MotherBrother (683) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ beer temple.
Pour murky reddish/brown, with no head at all. Aroma of caramel, sweet fudge, ripe dark fruits, sour cherries, old hops, slight spicy. The taste is pretty sweet, with some faint hoppy bitterness. Medium and slight oily body, with a semi-flat carb.
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Aroma is big (citrus) fruity hops, strong caramel, some bread. Flavour is very malty at the start with bread and caramel, then a big hop flavour and bitterness, then more sticky sweetness and a almost candy like sidenote combined with some alcohol. Hefty but nice beer.
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear amber color with a small off-white head. Tons of caramel, brown sugar, and toffee sweetness. If that wasn’t enough, a ton of dark fruit as well. Mild hop notes of citrus, perhaps a hint of pine. Tastes incredibly sweet, but just enough pine and citrus hops to add a light bitterness. Tons of brown sugar, toffee, and caramel. Great cherry and raisin fruitiness as well.
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From tap at Arendsnest. Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Aroma is fruity, wineous and thick malty. Sweet, light sugarish and solid hoppy, pine and grapefruity. Dense malty and sweet. Light dryness with the bitterness into the finish.
kermis (4752) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Arendsnest. Pours hazy red amber with a tiny head. Aroma of dried fruit, sweet caramel, malt and critic hops. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation. A great beer!
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ De Arends Nest. Amber coloured. Unclear. Beige dense head. Aroma: Fruits, caramel, light citrus, light alcohol. Falvour: Fruits, alcohol, light herbs, caramel, sweetness. Medium bodied. Ends sweet.
Rasmus40 (10578) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dried fruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 260712
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Dried figs and grassy hops in the aroma. Sweet flavor, malty with dried figs, grassy and citric hops and partly hidden alcohol. Full bodied, thick on the tongue. How they manage to get such a big hop flavor in a barley wine with only 56 EBU. Delicious!
kerolasa (409) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep read. Short head. Smells hops and sweet. Taste is sour sweet caramel, and belgium style big. Aroma is complex, so complex that I have troubles to begin how to start describing this. There are fruits of garden, sourness of east european plumbs... uh, oh. The best barley wine I have had in my lifetime, and I have difficulty to imaging I will ever have anything better.
BoBoChamp (5355) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl, new exclusive Dutch brew Anno 2012, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex brew, sweet/malty and slightly fruity/alcoholic, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, nearly no head, very good brew, yet expensive!