Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1L bottle, not sure of vintage (at least 5 years old). Poured medium amber with a ring of looser-bubbled beige head. The aroma picked up warm, aged dark fruits, vinous notes, and molasses with accents of dry, earthy spices, rum, and juniper really deep down.. warm and well-balanced. The flavor found dark fruits, licorice, and lesser smoked malts at the core.. rye, dry, toasted earth, and candied fruit skins around.. belly-warming finish.. this showed some age, but it aged really well. Medium-plus bodied with lower carbonation on the palate.. soft and almost buttery across the middle.. this was really good.
Koelschtrinker (17307) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Schwerer, alkoholisch süßer Antrunk in dem das brotige Malz erst einmal im Hintergrund steht. Moderat würzig, zuckrig. Schädelbier. 9/8/7/7//8
SinH4 (3086) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Ruby color with eggshell head. Aroma is bubblegum, spicy, toffee. Taste is more toffee, a bit estery, slightly boozy in the back. Feels heavy, quite a head crusher. Nice enough.
schavuitje (104) - APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
een sterker amber dan onze plaatselijke meer smaken en body de hoge fenolen misschien iets veel
jmgreenuk (7683) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 27, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Deanso. Poured a murky medium brown with a bubbly round head. The aroma is malt loaf alcohol red berry fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet with a rich fruity floral hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Jimbo2 (195) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very decent, fairly full bodied ale. Hides the 10% exceptionally well. Slightly sweet, low carbonation, some spice and alcohol. Nice.
vipinvelp (3839) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark orange, small offf-white foam ring remaining. Sweet aroma and also little sweet in taste, warm alcoholfeeling. Heavy beer. (Nijmegen 201605)
BBHansen (725) - Køge, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ DØE Køge. Appearance: pours haazy orange with shortlived soapy off-white head and lacing. aroma/taste: barley, brown sugar, alcohol and spices. Palette: medium malty aroma, average carbonation, medium to full body, distinct sweetness, unbalanced by a light to medium bitterness, average to long duration and an oily texture. Overall: pretty ok barley wine
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thank you for sharing people! Sampled bottled @ “Gouda Winterbier Festival 2016”. Deep red amber, solid tanned head. Nose is weird plants, vegetables & spoiled malts. Taste is spoiled moldy red fruits, herbs, sugar, old malts & plants. Weird messy & milky body. I quite liked the Grand Cru version but this one is an odd mess at best for me. I have no idea what happened here. Maybe a bad bottle?
Zlotta (2158) - Hagen, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2016 New rating: Sampled from tap at the brewpub. Clear, dark amber with a white to tan head. Sweetish-malty, slightly spicy aroma of caramel, nuts, brown sugar, licorice root and clove. Sweetish-malty, slightly spicy taste of caramel, nuts, honey, licorice root and clove, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, yeasty-spicy finish. Medium to full body, creamy and slightly effervescent mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Nice! (7/4/6/4/13/3.4)
Old rating: From bottle at Winterbierfestival Gouda 2016. Slightly hazy, golden amber with a medium large, frothy, slowly diminishing, tan head. Sweetish-malty aroma of caramel, brown sugar and nuts. Sweetish-malty taste of caramel, brown sugar, honey and nuts, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter, slightly boozy finish. Medium to full body, creamy to oily mouthfeel, flat. Very nice! (6/3/8/4/14/3.5)
sjogro (2721) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled at PINT Winterbier festival Gouda 2016. Dark amber with creme head. Smooth caramels, toffee, biscuits. Medium sweet, light bitter. Mineral texture, medium body and light carbonation.