dorain (483) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 15, 2017 fiulijn (20992) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - NOV 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of Jesper, bb 06/06/2022
Hazy red-amber color, with medium sized creamy head. Different aroma, moderately pungent, strange hop mix (light), not strong. The caramel and malt flavor is decent, but not rich and sweet as typical Barley Wines; it has a toffee note too, and strong bitterness, with good resins and some fruity side, and moderate alcohol perception. Medium long final.
The malt profile is between a Barley Wine and an English Strong Ale, well hopped obviously; and professionally brewed, clean; but not exciting.
Aus der Flasche im 2016-11 getrunken. Ein echt fettes Teil! Für ein Barley Wine noch etwas zu "frisch", aber schon jetzt richtig lecker. Die Süße und Hopfenbitterkeit wirken recht harmonisch, wobei die Bitterkeit für micht recht dicht an meiner Grenze ist. Niko100 (2969) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Murky brown/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt, some funk, caramel, dark fruit, hops, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, molasses, dark fruit, spicy hops, and some citrus; Warm finish; Nicely balanced; Solid. S_Side_Smitty (776) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2017
Vintage: couple a’ years ago. Pours coppery-brown and cloudy with a small light tan head. Aroma is leather, vanilla-oak and mellowed malts. Taste is smooth, creamy vanilla, carob and light molasses. This could pair with ice cream. Nice. L_Lovecraft (657) - - MAY 9, 2017
Some sweetness, dried fruits, apricot, caramel, dark amber with a good ocher head, full body, carbonation is quite soft, taste is similar...maybe not very intense but good. skortila (5967) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 2, 2017
Bottled. The aroma has red fruits, raisin, red wine, caramel. Dark red coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is light bitter and has fruity sweetness. Nice, full and complex.
SVD (2053) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle at home, reddish brown beer, small head. Aroma is malt, caramel, sweet, dried fruit. Taste is the same, sweet syrupy aftertaste, very very nice. Zita (6326) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
light fruit aroma,amber, hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, nice harmonich finish. Hansen (8601) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2017
Amber coloured and hazy.Has a white head, medium duration. Heavy aroma, notes of herbal hops and lots of sweet sugars. DroolYeast (1597) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle @ home. Aroma of dark sweet caramel, heavy malt, some dark fruits, some sweet boozy. Clear brown with off-white head, not lasting. Taste is heavy sweet, light boozy, some bitterness. Full body, oily thick feel and sweet malty finish. Kita (2194) - Koper, SLOVENIA - JAN 29, 2017
Bottle, 0,375l, shared with my colleagues. Pours hazy orange brown color with rocky tan-like head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of toasted malt, candy sugar, dried fruit and yeast. Taste starts with medium sweet toasted malt and caramel, following fruity with candy sugar note and mild spiciness, mouthfeel is warming with well hidden alcohol, while finish is mild bitter. Full body, syrupy texture and average carbonation in palate. Mine was better than yours...