tiong (7620) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2013
330ml bottle from BierkompassLonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 3, 2013
Vertical with Back Room (Port version) - Pours dark reddish brown with a small bubbly head. Aroma of vinous notes, berries, caramely malts, sweet syrup and wood. Taste is sweet, sticky, malty and woody with notes of berries, vinous notes, syrup and caramely toffee. Finish is sweet, syrupy and woody with hints of vinous berries. A lot more heavier and sweeter than the port version.
Excellent in all respects, fruity with prunes/dates/raisins to the fore. The alcohol is very even and balanced. McNeillR (2329) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Dark mahogany with light ringed head. Rich dark berry and wooden nose. Firm, sticky nice sprite oxidisation and syrupy sweet and sunny towards the finish. Limey dark chocolate. Syrupy, tight and peppercorn crunch linger. Really nice, can’t be bad without a bit of age.cgarvieuk (25984) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle, Cheers BENNY BOY, November Tasting.
Bottle at home... Deep black... Sweet roast... Dark malts... Sweet toffee... Soft fruit... Deep sweet toffee... Juicy.. I think i like malaga.. Very sweet melow Light oxidation.. Nice BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with no head. Aroma of dark fruits, prune and raisins, tootsie roll. Taste of sherry fruits, dark fruits, chocolate. Heavy sweet and light bitter. Very nice
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a small sized off white head. Caramel, brown sugary, some wood, and dark fruits. Lighter vinous quality in the tastes. On the sweeter side ... a enjoyable sipper. DuffMan (10664) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Very dark amber, brickish highlights, low golden head. Sweet malty aroma, burnt sugars abound, dark fruits. Sticky, sweet, richly malty palate with flavours of molasses, brown sugar, dates, toast. Lip smackingly sweet sipper with enormous depth of flavour. Loved it. spacecube (1762) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2013
330ml bottle, reddy brown pour, aroma buttery malts, raisin, dates and other dark fruits, palate is rich and oily, smooth and short sweet finish. Very nice TBone (18217) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 19, 2013
Tap @Tørst, just after the opening time, the 1st daymerc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Opaque black color, small beige head. Woody, soya sauce, caramel, Madeira, vanilla in the nose. Full-bodied, sticky palate. berries, ticky sweet dessert wine. Woody, light hoppy notes and vanilla. Not too sweet. Great.
A: Opqaue Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: English Malts, Sweet Prunes, Raisins, Toffee, Boozy
T: Raisins, Toffee, Boozy, Sweet Malts
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy
Overall, i dont fully comprehend the malaga barrel taste but nothing that was worth $18 for a 12oz bottle.