jamesie1857 (1871) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from Saveur Biére - Dull flat orangey brown body, not much in the way of a head. Nose is barleysugar sweets, a bit of freshly made caramel, brown sugar and a background of dustiness. Taste is sweet, a little sticky, dry at the end, bit of a boozy burn but not too harsh. Very nice, but a bit ugly.
nihtila (2618) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Saveur Biere. Dark brown. Nose is syrupy sweet, dark fruits, plums. Tastes candy sugar, fruits, toffee, raisins. Imo its more like Belgian strong ale. Great beer anyway.
Maarten1993 (824) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Rik while watching Castle 13-4-2016. Nice and sweet beer, vanilla-like. Taste is fine, a bit like a candy as well, but also fades quickly.
R1kk (3) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Barley wine, Oranje/rode kleur. Zachte, bescheiden, timide smaak. Smaakt naar karamel en hop.
BobyFischer (293) - FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Le meilleur barley wine jamais goûté.
A barley wine brewed in the English style. Struis is a full-bodied beer with a deep, dark colour and a soft, long-lasting head. The aroma is dark and sweet, with clear tones of chocolate and dried fruit. The aftertaste is dry and long-lasting, and leaves you yearning for more. A delicious accompaniment to food and ideal with skeapsrond cheese. Struis is only available as a bottled beer.
McSherman (474) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Das Struis (Strauss) ist ein Barley Wine der Amsterdamer Brauerei t’Ij (das Ei). Rötlich bräunlich, klar mit beigem Schaum füllt das Bier das Glas. Das Bier ist stark malzig mit Aromen getrockneter Früchte und etwas Schokolade. Der Antrunk ist stark alkoholisch und wärmend. Dabei sehr aromatisch: Schokolade, Karamell, Kandis, Toast. Der Abgang ist röstig bitter. Empfehlenswertes Bier zum Dessert oder für kalte Tage.
cluricaume (6) - FRANCE - MAR 30, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Une ale maltée de couleur marron profond. On sent ses 9% abv tout de suite en bouche, mais ce n?est pas negative.
Mister_Li (688) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes rotbraun mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Waldbeeren, Kekse, etwas Karamell, süßlich.
Gangstergafje (537) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a nice appearance. The color of the beer is beautiful, and depends on the amount of light. It varies from brown, trough ruby red towards dark amber. The beer is very cloudy. The beer pours a little amount of rough slightly off white foam. However, I had to pour the beer trough a dig because the bottle was damaged and there was a chance of glass in the beer. This might have interfered with the formation of foam. The smell of the beer is quite nice. It has a strong syrup like sweetness, balanced out by a nice bitter roast aroma. The smell also has some alcohol in it, but it doesn’t have the overhand. It creates a very nice sweet and slightly bitter warming aroma, that is a great match with the sweet syrup and the bitter roast. The taste of the beer is very great. It is a whole new range of beers. I don’t know if I ever had a barley wine before, but I sure like it. The beer has a very nice sweet flavor, of caramel, syrup and candy sugar. This is balanced out by a nice salty aspect of the caramel and a nice smokey bitternes of roasted barley. There is also a nice raisiny and slightly sour yeast flavor, which is perfect with all the other flavors and aromas. I am a fan. The only downside is the lack of carboxylation. It is a little to flat to me. Becomes of this the beer has a rather ’thick’ but creamy palate. Besides this, the beer is near perfect.
adamnowek (1525) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is candied sugar, plums, and toffee. Aroma has some malts, brown sugar. Deep and dark brown colour.