Habanero (4795) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2012
Bottled. Pours a hazy amber with a little off-white head, fair lacngs..Fruity nose with caramel and vanilla.. Sweet flavor with dried fruits, vanilla ane red wine notes. Medim to full bodied, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Ends up more dry. Excellent. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle. Clear, light amber color,long lasting tanned head. Aroma is full of alcoholic sweetness and tasty malts. Wine and port flavors in background. Very more than decent. Martinus (4692) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2013
Clear amber colour, white head. Aroma of caramel, red fruits, raisins, alcohol, malts, quite sweet, some wood, light wine and Bourbon notes. Dry astringent. Sweet flavour, vanilla, wood and nuts. Woody finish, malts, sweet, wine and Bourbon.
Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
(From 37.5cL bottle @ ZZT VII, Oirschot 2013. Courtesy of Benzai, thanks for sharing!)
Bottle @ tasting. Hazy reddish pour, huge off-white head. Aroma is full spicy nuts, creamy and slightly fruity. Really well balanced. Thick body, bitter spicy flavor. Great brew. daje (4436) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle. Hazy dark red tinted brown body with a big beige head. Aroma of vanilla, alcohol, red wine, plums and dark malt. Taste is boozy with red wine and wood, high sweetness, light roasty and caramel finish. Above good, below great.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is big caramel bready fruity hoppy notes. Fat fruity hoppy notes, followed by big alcoholic caramel bead notes. Long lingering bitter yet sweet hoppy malt goodness in the finish. Awesome. andrewje41 (4156) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2015
375 mL bottle, in which the label sold me right away. Pours a dark amber color with a swirling fizz head. Caramel, brown sugar, delicous maple like aroma. Flavor is very maple, hints of the wine very late in the palate. Smooth and delicious barleywine. Loved it. ansalon (4102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2017
Pours dark burgundy with a large frothy pink head. Aromas of caramel, red wine, red apples, toffee, oak, barrel character. Taste is caramel with vinous notes and a nice bit of barrel character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. brnandersen (4065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
375 ml. bottle, bottled a year ago. Poured in to a snifter. Dark amber colour with a reddish hue. Thin, tan head. A vinous aroma mixed with a heavy caramel malts. The red wine barrels really shines through: Red berries, oak, vanilla, and dark, dried fruits. A good hops presence, resin and floral. Taste is sweet. Full body, oily feel and a soft carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish with that excellent red wine barrel touch. A slight hint of alcohol. Excellent, this beer shows the perspective of barrel aging. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2012
On draft at Craft Beer Co. Sweet Christmas, this is a big beer. Pretty compelling appearance, a slightly sludgy reddish brown that almost looks like a really, really old wine (were it not for the carbonation). Fitting I guess. Nose was quite nice too, with some rich BW properties (though a bit of a boozy smack) complemented by a nice full tannic nose. Mouthfeel a bit too hot for me, but what are you gonna do at 12%? Flavors were good, with tons of wood and malt balanced well to avoid overpowering caramelly sweetness, and a nice strong red wine component that makes the base more fruity even as it adds a gentle tart note. Impressive beer.