Bathory (458) - Kverneland, NORWAY - NOV 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2012 Dark copper with no head at all. Aroma of licorice, malts and alcohol. Strong caramel taste, together with malts, some bloodish notes and licorice. The alcohol are a bit to present for me. An ok+ barley wine
CarlJonas (231) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper, no head. Sherry and figs on the nose with some higher alcohol. Malt heavy, sweet vineous taste balanced by lots of warming alcohol. Some peppery bitterness in the finish but Iím not sure if itís from the hops or the alcohol. Thick liquid but almost no carbonation. More dessert wine than beer but pretty nice.
vipinvelp (3889) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy ruby color with small off-white foam head. Aroma is hoppy with complete fruit basket present. Taste is quite bitter with fruity tones, long bitter aftertaste. (Velp 201211)
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BarBache (33) - NORWAY - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very fruity aroma, but i can sense some hop in there :) nice amber colour, offwhite foam. Very "round" taste, mild. The taste lasted very long.
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Nocturne (1859) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. A completely headless reddish amber liquid fills the glass. On the nose is big buttery toffee with hints of fruit, sherry, whiskey and peat. Endless toffee flavours on the tongue. Quite similar to JW Lees Harvest Ale. Mouthfeel is a little oily and stringy but thatís maybe to be expected. What I didnít expect is that itís not as sweet as I imagined, but also that it drinks nowhere near the ABV. Itís still a sipper but youíd never know this was over 15%. Overall I wouldnít put Bommen & Granaten in the highest tier but itís still a very good barley wine.
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 31, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(From notes 29 Oct, 2012) Bottle. The head is nonexistent, large bubbles and white. The beer is a clear amber color. Looks a bit oily when poured. Aroma is fruity hops, something that reminds me of Tsjeeses (?), dark fruit, very malty, yeast. Flavor is very sweet; sugary, some yeast and bitterness taking a peek at some points. No carbonation, feels a bit heavy. Finish is bitter & sweet.
I felt like something was missing from this one. Although the alcohol is well hidden, and I enjoyed the beer, Bommen & Granaten is not exactly what Iím looking for.
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
bottle at home ... bottle on Aug 2009 ... copper ... soft mellow fruit toffee nose ... rich sweet malt nose ... light oily body ... rich sweet toffee .. soft orange fruits ... little vanilla .. big sweet orange ... oh man its so sweet compaired to the cascade...
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
In bottle at Craigís. Pours an amber colour with a lacy beige head. Aroma of candy sugar, marmalade, caramel and alcohol. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is very well masked given the abv. Lovely.
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle at Craigís. Muddy orange/brown pour, no head. Lovely rounded treacle, yeasty, honey, sweet orange/marmalade, exactly like a really good dessert wine but with better mouthfeel. Soft sweet linger, just a tiny touch of oily booze. Hides the booze very well. Truly amazing.
olio (9381) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Originally rated on 20110206.
Pours murky orange color with a minimal head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, sweet ripe fruits and some malts. Flavor of caramel malts, sweet ripe fruits, sugar and some syrupy notes. Overly sweet and the alcohol comes through a bit, no surprise there.