smith4498 (3277) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared at Maltzilla’s All American Weekend. Pours cloudy brownish color with tan head. Aromas of caramel, dark fruits and alcohol. Very sweet caramel flavor with some dark fruits. Overly sweet, alcoholic and flat. Full body with syrupy mouthfeel and zero carbonation. I’m not sure if this was a bad bottle or a bad beer. The scores seem to be all over the place.
SirLimpsalot (2902) - SWEDEN - NOV 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
En barley wine som för mig var allt för söt.
Stora toner av mörka frukter, tydlig alkohol och som sagt
nästan sockerlake-söt. Nja.. inget jag måste dricka igen.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color with very little head or carbonation. Nose was candi sugar, and cadied tree fruits. Cloyingly sweet on the palate, pretty hard to drink.
50belair (3021) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled shared by Diego. Another fantastic beer by De Molen. Not very much carbonation, but loaded with sweet caramel and dark fruit.
ambcompte (47) - SPAIN - NOV 14, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
M’ha recordat les belgues tipu rochefort10, per ex. Olor embriagadora i sabor que t’entra a tsunamis. Ara, durilla, que són 15 graus!!!
beernbourbon (1421) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pour is hazy orange/ copper with not a bubble to be found. Is this supposed to be still?? Aroma is sweetness, caramel, toffee, orange, dried fruit, apricot. Smells sickly sweet. Flavor is powerful sweet. Cloying for sure. Also notes of raw malt up front and notes of orange and dried fruit in the finish. Actually hides 15% quite well. The lack of carbonation and the cloying sweetness make this one painful Not a chance that I will finish this.
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear dark amber, no CO2-flat, caramel, dark fruits, alcohol, little bready, little vinious.
ReAle (120) - Rome, ITALY - NOV 5, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2011 75cl bottle bought @Brasserie 4:20 (Rome) - Intense orange-cognac color. The aroma is deep, strong, persistent. Dark fruits, mostly cherry and caramel. The taste is sweet too and fruity but delicate, not so strong as I imagined. Full body, incredibly dense, no foam. It seems a sort of Passito di Pantelleria or Sciachetrà delle Cinque Terre. What a good Barley Wine!!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
De molen bomb and grenades. Half pour at de molen... Pours a mostly
opaque darker orange brown with a thin to medium soapy white head...
Nose is strong with sweet dark fruits, candied sugar, and softer
caramel tones and yeasty esthers... Flavors are heavily on the sweeter
side with a dark rum fruit cake essence and very very alcohol laden.
Body is syrupy with light to medium carbonation. A little too
cloyingly sweet for my liking.
BOLTZ7555 (2985) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2010
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Have truly enjoyed every beer by this brewer...until now. Muddy reddish, Oak Creek Canyon colored body. Even after an extremely aggressive pour, not a single solitary bubble rose to the surface. Thick. Aroma is a dull caramel. Nothing bright...no complexity...just sweet. Flavor is a syrupy, cloying mess without any carbonation to ignite the palate. This was a huge miss.