Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2011
Im Geruch getreidig-röstig mit toastigen Einschüben. Süß-hopfiger Start mit öliger Viskosität. Mitte würzig-röstig und marzipanähnliche Töne. Etwas rosinig und malzalkoholisch abschließend. Hoher Alkoholgehalt, geschmacklich aber eher auf mittlerem Niveau.Test vom 6.9.2010, Gebinde: Glasflasche wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Tasted on 7/1/11 from a 12oz bottle purchased at Lush West Town a while ago, bottled 03/05/09. Pours clear, bright amber (the second pour reveals some sediment) with an average beige head that slowly recedes to a bit of spotty lace and a nice collar of lace, leaving some sticky residue along the inside of the glass. The nose is sweet and malty with tons of caramel, brown sugar, a slightly vegetal and burnt bitter aroma, with hints of chocolate and cinnamon underlying. The flavor is much the same as the nose suggested, a little drier than I expected, and the vegetal flavor is a bit more pronounced, but there are tons of caramel and brown sugar malt, malted milk, along with some burnt bitterness, chocolate, and coffee all present. The body is full and almost syrupy with with light, but stinging carbonation and a long malted milk, milk chocolate, caramel, and burnt bitter finish. This is a real treat. beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle of 09 vintage. Pours a nice dark copper/amber color with a small beige head. Aroma is sooo malty, I get tons of caramel and sweet malts, molasses, dried dark fruit like figs and raisins, alcohol, vanilla and subtle wood. Flavor is also intensly malty, with alot of dried dark fruits like the figs and raisins, along with the vanilla, wood and molasses, the flavor has no trace pf the alcohol though, but I get a subtle burn. The body is full with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Overall this is a great malt bomb, and a fantastic Old Ale! monkeychugg55 (1105) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2011
Mahogany with a ring of beige. Caramel, toffee, vanilia, spices, and alcohol on the nose. Thick rich buttery, almost chocolatey, caramel malt and vanilia blend well with the floral hops and alcohol heat. Well balanced and the booziness isn’t overbearing. Easy dirinking slow sipper. jar72404 (426) - USA - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle. Dark amber with thin cream head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor is caramel, vanilla, and peet. Very nice.
burg326 (5596) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2011
12 ounce bottle that pours a deep orange/amber colorr with an offwhite head. Aromas of dried fruit, malt, and toffee. Flavorrs follow suit of aroma with some hops and spiceness aftertaste. Lots of bitterness stayed with me after the final sip as well. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle can’t at all tell when it was bottled, stupid smudge. Pours a deep golden brown with a creamy light tan head. Aroma of very nice malted candy, dark fruits, some nice whiskey like vanilla, caramel toffee. Flavor starts with a strong fruitiness with a very strong caramel and vanilla note. Picks up some of the american piney hops notes, light citric before a slight alcohol and sweet malty finish. Medium to full body and a soft carbonation. Very nice old ale, softer than so many american barley wines that are so aggressively hopped, surprisingly drinkable and well balanced coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours a deep orangey amber with a medium-sized off white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is malt, toffee, and lots of dried fruit. Flavor is dominated by the flavor in the aroma. Very vinous. Lots of cherry, apricot, plum, dates. Flavor is very sweet but with a fair amount of underlying bitterness; in the end, quite balanced. Alcohol is quite apparent. Mouthfeel is heavy but not overly thick. kassner (1686) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2011
Deep Honey color with modest head and nice lacing, plenty of dried fruits andsome whiskey notes. pretty nice finish for a big sweet start. LoFi (1748) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 15, 2011
February 2009 bottle. Reddish brown, hazy, with a porous tan head. Aroma: milk chocolate, toffee, butterscotch, sweet and malty, fruity. Taste: toffee, some butter, dried fruit, huge maltiness, candy, milk chocolate. The alcohol is not very apparent. Full-bodied and smooth. Very nice, balanced and warming.