Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belgian-style barley wine since 1986 with a deep amber colour, hazy with often quite large protein flakes, off-white, thinnish head. Very yeasty character, spicy too (apparently dandelions are used in it, adding bitterness), caramelly malt base, fruity, citrus, warming alcohol in the finish. Lots of personality in this one, I like it a lot.
radiomgb (2239) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Amber/brown in colour with a thin white head, good lacing. The aroma is of caramel, light orange citrus, some yeast. The flavour is moderately sweet, lots of caramel, some pepper, fruit. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long and quite sweet.
ForlornHope (40) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle chilled slightly before a pour into a tulip. Yeasty, bready aroma. Head disappears very quickly to leave a thin top. Lots of yeast into glass, so the appearance is an amber full of chunks! Taste is sweet and malty, thin palate. Not very good at all.
Finn (4157) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaske 330ml fra Vinmonopolet, Bestillingsutvalget. Her var det litt gushing på gang! Mørk aprikosfarget. Nesten ikke skum. Uklar. Aroma av mørke plommer. Smaken er søt frukt. God balanse. Holder seg søt. (En plass må jo alkoholen være). Partikler i siste kvelling. Mye sedimenter igjen på flaska.
cfrancis (2331) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy dirty brown with a small off white top. Aroma is caramel and earthy malts. Taste is caramel malts with belgian yeast and sweet gingerbread.
3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the brewery in Montignies-sur-Roc
Dull brown-amber body with a patchy off-white head.
Banana and browned apple estery-heavy aroma with trace of brown sugar.
Candy sugar, herbal hops and peppery yeast phenols develop.
Calcium minerality with faint lactic yeast off-notes.
Strongly sweet, medium-full body, relatively low bitterness and acidity.
So incredibly sweet and sugary that I have to stop after two sips.
angelkostvo (584) - CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark ruby colour, huge beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, raisins, dark fruits. Taste is light to medium sweet, slightly sour. Very well balanced. Medium body, oily to creamy texture, average carbonation.
ABT_S54 (145) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle served in a De Dolle glass. Pours a cloudy amber colour with a slightly off white head which last quite well. Aroma is dusty spices with the taste being more of the same. Alcohol is reasonably present with a warming glow. Quite a flavourful and characterful Belgian. More of a winter warmer than the style would suggest.
tmrmwel (902) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, lot L122909682. Pours hazy dark golden with sediments, and a fiery mocha finger thick quickly dissipating head. Aroma is roasted malts with camphor and edgy herbal notes, as well as nuts, dark fruits and whiffs of earthy yeast. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavour is sweet with fruity yeast, plums, kandi and roasted malts with bread.
OntBeerDrinker (432) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
7.5% on my bottle: dark amber red with a little carbination and a little laceing. Smell is like yeast, grape, promagaranet, yesty wine and sweet malt smell Taste a little wet a little dry some warmth a grap pomegranet like taste with some typical Belgium ale taste and wine. Ive had better btw. Not horrible or 100% gross. Good moments bad monets. Finish it ends fruity sweet and heavy.