jmgreenuk (7479) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the August THT, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark copper colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is toffee caramel, woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a sweet malt, light floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
sjogro (2504) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at THT August. Bottle. Near clear dark amber white head. Sweet malts, raisans, dusty cardboard, tea. Light sweet and little more bitter. Over medium big malty body, bittersweet finish and low carbonation.
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at THT tasting. Hazy amber pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of fruits, malty and some spices. Flavor is quite malty, English and quite smooth.
Maakun (3632) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at THT. Clear amber with small off white head. Sweet malts, cardboard, toffee, old wood, green leaves. Medium sweet and almost medium bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel and low carbonation.
deanso (8681) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle shared at August THT.
thin white head. Hazy amber pour. A decent barley wine.
mariuspoenari (1426) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at August THT. Clear dark caramel pour with a thin offwhite head. Notes of dried fruit, boiled malts, sugar.
Lamfrenze (12) - HONG KONG - AUG 1, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from a supermarket in Hong Kong. 500ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, Bottle No. 052598. A strong smell of brandy and malt when open the cap. Reddish brown colour, off-white foam head. With a taste of brown sugar, almonds, and a little bit spice. Smooth mouthfeel. With 7.5% alcohol but the rase of alcohol is well hid.
BlackHaddock (6238) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22nd July 2016: 500ml bottle number 062400 of 2013 has been chosen by me to be my 6,000th rate on this site. Poured slowly into a Batemans Pint Sleeve glass at home and shared with no one! Chestnut red body with a fast fading off-white head. Mild red wine traces in the malt led aroma and taste. I love these ’British old school, winter coal fire, type of brews’. Pull up an armchair, put your slippers on and sip this while listening to the wind whistling past the windows. Rich, smooth and Port like on the palate, mini-wood notes and a nutty hint within a proper, well made beer. Loved it.
danlo (2492) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle, 2013 Vintage, Bottle No. 040303. Reddish tinged amber brown colour, off-white foam head and aroma of malt, toffee, dried fruits, light spice. Taste is sweet malty, brown sugar, fruit cake, raisins, honey, vanilla, almonds, some spice and woody earthy bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry tangy nutty finish. Quite drinkable.
Desverger (8035) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with the Mrs, acquired from Gottschalch Antiques, Læderstræde, Copenhagen (03/04/2017) - fuzzy reddish amber pour with off-white head. Prominent sweet malty aroma and taste, cake like with lots of sweetness with an abundance of treacle, caramel, some dried fruit nuance, light burnt icing sugar, enjoyable brew. Quite a find this from an old antique shop :)