Westmeister (2006) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle 2011 vintage. Pours a dark amber with large creamy beige head that lasts. Smell is creamy dark fruits, caramel, vanilla sweetness, sugary figs. Taste is big fig/raisin/dark fruits with rich caramel and sweetness but not cloying. Also, some cocoa and tobacco notes. The booze is well hidden. In fact this is remarkable smooth. Fantastic.
MarcoDL (2645) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at tasting. Copper color, small white head. Aroma of malt and sweet fruit. Taste is very sweet, with toffee, sweet fruit, booze, sticky raisin and again booze. This one is too simple and one dimensional, it’s mostly booze, malt and sweet raisin. Where are the hops?
EatMore73 (26) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruby/copper with a big creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, pine. Taste follow. Full bodied. Very good balance. Bitter finish.
Finn (4681) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smaksprøve fra Rune. Mørk gyldenbrun. Middels høyt skum med litt farge. Aroma av mørke plommer. Myk munnfølelse. Smaken søt frukt. Litt bitterhet setter inn etter hvert. Svakt tørr alkoholisk avslutning.
vjohans (368) - SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
@green cbc 2015
very sweet, light bitter, medium body, expecting more from the abv and alesmith
chinchill (2755) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BrewDog’s Aberdeen pub.
Ruby-copper body with a creamy tan head. Particularly good head for a barleywine.
Boozy feel but alcohol is partly hidden in the taste.
Medium-full body with near medium carbonation.
Zymurgeist2 (1231) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at Harry’s Hofbrau. Aromas of cherry! Sweet malt and alcohol. Clear amber with white head. Taste is layered complexity of dark fruit, wheat and alcohol.
brnandersen (2377) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught sample at CBC 2015. Deep copper colour with a thin, off-white head. Rich toffee and caramel malts. Taste is sweet. Full body an oily texture. Finishes slightly dry with rich caramel malts and fruity hints. Lovely BW.
sic1314 (4779) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At CBC. Poured deep orange amber with a tan ring. Aroma of sweet berries and caramel malt. Full body, flavour is moderately sweet berries and toffee, medium bitterness, dry finish.
nihtila (1457) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours slightly hazy dark ruby. Nose is toffee, caramel, resinous hops, dark fruits, fruitcake. Taste is caramel, fruitcake, toffee, dark fruits, lightly boozy. Its like a hybrid between barley wine and scotch ale - in a best way.
Humlehode (269) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with small off white head. Smell like soda. Toffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Nice balance. Good assertive bitterness.
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