Desverger (13692) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2018 Erasmus_ro (3235) - Alabama, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2014 Cask @ Gallows Bird RAF 2013. Pours a copperish auburn. Aroma is dried fruit and caramel, quite sweet. Taste follows along the same lines though drier. Palate is full.
[email protected]djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2017
, Copenhagen (05/01/2018) - dark brown coloured pour with beige head. Medium sweet malty toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruit shred, spices into the warming boozy close.
Poured at Shelton Festival, hazy brown with small beige head. The aroma is candi sugar, cararmel, spice, wood. Medium body, similar flavors to nose, nice sweetness, boozy finish, very good. floydslip (428) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2017
Medium amber beer with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Rich boozy nose of hazelnuts, butterscotch, and toffee. Flavor is unfortunately not quite as strong as the aroma, but follows it with caramel, treacle, sweet vanilla, and custard cream all coming through followed by a mild bitterness with an underlying alcohol bite. Pretty good. CraftyHare (131) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2017
2015 330ml bottle pours deep amber with a few bubbles slowly rising to the top. Aromas of caramel malt, dried fruit, whiskey and a slight metalic smell. Flavours of toffee, sugar candy, honey, white wine vinous, floral characters and alcohol. Not much carbonation to speak of. Finish is a little bitter with a hint of (slightly unpleasant) sourness. Michael27 (2439) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 28, 2017
Aus der Flasche getrunken (Kauf in Hamburg). Leicht trübes Dunkelamber mit weißer Schaumkrone. Malzige Nase. Süßlicher, dichter alkoholischer Körper.
lokis333 (617) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 13, 2017
Very deep gold colour almost amber with small off-white foam. Aromas sweet dried fruits, plums as well as some sweet aromatic malts and sweet jam. Palate, medium to full body with smooth lightly carbonated texture leaving light warming finish. Taste, slightly boozy and warming reminds of one sake and has malty notes with a light touch of fruits. Overall, okay not bad, strong but not rocket fuel, drinkable. nuplastikk (6511) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 12, 2017
11.2oz bottle. Filtered dulled orange-copper body. Thin, soapy off-white head. Drinks along the lines of Samiclaus...big and ruthless. Boozy. Not much hop character. Unique and fun to sample, but overall a pretty unimpressive offering. Not so far removed from horrible Eastern European Strong Ales. MarkoNm (3010) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - AUG 21, 2017
Pours slightly hazy golden, topped with almost no head to speak of. Sweet malty nose, woody with vanilla, quite some dry fruits and whisky. Sweet and slightly boozy, dry fruits presence, spiciness in the finish. Light bodied and quite boozy. lello4ever (1241) - ITALY - APR 5, 2017
Color Arancio senza schiuma. Al naso liquorosa, sembra un vinsanto. Leggera Carbonazione, corpo pieno ma alcol non esagerato. Ernest (7887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2017
Bottle (2015 vintage).
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing.
Body is light to medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (grain), trace hops (stale apricot), with light notes of alcohol, sherry, candy sugar.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic, lightly to moderately astringent.
Pretty disappointing...not much aroma, and what is there is pretty simplistic. Watery and thin (for the style), boozy, and rather astringent in the mouth. It’s quite hard to find good barleywines, and this is sadly no exception to that rule.