Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma and flavor were different spices, cherry, and alcohol. body was light with high carbonation. mjs (7739) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2012
(Bottle, 0.75 l, 20120704, courtesy of FatPhil) The beer poured dark brown and hazy. Its head was medium sized and almost white. Aroma had chocolate, caramell, Belgian style yeastiness and spiciness. Palate was medium bodied and warming with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, Belgian style yeast, chocolate, sweetness, spiciness and mild bitterness. Aftetaste was spicy and bitter. A well balanced brew and alcohol was very well hidden. I wouldn’t categorise this one as Barley Wine, though. Marduk (8513) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2012
750ml bottle, shared by FatPhil. Hazy copper color. Small off-white head, stays. Plums, faint chocolate, sour, fruity, liquorice in aroma. Fruity, raisins, sweet, plum stones, mild sourness in flavor. Sweet bitter ending. Can’t really feel that much of alco in it as label says. FatPhil (17165) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 4, 2012
750ml bottle (Alvinne Webshop) Scopey (15885) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2012
Sweet rich caramelly aroma. Breathing deeply, there’s a hint of acetone,and clearly some alcohol too, but it’s not coming over as spirit/vodka. Pleasant rich body, plenty of dark caramel (candi sugar, almost certainly). Surprisingly thin in the body for such a strong beer. Really not saying ~15%, nor saying "I’m trying to cover 15% using sugars" either. Fairly simple roasty body heading towards a stout in the level of roast.. Full in the mouth. Nice bitter finish. Certainly well crafted, but it doesn’t inspire me. The way they’ve covered the alcohol is exemplary.
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. It pours cloudy brown, with a massive beige head. The nose is candyfloss, slight sourness, vanilla, wood and marshmallow. The taste is sweet-sour, tinned syrupy fruit, jam, nectarine, tangy plum, prune, wood and leather. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. A bit of warming alcohol, but not that of an almost 15% beer! Decent balance and flavour. Not too shabby!
jackl (8446) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle @ CBC’s First Birthday Party. Cheers to whoever brought this along. Deep red in color with a small off-white head. The nose is red cherries, brown sugar, some shoe leather. The taste is super sweet lactose funkiness and burning marshmallow. Some alcohol warmth and cherry. Full-bodies, but drinks a bit thin. Decent. hellbilly (3306) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2012
11/25/11. daniele (9784) - ITALY - FEB 3, 2012
dark brown pour with a tan head.
it smells of caramel, belgo yeast, raisins, spice, bread and booze.
tastes the same but with an added salty note half way through.
it gets sticky and annoying after a bit.
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Courtesy of madmitch76 pouring up opaque amber with brown hues and tan head. The aroma offers up sweet minced prunes and raisins as well as lesser amounts of dates and brown sugar. The taste is similar with raisins, prunes and cherries. In the background I get brown sugar rimmed with some spicy hoppiness. It gets fruity and prune juice like after a few ounces are consumed. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
Dark red pour, off white head. Aroma is sticky sweet, caramel, toffee, apple. Flavor is sweet, interesting yeasty flavor, some light hops. Ok.