kermis (6422) - The Hague, - JAN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Deanso. Pours hazy amber with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malt, vinous, fruity. Flavour seems a touch sour and moderate sweet. Not sure if this bottle may be off, according to Deanso it’s different than one tried previously. Seems like white wine barrel aged but don’t know from the bottle. Certainly not what I expected.
Rammer (324) - Moscow, RUSSIA - APR 27, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The taste is not quite beer. Very rich aroma, sherry, grapes, bourbon, sweet and tart. The taste is very nutty sherry with the addition of bourbon. Very interesting and unusual
allmyvinyl (5529) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from alesela. Pours hazy red-brown, persistent ring of white head, tight bubbles. Aromas of cooked orange, vanilla, mixed peel. Taste is light boozy, more mixed peel, marzipan, almonds, orange peel. Light body, boozy liqueur finish.
Sledutah (5662) - Utah, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle (bottled 8/27/14) picked up at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam
Pours hazy dark amber with a small beige head, light lacing. Aroma is woody and whiskey, caramel and sawdust. Taste is whiskey, woody, sweet malts, vanilla and some hot alcohols
Very nice, I would love to try this after its been aged a few years.
Cerbier (402) - - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,33l Flasche. Orangenes Bier, kaum Schaum. Riecht nach Malz und Rosinen. Schmeckt nach Caramel, Vanille und getrockneten Früchten. Im Rachen bleibt ein angenehmer Geschmack nach Bourbon.
Gerbeer (2222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Pours a dark copper color with moderate head. Aromas of doughy malts, caramel and muddled fruit. Flavors of dry candied fruit, toffee, sweet malts, and oak. Possible hint of bourbon. Chewy. Very nice.
Fredd_an (170) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - MAR 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kåda, karamell, torkad aprikos & bourbon doft. Karamell färg. Karamellsmak som satan, kåda bourbon torkad frukt.
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sokuzs1 (166) - - MAR 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: vanilla, bourbon, malty, fruity
Taste: heavy sweet, vanilla, alcohol, malty
rzymol (115) - - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2015 Pours hazy murky brown (looks like a bourbon) with thin white head which leaves some lacing on the glass. Intense aroma of bourboan with hints of oak wood, cherry, honey, apple and pear. Moreover, some bourbon alcoholic scent hits the nose and I consider it being too aggressive. It is beyond any doubt that barrel dominates the scent. Taste, on the other hand, is very distinctive with bourbon notes dominating the background and lasting in the aftertaste. There?s a cross-talk between sweetness of beer malts and bourbon sweetness which results in the complex mouth experience. The aftertaste is a lightly bitter with fruity sweetness countering it. Some pleasant dryness, typical for bourbon, is perceptible on the tongue. The base beer is still there and rather than being dominated by barrel, it interacts with bourbon note. I can imagine that if one does not like bourbon, the R&B can be a little bit too much but for those who have nothing againts it, it will be a treat, particularly because an alcohol is well hidden and does not distrub the drinking experience. I really like a delicacy of this drink, with oilness being countered by beer carbonation. To my surprise, R&B has a high drinkability although it may get a little heavy after a while. For bourbon fans, this is definately a go.
CanCrusher (721) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - FEB 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0,33L. Murky, ocra colour with sall, frothy, off-white head, that dissipate soon. Aroma of brandy, cask wood, caramel, peach an a little alcohol on the nose. Taste goes from medium bitter over woody & apricot to heavy bitter finish. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Very good, but not excellent.
Gylo (210) - Lublin, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Doskona?y aromat, delikatna piana i g?sta wr?cz klej?ca konsystencja. Mocny alkohol doskonale zamaskowany s?odowym wr?cz miodowym posmakiem. ?wietne do celebracji. To mój pierwszy barley wine, wi?c porównania jeszcze nie mam ale zdecydowanie godny polecenia.