kermis (2460) - 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.
Cuso (2640) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Hazy deep amber color with medium white head. Seet malty aroma with alcohol and wood. Sweet malt, honey, dried fruits. To much on sweet side for me. Not bad, but there are much better beers from De Molen.
rlgk (7440) - Skövde, SWEDEN - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Somewhat hazy golden beer with a nice offwhite/yellowish head. Malty woody bourbon aroma, caramel, nuts, vanilla notes, biscuits, vinous, leather, a bit sourish. Malty bourbon flavor, raisins, caramel, woody, a bit boozy, vanilla, oak, toffee notes, biscuits, spicy notes. Full bodied, and with a finish bringing alcohol, vanilla, oak and vanilla.
suprchunk (1388) - Heinsberg, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy amber pour. Small off white head. Some lacing. Bourbon and wood aroma with a slight acetic scent. Vanilla and pepper. Taste is a sweet melange of the same. Nice.
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caesar (3930) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy amber to copper color, short slight off-white head. Aroma of soft oak and bourbon, vanilla and a hint of biscuit. Hint of spicyness, soft toast and caramel. Reminds me a lot of La Trappe Quad Oak Aged on bourbon, but just a little less complex in the nose. Soft sweet taste of caramel together with dry notes from the oak. A bit thin in body and a bit watery in taste. Finishes medium bitter and rather dry. I’m tempted to put it side by side with a Quad #12 (which is better because of lots more complexity btw).
aenima (53) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice reddish colour. Too much carbonation. Aroma of raisons and a little wkisky-like. Taste of caramell and some raisins. I don’t get any "barrel" in the taste.
luttonm (1629) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Torst in NYC. Dark golden brown, slight whisky. Thin foam head. Big veggie aroma, ginger body. Cider, mead. Good whisky twist with some mild apple finish. Alc and malt backbone.
RichTheVillan (829) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; hazy amber pour with off white head, bourbon aroma, sweet caramel taste with bourbon bitter hop some oakiness dry palette.
ansalon (198) - SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy murky amber. Nose is applebrandy, raisins, caramel, molasses, wild yeast. Taste is sour apples, caramel, vanilla, bitter almonds, pears. Quite strange and I would not label this a Barley Wine yself...
yngwie (10754) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It pours a lightly unclear dark golden body and a small, dense, off-white head. Lightly alcoholic aroma with lots of fruityness, tropical fruits and some citrus, as well as sugary malts. Some oak hints. The flavor is mostly fruity, with some vinous hints, oak and alcohol. Full body, warming and soft. Well, it’s far from bad, but I know lots of barley wines I’d rather have. 130510
Geokkjer (4260) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, malt, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, vanilla, oak , caramel and dried fruits. Medium to full body, soft carbonation.