Pelourinho (1) - NORWAY - AUG 21, 2005 does not count
complex and fruity. Velvety on the palate. The Lafite Rothschild of a beer. Masterly handicrafted. Lovely jobbely! Norway’s absolutely best beer, GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2007
The bottle says Barley Wine and RB says DIPA. Whatever it is, it’s got a warm spot in my heart. 100 pours dark brown with a huge, everlasting head that just won’t quit. It’s sticky and stubborn leaving a fluffy island and snail tracks along the walls of my goblet. Aromas of leathered malts. Full nectar with ample residual effers that are soft to the touch. My first impression is of surpirse at the dark, almost black color and very interested. This beer is very generous. It has a mild roast, a moderate hop component, and a moderate sweetness factor. All this is balanced with a plethora of flavanoids. Bitter cocoa, roasted espresso, leather, molasses, vanilla cream. The finish is long like a Saturn winter with the warmth of the Sun. A nice citrus rind bittering component helps as the curtain closes. Overall: I was completely surprised by this brew. It says Barley Wine on the bottle and I wasn’t really in the mood so I kept saving it. I finally gave in and to my amazement I have discovered a new classic gem. 100 drinks well cold, mid warmth, and room temp. There is no reason why this brew isn’t scoring 100. This brew is underrated. I highly recommend 100 with flying colors. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Purchased at: Canal’s Discount Liquors, Burlington, NJ (Thanks, Mike)
Size: 16.9 fl oz
Estimated Calories:270 C
RateBeer Rating: 98
Aural: quick, painless opening, active, static carbonation, pour is smooth and quiet.
Aroma 10 out of 10
Balance: sweet and sharp
Malt Flavor: grain sweet toast nut caramel
Hops Flavor: pine earth floral herbal resin citrus
Other: pine, grapefruit, wheat
Notes: Aroma is delicious and enticing.
Appearance 5 out of 5
Clarity: quite dark, nearly opaque.
Head Retention: persistent
Notes: A beautiful angry red brown body topped by a great deep tan head.
Flavor 10 out of 10
Balance: sweet and quite bitter
Malt Flavor: grain bread sweet toast nut caramel toffee roast
Hops Flavor: earth herbal resin citrus
Other: pine, grapefruit,
Notes: The flavor is absolutely amazing.
Palate 5 out of 5
Sensation: creamy drying warming
Notes: whole mouth is affected - sweet, salty, a bit sour, very bitter, and amazingly, in this case, umami.
General Impression: 20 out of 20
Craftmanship: boring ↔ excellent
Freshness: stale ↔ fresh
Personal Taste: disliked ↔ loved
Notes: The scent was of an active factory making furniture, sawdust and sweat, and smoke. The visuals were of a deep midnight under a new moon. The taste was of oak and walnut planks being sawn and tasted in the smoky air of an overheated blade. The palate is of a visitor who won’t leave, whether you wish her there or not, but luckily, you enjoy her company. It was quiet in opening and pouring like an evening springtime rain.
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Amazing, definitely my favorite beer. Seriously tasty you can’t drink it all night but great to start off with thorongil2 (3088) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
(bottle) clear dark brown colour with a small brown head; aromas of citrus, vanilla; rich flavour with a long light bitter finish
rubenlk (2) - - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
Klassiker! Denne svikter aldri. Meget god ale. Vender jevnlig tilbake til denne. colui72 (1033) - HONG KONG - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2015 Since I poured it and it was so creamy I knew that I would have found paradise there. Dark copper appearance, thin head, medium sweet, dry fruit, smooth and creamy. Medium sweet finish. Excellent. Brewhemia (313) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2016
Wow this is good stuff! The best of two worlds: lots of malty full bodied beer and lots of great hop flavor and aroma. I love the combination and the balance between the dark malts and grassy hop flavor. The caramel and toasty malt notes dominate the aroma but grassy hop can be sensed. In the flavor the hops quickly take over. Really awesome balance between it all. Unfortunatly I had not read the label thoroughly enough and thought this was not a bottlefermented beer so I had left it layong down in the fridge resultibg in quite a lot of sediment in the glass which made it look a little unappetizing, but I disregard that since that was a fault of my own and besides that the beer looked great: nice nutbrown color with off white head. At this moment this feels like the best beer I have ever had! mviljamaa (180) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 9, 2017
Pours with a good light brownish head. Color is brown and dark reddish. Appearance is thus very appealing. Aroma has yeast, light orange and raspberry notes and a bit of malt. Palate is very nice, being well balanced between oiliness and dryness and the carbonation makes the palate very "centered" or dense. Taste is delicious having malt, blue cheese, some mint or mint chocolate and herbal liquor and has a very rich, long and sweet after taste. Extremely delicious. There’s a nice amount of bitterness adding some kick. Absolutely fantastic beer with enough complexity and elegance. nearbeer (5424) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 3, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2009 0.5 L. Two-finger head that lasts atop this nearly opaque, nearly chocolate brew. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, earthy orange. Flavor is the same plus lots more: resin, coffee, toasted oak, char, peppery green herb, slight peaty smoke. Heavy body is smooth, dryish and tingly. Tastes similar to Bigfoot. BW, or DIPA? Who cares? This is damn good! Update: have bought several of these half liters. Expensive, but better and better; one of my all time favorites!