RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is superb. Beautiful dark mahogany pour. Super complex spicy aroma. Flavor is rich, nutty and spicy.
liinis (1769) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 20, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.75 bottle. heavenly superbeer. syrup, liquorice roasty. some refreshing hops balancing the sweetness.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 12/05/2008. 330ml bottle from Rumbleís, Wellington. Pours a dark reddish amber, bright, with a diminishing light tan head. Sweet herbal medicine character on the nose up front, reminiscent of cough syrup - or Jagermeister! Sweet in the mouth, plum and dark sugar, and reasonably heavy, with a light carbonation, a minty herbal note, and little spot of pepper. Medium bitterness, slightly toasty, with a woody, spicy alcoholic finish. Some aniseed too. Warming. Good.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - MAY 6, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle. Dark ruby brown with small fizzy beige head. Nose is aniseed, liquorice and syrupy, roasted malts. Syrupy, spicy flavor with liquorice, slight pineapple, aniseed and malts. Some hops in the finish. Medium to full bodied, smooth palate. In the end, quite simple and very easy drinking for itís strength. Itís good.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had at hardliver barleywine festival at brouwerís in fremont. one of the better selections there.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry. Thanks! Deep chestnut pour unleashes a billowing fluffy beige froth. Aromas of mint and dark fruit(plum, black cherry) upfront followed by floral spiciness and yeast. The flavour profile is sweet candied dark fruit with Belgian candy sugars. Following that there is a nice licorice component with other spices and sweet roasted nuts. Quite creamy and easy to drink considering the weight. Quite good. Thanks for the bottle Harry!
lucke13 (91) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 30, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head that falls to a thin layer. Aroma is figs and anise. Has a medium-heavy body with a good level of carbonation. Taste is a mixture of anise and alcohol with a mild bitter aftertaste. This is a really good beer.
smith4498 (3582) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark copper with off white head. Aromas of bread dough, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits. Flavors are same as aromas. Medium to full body with prickly carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and slight warmth of alcohol. An excellent brew from one of my favorite breweries.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle] Pours dark brown with a healthy off white head. Aroma is cinnamopn, spices, and malt. Flavor is black licorice, brown sugar, and some alcohol burn.
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
i donít know how i havenít rated this beer before? Sweet and spicy in the aroma, with hints of mint and chocolate. Pours dark red, amber. Sweet malts upfront with anise, brown sugar and molasses. This brewery is excellent!