Inbreak (6721) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - DEC 27, 2017 AxeMaster221 (342) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber color, clear, with a wispy head. Nice sweet malt aroma ruined by the alcohol, but hey, 11% is hard to mask. Some hops, but mostly sweet malt flavors, and alcohol burn. Could definately use more ageing to mellow it out a but, preferrably in a nice oak cask. Too bad they dont bottle this in a 22 so I could sock some away for a couple years.
27.12.2017, 0,65l bottle (2013 vintage) @ home:j.hi (33) - - JUN 22, 2017
Soft gusher. Big bubbly-creamy longlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet sour-ish mineraly, weeds, grass, fruit stones, dried fruits, oak, minerals, dusty cellar, harsh citrus peel, bark, old dusty hops. Taste is slightly dry mineraly, weeds, minerals, grass, bark, fruit stones, harsh citrus peel, dusty cellar, dried fruits, alcohol, old dusty hops, hay. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Fair enough, too old I guess...
Like Barley Wines. This is a very good one. Lies heavy. Foggy appearance. Few small bubbles that are slow to rise because of thickness of brew. Light Carmel color nice Carmel-porter mix of taste. Last sooo long on the tongue and in the mouth. Only need to drink every ounce in a while. Smooth and high alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sammy (13013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2017
Sweet barleywine. Could use some hop flavour. On tap at the Griffon Gastropub, Transit. A sipper that needs much food accompaniment. Palme (4857) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 22, 2017
0.65l waxed bottle. Quite a cloudy looking one this. Really cloudy, deep orange or even amber in color. A good looking off-white head - really good for the genre. Like the aroma. Loaded with red berries. Red currant and lingonberries. Toffee sweetness, lots of malty caramel. Malt drops and red apple sweetness. Smells really nice and inviting. Tastes nice also, but it’s surprisingly thin analyst light bodied for a 10 percenter. Lots of red berries here, toffee and red apples. Shocking lightdrinkable. Almost a little refreshing. Little alco warmth in the aftertaste. 14.04.2017 Dogbrick (14326) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Sample from 2012 bottle during Blarney Wine Festival 2017 on 03/18/2017. The beer is a hazy dark copper-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that burns away steadily to a film. Stringy lacing. Aroma of malt, wood and citrus. Full-bodied with flavors of caramel malt, oak, ripe fruit and a bit of grapefruity hops. The finish is boozy with a citrus and malt aftertaste. Above average overall.
BrettTaylor (784) - Radford, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2017
2013 vintage, poured into snifter from bottle. Pours an orange-gold color, somewhat hazy, almost no head whatsoever. Some caramel and pine/citrus hop notes on nose, taste is a bit more bitter with less citrus, a touch syrupy on tongue. martjoobolut (5360) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle, 2013 vintage (from Boxbeers). Pours amber with whiteish head. Aroma is sweet, caramelly, mashy, fruity. Flavor is sweet and bitter, caramel, fruits, malt, mash, citrus. Finish is sweet and bitter with some alcohol. Overall: good, but bit neutered (it is Widmer Brother’s beer) and underfermented. dnstone (3707) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Copper with a slight haze and a white head. Malt forward aroma with earthy notes. Well balanced, mellowed earthy malty...lightly sweet.
Notes: 2013 vintage in 2017, on tap at Aces & Ales Tenaya, Feb ’17 DroolYeast (1785) - Odder, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2017
Bottle @ home. ’13 edition. Aroma of caramel malt, some vinous aroma. hazy red brown with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is kinda boozy, moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium+ body, oily sweet feel, light boozy caramel finish. alobar (3970) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2016
2012 bottle with Bravo hops. Pours a hazy golden orange with a white soapy head. Aroma of citrus, and earth with floral notes. Citrus flavor with toffee, pine, and a subtle hop bite. Very nice.