Disabledbobcat (5) - - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Malty at first with an estery alcohol flavor afterwards. Little to no hop aroma, possibly a tiny bit of vegetal-like aroma.
Appearance: Light amber, with a small white head. The head dissipated rather quickly. Strong lacing in the glass
Taste: Very malt forward. It is obvious that this is an English-style barley wine. Some light caramel flavors are present. The hops balance the maltiness, but there is very little hop flavor. Alcohol can be tasted slightly in the finish, but not unpleasantly.
Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and excellent at first, with a nice dry finish. The dry, alcoholic finish makes this a very drinkable malt-forward beer.
Overall: Not the best barley wine Iíve had, but surely drinkable. This is a great beer, even if it isnít the best in itís class. I would definitely recommend picking up a bottle. Perhaps it would be better if cellared.
zvikar (3612) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours orange to red clear with a nice beige head, aroma of caramel, honey, vanilla, grain and dough, flavor is sweet with honey, vanilla, dough, fruits and plums, medium to full bodied.
MPA (837) - Amager (form. NÝrrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bought at De Molen in 2011, rated 28th of november 2014. MÝrkt brown with beige head. Some sediment. Aroma of figs, dates, prunes and alcohol. Sweet flavour of dark fruit along with burned caramel and a very decent bitterness. Alcohol dads warmth and it stays on the tongue and in the throat for a long time. Powerful in flavour without going over the top. Still something seems a bit off.
mstrcrwly (340) - 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 (5128) - 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 (5762) - 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 (2135) - 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 (9004) - Bochum, PorķřŪ, 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 (6081) - 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 (4070) - Coxís 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 (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.