Maria (10211) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2009
It’s dark, red mahogany with a small head and the aroma is vinous with notes of raisin, malt, caramel, grapes, “fat” toffee and light wood. The flavor is sweet and vinous with notes of raisin, caramel, malt, light wood and cognac. It is very, very well balanced, incredibly nice and harmonic. Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - NOV 16, 2010
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2011 A Special treat from Keith!
Pours an opaque orange, golden into the glass. Aroma is intense raisin, wood, intense toffee caramel malt, dates, bit of booze. From the first sniff it’s obvious that this is something very special. Mouthfeel is thick, chewy. Flavor is concentrated toffee, raisin, dates, lots of woodiness, brown sugar. So well structured and such complex maltiness that the concentration of the flavors doesn’t seem the least bit overbearing beeranarchist (232) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle. Malty aroma with notes of unrefined sugar and riped fruits. Quite sweet and fullbodied mattias (4) - SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2009 does not count
Great beer from Nörrebro. Smoth and elegant feeling for a beer in this alcoholic region. oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 20, 2010
Bottled. Deep ambery brown colour with small head. Aroma is raisins, vanilla, some mild sourish wood, fruits as well as some mild vanillaish notes. Flavour is raisins, some vanilla, mild notes of dark fruit, some wood as well as mild noes of spices and alcohol. Really pleasantly balanced brew.
Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - NOV 9, 2010
0.375 l bottle, thanks Timo A! Opaque reddish brown color. Thick aroma of soya sauce, cherry, raisins toffee, vanilla, oak and complex alcohol. Sweet complex toffeish and raisiny flavor with raspberry, oak, vanilla. Thick full body. Very thick condensed taste, a great sipper! The aroma is so rich that I’m fully satisfied by the aroma only. egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Murky red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sherry, cognac, red wine, cognac, caramel, dark fruits, vanilla, and alcohol. Taste of vanilla, caramel malts, nuts, wine, cognac, dark fruits, and somewhat sharp alcohol. chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
bottle... medium shiny brown, thin tan head, no lace... the aroma is all smooth cognac, smells great, accented with brown sugar... the taste is equally outstanding, has me be debating my long standing belief that the bourbon is one of the best barley wines out there, brown sugar, molasses, malt, raisins and cognac, love drinking this... must try cgarvieuk (25741) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 bottle thanks to jan... at fins ... nice deep red ... rich sweet vanilla ... little coconut ...dark berry nose ... rich vive fruiits ... cherrry and plums ... little toffee ... wee bit too much alcohol in linger... but lovely Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2014
Bottle shared in London - huge thanks to Paul. Pours hazy brown with a bubbly, tan head. Great nose for an old B-wine, lots of toffee, aged fruits, light feet, old ship wood. Big sweet flavor with gooey coffee, some alcohol-soaked dried fruits, major raisins, dates and figs, some fruit cake. Full bodied with fine carbonation and chewy mouthfeel. Warm finish with lots of liquefied dark fruits,buckets of old dates and figs, toffee. Delicious. Rich. Decadent. Excellent.