hackobock (4063) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016 50belair (3670) - Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of my SD hookup. Murky light brown pour with a faint white head. Big cognac and caramel malt aromas. Lot’s of heat from the cognac. A little thin in the body with loads of sweet caramel notes with muted orange undercurrents. Perhaps not the traditional English barley wine, but still very tasty....
October 15, 2016. Bottle. AdmiralVernon (1197) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Murky brown with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty, light sour notes with caramel, dark bread, some grapes, cherries and some cognac notes. Taste is sweet, malty and warming alcohol. Finish is slight warming, sweet malty with caramel, toffee, some vanilla, raisins, grapes. Medium to full bodied, soft carbonation.
A: Clear brown coloured N: Raisins, bourbon, vanilla, candied orange peel T: Cognac, plum, orange peel O: Heavy cognac barrel flavours! Nice! _angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle bought through Drikkeriget. Pours hazy brownish golden with a small offwhite head that doesn’t leave much trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and fruity with caramel, sweet bread, toffee, vanilla fudge, sweet cherries, moist wood, grapes and cognac alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, fruity and boozy. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent, boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, cherries, grapes and cognac alcohol. Hot still but also quite delicious. Love the malt fruit combo. rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2016
Bottle at Linus tasting 161015. Clear amber beer with almost no head. Malty caramel aroma, vinous, toffee, vanilla, grape notes. Malty toffee and caramel flavor, raisins, vinous notes, cognac notes. Really good. deyholla (11909) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Adam, thanks! Pours a cloudy deep Amber with a tan head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has a combination of earthy grain and toffee with a bit of caramel supporting. Flavor has lots of toffee and bread with bourbon and sweet grains supporting.
gEUS (1637) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 27, 2015
bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber with no head. Strong cognac alcohol aroma wit hints of Cherry Rumtopf. A bit one-sided. Warm body, bitter zeste; gunnfryd (15099) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2015
Fonefan 201214. Amber-orange colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol, raisin, caramel, malt, dried fruit, peaches. Flavour is the same. Full body. Very nice beer. fonefan (50004) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2015
Rasmus40 (21474) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle 375ml. corked.
[ As Lost Abbey Box Set: Track #13 (Message in a Bottle) ].
Clear medium to dark red amber color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, cherry - sour cherry, cherry - sweet cherry, wood, oak, alcohol. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and light bitter with a long duration, alcohol, buzzy, oak - wood, caramel, candy, dried fruit - berry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy brown without head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, wood and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with lots of warming alcohol. 201214 yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2014
Botte. It’s a clear one, dark amber to light brown in color and almost flat. It’s deliciously smelling, with caramel malts, roasted notes, dried fruits and caramel, alcohol and a touch of canned peaches. Some piney, resiny notes too. It’s full-bodied, warming and semi-sweet on the palate. Caramel, dried fruits and some roasted malts in the flavor. Peach hints and resiny, piney hoppy bitterness too. Lasting finish. Perhaps a bit too warming this one, but I like it a lot. It’s sweet, but far from sticky. Nice indeed. 141220