yespr (42151) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 cl bottle at Söder om Småland. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Wineous and fruity aroma. Sweet, dextrose, wineous and overripe fruity. Dark malty and roasted. Overripe fruity and toasted malty finish.
joergen (26787) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Söder om Småland.
Hazy red-brown coloured with a small off-white head.
Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and cookies with notes of alcohol.
Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, oak and alcohol.
Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.
oh6gdx (25971) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is floral, fruity, some slight alcohol and actually not all too balanced. Flavour is alcohol, sweet alcohol, some ripe fruits, mild liquorice and mild floral notes. At 17.2 % it’s quite blasting, but still somewhat drinkable.
anders37 (24652) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody boozy caramel aroma. Sweetish malty woody caramel vanilla dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel finish.
omhper (24338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, at NK ölbar, Stockholm. Hazy dark brown, minimal head. Boozy bourbon aroma. Sweet with really full body and clean, rounded mouthfeel. Slight salty chocolate, notes of espresso, plenty of bourbon. Heated finish. Potent, yet with balance. One of the better super strength beers I had lately.
madmitch76 (23681) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25th January 2014
Bamberg Bash Day 2. Cafe Abseits tasting. Somewhat plastered now! A 17.2% barleywine is just the ticket! Hazy deep amber beer, good pale cream coloured head. Crispy palate. Spicy sweet malt, bourbon - vanilla and caramel. Light dry finish. Drinkable!
cgarvieuk (22695) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle at home... deeep brown ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... soft floral hop nose ... very sweet ... soft fruity toffee ... zezty lime... oily fruits ... juicy fuits... soft malts ... very mellow smooth rounded ... alcohol is hidden up front... but its there... juicy fruity malts ... lovely
fiulijn (19872) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Vintage 2012; bb 2022
Dark brown color with generous creamy head. The aroma is mild but elegant, with some malt, vanilla, oak, raisins, alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, immediately warming because of the alcohol content, but not boozy; excellent malt flavor, very sweet but not cloying, with a good share of dark and of dry fruits; the bitterness is also very high, with plenty of hop resins and some bitter oranges. The final is hot, but still full of flavors.
Extreme, but dynamic and very pleasing.
Leighton (19835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Cafe Abseits during the Bamberg Jolly - January 2014. Cheers! Pours lightly hazy golden brown with a foamy, off-white head. Decadent and ballsy, but very good. Lots of heavy bread, fruitcake, caramel. Full bodied with chewy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish, with gooey fruits, toffee. Good stuff in small doses.
rlgk (18837) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Linköping Beer Expo 2013. Cloudy brown beer with a nice beige head. Malty raisins aroma, dades, plums, prunes, toffee notes, floral, leather notes, biscuits, grapes, some grapefruit, some vanilla. Raisin flavor, dades, prunes, warming alcohol that is very well hidden, toffee, biscuits, vinous, grapes, pears, some roasted notes. Finish brings warming alcohol, dades, pine, prunes, dades and some grapes. Really nice.