marcus (6763) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits. Pours cloudy copper with no head at all and a sour fruit aroma. There is a sweet fruity flavor with a vinous brandy finish.
TaktikMTL (6010) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2011
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Magnifique bouteille de 330 ml obtenue via Importations Privées Bièropholie. Arôme: Très forte odeur d’alcool qui cache tout. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Saveur: Fort goût d’alcool avec une pointe de pruneaux. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement aqueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Présence d’alcool en arrière goût. (Rating #3592)
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
11.2oz bottle picked up at WLV, drank from my Darkness glass...Cap pops without a hiss at all, not a good sign of things to come...Predictably it pours with no head, a dark brown almost purple color with red hints...The aroma all white wine, you can tell right away it was aged for 9 months in the wine barrels. Vinegar and lactic notes become prevalent as it warms. Its not bad, just not at all what is expected or what any barleywine I’ve had tastes like...The taste in all honesty, is just a mess. Its very similar to the nose, but now just doesn’t work. White wine mixed with vinegar is not appetizing. Those two flavors are distinct throughout, just terrible.
Skip this beer for sure, especially at the $17ish price tag.
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at ACBF 2011. Deepamber colour. Sherry and wood aroma. Too much wood maybe. Yep like licking a barrel. Some tangerine fruit. Wood and crystallised tangerine fruit dominate. Tobacco too on the wood notes.
Holy (833) - GERMANY - MAR 25, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ACBF 2011. I’m not usually a fan of barley wine, but this one aged in red wine barrels really adds nice overtones of wood and wine. Very nice.
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
cloudy brown, no head.
nice woody sour aroma, wood an sour wine aroma very strong.
flavor is wood, sourness, wine, malts.
Ungstrup (29801) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. An unclear red-brown beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of wood, brettanomyces, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet and a bit acidic with notes of caramel, alcohol, wood, brettanomyces, and malt, leading to a dry and slightly tart finish. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of madmitch76. Pours a cloudy opaque dark brown with no head - completely flat. Amazing aroma of Brett, wood and indeed wine. Solid body, caramel, wood, tart cherries and again quite some Brett and funk. A little warming alcohol in the finish. Both delicate and extremely delicious. 230311
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ ACBF 2011. A clear red/brown colored beer with no head. The aroma of vanilla with wood, a lot of fruits. Hints of alcohol. The taste is fruity, brandy like, apricot with notes of alcohol. The aftertaste is mostly sweet with burny notes.
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 330ml. @ Th. 4th. Alvinne Craft Beer Festival (ACBF) 2011, De Kasteelhoeve, Doorniksesteenweg 314, Outrijve (Avelgem), Belgium.
Clear medium to dark red amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, tobacco, wood, raisin - cherry - fruity - berry. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dried berry, tobacco, wood. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic.