markextrae (2356) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 vintage bottle from de molen shop, poured a dark red amber colour with non to long lasting off head. nose has sweet caramel malts, ripe dried fruits, apricots, vineous wine notes, oily, this aged into a nice complex barley wine, pretty spicial
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured deep reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of heavy, meaty fruit and caramel malt. Full body, flavour is vinous, moderately sweet with a light malty undertone. Pretty much a fairly decent barley wine now.
tricksta_p (2254) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 bottle. Aroma of malt, caramel, ripe fruits, peach, apricot, resin, aged hops. Flavour is medium sweet with a moderate bitter finish. After 6 years this Double IPA has turned into a nice Barley Wine indeed.
Habanero (3345) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep brown with an average beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus fruits, dark fruit and caramel. Sweet flavor that end up more dry and bitter and with some alcohol. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice brew indeed.
gEUS (1541) - Linden, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle - 08/06/2009. Pours clear mahogany amber, small beige-ish head. Deep malt nose with resinous over-aged hops. OMFG, what a silky smooth body, subtle bitterness totally integrated with the malt sweetness, nice semi-dry and sweet finish. Taste is soft caramel and pine resin. Held up very well for a DIPA; a fine barley wine it has become.
MarcoDL (3088) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, over 5 years old. Dark color for an IIPA. Aroma is really malty. Tastes like a malt soup, with still some bitter hops and sweet caramel. The aging turned it into a barley wine. Good, but not spectacular.
PotjeBier (2093) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Old notes. From bottle @ Bierkoning’s Molen tasting in 2008/2009, with Menno pouring himself. Dark amber/brown color. Aroma’s of sweet fruits, raisins, but also resin, pine, alcohol. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity, moderate bitter. Medium bodied. Long firm bitter finish. Really nice!
vipinvelp (3034) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Boreft. Clear dark ruby with light brown lacing foam head. Quite some yeast in bottom of bottle. Nice sherry like aroma and taste, not too bitter. More a barley wine taste. Some walnut. Pleasant warm. (Velp 201410)
jmgreenuk (5957) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - SEP 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Road soda courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is sweet caramel burnt toffee. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich woody resin hop bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
kermis (7727) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared on the post-Borefts 2014 NS tasting. Pours very hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of caramel, raisin, overripe dark fruits and toffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.