MarcoDL (2384) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good barley wine, very strong taste of malt, with some dry fruits. Bit too sweet for my liking though.
GenkiGonzo (365) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from CBB. Very dark reddish brown, small tan head that quickly disappears. Very malty sweet aroma but with a nice hoppy side to it, a nice twist for a barley wine. Flavour is very smooth, caramel and dark fruits. Strong kick of alcohol.
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured clear reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of very sweet berries, caramel malt. Full body, flavour is overly sweet, much as the aroma. Needs a lot of ageing to make it palatable.
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Beer Temple (taster size). Clear red brown color. Off white head with reasonable lacing. Aroma’s: caramel, resinous hops, pine needles, plus some dark fruit retronasal. Flavor is light to moderate sweet with a solid bitterness and light fruity sourness. Alcohol feels pretty strong, warming. Medium to full bodied. Firm bitter finish, resinous. I quite liked this.
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Dark amber colour with no head. Aroma is sweet, vegetables and malts. Tastes very sweet, but with depth. Nice.
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with almost no head. Aroma: heavily malty characters with a pleasant hops aroma. Taste: malts, some hoppy elements, liquor and an interesting heavy taste which reminds me of a syrup (maybe maple syrup?). Palate: heavy, licquourish with a pleasant bitterness. A very good, new wave barley wine.
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours brown, sweet toffee, caramel, blackcurrant, bitter, harsh finish-needs more time.
Smalle (156) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: sweet and malty, caramel and quite a lot of hops as well.
Taste: also quite sweet and sticky at first, toffee and quite a lot of citrus hoppiness running through.
Enjoyable, but doesn’t feel very well balanced.
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel rødbrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sitrus, furu, malt og karamell. Smak av sitrus, grapefrukt, malt og furu. Vinmonopolet.
nilsas (1719) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nydelig duft av einer og karamell. Nydelig vinrød farge. Lite skum, heng langs kant. Preget smak av einer med en anelse karamell. Einersmaken sitter lenge.