BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2008
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2005 bottle. Lives up to the hype. Its not hype if its this good, correct? Aroma is caramel, raisin, leather and tropical fruit. All in balanced. No carbonation. Flavor is similar to aroma with a little hint of mellow tobacco and a touch of smoke. Everything in balance. Slight hint of bitterness. Cant tell if the fruitiness is hops, esters or just age....who cares? This beer is phenomenal. If it tastes like this now, what does it taste like 20 years down the road? Mouthfeel is sticky and sweet, but not cloying. Alcohol is nearly undetectable. This really is like sipping on good port or cognac. Near flawless.
Korcz (3134) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 9, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 vintage. Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Intensywny aromat wanilii i mlecznych karmelków. Mało ciała, pełno wanilii i cukrowej przypalanki, sporo przynoszącego skojarzenia z bourbonem alkoholu. Znakomite.
9er (92) - Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew. There was a hint of oak simmering on the pallate. Nice lingering difference about 5 seconds after swallow, the oak is more prevelant. Initially, the sensation is nutty esters but reveals as woody variety. Normal ale notes, except for the deeper rice aged qualities of a Belgian malty concoction.
martin00sr (3905) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle @Curing Lillquist’s man-flu. Nearly clear dark amber, tiny offwhite head. Malty aroma, boozy with dried fruit and caramel. Sweet malty, bitter alcoholic flavour, mildly oxidized. Caramel and sweet dried fruit, figs mostly.
Bamsen78 (5292) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours slughtly hazy dark ruby with very small white head. Clear aroma of malt and wine yeast, with notes of fruit and touches of hops. Sweetish flavour of malt and fruit, with notes of wine yeast. Dusty touches. Bitterish and dusty aftertaste with notes of malt. Very nice.
Hoprider (614) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown colour with no head. None. The aroma is great, with lots of malty, bready notes along with a fruity raisin and fino sherry notes. The taste has big caramel and something along the lines of drying oak. Raisin notes again with something a little more spicy, maybe rye.. the carbonation is flat. Mouthfeel is light to medium and slightly oily. A little tingle would have suited the beer well. Held up well none the less - especially the nose was great.
Tide (3703) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 25, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from FatPhil (2006 vintage). Light brown color, minimal head. Bittersweet taste with nuts, raisins, resin, wood, sherry, a bit of smoke and malts. Bittersweet finish with nuts, raisins, wood, sherry, a bit of vanilla, chocolate and a bit of smoke. Excellent barley wine.
ctipping (1843) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2017
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
8.5 oz. 2007 bottle. Amber body. No head. Smells oxidized. Cardboard. Sherry. A little fruity. Smells sweet and caramelly. Tastes sweet. Caramel malt. Heavily oxidized. Cardboard. Bitter. Just a bit of acidity. Medium body. No carbonation. Yikes, this is rough.
vyvvy (6344) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours deep reddish bronze with a small tan head. The aroma has dough, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee, dates, alcohol and a good deal of oxidation. It has a full slick body with not much carbonation, but it is 8 years old and all. The taste has the aroma with lots of dates, figs, more alcohol and some woodiness. Pretty tasty.
Pilsnertest (261) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 07408. 2007 vintage. Pours dark brown. Aroma of dried fruits. Taste of dried fruits, liquorice and brown sugar. Smooth.
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fiery_1 (861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
250ml bottle, 2008 vintage @ Alex’s. Pours dark brown with hints of red colour.
Nose is molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, molasses, tobacco, oxidized alcohol. Thank you Alex for sharing this.