MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2008
A Mes rate: bottle at GBBF.Skinnyviking (9767) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2008
Almost black with an excellent tan coloured head. Awesome sweet malt, masses of fruit with clear blackcurrant notes and tasty as hell. Very burnt and roasty with plenty of coffee character. Good spice and bitterness in the finish with slight alcohol showing. Not a barley wine in my opinion but certainly a well made and very enjoyable beer.
Bottle. High creamy and lasting light brown body. Pitch balck body. Roasted malt aroma with coffee and liquorice. Smooth mild and round flavor of coffee and liquorice but little hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long aftertaste. Would never have guessed such a high alcohol percentage. maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2008
Bottled - GBBF 2008. A black beer with a frothy coffee head. The aroma hs some hops and some light grass. The taste has alcohol and more grass. Some petrol, and sweet fruitiness. The body lets the beer down. Could have been really good. fonefan (52351) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2008
Bottle 75cl @ [ Mafioso Blind Tasting @ yespr, Bottle #10.]oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 8, 2008
Clear dark brown color with a average, frothy, good lancing, mostly diminishing, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, sugar, licorice. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (300508)
Bottled. Brown colour, beige head. Aroma is caramel, roasted malts and mild woodenness. Flavour is sour, wooden and mildly roasted. Also some alcohol and mild notes of spices.
larsniclas (7285) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2008
Almost black with a small, beige head.
Slightly burnt aroma; chocolate.
Slightly sourish and pretty bitter. Vinous alco-feel. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2008
Bottle shared (and bought) by Haukur. Black pour with a nice head looks like a stout. Aroma has much candi sugar and fruit sweetness, with an odd mustard seed thing going on. Oaty taste, with a great body, some bitter malts and dark chocolate. Some spice and mint. Deeply complex. Like a cross between a strong, dry stout and a sweet barleywine. Delicious. JoeMcPhee (10129) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
Thanks to haukur for sharing this bottle. Deep brown beer with a light creamy tan head. Aroma is quite lovely, deep rich plummy aroma over sweet toasted malts, chewy molasses, plums/dates and even some sweet dried cherries. Soft tartness on the middle of the palate which helps with the inherent sweetness of this brew. Quite silky mouthfeel. The finish is lightly tannic and full of fruit skin character. Light toasted raisins with a lingering vineousness. Complex and quite tasty. Comes across more like a Belgian strong ale than barley wine, but whatever you call it, it is quite good. DenverLogan (1301) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Dark brown, small head. Burnt malt aroma. Flavors of molassas, minerals, tropical fruit, slight spice, cola, raisin and bittersweet chocolate. gnoff (11144) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2008
(Bottle at a beer tasting at rickgordon in Göteborg)
On July 5, 2008
Very dark red to black color, light brown head. Sweet, applesauce, rosted malt scent. Sweet, malty, scent taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.