Ungstrup (38389) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark amber with an orangey head. The aroma has strong notes of smoke, over ripe fruits, and salami. The flavor is very sweet with strong notes of alcohol, wood, vinegar, smoke, and whiskey as well as notes of hops and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish, where the alcohol burns the tongue. A bit over the edge for me. BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2010
Bottle. Hazy dark red pour with a foamy tan head that lasts a little while. Aroma is a little rough, with notes of yeast, whisky, vanilla, citrus, wood and roasted malt standing out. Flavour is almost identical with the whisky and woody notes really standing out. Slick, oily mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation and a long bitter/sour finish that reveals quite a bit of alcohol warmth. Not terrible but not great either, the previous year’s attempt was better. Still drinkable in small quantities though. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2010
330ml Bottle: Aroma of malt, toasting, chocolate, wood, oak, light alcohol, roasting, and a hint of caramel. Poured deep amber/brown in color with a medium-sized, light brown/tan head that disappeared, except for around the edges. Hazy. Sparkling. Complex flavor is heavily sweet. Tastes of malt, oak, light smoke, slight chocolate, wood, slight dark ripe fruit, slight whiskey, burnt caramel, and some alcohol. Medium body. Average texture. Soft carbonation. Malt, smoke, wood, oak, and burnt caramel finish. 13.8%ABV is present but not overwhelming or hot. madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2010
Bottled. Dark amber coloured. Unclear. Dense light brown head. Aroma of ripe fruits, sweetness, alcohol, caramel and spice. flavour of caramel, light grape, ripe fruits, cocoa, caramel and alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends on a fruity and alcoholdense note. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle at the Rake thanks to the Cad.
jesperhammer (4919) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2010
An attractive dark red amber with an impressive beige head. A very good start. A very boozy nose hints at the fun that is on the way plus a great hit of caramel, toffee, earthy malt and some fantastic wooden notes. I’m sure there is some chorizo in there too but that may be Mario’s sausage sandwich... Whatever it’s a bloody good smell. The flavour is more of the same to be honest. Superb barrelly character, pepper, toffee and some big burly boozy notes. A big punch in the mouth sweetness that vanishes as quick as it arrives, leaving in its wake more wood, some leather and just a tiny hint of sourness. The bitter and sweet combo is really something to behold. My only complaint is that the alcohol is just a little raw. It may subside with age, in fact I’m sure it will. Whatever, this is bloody good. Another BrewDog win. Oh erm... Mikkel? Are you there?
21-JUN-2010, bottle @home, from "Barley Wine".
Whiskey nose, alcoholic, malty with a hoppy bitterness.
Taste is the same with nice creaminess, too much alochol, hoppy bitterness, long aftertaste. Fine brew, but a little too much. I could easily live without the whiskey-thing. TBone (18223) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 21, 2010
Bottled, from brewery (BB 02/2015)oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 19, 2010
Brown color, small beige head. Strong hoppy nose of resin, pine, licorice and anise. Quite smooth mouthfeel, although you can taste 13.8% very well. Flavor has lots of licorice, some bourbon-like whiskey notes, cranberries, piney hops (although with muted bitterness). Very pleasant and different brew. Positive suprise, I think that ageing _only_ 1/3 of beer in Speyside barrels, does the trick.
Bottled. Deep rubyish (slightly amber colour). Small off-white head. Aroma is mild alcohol, some liquorice, some slight hops as well as quite strong sweet maltyness. Flavour is liquorice, some sweet malts, mild alcohol and some slight salted liquorice in the finish. A very pleasantly balanced brew. DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Pours turbid mahogany w 1f off khaki head. Nose is caramel malt, fruit, hops, mild banana, yeasty spice, oaky cognac, cherry. Tastes of oaky malt, cherry, hops, rock sugar, spicy hops. Very complex palate, with more spirity oaky cognac as it warms, and the fruit staying well integrated. Hansen (8615) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUN 13, 2010
Brown and hazy. Fruity aroma, yeasty too. Spicy, perhaps vanilla, whiskey. Alcohol, carbondioxide. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate acidic, light bitterness. Creamy texture, alcohol too.