Imaena (2328) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Big serious beer with big serious flavour. Worth grabbing and cellaring for a later date. Tmoney99 (14846) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured clear ruby brown color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark fruit, citrus hop and small alcohol aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy complex bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is was a solid beer. alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
22 oz bottle shared with Tmoney99 and Ray. Pours a dark copper/reddish brown color with a medium sized yellow beige head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel malts, dark fruit, light citrus, floral hops. The flavor addssome spicy notes, alcohol, and some earthy bitterness to the finish. Not as integrated as it could be. nimbleprop (8708) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
22oz bottle pours a ruddy amber with some frothy, white head. Nose is a nice mix of malt, cracker, biscuit, some spicy rye and floral notes, grass, potpourri. Flavor has a backbone of crackery malt, with some mild fruit lurking about, pear, apple skin, booze, raisin, a little candy. Sticky finish. bluejacket74 (1993) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2013
22 ounce bottle, no date on it so I have no idea what vintage this is. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch light tan head. The head sticks around a little while, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like dark fruit, caramel, apples, dark bread and some booze. It tastes like caramel, toffee, dark bread, dark fruit, wood, and some brandy. It’s a nice, sweet malty brew. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it’s a bit slick and has moderate carbonation. I like this brew a lot, but then I’ve liked everything I’ve tried from Pretty Things so far. $10.99 a bottle.
S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Pours the color of caramel with a small off white head. The aroma is toffee verging on coffee, dark malts, and molasses. Taste is awesome! Heavy cane syrup and in your face coffee. Thick creamy mouthfeel and a very light bitter finish. I didn’t know that barley wines could taste like this. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
Bottle at home - Thanks Mette for sharing. Clear dark red/brown - white head. Ryebread, nice malty, nutty, barley, nice fruity, sweetness, ok alcoholic notes, chocolate, raisins, dried fruits, light hoppy bitterness, some candy sweetness, caramel, apple, phenolic, brown sugar. Nice balance. Nice drinkable. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Bomber. Poured murky, deeper brown with a well-retained, toasted marshmallow head.. not the best color, but it set up nicely. The aroma picked up aged bready malts, caramel, and darker fruits with accents of oxidation and spicy yeast.. more fruit on the back of the nose as it warmed up.. not nearly as much boozage as I expected. The flavor found an array of aged, toasted bready malts at the core with light, tart fruit skins laced throughout.. touches of dry, cardboardey oxidation too.. finished very dry with fruity/yeasty notes and peppery alcohol. Medium-plus bodied with low-moderate carbonation on the palate.. sharp and tart in places I really didn’t need it.. overall the alcohol was well-hidden.. this was aiight. CanIHave4Beers (4207) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
BottleMacegan75 (846) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Pours a deep red with a small head.
Aroma is floral with some light caramel, some nice licorice, and some brandy notes.
The flavor is boozy, with a nice light roastiness, some toasted caramel, some nice almost brandied raisin character.
Pretty darned nice.
2011 bottle from my cellar. Pours medium brown with red hew like stove top candy. nose is cherry licorice, brown malt, and brown sugar, taste is similar with a nice mouthfeel. finish is hard candy and honey.