glennmastrange (2311) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Heavy to harsh cookie and caramel for the malt, moderate to heavy cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough and leather for the yeast, with dried fig, dates and cherry, and brown sugar. There was no head, and color is muddy dark brown. Flavor starts heavily to harshly sweet, then finishes heavily sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with no carbonation and has a moderately alcoholic finish. A little cloying, and I missed the carbonation from letting this Barley Wine age, but this is a massively tasty beer.
freretoc (782) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bue à la pression en 12.5cl à la Fine Mousse (Paris) et en bouteille deux semaines plus tôt au Sherwood Pub #743 (Nicorvo), couleur caramel, pas de mousse, pas d’effervescence, une bière très sucrée avec un goût caramel de cassonade et gros goût d’ananas. Pas mal mais qui tabasse fort, on ne sent pas du tout l’alcool en plus.
Yorker (1306) - Herning, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy amber with a little sediment and a white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, yeast, fruit, and alcohol - with a slightly alcoholic finish.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: bottle 330 ml at Volo
Aroma malty sweetness, refined alcohol feel, plenty of caramel sugars. Not very complex.
Top: rocky, mid sized top, sparse lace.
Base: dark ruby-amber.
Palate : full bodied.
Taste: sweet, candy sugars. Sugary residue all the way in. Alcohol on top.
other notes should be renamed candy and sugar,
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/24/2011. Pours hazy/cloudy dark ruby red color with minimal head or lacing. Some light carbonation bubbles linger at the surface. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown bread, brown sugar, light leather, herbal, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark fruitiness and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, light leather, herbal, and herbal/toasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of raisin, plum, fig, date, apple, caramel, molasses, toast, toffee, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark fruitiness and rich dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with very slick and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice English barleywine. All around good complexity and balance of dark fruitiness and rich dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
weark (334) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - AUG 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle From Erzbierschof - Hazy amber color with a fleeting beige head - Aroma is malty, fruity, dried fruits, orange peel, vinous, caramel - Flavor is malty, dried fruits, orange jam, vinous, apple,caramel very complex - Full body, medium bitterness, medium carbonation, sweet malt, sweet malt caramel fruity finish - Another amazing and complex beer from De Molen, I will put the others in my cellar and try them in few years.
hackobock (1578) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
July 27. Bottled august 2012. Pours light hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is raisins, caramel, oranges, vinous. Taste is sweet dried fruits, caramel, spices. Light vinous and alcohol finish. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.
EtOHops (14) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
How: tap /// Where: Les Fleurs du Malt le bar, Lyon, France /// Appearance: hazy orange /// Aroma: madarins, dried fruit, caramel, prune /// Body: full /// Taste: sweet and a light bitterness finish, medium alcoholic
brnandersen (2011) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. bottle poured in to a Snifter. Bottled in February 2012. Deep, hazy amber colour with a golden hue. Thin, off-white head. Sweet aroma with rich malts, oranges - other overripe, sweet fruits - mandarins, apples and light yeasts. Taste is sweet . rather heavy, still great. Full body with an oily texture and a soft bordering flat carbonation. Very rich. Long lasting sweet finish, only a discrete bitterness.Some warmth from the alcohol. Alcohol is otherwise hidden. A big, rich, filling beer. Excellent.
Benderone (46) - FRANCE - AUG 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 33cl de chez De Molen. Dégustée dans un verre Teku, faible carbonation, absence de mousse. Belle robe sombre/orangée. Sweet body, alcool très bien masqué, saveur de malts, fruits confits. Rien de tout à fait exceptionnel, un bon barley wine.