Palme (4823) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 8, 2013
0.375l corked bottle #159 from Bierkoning. This is a deep cloudy rusty-red brown one with a near non existing quickly sidesticking bubbly transparent top. Lovely nose with loads of barreled-aromas. Thick sweet and glazed fruity with caramel, slightly sour red currants, traces of tobacco and a strong vinous port wine touch. Smells really nice this! It’s really gentle on the carbonation - near flat actually but some soft prickling on back of the tongue and the mouthfeel is surprisingly soft and almost a bit watery. Lovely flavors though! It’s a English style barley with a lovely spicy woody and vinous touch. The port shines through all the soft herbal and spicy flavors. Not overwhelmingly sweet in any way, actually a bit of the opposite and it has a good amount of oxidation on the taste. Ends with a nice warming and peppery aftertaste A great flavorful little treat full of flavor. 24.01.2013 fantti (1033) - FINLAND - JAN 15, 2013
Ulkonäöltä samean ruskea ja niukkavaahtoinen. Haju on käyneen viininen, hapan, marjainen, voinen ja vähän vaniljaa. Maku on suklainen, hieman alkoholinen, maltainen, ruisleipäinen, makea ja hieman hapan. Suutuntuma täyteläinen. Kokonaisuutena jopa pilaantuneen hajuinen, mutta hienon makuinen olut, kannatti kokeilla, lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2012
Dark mahogany with no head. Superb flowery aromad, vinous notes, dark fruits, a bit plummy. Almost full body, vinous, long warming finale of cocoa and coca cola. Loved it. Tasted side by side with a westvleteren , I think I prefered this one! MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2012
My Bottom Line:KingCecil (2088) - DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
Cranberry jam, wood, oxidation and alcohol warmth meld before leaving the palate with a surprisingly lean, subtle finish.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is barely a ring of foam around the graceful plum-like mahogany.
-Caramel notes are light for a Barley Wine.
-Peach skin and apple fruitiness also appears here and there.
-Carbonation is very low.
-The finish is a tad too storyless for my tastes in contemplative strong brews.
Bottle @ home.... It pours murky brown with no head...... The aroma is prunes, vinous, caramel and hops...... The flavor is vinous, some alcohol, dark fruits, caramel, bit sour notes, and hops....
Svesse (8796) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
(Bottle) Clear brownish read colour with brief, beige head. Fruity, vinous nose with dried fruit, caramel, red berries, port wine and oak wood. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, red fruit, port wine, a touch of chocolate, hints of oak wood and a slightly vinous finish with a warming touch of alcohol. There’s a slight oxidization, but that just seems to add to the complexity and balance. Almost full body, with a certain caramel sweetness. Quite well balanced and very taste. Excellent beer. Meilby (11692) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ Fairbar, Aarhus, Denmarkyngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 31, 2012
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oak, vanilla, alcohol and floral. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a long caramel, oak and warming finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Bottle, 375ml corked. A quite sparkling beer, amber in color and with a small, beige head on top. Malty-sweetish aroma, quite fruity, both of dried and fresh fruits, and with some caramel. There’s some notes of higher alcohol in the flavor, as well as fresh fruits, caramel sweetness and dried fruits. Maybe a bit heavy on the carbonation, but still pleasant. Full-bodied and slighlty warming. Certainly a tasteful and pleasant one. 111209 gunnfryd (15281) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, grain, yeast. Flavour is sweet, white wine, malt, alcohol, vineous, caramel, yeast. Nice beer. Bov (13221) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 16, 2012
from Erzbierschof.ch - pours a cloudy brown beer with an immediate vanishing foam; very malty aroma with notes of plums, marzipan and cheese (?!), some hints of herbs and tea in the background; thick and full-bodied; very sweet, slightly dry and decently bitter; long malty aftertaste with fresh notes of grapefruit and pine needles - unusual and a bit confusing