RickFifty (995) - Fredrikstad, NORWAY - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep mahogany color, beige head. Caramel nose, coffee, earthy, malty, hint of licorice. Sweet taste, malty, brown sugar, raisins, hints of alcohol and coffee. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.
Simonsen (1078) - NORWAY - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mørk karamell,uklar farge. Lavt karbonert. Hvit kremet skum. Smaker lønnesirup, karamell ,malt . Noe alkohol smak. Noe bitter ettersmak av brent sukker. Fornøyelig
szeli (253) - GERMANY - DEC 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Der Barley Wine unter den Altbieren.
Viel Lakritze, Pflaume, Waldhonig. Sahnig, mildes Mundgefühl. Toller Abschluss des TS-Day 2015.
andrewje41 (2707) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured at the tasting. Dark brown with a swirl fizz head. Soapy malt aroma. Flavor is caramel malt with a cool finish. Earthy throughout. Not bad.
Ferris (12137) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Caramel and some dark fruit. Cloudy brown with a light beige head. Burnt and bitter notes with some raisin.
Foffern (1623) - Bodø, NORWAY - NOV 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 year old bottle at home. Has a hazy brown color with a creamy beige head. Aroma of grassy hops, pine, bread, brown sugar, leather, wood and alcohol. The flavor has more pine, wood, harpix, licorice and maple syrup. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, full-bodied and a medium to heavy bitterness. A tasteful and surprisingly hoppy beer. A little unbalanced IMO.
mathieuc (3175) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium unclear dark brown with a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of oxidized caramel, alcohol, bread and some raisins. Taste is rich and loaded with caramel and butterscotch. Moderately bitter and lightly boozy. Body is full and syrupy, quite filling. Overall a pretty nice double altbier I guess, well deserving of its top-50 position I’m sure.
Minderbinder (3232) - 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 (30) - 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 (7470) - 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.