fonefan (43245) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ 5th Borefts Beer Festival 2013, Brouwerij de Molen, Bodegraven, Netherlands.
[ As De Molen Bommen & Granaten (Giovanni) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with virtually no head. Aroma is moderate malty, bread, caramel, dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet with a long duration, alcohol, fruity - dried fruit - fruity sweet. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. 
JesusO (48) - - FEB 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probada en Borefts 2013. La mejor de las cervezas que probé, o al menos la que más me gustó. Para repetir. Si la original Bommen en granaten es una barley wine dulzona, aunque sabrosa y bastante bebible el toque ácido del brett hace a esta Bommen en Giovanni adictiva, compensa perfectamente el dulzor. Entra muy bien aunque es peligrosa, en nariz toque acético, fruta madura y almíbar. Poca presencia de lúpulo, cuerpo oleoso y postgusto largo. Excelente.
jbeatty (1241) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from de Molen shop, tasted 12/07/2013. Pours chestnut brown, ruby highlights, nearly flat with a still surface yet some residual bubbles occasionally rising to the surface. Aroma of cherries, berry jam, slight tartness, strong vinous funk and brett, subtle vanilla, wood in the finish. From time to time acetone notes come into the nose which is a bit off putting. Taste is cherry, prunes, other ripe dark fruit notes, red wine, brown sugar and toffee, acetic finish, fruity vanilla and light bourbon lingering in the aftertaste. Syrupy and viscous body. Approaching something like a sour barley wine, not entirely my thing.
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
75cl, as Bommen & Granaten ’Giovanni’, new exclusive Dutch collab. brew Anno 2013, with Brettanomyces, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex sweet brew, sweet/fruity and slightly alcoholic/vinous, yet not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!, WOW!
Inbreak (4271) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 27.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Completely flat. Aroma is kind of strange fruity, hops, canned fruits, oak, butterscotch, citrus. Taste is sweet, canned fruits, dried fruits, sugar, hops, oak, cardboard, honey, grass, cardboard, butterscotch. Very dry mouthfeel even though it’s so sweet. Interesting at most.
Theis (15098) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Borefts BeerFest 2013. Clear amber/brown - no head. Dried fruits, bretty notes, caramel, borubon, vanilla, oakey, vineous, citric, barley, sweetness, coconut.
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lighter coloured than expected. Strong aroma of dark fruit, fresher berries, sweet brown malts, grapes and a herbal note. The taste is a tat bit diluted though compared to the normal (and extra hopped) versions. You do get a touch of acidity which is interstingly different. Prefer the original(s) though. This one feels like it doesn’t need 15% alcohol. (On tap at Borefts 2013)
gEUS (1702) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at BBF13 - one of my favourites of the festival - hands down. Pours slightly hazy amber with no head (just some bubbles), faint carbonation (in palate as well) and a rich malt and fruit jam nose. Full full body but the slight tartness is really agreeable! Taste is that typical B&M goodness and added with some sweet wine alike flavours (oaky, sweet grape notes, full peachy notes...). Love it!
Theydon_Bois (16472) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 27/09/13.
Hazed dark amber/chestnut brown with no head.
Nose is big on dark fruits, woody, boozey, soured cherry aroma, tarte fruits, sugars.
Taste comprises sweet sugars, earthy tones, dark fruit, sweet cake mix, boozey notes, woody oaky sweet alchol drench.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, sweet in the execution.
Decent enough barley wine, the alcohol is well integrated for 15%, a little overly sweet throughout which prevents this one reaching a higher draw for moi !
madsberg (11314) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Dark amber coloured. Light beige head. Aroma. Berries, ripe fruits, spice, sugar, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour. Ripe fruits, vanilla, sweetness, light caramel, just a tad sourness. Medium to full bodied. Ends fruity and spiced with a light sour touch.