Brentv (501) - 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.
Jow (2764) - 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 (343) - 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 (12633) - 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 (331) - 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 (439) - 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 (210) - 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 (105) - North Rhine-Westphalia, 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...
Zlotta (346) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33 l bottle from REWE Budnik & Homberg, bottled in 2014. Clear, dark red with a thin, frothy, almost stable, tan head. Pleasant aroma of redcurrant, raisins, cherries, red grapes and a bit of port. Heavy, sweetish-fruity taste of raisins, molasses, prunes, figs and caramel. Long, slightly bitter and rather alcoholic, warming finish. Full body, oily and chewy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Very heavy, barleywine-like beer. Decent winter warmer but a bit too alcoholic to be honest.
kerenmk (3368) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Murky dark brown. Some caramel, dried fruit and biscuit, and a little bit of alcohol in the nose. Tastes alcoholic, dark dried fruit and sweet. Full body, syrupy texture and a little nutty finish.
esp0r (2377) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Lambertseter enjoyed at home
Pours dark, almost black in glass, creamy light tanned head. Smell of dark fruity malts, toffee, dried fruits, quite straight but at the same time exquisite! Modereate to medium sweet, dark fruits, toffee, dried fruits, hints of toast, dark fruit bitterness, fruit peel, medium bitter.. This is quite far away from the typical alt. Amazingly complex and interesting.