bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle from Mondial de la bière shop, Mulhouse. Pours indeed a ruby mahogani with beige head. Nose of raisins and plums, interestingly complemented in the taste by salt toffee, soy, back palate hop bitterness, molasses. Characterful UK barley wine, catching the continental EU/US educated palate somewhat off guard.
jamesie1857 (1769) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Beer Hawk - A deep red body, thin tan head. Nose of molasses and caramel, with a hint of dark cake fruits. The taste is warming, very rich and well rounded, lots of booze in the finish. A good one, not for a session though.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 bottle from the Utobeer stall in Borough Market. Pours dark brown with orange glints and a slight creamy tan head. Aroma is of dark fruits. Full bodied or nearly. Lots of smooth dark malt with a good dose of plummy dark fruit. Quite elegant.
Gorm (1900) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 31, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Svart farve med lyst skum. Lukt av malt, frukt og karamell. Smak av malt, karamell og kaffe. Cardinal.
The_Osprey (4235) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 Bottle. Pours very dark with minimal head. Smell is old ale, molasses, some indistinct fruits, maybe cherry, and yeast. But the biggest smell I’m getting is bubblegum. Medium bodied, a little frothy. Taste is bubblegum, a bit sharp, metallic. Taste is not as complex as the smell. This is an interesting beer, but it’s not my cup of tea.
ogivlado (6659) - Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -from Ljubljanski Festival Piva, Slovenia. Reddish/brown coloured, small off-white head, malty and light sugary nose. Moderate malty, light fruity caramel and mild alcoholic with hint of metal and dried fruits. Quite sweet finish.
mjakopa (252) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUL 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a darker colour with medium head. Aroma is sweeter with a caramel feel to it. Body is somewhat sweet with a dryer aftertaste. A good bitter with a stronger taste than usual.
rok1024 (1270) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red color, mild fruity aroma, small head, sweet raisin and higher alcohol taste, low carbonation.
Travlr (17716) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep honey amber color. Aroma of figs, dates, raisins. Taste is sweet toffee, biscuit, fruit. A solid barleywine.
fitwitchik (431) - Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured from a bottle into a tulip.
Very dark with tan head that quickly dissipates.
Taste of coppery fruit. Little alcohol flavor & sweetness less than anticipated.
Overall disappointed with this brew. Being a reserve I would have wanted more fruity caramel molasses sweetness & alcohol.
Actually this became a drain pour.