lefossoyeur (605) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper/red with a small whitish head. Complex malty aromas that includes caramel, hazelnut and a strong dark cherries presence. Full bodied, very classy malts, hints of bitterness in the back of the tongue all wrapped up in this multi layered malt bed. Very nice and classic alt.
Shag (2881) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2017
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (936) - Mainz, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2017
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
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
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A sort of english barley wine with lots of caramel and a blast of herbal hops. Medicine
axl (662) - Lund, SWEDEN - JAN 7, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 (212) - - DEC 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Systembolaget beställning, flaska. Stadigt skum och nattsvart. Fyllig bränd med mycket alkoholinslag. Fin till ost och valnöt.
daniele (8462) - ITALY - DEC 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 (995) - SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, off white head
Aroma of caramel,
Taste sweet, bitter. Caramel.
Would like more round and sweet.
martin00sr (3076) - Haderslev, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, dark copper, small offwhite froth. Strong, caramely aroma. Light vinous notes, could be the alcohol... Flavour starts with good alc burn, then comes malty caramel, light vanilla perhaps. Balance comes after a few sips. Solid, boozy. Long caramely finish. Very nice.
MisoW (3408) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from SinH4, part of Euroswap 04/2016, many thanks. Pours dark brown color, lightly beige head. Aroma of raisins, honey, milk chocolate, touch of alcohol, caramel, very complex aroma. Taste is sweet, medium bitter, raisins, chocolate, caramel, malt, grapes, raspberries, alcohol is present. GREAT ONE...
Sven1973 (337) - GERMANY - DEC 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flasche gekauft bei Metro. Dunkel rot-braun. Kein Schaum. Geschmack sehr malzig, schwere Frucht, Pflaume, etwas Karamell, Haselnuss, sehr cremig. Hätte ich einen Kamin würde ich es davor sitzend trinken,