jimbonga (88) - - FEB 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark red/brown. Aroma of caramel, some dried fruit and a bit of pine. Full bodied and a bit chewy with caramel malt, plums and dried fruit, a little bit of booziness but pretty mellow (a few years old now). Bit of piney hop at the very end.
pivnizub (9895) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy, reddish-amber coloured, small off-white foamy layer; dried fruits - mainly raisins - in the sweet caramelly nose, solid herbal-hoppy background with illusions of cough syrup; almost solid sweet-bitter flavour, really full bodied; traces of warming alcohol in the lingering sweet fruity and bitter finish. Refreshing…
Douberd (4403) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
(BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus) Bottle 330 ml at home, served into a snifter. Thanks to Cuso for sending me this. ABV 10.5%
Dark red brown coloured barley wine with a murky body and a small dark tanned head on top, with good density and average retention.
Aroma of dark fruits, stewed red fruits, heavy on the caramel, alcohol.
Great taste, lots of dark fruits, alcohol, light vanilla, burned candy, caramel, some hoppy notes.
Medium to full body, soft carbonation, warming feeling on the body, sticky on the palate.
Kosmokrator (802) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ambrata, profumata, pungente, fruttata e con un sentore speziato; gusto dolciastro, fruttato, leggermente acidulo, discretamente bilanciato. Corpo medio, struttura oleosa, un po’ "liscia" ma piacevole.
Achel (338) - Ioannina, GREECE - NOV 16, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, grapefruity. Pine and solid hoppy. Bitter and crisp hoppy. Dense and pine. Solid dry and bitter. Toffee and malty finish. Solid bitter finish.
Gerbeer (2924) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle. Pour a dark red/brown with moderate head. Aromas of toffee, sourdough, and sweet toasted malts. Flavors of rye bread, dry caramel, dry resin and pasted malts. Still a bit bitter and harsh. Can sit for a bit.
BlazerT (424) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep reddish with tiny, light brown head. Poor head retention, medicora lacing. Nice candy-like aroma with some medium caramel and brown sugar notes. Nice, medium fruity notes - berries. Light piney aroma. Taste is medium to high bitter with medicore sweety caramel-like flavours. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish is medium bitter. In overall typical american barley wine, slightly unbalance but still solid beer.
pityu (487) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Deep amber/light brown colour, stable, medium sized off-white head, lacing. Sweet nose with a lots of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, dates, brown sugar and some fresh hoppy scent. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, dates, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, brandy. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, nice lingering warm and bitter finish. Not an easy one, very nice beer.
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep murky chestnut. Aroma of blueberry, blackberry, brown sugar, earth and wood. Flavor of booze, roast, dried fruits. Dark and earthy.
BeerBaboon (1889) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours brown red with light beige head. Aroma is fruitcake, berries, chocolate and pine. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, heavy sweet, fruity and pine.