andniz (114) - POLAND - MAR 2, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great aroma of fruits (grapes,orange, figs), caramel and a bit of honey. After a while i could smell alcohol.
Red color, head looks nice at first but then disappears, leving no lacing.
Very high sweetness, no bitterness at all.
Alcohol is warming, gives a liquor feel, a little bit unpleasant (maybe because of sweetness). Full body, very low carbonation.
Not my glass of beer (dont really like sweetness being that high), but very interesting and complex brew. Worth trying.
kajser27 (1196) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, copper colored, small non lasting beige head. Aroma is of malt, sweet, honey, bit worty, fruits, syrupy, walnut. Taste is very sweet caramel and honey, toffee malty, bit wort, walnut, medium- herbal bitterness, bittersweet finish, dryish, bit alcohol and some warmth. Full bodied, soft carbonation, sticky-syrupy.
(bottle, Bierhalle Deconinck, Vichte)
Gerbeer (2979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Pours a clear dark brown with light head. Aromas of cola, candu sugar, and dark sweet malts. Flavors of brown sugar, spicy candy canes, orange, and dry toasted malts. Wonderful.
bbllmm (40) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - FEB 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper redish with light beige head. Flanky sweaty socks nose. Sweet full body round, panforte fruity with dried raisins and almond. Mild plain aftertaste....
danielyabu (1507) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - FEB 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small frothy offwhite head. Fair lacing. Mostly diminishing. Reddish brown, murky, thick body. Aroma: moderate malt, port ruby, grapes, cream cheese, re fruits. Initial flavor: moderate sweet light bitter. Final flavor: heavy sweet light bitter and very light astringent; long duration. Palate: medium body, watery/oily texture, lively carbonation and heavy alcoholic metallic finish. Malty sweetness brings something weird, butterish. Light astringency is plum-like. Very alcoholic, doesn’t conceal it. Fruity sweetness also brings parmesan cheese to mind. 110s gbp9
tsooj87 (27) - - FEB 11, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow! This was my first barley wine, and what an introduction to this style this was! An absolute winner.
Ippopodio (134) - ITALY - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un bel colore ambrato con riflessi rubino e poca schiuma crema, offre al naso sentori di agrumi dolci su tutti il mandarino, non manca il carattere da Barley wine con i sentori di uva passita e frutta matura. In bocca è morbida e piena, anche se l'alcol abbondante sembra essere stato sapientemente incatenato per essere liberato lentamente senza mai offrire il calore atteso. I malti sono ben equilibrati ad una modesta, ma efficace luppolatura. È una birra potente, ma il tocco è vellutato.
dfearnley (1614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass
Consummation: Citrusy fruit and caramel and very thick.
Adjunct: Toffee, bitter, strong.
Erzengel (7335) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Many thanks to my "EU Santa 2015" MrHangover for this bottle! The beer is smooth and sweetish sticky. Brown sugar with caramel. Not too much bitterness, round but sweetish-sticky. Sugar sweetish remainings on the tongue.
artemb (526) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Apr 2013.
Look: Hazy dark amber beer without head.
Aroma: mature chees with fruit jam.
Taste: sweet with prominent grassy bitterness.
Flavour: ripe fruits, jam, fresh ground black pepper, allspice, grassy spicy hop.
Good but not too complex for 15,2%