Grima (2506) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Bierkompass. Bottle 16 / 318!!
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Smell has dark fruits, nuts, caramel, candy sugar and flowery hops. Starts with sugary malt notes, slight alcoholic, with strong caramel notes and fruity hops. Tastes just like an awesome barley wine. Goes into a sweet sugary, caramelly and slight alcoholic warming finish with fruity hops and lots of caramel malts. Absolutely amazing and complex beer!!! k92488 (493) - KVERNALAND, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2014
DWF at Cardinal; Special reserve, one of 318 bottles from 75cl. This was No. 0029. Pours murky dark brown with fading off-white head. Aroma is yeasty, malty, nutty, caramel, spicy and oaky. Yes, taste is much the same, complex. One of the best beer ever... StilleStorm (1579) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JAN 3, 2014
DWF; Special reserve, one of 318 bottles from 75cl.
This beeing No. 0029. Pours murky dark brown with fading off-white head.
Aroma is yeasty, malty, nutty, caramell, spicy and oaky. Yes, taste is much
the same, complex. Exellent beginning and finish. hvdstam (12) - Neerpelt, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
One off my favorites only hard to get & $$$. strong with full flavor, fruity&spicy aroma’s like banana & licorice madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
31st December 2009
weaselkenievil (1609) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2012
Cloudy dark brown beer. Complex nose of soft hops and a little chocolate. Softish palate, pretty low carbonation. Soft but rich hops. Spritzy orange marmalade, not bitter. A little aniseed alcohol presents early. The hops then cycle through grassy and spicy before fading in to subtle pear. The malt kicks in with subtle chocolate and a little brandy, somewhat barleywine like. Rich and complex beer, it finishes with hop fruit and malt richness. Semi dry finish. Moderately bitter aftertaste.
Well, until anything hits me like this did, this is my favourite beer. I have to try this again if I’m ever lucky enough to find another. In fact, this will force me to visit De Molen. Also, in my defence, I was very drunk when I had this. At The Summer Beer Festival in Rome on our MesandSim’s stag do. Legendary hosting from Alex at 4:20, top crowd of lads, fit singer in the band, great beer. I think I was drinking this when I did my Mr. Lif routine. I feel no shame whatsoever. I love this beer. Loving those amarillo hops but there is so much in here. Every sip was a journey it’s complex. Instant tummy banana material. My notes just ramble on about sex but I will never forget how good this tasted. Fucking awesome. This is why I love beer. fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
Draught at Bishop’s Arms, MalmöLeighton (22327) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2011
Cloudy dark brown color, with a generous and creamy head, persistent. What surprises the most is the bitter oranges aroma, with a hint of caramel and tobacco. Strong body; strong caramel flavor and quite good chocolate too, with medium sweetness; light woody vanilla; there is some more darker caramel in the end; but the fruity edge is present again, and it doesn’t blend well with the rest. For being a sweet - strong - hopped - malty beer, it’s pleasant to drink, but it’s also chaotic; it’s difficult to find a purpose.
Bottle in Rome during The Stag Do. Has a hoppy nose with some roast. Moss and pine. Pretty sweet, strong flavor, dark roast malts, booze, sugar, faint cocoa. Full bodied with average carbonation. Warm finish, boozy, malty sugars, some lingering sticky hops. Great beer, pretty dynamic. Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2011
Intensiver Aromahopfengeruch (Amarillo) mit malzigem Beiwerk, anregend und etwas scharf. Süß-hopfiger und aromatischer Start. Mittelteil intensiv caramellig, erinnert an den "Wunderbar-Erdnußcaramell-Riegel", gleichwohl orangig und beginnend alkoholisch. Likörartig, malzig und zitrusartig süß-ölig auslaufend.
Ein voluminmöses und dichtes Bräu mit überragender Aromenvielfalt, dessen Stärke gerade in seiner Wuchtigkeit liegt. Super!Test vom 1.7.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 29, 2011
Wenig säuerlicher & deutlich hefiger Antrunk, das karamellige Malz bleibt lange Zeit versteckt und unterliegt später dem blumigen Hopfen. Harmonisch, übermäßig süffig. Nun, zum Ende, weniger süß und damit primär hopfig. Kann man sich dran gewöhnen! 12/11/11/13//11