Douberd (3457) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(De Molen Bar & Boos) Bottle 330 ml at home, filled to the top. Poured into a small snifter, ABV 10.6%
Dark brown in colour, no head formed except some bi bubbles, tan in colour, lasting for quite long on the surface actually. Minimal lacing left behind.
Aroma of vanilla, wood, alcohol, glue, blackberries, hints of smoke, dark fruits.
Taste of bourbon, roasted malts, liquorice, again hints of smoke, fruity notes of dark fruits, mostly prunes, figs, the alcohol slightly notable, a bit of vanilla.
A bit weak on the body, medium thin I’d say, good carbonation for the style.
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with ruby highlights and a decent beige head. Aroma is caramel, lightly roasted malts, liquorice, cola, fig, hint of smoke and leather, blackcurrant. Creamy mouthfeel, full bodied, sweet and roasty on the palate with a warming, slightly woody finish. Taste is dates, raisins, figs, caramel, vanilla, subtle hints of wood and smooth bourbon. Absolutely delicious
Camons (8032) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Eet & Bierlokaal de Molen. Pours black with a creamy tan head, leaving some nice lacings. Aroma of roasted malt, rye, sourdough, some dark fruits, wood, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor is malty, wood, ryebread, dough, vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar, dark fruits. Full body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 270714
Nische (1282) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with no head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, smoked wood, sweet malt, vanilla, caramel and sweet chocolate. Medium body.
tricksta_p (2254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of roasted malts, bourbon, oak, sweet vanilla, berries, brown sugar, some chocolate. Flavour is quite sweet, syrupy and vanilla. This is a Barleywine. Being more of a fan of Imperial Stouts than Barleywines, I was a little disappointed with this one.
Stuu666 (7325) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, sweet vanilla and toffee, light chocolate, roasted.
LoFi (1688) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from backlog.
Dark brown with a small porous beige head.
Aroma: vinous, red berries, licorice.
Taste: chocolate pralines, salty licorice, red berries, liqueur cherries, Anton Berg marzipan, creamy, toffee.
Skinnyviking (7942) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Low but lasting creamy light brown head. Hazy very dark brown body. Astonishingly sour roasted malt spicy whisky aroma. Alcohol dominated coffee whisky flavor with low carbonation and a good deal of bitterness as well. Long alcohol finish. Alcohol too dominant. Storage would undoubtely do this beer good.
Beerhunter111 (11579) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.
skortila (4867) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample. The aroma has roast, dried dark fruitiness, bourbon. Dark brown/black coloured beer with a thin head. The taste is moderate bitter, has some sweetness and some funky tones. Unsure if they were intended but they did suit the beer well. There is roast, bourbon, dried fruits mainly. Enjoyable.