ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2008
Thanks to Solan for this bottle!! Near Perfect 10. Hazy burnt orange pour and a fluffy light tan head that slowly settles to a 1/2 in film. Phenolic nose. Lots of barleywine similarities that are overshadowed by notable hints of bubblegum, orange, and more phenolic properties leaparsons (10546) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2008
Bottle. Brown with a large off-white head. Aromas are yeast and berries with chocolate and bubblegum. Some liquorice herbal notes with sweet toffee. Flavours are chocolate and molasses. Bready yeast and berries with citrus and some liquorice. Good. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Dark pour with a good sized head. Some fruit and touches of spice on the aromas. Dark fruit and molasses. Flavor had more hops than the aromas. But mostly malt and sweet finish. Pretty good RichardGretton (4770) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber/brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is fruity and mildly spiced, and the flavour is fruity, slightly sour and weakly spiced. Overall an average beer. wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2008
Bottle, De Wildeman, Amsterdam. Murky, ruddy brown colour, with a big off white head. Yeasty, sweetish burnt brown sugar aroma with dark fruit and spice. Flavour had similar elements with a malty, slightly boozy spine. Solid enough, but was hoping for a bit more.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 29, 2008
Nice appearance with a dark amber hazy body and a creamy head. Caramel-toffee aroma with spicey fruity perfume. Smooth mouthfeel, malty and sweet caramel taste with nuts, cinnamon, fruity notes. Nice beer, i’ve enjoyed it. Lubiere (13900) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 26, 2008
Hazy brown ale with a thick off white head, lacing. A sweet caramel aroma with light brett notes. In mouth, a wild beer with dry crisp malt, light licorice, brett, earthy. Rich and comlex. A very surprising beer. Bottle at Gollem, Nov. 2006, 3.50 Euro.
heemer77 (5357) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 18, 2008
Deep garnet body with a strang epeach colored head. The aroma was rich freshly poished shoe leather and peaches. There was also some earthy musk. The taste was rich with caramel and some old canned pears. There was also a nice spicy cinnamon note in the finish. A clean and delicate beer for the big abv. Well done. spkevin (434) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2008
bottle @ café ’t Moortgat, Arnhem. pours a hazy brown colour with a light brown head. powerfull beer. taste is stong and has a nice mouthfeel. sweet with a nice aftertaste. enjoyed this one. FatPhil (16102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2008
330ml bottle (Cracked Kettle, Amsterdam)
Lively as I pour it, a huge tight creamy, self-supporting and persistent off-white head. I’ll need a spoon to get through to the beer! Mahogany in colour, slightly hazy. Dry, slightly yeasty, bitter aromas are all I get from the head. I’ll wait another 5 minutes and see if something else vaporous collects in the glass... One Python episode later - it’s fruity and spicy. Soft palate. Quite tart, and very fruity taste - peaches and melons, with cinnamon and perhaps some nutmeg. Sweet sour tinge is interesting. Quite light, doesn’t feel 9%. Simple tangy, heading towards vegetal, but sweet, heading towards plasticky, malty finish, that segues to more traditional medium-roasted malts, which hadn’t previously shown themselves. Soft.