HenrikSoegaard (14166) - Randers, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Creamy off-white excellent fully lasting head. Darkl amber colour. MOderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter nice flavor. Long moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice. Creedence (309) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 11, 2013
Keg at ICBF 13. Pours a deep red amber, with a thick lasting beige head. I got a lot of chocolate, molasses and heavy toffee on the aroma. Big boozy sweetness in the flavour, which, despite it being pure maltiness, remains quite complex. Very smooth with a nice sweet aftertaste. Great and big beer. smelvis (2) - IRELAND - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
Lovely deep amber/ ruby colour with a frothy head. Plenty of caramel and toffee with a woody undertone on the nose. Very full bodied but great balance between the sweet dark malt and bitter hops and nicely backed up by a significant alcoholic punch. Very good erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 16, 2015
Heavy beer. Aroma is English and a bit dimmed. Dark dusty malts. But I love the heavy taste, warming alcohol, tea, roasted, dank. Nice stuff. (33cl bottle from Saveur Bière) Gangstergafje (1142) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2017
The beer has quite a nice look. The color of the beer is a beautiful ruby red. The beer is quite clear. On top of the beer, a nice layer of soft, white foam is formed. The majority of the foam collapses, leaving a only a nice soft and creamy drape of foam.
The smell of the beer is mild at first, but aromas intensify after a while. A nice aroma of alcohol and liquorice is unveiled. It is a blend between almondy alcohol and bitter sweets and a slightly sour liquorice aroma. There might even be a tiny hint of wild yeasts. It reminds me a lot of Brouwerij ’t IJ Struis, a barley wine from a Amsterdam brewery. Both have that extra malty barley wine character.
The taste is absolutely that of a barley whine. The almondy alcohol flavour is strong. This is combined with a bittersweet liquorice flavour. I love it. It is a huge contrast with a lot of Irish beers I’ve had before. This reminds me more of Continental Europe beers, it doesn’t have that distinct Irish touch. But that touch wouldn’t fit this beer i think. It is nice this way. It shows the Irish can’t just brew porters, stouts and ales, but they can do more. Nice.
Beermack (725) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2013
Cask conditioned at Porterhouse Temple Bar. Deep copper pour with thin white-ish head. Aroma gives loads of dark fruit, really heavy pine resin, grapefruit, and thick sweet caramel. Taste gives an initial rush of really sticky pine resin, plenty of thick sweet caramel, raisins, some nuttiness, red berry, citrus, more pine resin, some slightly metallic notes. This is big - especially for an Irish brew. Full oily mouthfeel. Loads of pine and caramel coat the mouth long into the aftertaste. Not much of a booze note surprisingly. Pretty thick and soupy on cask, apparently will be kegged in the coming weeks - think that extra CO2 could give it the lift it needs. Really impressed Porterhouse have had the cojones to do a truly American-inspired barley wine, well done fellas. Deu (948) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 9, 2014
330 ml bottle. Very dark amber pour, big creamy lasting off-white head. Big resiny hoppy nose, notes of fruits, caramel and cake. Flavour is intense, sweet caramel, bitter grapefruit, big whack of alcohol. Fizzy, medium bodied, warming alcohol finish. Nice RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Blackish brown beer with a fair head. The aroma is roasted with some vinousness. The flavour is extremely bitter and roasted with a large malty port like quality. Overall a good heavily malty and roasted beer with plenty of bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone didierlewallon (288) - ponferrada, SPAIN - MAR 24, 2015
Es una cerveza de color ámbar con una pequeña cabeza de color blanco.
Aromas característicos de malta oscura, frutas maduras, notas de lúpulo y alcohol. Sabor pronunciado a lúpulo y malta tostada con final largo, amargo y alcohólico. Cerveza muy agradable e interesante. garthicus (2929) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 28, 2013
On cask at Bull & Castle. Appearance: dark ruby red, medium thickness dirty white head. Aroma: malty with a great deal of musky perfume, some dark fruits with a hint of sweetness. Flavour: Yikes, big boozy first flavour with a ton of malt and a ton of dark fruit (raisins, prunes, figs). Quite a biscuit like taste too with a very long malty sweet finish. Nice but an odd beer to release in June & not in the winter.