BiddleBrau (766) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Older bottle but can’t quite make out the date on the label. Nice deep red color, no head to speak of. Quite malty nose, a bit stale smelling. Taste reminds me of a barley wine past it’s prime; flat and sticky and alcoholic. Hops and malt do play well together but there is just too much history on this beer to do it justice.
rauchbierlover (452) - Roma, ITALY - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber doby with a fraothy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, flavour too. Malty sweet, maybe too much sweet, oily body. Interesting brew
Cavie (3382) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown orange color with some layers of sediment. Bubbly head. Aroma is light, malty, light banana and yeast. Flavor is dry, woody, clay, yeasty with a very dry finish.
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Slayer85 (980) - Firenze, ITALY - MAY 11, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Swing top bottle. A clear dark brown beer, with a large, frothy, lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. The aroma is moderately malty (toasted/roasted bread/nuts, caramel, hint of chocolate), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of raisin, figs, grapes, plums, spices, some minor notes of medicine/syrup, smoke and alcohol. The flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, very long finish with moderate to heavy bitterness, moderately alcoholic. Yes, very little of an Alt, many more resemblances to a Barley Wine, and not only an English one, given the nice and pretty abundant hopping. Good balance, creativity and complexity make this beer one of tyhe best from that area.
mikkopen (663) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle from a friend - thanks Samuli. Hazy reddish brown colour, thin light beige head. Sweetish malty aroma with dates, plums, notes of yeast and berries. The flavour is roasted malty, with some caramel sweetness, dark fruits and a finish of herbal hops and a little warming alcohol. Very interensting and enjoyable.
tom10101 (1058) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (330 ml). Murky brown with a small beige head and almost no lacing. Aroma is rich and malty with caramel, dark fruits, peated notes, liquorice and herbal notes. Taste is moderately sweet with a lot of malt, caramel, raisins, liquorice, herbal presence and peated notes. Medium to full body. Good beer!
aletiosso (39) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor marrom escura. Espuma creme com medis formação e persistência. Aroma de caramelo, frutas secas, malte. No sabor, açúcar mascavo, alto dulçor, baixo amargor. Teor alcoólico se sobressai no final. Boa cerveja.
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culchiem (1668) - Berlin, GERMANY - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin head. Aroma is yeast with a heavy dose of fruity malts. Flavour is dark fruit, cloying roasted malt on a syrupy base. Finish is dark dry malt
BeerBaboon (1199) - FINLAND - APR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown and very hazy with light brown head. Aroma is roasted, sweet, caramel, cocoa and berries. Flavour is bitter, roasted, sweet and dry hoppy. Somewhat oily and medium-carbonated.
Yorker (587) - Århus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33 cl swing top bottle @ home. Pours hazy brown amber with an off-white head that leaves no lacing. Aroma is vinous, malt, and dark fruits. Flavour is sweet with caramel, malt, and some warming alcohol.
jookos (764) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Brown with reddish tones, slight haze. Nose is very deep malty, with vinous tones almost. Dark fruits, some ripe plums. A bit of roasty malts. Body is soft, full. A bit of sweetness, in a syrupy way. Bitter with a slightly dry finish. Really flavourful one, but more of a strong ale / barley wine than alt. The finish lingers on forever.