
jawe (17) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is reddish/copper. Quite intensive aroma, a mixture of raisins, dried plum and toffee malt. Feels oily in the mouth. First sip is a wall of sweet fruit and toasted malt. ust before that getsd annoying which is the case with a lot of stonger beers, the right amount of bitter hops balances the taste. Highly recommended. On the sweet, malty side of the taste spectrum.
czar (6546) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle shared by mathieuc., thanks bro! pours unclear medium dark brown, burnt orange tint, with a small off-white cap, little retention and lacing. sweet woodsy caramel maltiness - hint of smoke, roasted raisins - rotten red fruits, minty,
very floral and perfumey finish - unsure if booze or some sort of spice
moderately low carbonation, full body - very thick; cloying, fragrant and perfumey finish. yuck.
Cousin_Larry (767) - - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Do I like an altbier? Turns out I do. This has a nice raisin taste with lots of alcohol.
King_Alex_II (920) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 11, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown color with a little foam. Hoppy nose with a boozy touch. The taste is boozy and has a earthy hoppy part that reminds more of an IPA or double IPA than an alt. The aftertaste is light sticky.
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample courtesy of a friend.
Very thin head. Clear amber pour. Very nice brew.
anstei (645) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - OCT 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy of SinH4. Much much stronger than the regular Sticke, no balanced left either. Boozy, sticky sweet, very bitter, but less flavours altogether.
SinH4 (1601) - Garching, GERMANY - OCT 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown appearance with tan head. Aroma is less hoppy as the Sticke. More sweetness, some murky cellar feeling. Soft carbonation, warming bitterness in th finish. Overdone. I like regular Sticke better.
One2remeber (236) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Relatively thinner head, dissipates quickly. Dark brown, with caramel chocolate hue. 25 srm. European malt, barnyard hay.
More chocolately verision of a Barleywine without any real received hoppiness.
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 4/2016. Pours murky deep reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, light chocolate, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Moderate amount of herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, pepper, pine, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark bread, leather, tobacco, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy/spicy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and fairly creamy/slick mouthfeel that is great. A fair amount of dryness from bitterness against the sweetness after the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an incredible imperial altbier style. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, fruity yeast, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. The designation as Germany’s Barleywine for this beer is really a spot on interpretation of how it tastes. Seems to be in between English and American versions of the style; as it has a pronounced amount of hoppiness/bitterness, but also a lot of fruity yeast and malt complexity. A highly enjoyable offering all around.