tightslice (741) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Willows Market in Menlo Park, CA. Big boozy nose with notes of sweet liqueurs, bourbon, malts, caramel, licorice. Taste is sweet with an awesome bitter finish. This is a thick mister.
CraftBeerNick (1682) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from Biervana, Munich, 12th September 15. Pours almost black, deep brown. Aroma is complex, caramel, banana, spice, molasses. Taste is rich dark fruit, sweet at first, caramelised banana, spice, liquorice, but great bitter hop kick on the finish. Excellent
beermastersasho (22) - - SEP 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Boozy, nice aroma, hard to drink. Heavy beer, like bear. Hard alt. It is a german art, german interpretation of barley wine. Good for october fest and late autumn. Too rare. Hard to find. Its a little bit smoked, but has fruity, liquiory notes. Fantastic beer but not my style .
Jow (3186) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Gingerman. Ruby brown pour. Nose is molasses and wine. Tastes of molasses, caramel, vinous, berries, brown sugar, malt. Slight boozy warming. Lingering finish.
McSherman (459) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUL 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aussehen: Dunkelbraun mit leichter Schaumbildung.
Geruch: Sehr einladende malzige Aromen: Rosinen, Pflaumen, Karamell, Pumpernickel
Geschmack: Sehr schwerer öliger Malzkörper, süß und sehr aromatisch. Dann stark bitter mit langem wärmenden Abgang.
Zurecht ein sehr geschätztes Bier!
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
KRS 311214. Red amber colour with a small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, bread. Flavour is rye, malt, caramel, bread, alcohol, hop. Nice beer.
chris__hartley (367) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours murky mahogany with copper highlights; the head is bone coloured and mousse like. The aroma has notes of: dark rye bread, fruit cake, molasses, and raisins. The taste is medium sweet that finishes heavy bitter; there are notes of: raisins, dark rum, pumpernickel, grapefruit zest, and citrus pith. The palate is full bodied and has light carbonation; the mouth feel is sticky with a long bitter finish. Overall, a great interpretation of the barely wine style.
mikeyo1 (577) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home. Pours a dark brown liquid with a beige small head. Sweet and lightly vinous aroma with loads of maltiness raisins, plums, caramel. Taste is full bodied and with a duration that resembles madness. Fantastic. Flavors of nuts,caramel, syrup, herbs, malt, and ...
jamesewelch (257) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle, Brewed in 2008, bottled 10.08, tasted on 15.06
Aroma: big fruits, sweet, figs, caramel, figs, very nice
Appearance: dark amber, near brown, very small tan head
Taste: Very alcoholic and warming. Somewhat chewy like a dopplebock. Very heavy.
Palate: medium to fully, oily, soft carbonation, bitter finish
Overall: Very complex. I picked this bottle up as a Dussledorf Alt-bier for BJCP tasting from my local bevy and didn’t notice it was a dopplesticke. It was incredibly complex and very warming/alcoholic, but not overly alcoholic. Everyone mentioned it was like a barelywine, but I enjoyed this much more than any American barelywine that I’ve had. I’m saving another bottle for winter - I expect this to taste great around the fireplace.
Salwal (262) - GERMANY - MAY 30, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the bottle, pours dark oily liquid with thick beige head. nose of dark fruit like raisin. Taste is rich and full an Explosion of tastes, some hops and much sweetness. Long lasting warm and astringent bitter hop aftertaste. Great...