mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-10-19 Sample from bottle. Brown color, aroma of fruits, sugar. Full bodied beer, malty base with wine, barrel notes.
madmitch76 (17158) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
4th February 2015
Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth and fairly dry. Mild fine carbonation. Winey start, a sweetish and fruity wine. Dry mid. Mild spice and a little woody bitterness. Light dry finish. Goes down easy despite it being a tad over dry.
KoNrRiI (683) - Århus, DENMARK - DEC 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0.5 bottle. Hazy, light brown color an a small beige head. Very refined aroma of fruits, wine, vinegar, hints of oak, and a delicate glue in the end. Taste is sweet and sour but magnificent: quite a lot of wine, some fruits, delicate malts, and wood. Full body, creamy texture, and soft carbonation. Finish is sweeter, also full of vinous flavors but here the oak barrels shine through with all their grace. Overall a superb beer, highly recommended to everyone; it’s only flaw - slight acidity.
Benzai (9646) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ ChrisO after GBBF day 3. Slightly unclear dark orange color, small beige head. Smell and taste winey, quite fruity, wood, some alcohol. Medium body and carbonation.
Ferris (6856) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Whit wine vinous notes, light tartness, caramel sweetness and some light candy sugar. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Lots of vinous notes and sourness with some sweet caramel. Very much dominated by the barrel and not at all a barley wine.
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
50 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small tan head. Aroma is wineous and slight fruity. Smooth fruity, wineous and sweet. Lingering orange to citrusy fruity. Bitter and toasted malty. Sweet and lingering fruity finish.
gam (3493) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Small head a brown coloured pour mild carbonation aromas wine grapes chocolate doughy note raisin the flavours some fruits Malaga wine vinous grape note brown sugar liquorice the finish would have liked more body in this best notes hops not a great Barley Wine
gEUS (1356) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle - sampled at home. Pours hazy dark orange to amber with a fine head with soapy bubbles. Refined winey nose with lots of oak but a Morpheus character to it as well, it is not disturbing, but takes a bit away the subtle components of the Malaga barrel. Light and sour body, slight sweet undertone. Taste is funky sour, hints of grapes and oak, Pity that the initial character of the beer has dissapeared a bit.
tderoeck (5721) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/II/14 - 50cl bottle @ Brugs Bierfestival - BB: n/a (2014-141) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing today’s beers!
Little cloudy amber beer, aery off-white head, unstable, non adheisve. aroma: bit metallic, caramel, sweet, banana peel, spicy touch, some wood, sour touch. MF: soft to no carbon, full to medium body. Taste: sour start, meaty flavours, alcohol, some smoke, citric acidity, little bitter. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, alcohol, bit sour, yeasty, some banana peel.
PriorL (2460) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2014 Sample at Brugs Bierfestival 2014. Shared with Mathieu87 and other. Found this one back after going through notes again... APPEARANCE: clouded dark blond beer, little to no head.
NOSE: wood, lactic, caramel, rather sweet in general.
TASTE: flat, little lactic, rather sweet again.