DSG (13906) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Re-rate 1/5/14: Bottle sample at a tasting at Orenís place. Thanks troubles. Clear deep red. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies and a bit of hazelnuts. Sweet flavor, alcoholic and malty, with caramel, a bit of cookie notes and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. OK, but a bit too simple and alcoholic. 7/4/6/3/12=3.2
(11/3/08) Bottle sample at a tasting in Pizza Port in Carlsbad (thanks whoever). Cloudy reddish-brown color with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of earth and wood and chocolate hints. Very sweet and malty flavor with caramel, some chocolate hints, some fruitiness and alcohol notes. Full-bodied. 7/4/7/4/14=3.6
djd07 (13659) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a cloudy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong oak, vanilla, and candy sugar. Medium mouthfeel with sweet vanilla, light roast, oak, wood, and light boozy finish, very good.
Lubiere (13525) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy brown ale with floaties. Honey and sweet malt aroma with light hoppyness. Sweet earthy malt with sharp hops, molasses, and alcohol warmth. Rich and thick and oily. May 2005, Capfluís BW tasting.
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Original Rating 12/3/2007. Bottle. Not my favorite barley-wine. Flavors donít seem to meld quite right until the beer was quite warm. Pours brown and cloudy with sediment. Taste of molasses and hops. Thick mouthfeel, as expected. 5/3/7/4/14/3.3
Rerate 6/25/2008. Batch 8269, bottled 1/11/08, from Market Street Wine Shop Downtown Location. Cloudy reddish brown pour with a tiny but persistent head. Aroma is very sweet and reminiscent of baked goods. Taste is dark fruits, brown sugar and a strong hoppiness. Thick mouthfeel. 7/4/7/4/15/3.7
bierkoning (13054) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown color. Vinous aroma with raisin and grape juice. Vinous, woody flavor with bready notes, a firm earthy and flowery hopbitterness. Medium bodied, a bit rough and alcoholic, but not without complexity.
bu11zeye (13015) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours an amber-brwon color with a thin head. Hoppy, floral, sweet flavor with a warm alcohol finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12836) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blind rating. Pours copper with virtually no head. Aroma is floral, perfumey hops, caramel malt (cookie) and maple notes. Heavily hopped, bitter and acidic drying flavor, maple and caremel malt , burning alcohol (isopropyl) finish. Medium bodied and smooth palate.
Dogbrick (12578) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brew pours a dark brownish-orange color with a very thin light beige head. The aroma is strong malt with a little raisin and caramel. The body is very robust, with flavors of malt, peppery alcohol, berries and brown sugar. There is a lot going on in the flavor but it all meshes well. The finish is a little tart for my taste but I imagine an older bottle would be more mellow. I will definitely try this again.
Bov (12530) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ruby-brown colour, fine head, strong hoppy nose, notes of cream and biscuit, cherry, very bitter, oily, very dry, very long hoppy finish with more creamy notes
thewolf (12371) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. [thank you, Drmatt]
Pours a deep redish brown with a fine, creamy beige head on top. Aroma is really stunning! lots of malts, caramel, sugars, lightly roasted, some slight chocolate and a good raisin-based fruitiness. Low carbonation - very oily mouthfeel. Flavour is brilliantly balanced. Very sweet with a surprising chocolate edge to it. Lots of fruits, caramel, toffee, chocolate and a warming viniousness. Really stunning - damn, Iíve had some good BW lately!