kerenmk (4768) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 26, 2017 Odysseyalien (73) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The difference between old ales and English barleywines often get blurred. This one is no exception. Has a mouthfeel not unlike a porter but with a malty sweetness, albeit soft and subtle, like a barleywine.
My first couple of sniffs exclaimed "licorice, anise...". Not a fan of licorice but it works with this brew. Thin mouthfeel and pours black as the darkest midnight.
I’m apparently a sucker for pricey beer. I’ll have to add this one to the rotation...and age a few as well.
Bottle shared at a tasting at zvsn’s place. Bought in Westy’s(?), PA, May 2016. Black with a quickly dissolving tan head. Slightly alcoholic aroma with some vanilla, wood, slightly floral and some notes of iodine and seaweed. Tastes of iodine and sea, slightly salty and woodsy. Full body, slightly fizzy, long, deep woodsy aftertaste with some raisins. loscovar (377) - Villeneuvette, FRANCE - JUL 19, 2017
Bottle from Saveur Bière.com. Really nice beer, perfect after dinner in your couch, instead of wiskey stevoj (5069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Jeremy, 2007 batch. Oily black pour, wispy head. Smoky peaty aroma and taste. Slick and slippery. Nice slow sipper. 26 years in the making. Worth the wait. BuckeyeBoy (7718) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle 2007 vintage. Pours out black topped with a tan head. Nose is peat smoke malts roast malts ash. Taste is more of the past smoke malts plenty of ash and roast. flemmingwillum (1208) - Nysted, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Rating #1199. Mørkebrun basse med lille skum. Aroma af ristet malt og røg . Smagen er en blanding af imperial stout og chokoladefyldt brown ale, som har fået en spand røgmalt. Medium tykkelse. Fin øl.
Carlisle (745) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2017
Bottle. Pours black with dark tan head and lacing. Vanilla dominates the nose with oak and subtle chocolate notes. Charcoal and smoke dominates with some green onion and medicinal notes. Slightly viscous body. Long finish. 19Michi38 (192) - Cracow, POLAND - JUN 20, 2017
Różnice między 12-stką subtelne. W zapachu bardziej wyraźna beczka. W zapachu bardziej kwaśne, goryczka troszkę wyższa, posmak bardziej palony. wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 11, 2017
Bottle a black colored beer with a white head aroma malts chocolate coffee oak spicy caramel and porto flavor malts chocolate dark fruits coffee dried fruits oak caramel spicy and some bitterness Niller (1706) - Hammel, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2017
Bottle from Voldby. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is malt, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, whiskey notes, dark fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Light bitter finish. zvsn (2096) - ISRAEL - JUN 2, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks kerenmk. Deep brown with a beige head. Aroma of oak, peat, iodine, chocolate, port wine, whiskey. Sweet, roasted, chocolate, caramel, peat, wood, moderate bitterness. Full-bodied, oily. Really good.