BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
50cl, at 12.5%Vol, as Malaga [Zombier] Reserva ’Barrel Aged’, new exclusive brew Anno 2013, from Etre Gourmet Beauvechain, very complex brew, sweet/alcoholic and slightly fruity/vinous, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet expensive!
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ ZZT8:BBT1. Amber to copper colour with a small white head. Smells iron, very sweet, malts, herbs. Tastes awefully sweet, raisins. Horrible. Full body, low carbo.
jfb (5565) - Freising, GERMANY - MAY 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draught) pours a hazy deep copper colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of cactus juice, plums, light brown sugar and vanilla, with a hint of roasted malts, banana and bubble gum. flavour is mostly caramel, raisins, roasted malts and burnt toffee, with a hint of alcohol. heavy-bodied with soft carbonation.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Haand Festival 2013. Deep amber-brown body, small off-white head. Aroma is slightly sour oak, caramel tones, vinous raisin notes and hints of gooseberries. Taste is tart vinous notes up front, then sweet caramel, burnt sugar and hints of wood, toffee and red berries. Warming alcohol. Full body, medium carbonation. Nice barley wine.
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap@Haand Fest 2013. Deep orangey amber body. Low sand-colored head. Sourish vinous aroma with notes of dark dried fruits, currants and tart cherries. Medium to full body. Oily on the palate. Taste is nicely balanced dry/sweet, vinous and fruity. Alcohol warmth in lasting complex finish. Highly drinkable.
Inbreak (4719) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
03.08.2016, 0,5l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild and slightly sweet fruity, dark sugar, raisins, minerals, grass, oak, almonds, burnt caramel, bark, alcohol. Taste is slightly dry fruity, weeds, minerals, raisins, grass, dried fruits, oak, burnt sugar, bark, candy sugar, caramel. Medium bitterness, slightly dry mineraly mouthfeel. Nice.
Alengrin (4602) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Barley wine matured on Malaga Moscatel barrels, with creamy, yellowish white, surprisingly stable head and hazy bronze colour. Utmost complex aroma with so many things going on: chocolate, grapes, kahlua, sage, oak, caramel, bitter honey, candi syrup, banana liqueur, cake, with everything in perfect balance. Fruity and citrussy onset, dryish with slick, vinous mouthfeel, caramel and honey, deeply malty, aromatic spicy hops in the finish with a woody accent and very agreeable, cognac-like warming alcohol. Complexity is one thing, managing to get all those flavours blend with each other is another. Alvinne succeeded in doing just that, so that I have no other choice but to rank this among the best barley wines I ever tasted. And I love barley wines, so...
Martinus (4537) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish brown colour, white head. Aroma of nuts, raisins, apple and white wine. Sweet flavour, raisins and malts. Sweet finish, apple, raisins and sweet white wine. Decent brew.
(From 50cL bottle @ ZZT-ish VIII / BBT I. Thanks for sharing, joes!)
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0.5l bottle shared with The Tasting Crew. Looks good this with a cloudy deeper copper colored body and a nice medium sized slowly fading beige top. Smells nice also with a sweet malty and caramelly base. There’s also a surprising hop presence in this old man. Mild red fruits and hints of wood. Like it. Doesn’t taste bad either. It’s nice and almost creamy in the mouth. Sweeter in the taste. Not cloying in any way but really malt driven and caramelly. Almost a little sticky. Red berries, a little yeast. You definitely sense the alcohol here but it’s not at all boozy. Lots of flavor, really good. 04.08.2016
Habanero (4107) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours clear mahagony with a small off-white head. Aroma of ripe dried fruit, caramel, grapes spicy notes and wood amoung with a hint of vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with alcohol too. Medium to full bodied, oily to syrupy texture and soft to average carbonation. An excellent Barley.