jackl (3476) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Borefts 2012. The pour’s light hazy golden orange wwith a small head. The nose is of apple cider, some sweet bourbon and a splash of wood barrel. Forest fruit sweetness. The taste is soft apricot, more berry, borbon and caramel. Vanilla flavors. Boozy but not oppressively so. A restrained barrel treatment. Pretty tasty stuff.
JefVerstraete (673) - BELGIUM - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy copper amber colour, small white head. Medium carbonation. Very tasty and heavy beer. Aroma of fruit, malts, honey, sugar candy, oak and a shot of whisky. Well balanced, not easy drinkable. Warm alcoholic finish. Sweet with dry bitter finish. Balanced beer.
Arve_Christian (2472) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Dark golden color, good foam- small bubbles. Immediate aromas of wood, caramel, bourbon- ok fruitiness.
Medium/ full body & high complexity.
Some bitterness, also sweetness- but impressive balance. Very enjoyable
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Haand Řlfestival 2013
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, alcohol, dried fruits, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vanilla, oak and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
fkoolen (69) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautifully hazy amber colour with a creamy beige head. Nose has strawberry, caramel, honey, spices and alcohol. Complex taste with malts, sweet and dried fruits, honey, caramel, some sourness and coffee. Balanced/nicely present bourbon and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Firm, oily body with lively carbonation. Special!
PeaceRich (25) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Had this beauty on the brewery, very nice.
caramel, nuts, roasty, raisin, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours golden with a slight haze and a white head. Sweet Bourbon notes. Solid body, sweet fruity and malty, woody and sweet vanilla accents with some warming alcohol. Quite pleasant. 030410
MaartenRF10 (1368) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ BBF’12
Hazy amber, beige head. Aroma mostly vanilla. Bit one-sided, not very complex barley wine. Some bourbon notes. Rather dry, not much sweetness.
thomat (1790) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ BBF 2012. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, fruit and vanilla. Full body with a nice balanced finish.
spkevin (346) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer #6 at BBF12. Wow. This is a strong one. Interesting Barley Wine. Wood and vanilla notes. Lots of bourbon hints. Bitter, spicey. Weird hints. Very interesting. Makes me want to try the original Melchior.