Pilsnertest (296) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2016 Melker (264) - Göteborg, - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogny color, bone white head. Super nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, oak, dried fruits, vanilla, hints of smoke. Taste is very sweet and very heavy. Some nice bitterness also. Alcohol is well hidden. Really love these heavy and sweet barley wines but one bottle is too much, had to share with a mate.
Bottle at home. Aroma of toffee and bourbon. Taste is sticky toffee pudding, dried fruits, figs, liquorice, caramel, bourbon and dry wood. Intense and a bit boozy but has improved with age. Svesse (8613) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
(Bottle) Hazy amber colour with brief, foamy, beige head. Malty, vinous nose with dried fruit, caramel, toffee, raisins, oak wood, vanilla and vinous hints of alcohol. Malty, fruity, slightly peppery taste with dried fruit, caramel, raisins, vanilla, oak wood, a touch of cinnamon and a warming finish with a slight bourbon glow and a balanced spicy bitterness. Full body, mellow mouthfeel. Quite sweet. Tasty and fairly well balanced for its strength. Good wood character with hints of tannins. Very nice. Pyrmir (6126) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2016
330 ml bottle at Staffan47. Dark reddish brown with small whiteish head. Aroma has bourbon, malt sugars, vanilla, wood, alcohol. Taste is similar, sugars, bourbon, vanilla, wood and alcohol dominates, Some warming alcohol is the finish. Low bitterness. Nice and boozy. avantdagare (273) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2016
1 finger beige head, dark-amber body. Nose: Vanilla, butter-scotch, coconut, bourbon. Aroma: Fudge, caramel, butter-scotch, bourbon, vanilla, coconut, alcohol-sting. Long ending with some bitterness. axl (900) - Lund, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2015
330ml bottle. Brown with one finger white to brown head. Very boozy aroma with some dried fruits, figs, dates, raisins etc., wood and maybe some chocolate in the background. Tastes much like a bourbon, sweet and boozy with hints of vanilla and more dried fruits. Unfortunately the barrel has completely taken over the flavor as taste is bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon. Very boozy and inhaling after a sip is almost like inhaling after taking a shot. Pitty, this could probably have been quite good had the barrel aging not totally bulldoozed everything else.
Later addition: this beer grows on me as I keep drinking it and I’m no longer sure I dislike it as much as i initially did. However, I still think my initial observation of the barrel aging having bulldoozed it is most objectively correct. The fact that I rather like bourbon doesn’t make this a good beer, it merely makes it drinkable to me.
__Rb81 (789) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
On tap at het Arendsnest (sold as 2011 BA). Hazy reddish amber with a small white head. Sweet sugary aroma of malts, caramel, bourbon, vanilla. Taste is sweet malty, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, bit boozy. Sweet malty aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nice, bit boozy though. Fredd_an (250) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2015
Doft av kola & karamell. Okej huve. Smak av karamell & kola är väldigt framträdande. bourbon, beska. Toner av vanilj. torkad aprikos.
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Dimmig rödbrun öl med vitt skum. I doften finns mycket karamell och en del whiskey och fattoner. I smaken tillkommer vanilj och mjuk pepparkaka. Balanserad alkoholhetta. omhper (25243) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
Bottled. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Bourbon and caramel arma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, white pepper and bourbon. Mellow and warming. Late hop bitterness and brandy heat. Joakgust (1460) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, sherry, herbs and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs, nuts and vanilla. Wow, intense oakiness balanced with lots of malty goodness.