daniele (8478) - ITALY - APR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bbe 2035 bottle ramato carico rubino piatta marsalata frutti rossi leggero etilico spirito discreto corpo
Vignale (3508) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from demolenbeershop. 2010 vintage. No hissing sound at all as the cap goes off. And no head at all. Murky dirty orangebrown colour. A bit flat mouth feel and sometimes. But the nose is nice with lots of sweet tones of raisins, grapes, honey, barrels and most of all a really sweet vine hard to say if it´s white or red. It´s probably past it´s best days and it not as potent as the 135 abv would suggest. Combines really well to strong cheese or to any cheese which is good cause by it´s self it´s to sweet. Nice all together.
Rask0lnikov (955) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 25, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle nr 0315. Hazy, brownish, colour. Almost non-excistent carbonation. Very powerful aroma. Plums, vanilla, raisins, wine, almonds, dried apples. Very rich! Caramel, vanilla at first. Some spiceness in the middle. Notes of sherry in the end. Heavy bodied, oily, silky, creamy, luxurious, non-carbonated, really enjoyable, aristocratic barley wine.
ajnepple (5668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog from a recent bottle share. 330 ml bottle, Riserva 2010, purchased on sale at Supermarket Liquors. Hazy reddish amber appearance. Aroma of fruity/vinous esters, caramel, light toffee, light alcohol and light vanilla. Similar flavor, heavy sweetness with a smooth, creamy feel. Full body with soft carbonation. Interesting, probably past its prime, though.
SeniorZozo (1359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vienna Craft Beer Fest 2015. Poured a deep amber color with a very small sized head. Sherry, raisins, some wood, fruity, and some ashy
Werckmeister (2512) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - NOV 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,1l from tap at Craft Bier Fest Wien, shared by a friend. nice smell of sherry, coconut, spices, some alcohol, dried fruits. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonatioon, slick mouthfeel, soft oily carbonation. tastes alcoholic, sherry, spices, dried fruits, wood. finishes with alcohol and notes of dried fruits. very nice beer, a bit too sharp alcohol, but lovely sherry and notes of dried fruits.
Cuso (8114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beerfest Vienna. Hazy Amber color with minimal white head. Strong aroma of malt, candies, cherry liqueur. Very complex taste of cherries, wood, malt, candies. Nice one.
Gurthnar (5283) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At Craft Bier Fest Wien. Quite intense with pronounced basic woodiness. Lots of tannins and poorly drinkable. Somewhat astringent. Rough alcohol. I do not like it very much.
SinH4 (3729) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purple color with no head. Aroma is amarone, raisins, tartness. Taste is some malts, nuttiness, amarone again, raisins. Like a very good dry sherry. Awesome, a real slow sipper. A masterpiece.
Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Todd’s share. Pours a muddy brown with very small head in a small snifter. Powerful fruited aroma of overipe dark fruits like prunes, plums, nectarines, raisins, and apricots. The taste was super sweet overipe fruits mention in the aroma and dark candy sugars. Cloying. Some sweet roll aspects with spices as well. Medium to full body and very low carb. It smelled good but since the finish was so sweet it was a little rough.