Erzengel (9759) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2017 Ruubious (13) - Ontario, - APR 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark, black, no head at all even when poured.
Smells like black licorice, tastes like black licorice. The high alcohol was very obvious, wasn't well balanced at all.
Wasn't my style.
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2010 version, barrel aged. The beer starts with lots of burned sugars. Very sticky and sweetish with burning alcohol there. Lots of woody bourbon in the back. Bitter-sweet bourbon woody burning sticky sugary aftertaste. Nice. jinroh (2462) - ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2016
Pours mahogany, slight haze and hints of beige foam. Aroma is warming, bit of warm bourbon booze, not too much of it, nice balance with malty-nutty body. Caramel candy, iris candy nose with a bit of hop kick. Taste has lots of caramel, nut, marmalade and cherries. There is some booze but that doesn’t bother. Which is great. It’s quite sweet but its well balanced with the hop bitterness and alcohol booze also contributes. Very balanced flavour profile, just amazing. TimE (6273) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2016
Medium brown ruby color. Sweet malty nose with caramel, canberries, raisins, milk chocolate, vanilla with just a hint of bourbon. Very malty, slight sour, canberries, raisin, caramel. Super smooth, rounded. Amazing old ale. skortila (6012) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2016
Old note. Should have added this one long time ago. :-) Anyway. The aroma has dried fruits/raisin, caramel, soy. Dark coloured beer with no head. The taste is moderate sweet, has raisin again, some caramel, fruitiness. Sticky mouthfeel. Full bodied. Nice! drsordr (2926) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2016
2009 vintage bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour hazy dark copper with minimal tan head. Nose salt water taffy, caramel, light woody. Some vegetal and rubbing alcohol. Taste grape jolly rancher, caramel, light vegetal. Taste better than the nose. Still imagine this is better fresh.
crazy_cat_lady (748) - - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle from LCBO many moons ago. Bottled in 2012. Deep reddish brown. Not much of a head. Superb strong aroma of caramel and toffee and toasted marshmallow. Caramel and toffee flavours, with some lingering toasted marshmallow and a hint of oak. Reminds me of Thomas Hardy barleywine. Fantastic stuff. Mark_Eck (1998) - - AUG 4, 2016
2013 Bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown. Aroma and taste are sweet caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 6, 2016
Shared 0.355l bottle @ Ross’ flat in NYC . 2010 model. It’s a really deep dark brown looking one this. Near what I’ll call murky, still good looking and on the top there’s a sidesticking off-white head - small lacings. Smells of dark licorice, sweet raisins and wood. Really good stuff. Just below average on the prickling carbonation level and it has a thick oily texture in the mouth. Much the same in the taste: Raisins and rum. I get wood, sweet caramel and it’s also a little salty. Superb stuff. nothing more to say. 19.06.2015 bursprak (3284) - Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 18, 2016
Bottle split with the DB boyz. Accompanied with a Romeo & Juliet. Bronze pour with a small head. Lots of vinous notes, caramel, dark dried fruits, vanilla and some nutty notes. Klimaet (3088) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - APR 10, 2016
Bottle thanks to Aaron for christmas. Pours hazy dark brown with a small bubbly white head. Aroma is full of dark fruits, brown sugar, malts, earthy notes, fudge, liquid caramel. Taste is subtle bitter, sweet malts, caramel, filled chocolates, dark fruits, vinous.