madmitch76 (14513) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22nd July 2014
Clear deep red - amber beer, decent pale cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Sweet malts, some toffee. Warming brandy tones. Sweet dried fruits. Light dry finish. Warming afterglow. Drinkable but very sweet.
kraddel (2806) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Perhaps my favourite one by them .
Side by side with dark signs, split with Dirk Van Dijk .
Pours clear dark brown, small white head .
Aroma is less intense than dark signs .
Taste is way more full and intense though . don’t get me wrong, I love dark signs, but this is just so damn good ! sweet, earthy, bit boozy but way less than you’d hink at this ABV . Nice earthy-ish character . Love this one !
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @De Hopduvel, Gent. Pours deep amber chestnut with a small, creamy, white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, grapes, apple, vinious, raisins. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lots of toasted caramel, vinious, grapes, mild milky chocolate. Good sweet raisin. Lingering warming sweetness. Hides the high ABV wonderfully.
Countbeer (4325) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUL 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Served in a shaker:
Medium to a bit smaller sized sticky creme foamy head on top of a hazy red ish amber colored beer.
Aromas of sweet malts, cream, some manure ish tones, barley malts, hints of creamy fruit notes and some flowers. Nice.
Flavours of barley malts, cream, sweetbitter, some fruits like apricot, orange, light sticky, bread, alcohol well hidden...
Aftertaste is a mix of sweets, fruits, malts, bitters and some spices with a sticky topping.
Low carbo, silky mouthfeel, medium to fuller bodied and an oily texture.
More like a Belgian Strong Ale than Barley Wine per se, but nonetheless a fine beer.
Celest (126) - - MAY 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper red with a strange big foam. Caramel, red and ripe fruits, american hops, candy sugar, cara malts. Complex but very sweet, loads of sugar. Full body. Really soft, so +5 points for this. Damned good beer.
Sheffield (3) - IRELAND - MAY 6, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From hopduvel: dark brown color, thing creamy white head. Heavy smell of caramel, raisins, fruit and alcohol. Tast lasting long and sticky. More dried fruit (figs) sweetness. Hides the massive alcohol content well.
Nali89 (9) - - MAY 5, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rossa con una schiuma compatta. Avvolgente, corposa e liquorosa, dolce, caramellosa.
Inbreak (1897) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
26.04.2014, 0,33l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly fruity, sugar, dried fruits, strawberries, grass, sap, leafs, caramel malts. Taste is sweet fruity, dried fruits, sugar, strawberries, sap, leafs, grass, alcohol, caramel malts. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Fair enoug, a bit too sweet.
KombatAle (114) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330 ml bottle
Red-amber colour with a big white foam. Nose is very sweet between caramel-toffee, red fruits, warm, american hops?, esters. Full body, soft mouthfeel. Fruits, spices, mango-papaya, caramel-toffee, brown sugar, warm end. Alchool well hidden. Very strong, not belgian in style.
PriorL (1663) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, sweet, caramel.
TASTE: sweet, bitter, little fruity.