Maarten1993 (331) - - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank from tap at Cafe Jos with Kaspar 16-10-2014. Nice barley wine. Compelling taste. Like a lesser version of De Molenís Barley Bomb: sweet taste with alcohol, followed by some bitterness in the aftertaste.
RW80 (645) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle - Really nice looking.
Appearance: copper coloured beer with a ring of foam.
Aroma: Light sweet. grains, caramel, port, raisins, and a bit odd but nice floral touch. Not powerfull but very refined.
A very sweet aroma in which the hint of smoke, chocolate and alcohol meet each other. It tastes also very fruity and sweet, but this is very soon followed bij the aftertaste of bitter cacao, and remains for quite a while.
Taste: Some sweet caramelised malts and grainy malts followed ,honey, spices, a lot of nice floral, vegetable notes (Especially when you si it.)- Light bitter atertaste.
medium body,sot carbonation, easy drinkable for itís style.
Quite good and better as the Standard nieuw ligt with the extra complexity.
Franksv6 (215) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cupper dark beer with a smal white head, low carbonation. Smells fruity. Taste is also fruity and sweet. Afthertaste is some nice bitter and a caramel taste. Easy to drink, nice beer.
R2k2 (338) - NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice, ruby-red beer with a dark brown layer of roam. A very sweet aroma in which the hint of smoke, chocolate and alcohol meet each other. It tastes also very fruity and sweet, but this is very soon followed bij the aftertaste of bitter cacao, and remains for quite a while.
Een mooi, robijnrood bier met een donkerbruine, stevige compacte kraag. Een enorm zoet aroma waarin de hint van rook, chocolade en alcohol elkaar treffen. De smaak is even fruitig-zoet, maar wordt snel opgevolgd door de nasmaak van bittere cacao. Deze blijft ook lekker even hangen.
EdKing (1903) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Kris Wines, Grand Cru 2009. Murky chestnut brown, no head, hardly any carbonation. Nose is fusty, musty, grainy, honey, bees wax, fortified wine, alcohol, dried fruit apricot, bit of caramel, but mainly barley grain and barley sugar. Taste is grainy, musty grain, alcohol, honey, spicy, dried fruit apricot, caramel, barley sugar. Taste has quite a warming alcohol burn, although itís a little musty and flat tasting for me. Has a fortified wine or vinous aspect too.
VastActiv (2897) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Pikkulintu, Helsinki. Vintage 2003. Colour is clear orange with bubbly white small head. Aromas and flavours: Dark fruits, raisins, sweetness, dryness, wood?. Aging very well.
paulvanpelt (337) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Oranje, mistig. Weinig schuim. Aroma alcohol, gedroogd fruit, abrikoos, krent, mout. Zoet, zure tonen. Bitter in de nasmaak. Volle body, zacht. Weinig co2.
Idiosynkrasie (3914) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle [2009 vintage]. Slightly cloudy, dark amber colour with late awakening, minimally lacing, off-white layer. Relatively flat, malty aroma has hints of toffee, a touch of red and dried fruit. Taste is moderately sweet fruity, malty, hints of dried apricot, plum, raisin, a bitter hoppy note, also a tart fruit acid touch; a mild warming alcohol note in the finish. Relatively light for its high abv.
Cuso (4700) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy of martinus, many thanks. Vintage 2010. Dark amber color with minimal white head. Sweet aroma of candies, bubble gum, caramel, port, raisins, tropical fruits. sweet malty taste with honey, bee wax, raisins, dried fruits, sweet malts. Sweet finish. Alcohol is dangerously hidden. Little bit sweet for me, but overall tasty barley wine.
mike_77 (3219) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bright brown colour with well retained head. Has lots of complex floral and herbal notes. Overall very malty and very sweet.