VDuquerroux (1686) - Airvault, Haut-Poitou, FRANCE - FEB 1, 2017
Bottle, 11.2 fl.oz. Christmas gift from SecretSanta 2016 ! Many thanks Zlotta ! A sparkling dark brown beer with a medium beige head ; short retention. Caramel, red berries, vinegar notes, roast, licorice. Medium round sweet, light warming baseline, light dry bitter, light acid. Good body, light to medium oily texture, soft carbonation, sweet fruity acid finish. Overall, great ! Vinx (133) - ITALY - JAN 30, 2017
Floral earthy and grassy hop aroma, caramel, bread, a little toasty, a bit fruity, amber clean color with a medium foam, sweet and bitter at the same time with a peculiar slighly sour feel, medium/full bodied. One of the strangest beers I’ve ever tasted: you expect something like a doppelbock because you know it’s german but you get surprised beacuse it’s heavily hopped and not as clean as the other because of the ale yeast esters. If I had to taste it as blind I’d say it’s an english strong ale. dnicolaescu (2569) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - JAN 26, 2017
BOTTLE 33 CL. Clear really dark ruby, beige head. Rich caramel and dark fruit aroma. Similar sticky malty taste, old dried prunes and raisins and a lot of spicy peppery bitterness in the finish. Might not be too sophisticated, but surely tasty. Shag (3001) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2017
A dark brown color with a beige head. The aroma contains some milk chocolate, raisins, caramel, and vanilla. The flavor is not as sweet as I was expecting and maybe a little on the dry side. Chocolate, malted milk balls, and caramel.dominate. The alcohol lets its presence be felt however. This is a bit barleywine-ish. Maybe a mix between a dopplebock and a barleywine. Overall this is unique and tasty it deserves the high praise. Maracuja05 (1280) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
12-01-17 // bottle shared at home. Pours a brownish beer, almost no head. Heavy sweetness. The term german barleywine is quite interesting because you can definitely associate this. Its very sweet malty, sweet caramel, also alcoholic. Interesting but I dont like the heavy sweetness.
therose (11) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 14, 2017
A sort of english barley wine with lots of caramel and a blast of herbal hops. Medicine axl (877) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2017
330ml bottle. I feel like I have to add a note about the bottle before anything else. For some reason the long necked swing top bottle gives me a very good feeling about this beer. The design just screams craft and quality to me, and here I was thinking I didn’t really care much for the visual presentation. The beer itself pours shiny dark brown with a redish hue and moderately lively two finger lighter brown head which slowly sinks down to form a more solid one finger head leaving plenty of lazing behind. The aroma is dominated by caramel with some light roasted notes, brown sugar, sweet brown bread and a slight nuttiness as well as refreshing citrus hops with almost a hot and spicy touch and a light promise of warming alcohol in the background. The taste is malty and somewhat sweet with caramel and nuttiness up front, followed by dried fruits and light hops adding some orange flavours as well as a light bitterness and finally ending in a beautiful mixture of everything. Smooth yet filling mouthfeel, light carbonation and aftertaste combining caramel sweetness and hop freshness in a fantastic way. This might be one of the best beers I’ve had to date. It is not at all the most bold or complex in aroma or taste, but it comes together in an absolutely fantastic way. This is pure quality. Roger60 (222) - - DEC 21, 2016
Systembolaget beställning, flaska. Stadigt skum och nattsvart. Fyllig bränd med mycket alkoholinslag. Fin till ost och valnöt. daniele (9063) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2016
bottle bbe 2/17 piuttosto scura cola buona schiuma buona persistenza leggero torrefatto nocciole tostate un filo liquiroso radice discreto corpo maltato caramellato discreta secchezza buon amaro discreto esteri Malin_aiisa (1145) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
Dark brown, off white head
Aroma of caramel,
Taste sweet, bitter. Caramel.
Would like more round and sweet.