spporras (259) - - SEP 4, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Bottle NO. P 28934) Raisin, port vinous and sweet aroma. Dark brown red colour, no head (some large bubbles). Sedimentation in the bottle. Sweet, raisin, port vinous and dried fruits flavour of long duration. Flat carbonated, full-bodied, syrupy, alcoholic, warming and sticky palate. Excellent barley wine! 17/08/07
vyvvy (5976) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours deep reddish bronze with a small tan head. The aroma has dough, brown sugar, molasses, caramel, toffee, dates, alcohol and a good deal of oxidation. It has a full slick body with not much carbonation, but it is 8 years old and all. The taste has the aroma with lots of dates, figs, more alcohol and some woodiness. Pretty tasty.
Pilsnertest (141) - SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle no 07408. 2007 vintage. Pours dark brown. Aroma of dried fruits. Taste of dried fruits, liquorice and brown sugar. Smooth.
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fiery_1 (355) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
250ml bottle, 2008 vintage @ Alex’s. Pours dark brown with hints of red colour.
Nose is molasses. Taste is moderately sweet, molasses, tobacco, oxidized alcohol. Thank you Alex for sharing this.
beerplace (1005) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 14, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasting at Alex’s.
250ml bottle. Vintage 2008. Aroma is fruity, some sweet grapes, chocolate amd nuts notes. Taste is sweet, dark fruits (plums), some nuts, chocolate, bready and slight booziness with some flower notes.
Tognetta (785) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - SEP 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2016 (2007 - degustação às cegas em pouca quantidade) Coloração vinho de média turbidez, sem formação de espuma, já esperado pelos seus 9 anos ... Malte começa forte e da lugar ao dulçor intenso, vinho velho, amadeirado, vinho do porto. Longa persistência, maior sensação do amadeirado com o tempo de copo. Um ótimo exemplo do estilo.
ciocanelu (1605) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Slightly hazy dark amber color with just a bit of tan foam. Aroma is really complex with caramel, dried figs and raisins, slight menthol, a bit of rum and a touch of walnut. Taste starts with dried raising, figs, date, continues with earthy flavors, slightly nutty and some brown sugar. Sticky, syrupy mouthfeel. Extremely complex beer, a true masterpiece.
lello4ever (745) - ITALY - AUG 20, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2016 Bottiglia del 2007, quasi 10 anni di invecchiamento. Colore ambra rossastro, senza schiuma. Al naso intenso aroma alcolico, vinoso. Al palato liquoroso, pieno, alcol molto netto, note di vino, si avvicina tantissimo ad un liquore pur mancando della loro secchezza e potenza. Carbonazione minima, una birra da sorseggiare con un po’ di cioccolato a fine pasto.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - AUG 18, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this multiple times, seems like somehow my rating was deleted. Tasted all years.2004 and 2006 with 3-4 years on them where my favorites but not in par with Eldridge Pope versions. Nonetheless a nice sipper and a good beer to age.
DroolYeast (1179) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 17, 2016 2004 bottle, bottleshare @ Mikkeller Aarhus. Bottlenumber 08069. Aroma of caramel, rye bread, raisin, dark dried fruits, prunes, some alcohol. Clear dark brown colour with no head, almost no carb. Taste is medium to heavy sweetness, berries, and light bitter. Full body, oily smooth feel, sweet finish.
ThreeCats (849) - ISRAEL - JUN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle number 58803, from 2007
Clear Mahogany with no head. Aroma vinous, raisin, sherry, dark fruit, molasses, plums, rich caramel, notes of chocolate and bubblegum.
Taste heavy, syrupy, and very sweet. No noticeable carbonation or bitterness. Soy notes, wood tannin, burnt sugar, alcoholic palate.
This thing is heavy. It is rich, and full, and should be drank very slowly, preferably in the dead of winter, with a couple of friends.