CarlJonas (135) - Linköping, - 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 I’m not sure if it’s from the hops or the alcohol. Thick liquid but almost no carbonation. More dessert wine than beer but pretty nice.
bytemesis (1493) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to mrh. Pours opaque brown, small tan head, little lacing. Aroma is toffee, dried fruit, fig, brown sugar. Flavor about the same, very sweet and very boozy, some hops bitterness, a bit of citrus zest. Full body, creamy, borderline chalky mouthfeel.
ansjelaah (554) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gedronken met dutchdrebus, koperkleurig geen schuimkraag, zwaar bier, alcohol, ruikt en smaakt naar wijn en sterke drank, hout, caramel
DutchDrebus (2371) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ansjelaah. Pretty heavy beer with a nice barley wine taste, wood, hops. Heavy though! Short rating due to Wii bowling.
Idiosynkrasie (1987) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Clear amber colour with some white bubbles, ascending bubbles built up a reawakening very small white head, a minimally lacing thin layer remains. Malty aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, almond, fruity hints of raisin, orange, candied fruit. Taste is very sweet fruity, peach, apricot, mandarine, grapes, red berries, honey, bitter hop abates the sweetness to some extent, only cautious vestiges of alcohol; flat, though alleviating carbonation, very oily texture, sticky palate. As Barley Wine is for sure not my favourite style, this one is admittedly way too sweet, but luckily doesn’t exhibit that typical bitter almond touch I don’t like or even fear. Suitable to reconcile me with the style.
Peltoch (11) - FRANCE - JUN 17, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incroyable Barley Wine de De Molen, robe légèrement ambrée et mousse très peu persistante. Arômes de caramel et de fruits confits (abricot, pèche), d’orange... Bouche ample et généreuse, saveurs sucrées. Belle puissance mais alcool parfaitement dissimulé.
KyotoLefty (4777) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle. Clear, brown-orange, some light bubbles. Nose of smoke, caramel, chery, grape, honey, peat? Big flavorful burst in the mpouth, orange and honey, spice. Then smoke and gets qa bit raunchy. Too flat. Smoke doesn’t work well with the somewhat Sauternes-like sweet dessery character. A strange brew.
Ktwse (779) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with low frizzy white head. Arona of apricot, peach, mango, passion fruit - like a fruit explosion! Some caramel and toffee in the background perhaps. Taste is incredibly fruit sweet with a booze backbone, only a bit of bitterness in the finish. Creamy and full with practically no carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ansalon (248) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy dark amber. Aroma of candiedvsugar, ripe mango, peach, banana, lychee, caramel. Taste is full-on sweetness, with ripe fruit, honey, sugar, kiwi, candied almonds,,heather. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ontbeermaker (1859) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours copper brown, aroma is sweet and lots of barleries and it was not too smooth but overall enjoyable
Garlic_of_Doom (210) - SWEDEN - MAY 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 2012 vintage.
Aroma hits hard with peach and banana, sweet malt, some saison/brett/ slight sourness as well.
Taste is very sweet with ripe tropical fruits of all kinds, mandarine is most prominent. Canned fruit. Honey, hops and slight alcohol finishes this one of.
Mouth feeling is smooth and sticky, low carbonation.
Strange one...not a typical barley wine at all but very nice nonetheless.