KyotoLefty (8858) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Q-Brick. Oaky, vanilla aroma with caramel, whiskey, grassy hops. Cloudy brown with a pretty lacy head. Flavor is whiskey barrel, peat, smoke, Isley whiskey, salt, seaweed, and big, dirty hops. Very interesting. Strange but I think it works well. The big hop finishes find of balances the whiskey. Drank the whole bottle in the afternoon summer heat without tiring of it.
daniele (7590) - ITALY - AUG 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
mogano schiuma media discreta persitenza naso leggermente torbato maltato zucchero candito leggere note di legno in bocca maltata bilanciata dalle note luppoate che sono coperte pero dall’aroma tostato affumicato
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at the Brewdog Burns Night dinner at the White Horse, Parsons Green, 25th Jan 2011. Murky mid brown with a line of cream-coloured head. Very boozy nose with lots of whisky but not much peat. Bitterness and heat overwhelm many of the barley wine flavours. There’s fruitiness there but it’s brutally subjugated.
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Pours clear light brown with a big off-white head. Aroma is malty and smokey with ashtray and wood. Taste is on the sweet side. Definitely an alcoholic oresence, tons of wood and smoke. Roasted and whiskey notes too. Really complex. Body is medium to full with good carbonation. Overall, really complex and tasty, definitely a sipper.
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki.
Batch 098, BBE 18-03-16 Pours dark brown with a slight red haze and a sticky foamy head. Aroma has notes of vanilla, berries and malts. Taste is quite complex with notes of malts, hops, sweetness and hints of smokey oak, vanilla, dark fruits and berries. Finish is quite sweet and sticky with a nice whisky touch. A bit unbalanced, but still enjoyable. Perhaps a bit too raw, would be nice to see how this ages.
gyllenbock (7187) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber with a small head. First I almost thought that I was drinking a whisky from Islay. A very special beer indeed. A lot of tar, smoke and wood in both the aroma and taste. Quite qood but a bottle was almost too much. Very long aftertaste.
Meilby (10584) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, wood and smoke. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long smokey finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
grunx (367) - - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Barley Wine complexa. Notes salines, de torba i fumades. Bona beguda per acabar un dinar copiós. Només li trobo a faltar una mica més de volum en boca. Un petit defecte que es pot obviar.
pilsnerrogge (2759) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear copper brown color with a thick head. Aroma is toffee, tar and seaweed. Sweet and sticky mouth feel. Flavour is tar, iodne and some alcohol. Bitter finish. Not exactly balanced but still quite tasty.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out in a deep reddish amber colour with a small firm off-white head. Big aroma of smoke, sea salt and tar with sweetish notes of licorice, bacon, flowers, resin, peaches and wood. Full-bodied with strong notes of tar, smoke, iodine, ropes and sea salt with hints of figs, red berries, candied peaches and wet tobacco. Long tarry finish of licorice, burnt caramel and candied peaches. Me like!