ALLOVATE (2487) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Holds up a resilient off-white head of foam; dense and compact with good legs. Body is a brilliant, deep, dull, amber brown with little to no evident carbonation. The nose is predominantly musty, cellar dank but also hints at marmalade, moss rock, damp weeds, over-ripe grapefruit and stewed apple - but is overall very soft and subdued. On the palate it is yeasty, spicy and boozy not withholding that 11.0% ABV with any ease. Sweet, malty and savoury fruit front then drying out and becoming quite vinous, fortified - like a pale stonefruit wine with inklings of the seeds in there. The spice is heavy. there is notes of mace and nutmeg, pepperberry, sumac and light clove - weird as I’m guessing none of these were added. Body is shy of medium with very soft carbonation and an oily finish. Length is like the aroma - subdued, but there is plenty of bready yeast in there. Not exciting to drink. (33cL, BB 15/04/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
Fin (7813) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Dranken Geers, Oostakker, nr Gent, Belgie, consumed at home Friday 23rd January 2015 Pours a rather muddy grubby brown with a fine sediment, it looks really muddy. Hoppy nose and a hoppy mouth, some pine resin in mouth, quite thick bittersweet beer a goodly dash of grapefruit some warmth from alcohol. Quite a dry finish, a beauty. A7 A3 T9 P4 Ov16 3.9
Beerhunter111 (8688) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Trübes dunkel bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer schönen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch kräftig malzig, holzig, reife Früchte, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack holzig, kräftig fruchtig malzig, Dörrobst, etwas hopfig, alkoholisch.
Timyone (15) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A heap of taste. I am confused hpw much alcohol is in it..... i teally shouldn’t drink befor eer writing these.
olio (6700) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle.
Pours dark hazy mahogay color with a medium head leaving a nice lacing. Lots of rye and grains on the nose, also lots of resin with mild hops, subtle sweet caramel and some syrupy notes, mild wood there also. Very sweet and fruity flavor, mild malty bitter kick right from the start, some caramel, molasses and sugar. Alcohol warms a bit at the end. Good.
RichardGretton (4317) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong light brown and frothy head. The aroma is well hopped, and the flavour is very malty and roasted with plenty of hops and bitterness. Overall a good very strongly flavoured and alc % beer.
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Franzen (366) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Caramel and marmelade aroma, not as complex as expected from a barley wine. Taste is unbalanced towards the bitter end, need more maltiness and more complex maltiness. Also a bit alcoholic taste in the finish. Dissapointed in this one, expected more,
circinus (229) - SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl from barleywine in CPH. Brown with hints of orange. Fudge, orange marmelade, some bitterness, typical barleywine notes, alcohol.
Psytron (1413) - Turku, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smell of straw, raisins. Muddy dark brown colour, very high beige head. Aroma of alcohol, hops, raisins, oak. Sweet. Mid-flat carbon.
MPA (846) - Amager (form. Nørrebro&Aalborg), DENMARK - NOV 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, only 9,5 % alcohol according to label, BBF 20.04.12. Hazy dark amber with beige head. Aroma of figs, dates, raisins and caramel. Some resin as well. Flavour is sweet and malty with notes of dark and dried fruit, alcohol and a good bitter finish. Aging did this beer well, very smooth and true to style. Don’t think I ever did the 11%, but I’ll get one and save it as well.