dfearnley (2143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
Bottle to tulip
Port, Grand Marnier, brandy, soy, toffee, a hint of chocolate, coffee, and currants. Silky and slick black, practically no head. The taste is like I’m sucking on the cheesecloth that has just been pulled off a fruitcake. There’s a little chocolate there, but the rest is rum and dark fruits. VsXsV (4438) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2014
Bottle. Deep brown liquid with small light tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, raw sugar, oak, port wine, bread, toffee and caramel. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of wood, port wine, vanilla, raw sugar and toffee. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really good. AgentAle (1747) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 30, 2014
Aroma is a rich maltiness and licorice aroma. Taste is deep malts and caramel. Roasty flavors, some mocha and guava. Appearance is jet black with thin bubbly head that retains fairly. Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours viscous thick dark brown with small but nice brown head, some lacing. Aroma is rich. Packed with raisins, dates, figs, prunes - dark and sweet. Some coffee and toast. Burnt molasses. Sweet grapes and really characteristic moscatel. Taste is equally rich. All the dried fruits among the sweet grapes. Got the moscatel acid. Toasty malts and bit sugary. Does fate out in a dry way. Reminds me a lot of the real deal! superspak (5594) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2015
330 ml bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy dark brown color with a minimal head and a thin ring of bubbles around the glass. Some lingering wisps of bubbles on the surface, with some slight spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, chocolate, toast, oak, light red wine, and toast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, raisin, plum, fig, date, toffee, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness. Some light tannic wine/oak bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, brown sugar, toffee, raisin, plum, fig, date, vanilla, toast, chocolate, oak, red wine, and oak/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; with a great malt/barrel balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and fairly slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent English Barleywine style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, dark fruit, and wine barrel flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Desverger (11455) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 11, 2016
[email protected]Maverick34 (3239) - New York, USA - MAR 16, 2013
, Copenhagen (2012) v1 from the cellar - dark brown pour with nice beige head. Medium toasty sweet malty aroma and taste, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, treacle, some great dried fruity and nutty notes, red wine infused wooden nuances, some intriguing spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish, has a mature old special character to this. Beautiful.
Draught. Dark brown to black opaque pour. Small white head. Malty maple syrup smell. Malt dark fruit- like a strong doppelbock. Very good jbeatty (1248) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle at Torst, 03/30/2013. Pours dark plum brown, little head with large bubbles floating on the surface. Aroma of roasted dark chocolate, caramel candy, musty malty sweetness, wood. Taste is sweet, chocolate coffee, light roast bitterness, vanilla, sweet barrel notes. Full bodied and smooth, alcohol not noticeable. Very nice, darker and more straightforward than the Back Room, still delicious. hallinghansen (3192) - Odense SV, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle @ Sour & Bitter 2. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate notes, oak, dark fruits, raisins, vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt, caramel, oak, vanilla. Great beer. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
bottle sample at The Festival. caramel orange colored pour, fuller mouthfeel. Wonderful rich maltiness, touch of dark fruits. Really enjoyable. boozy yet elegant. Very nice