beastiefan2k (3743) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12.7oz capped bottle. Vintage 2014. Shared by beerbeggar. Surprisingly not old or big. It’s not astringent, it’s not "big" or anything bad. But it’s also not particularly anything, a barleywine with a little age but not offputting. Just doesn’t stand out but nothing bad. Dark amber brown color.
Maxbier (924) - Maryland, USA - NOV 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewery. Medium brown pour with light molasses aroma. Dry molasses toffee with boozy middle and finish. Some bitterness too. Vanilla and some hints of Peaty smokiness. Tasty.
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McNeillR (2273) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big dark brown, soft murkiness and thin soft greyish brown ringed head. Nose is big Sultana bread and booziness. Initial taste is rich oaty bramble and a a trickle of dessert wine. Carbonation is flat and mouthfeel is thin enough, booze aside. Finishes quite bright, very winey but a swift bready currant linger. Flicks of booziness as it fades.
Bottle, CGarvieUK 10th Anniversary Tasting
GlasgowTAD (1581) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep burgundy with a small brown head. Aroma is caramel, slight straw. Taste is caramel, straw medium bitter, some nuts, dark berrry sweet.
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aged bottle at Craigs. Pours dark ruby brown with a thin beige head. Aromas of nutty booze, dried fruit. Taste is more of the same, light heat.
Stuu666 (11922) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is caramel, toffee, vanilla, taste is similar, light smoked sausage.
cgarvieuk (22690) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home .. dark brown .. thin tan lacing ... soft sweet toffee caramel toffe malt nose .. chocolate ... sweet malts .. soft toffee .sweet roast .. ligth caramel malts.. soft toffee
hackobock (3812) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
April 16, 2016. Bottle, vintage 2014.
Murky brown with a minimal tan head. Aroma is sweet malty with toffee, burnt sugar, hints of figs, prunes, notes of cinnamon, baked pears.
Taste is sweet, light bitter and slightly warming alcohol notes. Finish is very light bitter, very light roasted bitter note, some burnt sugar, sweet caramel, prunes and notes of dark berries. Medium bodied, oily texture, soft carbonation.
Good, aroma is a bit weak but taste is very good. Has aged well.
Douberd (5231) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Jackie O’s Brick Kiln) Bottle 355 ml served into a taster, ABV 10.5%
Dark mahogany brown colour on the body with a small but thick dark tan head. Good retention.
Aroma of dark fruits, red fruits, alcohol, sugars.
Taste is sweet with caramel, light toffee, dark fruits, red stewed fruits, light hop bitterness towards the end, notable alcohol.
Body is kind of thin for this ABV, carbonation is soft.
Damico (3145) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark mostly unclear amber with a beautiful creamy beige head. Aroma brings some sharp licorice malt notes. Flavor is similar bringing big hoppy and lightly hopped booze notes on a spicy ending!