mariuspoenari (1218) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at THT June tasting. Dark ruby pour with a thin tan head. Prunes, raisins, dark fruit and dried fruit. Full bodied with a sticky-sweet aftertaste. Good beer.
tderoeck (7816) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
20/II/16 - 33cl bottle @ RBBWG V (Benís place) - BB: n/a, bottled: 9/VII/13 (2016-229) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!
Little hazy purple beer, small irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, vanilla notes, malty. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sourish start, some caramel, vanilla. Aftertaste: sourish, vinous, malty, caramel, vanilla.
Zlotta (1587) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle at RBBWG 2016 in Antwerpen. Sweetish-malty, slightly fruity aroma of caramel, brown sugar, vanilla and some red grapes. Sweet, fruity-malty taste of honey, caramel, vanilla and red grapes, followed by a short, slightly bitter, moderately alcoholic and warming finish. Medium to full body, slightly oily mouthfeel. Good!
djd07 (8823) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with medium beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is port, wood, caramel, toast. Medium mouth, candy sugar, caramel, boozy finish, very good.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, raisins and oak. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel, dried fruit, oak, red wine, toffee and raisins. Sticky syrupy texture, full body flat carbonation.
TheJester (2419) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 mL bottle. 2009 vintage. Canít remember where I got it. Trade probably. Hazy, reddish brown. Just a ring of tan head. Fruity aroma, with a touch of something thatís very pleasant, but which I canít place. The flavour is sweet, as some of the alcohol seems to have faded. Good sweet, though. Complex sweet. As if caramel and brown sugar and candi sugar and molasses and maple syrup have all gotten together and are having a party. But it is not overwhelming, or even cloying. Barrel effects are almost gone. Iíd love to try this one fresher. My bad.
sjogro (2202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thuis, fles. Gedeeld met Mrk. Kastanjes, leer, olie, rozijnen, roggebrood, caramel. Super zacht en heerlijk zoet. Hoppig ook maar wordt overspoeld met dikke caramel. Backlog from 2015/09/21.
McDear (40) - Napoli, ITALY - DEC 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Grande birra per intenditori con forte sapore di brandy Bordeaux. Schiuma poco persistente, alto tasso alcolico retrogusto acidulo ben equilibrato con sentori di fiore e malto. Una esperienza unica.
jredmond (7241) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep light brown body with soft red tint and super light lacing. Mouthfeel is medium and sticky with notes of sweet sugar, plum, butterscotch, caramel, oak, wood, barley, dark fruit - prune and cherries. A bit too sweet overall, but not bad.
omega (885) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I always have trepidationís when rating beers like this. Barley wine? Check! Barrel aged? Check! This is like beer porn, where things are too good to be true. Now to the rating... Fantastic beer to end the night on, massively high on alc to put me to sleep, but artfully hidden under pillows of velvety goodness that tantalise the tastebuds. Strawberries come to mind throughout this beer - that and how friggin awesome it is.