artemb (1162) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 28, 2017 laiti (8513) - Tampere, - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2013
33 cl bottle @ William K Kurvi.
Aroma has alcohol, lots of raisins, some glue and sweet, heavy malt typical to American strong ales. Flavour has alcohol, woody notes, fruity and heavy malt, some caramel and toffee. Boozy but warming. Tastes like a typical American strong ale, the scotch is well hidden.
Look: clear copper with unstable beige head.
Aroma: quince jam, caramelizied pears with brandy, sherry.
Strong sweetnes with light acidity, light woody astringency and light wood bitterness.
Flavour: vanilla woody notes, sweet wine, dried apricotes, brandy.
Finish is not so sweet with some drying alcohol.
Excellent. beermastersasho (138) - - SEP 24, 2017
It is nice to see what is written on the label, but to taste it too!!! I dont find something special in this. Just a good, or even very good beer but not extra-ordinary. I like it, complex, aromas of fruits, honey, hops, malt, its like barley-wine. Bourbon notes too... Sweet also. VERY NICE. I saved 2 more beers for age (or trade). Will try it again soon with my father. dnicolaescu (2701) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 13, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2017 BOTTLE 33 CL (could not finish a half). Almost clear red, fast diminishing orange head. Huge sticky fruity malts, loads of candied dried berries, oak vanilla softness, a tiny hint of winy alcohol, some cheesy wood. It is sweet - sweet as hell. The berries are there, the fruit is there, but the sugars are all over them. Moderate warming alcohol, some woody tannins. Big, nice and sticky. Too sticky. GhostS (513) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 11, 2017
Aromă plăcută, cu multă dulceață (cireșe albe și gutuie), caramelă, flori, malț și ceva grâne, note de butoi de stejar cu ceva tărie în el.
Gust moderat și plăcut dulce (dulceață de cireșe, gutuie, caise uscate și multă caramelă), cu o doză plăcută de alcool maturat, foarte plăcut și blând aici, puțină amăreală pe alocuri, furând din tăria alcoolului, note de butoi și miere diluată cu puțin divin.
Foarte bună și plăcută. O bere foarte scoțiană. Maersk (335) - MOLDOVA - AUG 28, 2017
Ruby/bronze, hazy, no head. Sweet fruity aroma (plums, some wood, some pickles). Full body, lots of sweetness, warming alcohol, coffee, caramel, candy. Great. Maybe a bit too sweet.
Fules (1368) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUN 15, 2017
Kicsi, gyorsan elillanó hab, barna szín. Édeskés, gabonás, whiskey-s illat, vaníliás és pirosbogyós beütéssel. Hihetetlenül komplex ízvilág, édes, karamelles, pirosbogyós, wiskey-s, hordós aromák követik egymást, majd olvadnak egybe, vaníliával és némi fűszerességgel megspékelve, a csúcson alkohollal megtoldva. Kifejezetten súlyos darab, enyhe szénsavtartalommal és közepes keserűvel. Csodás desszert sör.
SvanteL (644) - SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2017
Mörkt bärnstensfärgad med litet, snabbt försvinnande skum. Stor doft med torkade frukter, trä, vanilj och lite whisky. Mycket komplex smak med torkade frukter, whiskytoner, träfat, vanilj, stor sötma och en avslutande beska som balans. Rund och fyllig munkänsla. En imponerande smakrik öl, en barley wine i amerikansk stil. BenL8 (257) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2017
Pours a brownish reddish colour (caramel basically). Very little head which dissipates quite quickly. Completely clear. Very very rich and sweet aroma, complex, lots of caramel. Has a vinous quality and the whisky casks are really noticeable too, lots of woody and vanilla aromas are coming through. Pine from the hops is also intense, but the other more forward qualities of the Hops have been lost with age. No boozy aromas, even at 14.5%. What a beautiful aroma this beer has. Seldomly have I smelt something as nice as this. Smooth mouthfeel with a medium body, a bit boozy, spicy and woody on the palate. Flavours are again rich and complex but not as sweet as in the nose (mind you, still sweet). Vinous qualities with plum, grape and raisin characters are met by a cask (with vanilla notes) and wood impression. Caramel is rather intense. Some herbal and pine notes but very slight, especially compared to the aroma. Finishes sweet and with a distinct honey taste which stays with you for a long time. The IPA part of this has been mostly lost with time but it’s still a beautiful beer. Also not very Belgian IMHO - tastes more like a really good barrel aged barley wine to me (I guess this was different two years ago). I still really like how this has turned out - heavy, vinous and rich with very noticeable barrel-aging characteristics. Style may not correspond to the description anymore but I really adore this beer nevertheless. beton (700) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - MAY 4, 2017
Piwo skonsumowane. Ocena na podstawie retrospekcji w celu uzupełnienia profilu. felip989 (202) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 7, 2017
Brown with a small tan head. Aroma is wood, cocoa, chocolate, caramel, hazelnut, dried fruits. Taste is caramel, chocolate, honey, complex fruit notes (bananas, peaches, grapes, dried fruits, raspberries), herbal notes, light woody and hazelnut taste. Sweet aftertaste. Warming but very light alcohol taste for a 14.5 ABV.