Camons (5068) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Open Baladin, Rome. Pours dark brown, no head, heavy lacings. Flavor is rich malty, caramel, wood, rich dark fruits, plum, prunes, rum, light oxidation, alcohol. Flavor is sweet malty, caramel, portlike, raisin, dates, plums, wood, rum, some alcohol. Full oily body, no carbonation, lond lasting finish with some warming alcohol. Very nice and well balanced barley wine. 060414
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For the sake of conversation just the ratings. Can’t help but I just hate smartphones. Sweet vainilla, nuts and sugary finish.
kaser (2121) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Eataly. Part of a flight. Red brown color. Carmel color. Carmel taste. Has an offensive smell like rotten plums. Taste was surprisingly good. Carmel candy sweet warm. Enjoyable but not too much of it please.
Cerbier (86) - - JAN 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aus der Flasche im Open Baladin in Rom. Dunkelbraun kein Schaum kaum Kohlensäure. Ein Aroma von süßlichen getrochneten Früchten - und so schmeckt es auch, fast wie ein Portwein. Sensationell
bobroman (268) - Torun, POLAND - DEC 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex aroma of malts and alcohol simmilar to brandy. Clear dark amber body with no head. Very sweet but deliciously flowing down the throat with perfectly hidden alcohol. Perfect aftertaste.
TBone (11942) - Pori, FINLAND - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"Hand bottled" @Open Baladin, vintage 2009
Dark brown color, not much head. Alcoholic, "dry yeasty", some toffee. Full-bodied. Liquerish palate. Sweet toffee, alcoholic, Madeira wineish. Maybe not the most complex, but enjoyable.
daje (1911) - NORWAY - NOV 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled at Bir&Fud, Roma, august 19th 2013. Dark brown, thick body, minimal offwhite head. Malty aroma with wood, dark fruits toffee, dark chocolate. Taste is strong dark chocolate and caramel vanilla, oak, dark malts, almonds, plums and apricot, very comples, alcohol taste is not disturbing here. A great barley wine.
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
[18-OCT-2013] Draught at Open Baladin in Rome. Pours like brandy slightly red and sticky, aroma is sweet wit rum, wood, honey, liquor, flavor is tasty, sticky mouthfeel, with toffee, rum, brandy, fruits, round with some acidity, full bodied, very nice
DSG (5036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[10/14/13] Draught at Open Baladin in Rome. 13.5%. Lovely deep red amber color. Big malty aroma, somewhat alcoholic, with lots of dark fruits, vinous notes, some wood and caramel. Sweet malty flavor with dark fruits, liqueur, toffee, caramel, a bit of vanilla, cookie notes and warming alcohol. Medium to full-bodied, kinda oily. A nice Barley Wine.
bhensonb (10361) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Open Baladin Roma. Info on the menu was rum barrel. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma seems rum/raisin with a little alcohol. Near full bodied. Flavor is rum/raisin with brown sugar or treacle. And mild heat. Finishes not towards dry. Delicious sipper. Some oak concentrates with time. Wonderful stuff.