mcberko (8529) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330mL bottle, pours a dark orange amber with a small beige head. Nose brings out rich caramel malts, dark fruits, and toffee. Flavour is quite robust, but balanced, with notes of toffee, caramel malts, and light booziness. Strong but restrained as well - not too abrasive. Solid barley wine.
MarcoDL (2611) - 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 (519) - 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 (4750) - 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 (1862) - 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 (1557) - 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 (130) - 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 (5652) - 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 (203) - 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 (1648) - 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.