adasko (1352) - Poznan, POLAND - JAN 24, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
2011 batch. Perfectly clear, copper and ruby color, no carbonation, no head. Amazing aroma, unbelievable rich. Notes of rum, cherry, wood, vanilla, even sweet chocolate. And alcohol in the back end. In taste it’s so sweet, full of rum, raisins, vanilla, a bit of port wine. Alcohol is super pleasant, especially when it evaporate to the back of the nose. The aftertaste might be a bit longer - that is all I would change in this beer. Mouth feel is so perfect. Beer is so smooth and so velvety. Love it.
markoijelena (1586) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 21, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at Open Baladin Rome Italy 03.12.2015.Tsste with ippopotamo36 bro, Mortlach and cika Boban.2011 Version.Pour it dark color with no head.Aroma too sweet, alcohol too much maybe.Taste dried sweet fruits, vanilla, honey, wodden note.Ok tasty.
mathieuc (2664) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear brown with no head and no lacing. Nose is of alcohol and caramel. Not bad but not really complex or refined. Taste is really sweet with all sorts of sugar flavors: caramel, brown sugar and even maple.
Moderately boozy. Full body, no carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel. Good but not mindblowing to me. Just a big, big barleywine.
Minderbinder (2966) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours almost burgundy (reddish reflects) with no head. Some legs. Aroma is of porto, fruits, barley sugar, oxydation, alcohol. Taste is of maple toffee, barley sugar, fruits, molasses, alcohol. Palate: Full bodied. No serious carbonation. Overall: Good stuff. A sipper. Very complex and oxydized.
tom10101 (4526) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (500 ml) at tasting. Thanks to hackobock for this bottle! Clear amber with no hear nor lacing but leaving some legs on the glass. Aroma is intensely molasses forward with dried raisins, rum, port like earthy notes, oak and oxidation notes. Taste is sweet but not cloying with loads of molasses along port like earthiness, figs, dates, dried raisins, rum spiciness, some alcohol warmth and hints of vanilla. Full body. Soft carbonation. Oily and a bit liquorous mouthfeel. Mouth coating sweetness that helps to keep the alcohol warmth restrained and vice versa. This is one of the best Barley Wine I have had so far. The malt depth is absolutely incredible. The balance is pretty good despite the loads of molasses and the balance between sweetness and alcohol is pinpoint. The oxidation and port like notes gives a wonderful complexity to this beer. Wonderful sipper!
AdamChandler (4049) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ML Bottle, pours fully flat like the others of this extended aging barley-wine project. Maroon reddish brown. Looks like a pour of cognac. ah, dark fruit city. Raisin, clove, fig, grape and whiskey. Coats the tongue and sticks around. Loads of dark fruit. Identical to the aroma except the addition of vanilla, coconut and even more raisin. It’s sweet and certainly signs of oxidation but certainly still perfectly drinkable.
I don’t want to like these but I don’t love them for their unique-ness..I love them for how damn good they are
czar (6559) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours clear dark copper, burnt orange tint, without a head. loads of cloying maple, rum, plain barley sugars, doughy caramel, wood - soft tannins, sherry fruitiness, minerals. flat carbonation, full body - thick like a pedio infection; cloying maple-spicy finish. abc well integrated. not my type of barley wine - complex but eh.
JulienHuxley (5207) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear copper pour, still. Aroma is really super rich, nice port, molasses, tons of raisins. Taste is sweet, rich, boozy, warming port flavor, lingering molasses finish, rhum. Palate is full bodied slick and mouth coating. Delicious.
Pointclick (35) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
no head no carbonation, smells of alcohol and dates its very sweet. brown amber like colour, tastes strong dates and hint of the rum and woodiness. finishes strong with ever lasting dates and grapes. unreal beer. one of the best I’ve have had.
mateuszk (1386) - Poznañ, POLAND - DEC 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, no head, no carbonation, clear. Aroma is toffee, caramel, very sweet with dried fruits: prune, raisins, figs, then vanilla, rum, nuts. In taste very sweet (malty) but not clogging, a little bit like sweet wine or even a mead. Lots of barrel notes, vanilla, fruits, caramel. Lots of sherry like oxidation. The beer is very smooth, thick bodied, sweet finish. Great dessert, great beer (but so different than other).