mstrcrwly (641) - New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..amber/rusty with a thin off white head..aroma of caramel,dark fruits,booze..dry,malty,boozy taste..just ok.
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
20/X/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Bierkompass (webshop, DE) @ home - BB: n/a (2014-1238)
Clear amber to red beer, small aery off-white irregular head, unstable, non adhesive, dissipates immediately. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bit sourish, lots of bubble gum, sugary touch, cherries, cherry ice cream, some caramel. Aftertaste: alcohol, bitter hops, sugary, some strawberry jam, boozy, sticky. Not bad, but I expected much more of this...
daniele (6400) - ITALY - OCT 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle bel ramato carico schiuma media discreta persistenza decise note maltate caramello zucchero di canna buon corpo non stucchevole ma decisamente tendente al dolcevnote fruttate non secca
evergreen0199 (2331) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A hazy amber/red coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Sweet, boozy, caramel, dark fruit aroma. Tastes similar, quite sweet, boozy, caramel, dark fruit, plum. Rather pleasant.
pivnizub (9195) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep golden, floaties visible, no head to speak of; nutty, sugary, caramelly and raisiny-vinous nose; solid sweet flavour with a well hidden bitterness; solid sweet flavour with a well hidden bittterness, full bodied; some flavours in the finish as in the nose, completed by warming alcohol. Good, but not earth-shaking...
slowrunner77 (6874) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"fruity, golden raisin boozy aroma that gets quite pleasant as it warms. smooth, but abv is evident. flavor mostly sweet. no balance, but lots of complexity and quite tasty. a very nice sipper. do yourself a favor and drink it close to room temp."
Patrickctenchi (4710) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy, medium brown...a tan cap, for just an instant.
Aroma of fruits....figs, caramel.
Taste is smooth and sweet, fruits, caramel malt, fig, a little cinnamon....
Incredibly well done...almost no hint of alcohol bittering despite the high ABV.
A true pleasure to drink.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks zvikar. Hazy deep reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a cookie note, fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavor, malty, caramelly, a bit cookie-ish, with some fruitiness and some alcohol. Rounded mouthfeel.
ALLOVATE (2591) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Old bottle, well cellared but completely unsure of age. At cellar temperature and into a shallow chalice. Turbid, yeasty with a bad case of floaties, but oddly not off-putting is the thick of it. It swirls around with a vinous viscosity and the head that does form is short-lived to bare just a ring on the meniscus. The body a luscious, cherry ruby, I suppose. Sickly but sultry nose. Deep, engrossing plum pudding doused in VSOP with a lot of dried, savoury fruit to give it that wholesome Christmas vibe. Salty, mineral-like, soy sauce and meaty also to make it quite a perplexing nose. Mmmmmm, juicy, plummy, heated, divine. Quite a lot here and very English with its sticky malt profile. This is oily but smooth. Big bodied yet seamless. The alcohol adds depth like a good barley wine. Brimming with dark stone-fruit, as well as prunes, dates, muscatels and all manner of dried fruits. Vinous and mellow, chewy, sweet, plump. The length is more fruit but has a woody, nutty element. The front is toffee, sticky malts. Carbonation is a mere spritz that tickles just the tip of the tongue otherwise this is still. Really unsure of age but I’d say only 3 or 4 years. Really sticks around. Well rounded with plenty of depth. I liked it, turbidity or no this was a classy, artisinal Barley wine. Sticky sweet fun!! (12fl.Oz, no date stamp, Cellarbrations Como)
czar (5549) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours unclear copper-orange with a decent off-white head showing some retention and lacing. sweet caramel and brown sugar - cloying if not overly sweet (!), phenols, booze, spicy yeast, pepper, grass and bitter herbs. light carbonation, medium body - oily and thick, sweet, short boozy and spicy-peppery finish. linear. meh.