mikeyo1 (883) - Linköping, SWEDEN - DEC 9, 2017 Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jay. Poured clear ruby color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex spruce hop and alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a complex standout beer.
Bottle @ home. Cellared since 2011. Amber reddish Ruby with a tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, toffee, raisins, plums, toffee, vanilla, wheat and greatness and the rest. Full bodied, fresh earthy taste. Fantastic. drsordr (2927) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 pour dark copper with moderate ecru head. Nose light booze, caramel, light earth. Taste a little harsh up front, almost taste whiskey barrel, caramel, red fruit, toffee. Mid palate sweeter flavors then earthy finish. Marduk (8622) - Reval, ESTONIA - NOV 12, 2017
750ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear redish copper color. Huge size, frothy beige head, stays. Booze, sweet, caramel, raisins, plums and weird chemical notes in aroma. Sweet, alcohol, plums, flourish and chemicals in taste. Sweet and boozy in aftertaste. Weird chemical feel is disturbing, but otherwise drinkable brew. suurjuust (3850) - ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2017
750ml bottle shared by Phil, thanks! Red beer, big beige head. Nose is citric and sweet, pineapple, floor cleaner, lemon. Flavor is sweet and caramelly, floor polish, grapefruit, spice notes. Slightly sticky. Juks (1202) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2017
750ml bottle, thanks FatPhil. Pours clear reddish brown, beige head stays. Aroma is buckwheat, malty, barley, raisins, plums, fruity. Taste is boozy, prunes, fruity. Buckwheat in aftertaste, lots of booze. Medium bodied, average carbo. Really nice taste, but boozy.
martjoobolut (5359) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle (thanks fatphil). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is fruity, piney, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, malt, fruits, buckwheat, resin, sugar. Finish is sweet and resin. Overall: good. Alengrin (5893) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2017
The buckwheat version in this popular series of barleywines made by Mikkeller and Three Floyds at Flanders' Proef. From a 75 cl bottle bought at Gedeelde Vreugde in Sint-Niklaas. Very thick, whipped cream-like, cobweb-lacing, moussy, egg-white, yet fairly quickly thinning head; misty peach blonde colour with warm amberish tinge, lightly hazy but misty and more ochre-ish with sediment. Aroma of marmelade, mandarin peel, soggy sandwiches, baker's yeast, sweet cicely, carraway seed - could be the buckwheat actually, pineapple, dried apricot, cream, old blanket, dried basil, yellow raspberry, banana. Very fruity, rather estery flavour, banana, peach and ripe pear notes, sweetish with a lingering residual 'white' sugariness to it, laying a honeyish layer over a rounded, medium carbonated, bit fluffy, bready malt body with subtle spicy and grainy sides to it which doubtlessly represent the buckwheat; ends a tad phenolic (cloves) with more 'colourful' spicy notes (sweet cicely, vague aniseed perhaps) as well as some 'orangey' freshness; yeasty aspects linger alongside a mild herbal hop bitterness and warming, 'jenever'-ish alcohol. Feels very 'Belgian' actually, almost sweet tripel-like more than actually barleywine-like, for which it would need a more vinous and more clean character; that said, a rich, desserty beer for sure, adorned with some subtle but delicate aromatic spicy notes. I liked the Risgoop perhaps a bit better, though. dunklermessias (386) - GERMANY - OCT 19, 2017
On tap at Beer Tenpel, Amsterdam: Comes with a red-brown color and a small off-white head. Dry and hoppy nose with some candied or dried fruits. Taste is fruity and hoppy, warm malty flavours with wooden influence. Nice bitter dry finish. Ngejo (1000) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - OCT 5, 2017
Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & long finish. Casper0904 (568) - DENMARK - SEP 9, 2017
Best beer i have ever tasted. The alcohol is in balance with the rest of the beer, that just gives a fantastic hoppy,sweet BW!