dorain (714) - Berlin, GERMANY - DEC 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche (bottled 2013-01-28) am 2015-11 getrunken. Grandioses Feuerwerk zum Ende des Abends. Der fruchtige Einfluß des Bordeaux mit den fetten, süßlichen Barley Wine Noten sind einfach ein Traum.
MrTipple (6990) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2017
Intense caramel, dark molasses, sweet grain malts, sweet, candied, dark fruits, prunes, dark berries, dark, toasted malts. Slightly hazy brown, tiny, creamy, beige head. Heavy sweet. Massive sweet caramel, dark, sweet malts, candied fruits, prunes, apricots, soft carbonation, full bodied. Outstanding, rich intense, complex and very nicely balanced. Bottle shared at Leighton's - thanks to The_Osprey! mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2017
Bottle shared at Bodney Road, 23/10/2017. Huge thanks to Kenny for this one. A clear copper amber coloured pour with a loose beuge head. Aroma is toffee, brown sugars, mellow booze, jammy grape. Flavour is composed of medium sweet, jammy fruit, strawberry, brown toffee, sherry, strawberry. Palate is medium sweet, moderate carboantion chewy. . Lingering sweet chewy jammy fruits. Leighton (22820) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2017
Bottle shared in Hackney - many thanks to Danny. Pours clear amber with a small, foamy head. Meaty aroma, lots of jammy fruits, berries, dates, fruitcake. Hugely sweet flavour, more meaty, ripe berries, sugary fruitcake, dates and figs. Big bodied, oily and chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, lots more sugary ripe fruit character, fruitcake, meaty caramel. Enormous beer. Good fun. Moretum (188) - Vienna, AUSTRIA, AUSTRIA - AUG 23, 2017
Rötlich-bräunliche Farbe mit kleiner, weißer Schaumkrone. Prägnanter Geruch nach süßem Malz und Trockenobst. Der Geschmack zeigt Malz, Karamell, Kandiszucker, alkoholumhüllte Früchte und schwache Hopfenimpulse. Sehr kraftvoll und dabei doch gut ausbalanciert. Gefällt mir sehr gut.
OminouSC2 (966) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUN 19, 2017
Red color, minimal white head. Aromas of syrup, honey, caramel, candy sugar and raisins. Ridiculously sweet taste with syrup, sugar and honey. Unbalanced sweet mess. Poured out the remainder. 7-4-3-2-9. mkel07 (6549) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2017
080417. Any way that you look at it this is a big beer and one that I struggled to get through, which is unusual. I think I struggled not only because of the high alcohol content but also because the beer is so robust and full bodied that you almost have to chew your way through it rather than drink it. I am glad that I had the smallest serving available. I found this on tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Definitely not a beer for the novice beer drinker. Svesse (8968) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2016
(Bottle) Amber ruby colour with brief, frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity, vinous nose with caramel, dried fruit, red wine, cherries in brandy and black-currant. Malty, fruity, vinous taste with caramel, red wine, black-currant, some port, raisins, orange peel, red fruit, treacle toffee and a balanced spicy bitterness in a fiery, warming finish. Full body, fairly sweet. Quite powerful, hardly balanced, but really tasty and warming. Very nice. Bierridder_S (1153) - BELGIUM - NOV 29, 2016
27/11/2016 @home - 33cl bottle from Hopduvel (from 01/2013).
Orange amber with a medium head! Light carbonation. Nose was first old beer, alcohol, caramel, fruits. Taste is ridiculously good and thick oily MF. Malts, caramel, fruits, wine, sour touch, sweet, lots of fruits, maple syrup. Great! AndySnow (8311) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2016
Where: Had at home.
Appearance: Hazy amber colour with no head.
Aroma: Caramel, vinous, fruit, malt, alcohol, wine.
Body: Full body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Dried fruit, caramel, wine, alcohol, berries.