vto (11) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Banana, chocolate, distilled alcohol taste somehow. Sour caramel aftertaste. Complex as this description shows. Bourbon version is better.
Vaiz (2926) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ De Molen’s 2nd tuesday tasting, hosted by dEnk. BBE 2010. Hazy amber pour. Aroma of fruity malts, dusty, madeira and somewhat powdery malts. Flavor is some licorice, sweet malty and somewhat dusty chemical. Aged a little too long.
deanso (4112) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the molen monthly tasting.
Thin creamy white head. Slightly hazy amber pour. Not a typical barley wine.
VastActiv (1618) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Colour is dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, sweetness, plums and malts.
madmitch76 (12162) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8th January 2012
Cloudy dark brown - red beer. Big cream coloured head. Slightly soft palate, dry and with fine carbonation. Rich malt with dry wood that tastes a little Port Barrel and Cognac Barrel. Trace of milk chocolate. Subtle dark fruits. Finishes dry with woody bitterness kicking in. Lactose cream. Nice!
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small bottle courtesy of tkrjukoff. Cheers, Timo! Pours a hazy brown-orange with a white head. Nose is big toffee, some oxidation, and some dates, and some booze. Flavor follows: toffee, cardboard, prunes and dates, and some mild booze. Medium in body and a nice barleywine overall.
jcartamdg (1441) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown with a thin white head. Aroma of pepper, heavy malt, some off flavor. Taste is the same. Kinda weird.
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Leighton (8675) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle during the Semi-Final Tasting at my place, London. Thanks to Paul. Pours hazy amber with a thick, off-white head. Great nose of ripe fruits, cake, some floral pine, caramel, faint leather. Big sweet flavor with toasty malts, toffee, some ripe and lightly tangy fruits, mild earth, some pine and grass. Full bodied with average, creamy carbonation. Decently warming in the finish, with toasty sugar, caramel and toffee, light alcohol, some sticky pine, and bread. There’s still some hop kick in here, which gives it some nice edge. A great barley wine overall. The sugary character is well balanced at this point.
Scopey (4612) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade. It pours cloudy deep red-brown, with a thick beige head. The nose is sweet berry, raisin, cherry, strawberry, brown sugar, grape, jam, spice and booze. The taste is raisin, fig, grape, solid bitterness, pine, resin, brown sugar, jam, spice, chocolate, caramel and burnt toast, with a dry, warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and thankfully not too sticky. A tasty, jammy barleywine.
jackl (3472) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ the Semi-Final Tasting. Cheers to whoever brought this along. Cherry red color with a medium head. The nose is spicy cherry jam and pepper, hints of cola and nuts. The taste is spicy orchard fruits, some hot hops and soured wood. Tequila, salt and basil leaf. Full body, but very soft and supple. Nice. Thought-provoking.