DuffMan (10428) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2015 phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), - FEB 28, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 302/624, courtesy of RasmusOtt. Pours amber red with no head. Aroma has toffey, caramel, vanilla, dates, berries, strawberries, biscuity malts, port notes, dry fruity cognac notes, honey, dark syrup, melasses. Taste is sweet caramel and toffey, lots of residual sugar, some alcohol, dates, sweet raisins, honey, slight hop bitterness along with a hint of alcohol. The alcohol is extremely well hidden, I’d reckon this beer to be 11-12% had I not known better. 2-27-11
Bottle. Dark amber, hazy, with a low tan head. Ohhhh this is sweet and boozy! But possessing a really nice flavour profile, like tawny port but with woody undertones and just a hint of funk. Bordering on hot, but walks the line as a nice sipper. Stuu666 (13395) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy brown, sweet toffee/caramel, malty, fruit, raisins. BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy dark brown with no head. Aroma sherry, dried fruit, chocolate. Taste of dried fruit, cake, chocolate, sherry, booze. Sweet. Tasty Inbreak (5941) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 15, 2014
Old rating rerated 15.11.2014, 0,18l bottle (bottle #292/624) @ home:Alengrin (5369) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
No head, just some bubbles. Aroma is slightly rich, caramel malts, oak, dark sugar, spices, cognac, licorice, dried dark fruits, hints of butterscotch. Taste is slightly sweet fruity, raisins, dark sugar, grass, honey cake, caramel malts, oak, dates, cognac, butterscotch, cognac. Medium bitterness, slightly sweet oaky mouthfeel, no carbonation. Very well hidden alcohol in the taste. Nice, and this one has aged very good...
Ultra-strong barley wine matured on cognac barrels, and I suppose the cognac remaining in the wood has helped a lot to boost the alcohol level. Thin off-white head, misty bronze colour. Complex and powerful aroma of honey, liquorice, cognac, wood, vanilla, mint, raisins, pear syrup. Very complex taste, sweet exotic fruits, honey sweetness of the kind I love in a good barley wine, velvety and vinous mouthfeel, touches of port wine and candi syrup, candied fruits, warm alcoholic, brandy-like finish but still elegant, though the initial sweetness sticks a bit.
MrHangover (4549) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle @ tasting, courtesy of deanso. The original 18cl bottle, red waxed. Very cool. Pours a clear amber beer with almost no head on top. Aroma is rather strange, loads of booze and brandy, caramel and oak. Flavor is very sweet, boozy and has some woody influences. Very sweet and vineous, almost like port. Age has smoothened the edges off this beer, but it’s still mostly an alcohol bomb, unbalanced. Quite ok to drink though, but I’m happy it comes in small servings. deanso (10132) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - MAY 24, 2014
18cl botlle shared.
Almost no head. Clear golden amber pour. Very sweet. A nice barley wine kermis (13363) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 24, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma is a little vegetal, caramel, sweet malt, carrot, cabbage. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. vtafro (7445) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
(Backlog) Bottle. Brown pour with very low carb, tan bubbles. Fruit and sweet aromas. Flavor is dominated with huge sweetness, fruit, spice, and malt tones; abv of 17% somehow is the backburner. Staffan47 (909) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2014
Flaska 2010 nr 588 på Mikkeller bar Stefansgade. Äntligen! Sökt den här ett bra tag nu. Bra pris dessutom. Doften är fantastisk. Kombo av en weer & vind och en bra gammal Hardys. Torkade frukter, tung och komplex. Känns dessutom som den toppar nu. Världsklass. Blir inte mycket bättre än så här. Ingen störande oxidering. Helt flat. Cognacsfatets bidrag är diskret.