TrefwoordPunk (818) - Leiden, - DEC 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear amber/red with a small white head and an aroma of bourbon, sweet malts, vanilla, toffee and white chocolate. The taste is not really sweet, dominated by bourbon and malts and with a thin but pretty long lasting hop bitterness. Pretty nice beer.
Ed_Sanfelice (3) - BRAZIL - NOV 22, 2014 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
330 ml bottle. Unclear blonde.Very small head. Bourbon at nose and mouth. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice barley wine.
kraddel (3557) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours rather unclear blonde. Some flakes on the bottom, but not more than exceptable .
Good white head . Smell is sharp , grainy, bit bourbon but its very hidden .
Taste is sharp , full sweet grains, with oaky bourbon , also on the grainy, vanilla side . Very sweet in total , but just not over the top .
fruity, even . Nice one . Some hidden bitterness in the back .
UXO (350) - CANADA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mostly clear pale to medium amber with one fingers of off-white head diminishing gradually to a tight cap, some particulate, heavy lacing. (3/5) Nose is oaky wood, red berries, caramel malt, vinous notes. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter, spicy alcohol burn. (7/10) Medium body, moderate to low carbonation, warming finish. (4/5)
Whew! Got in under the wire on that 2022 best before date… Pretty decent barleywine, and in fact has picked up a lot of oaky, vinous character from the barrel ageing. Barleywines don’t tend to be my favourite styles, but this one is quite interesting and drinkable. (15/20)
Steasy66 (963) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robot tones, no head. Aroma of bourbon and Apple. Heavy on Apple and brandy. Low carb, medium body. Nice beer.
Lukasmh (211) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden with very short lasting tiny with head, bit fizzy and some sediment. Aroma has fruity orange, sweet orange marmalade, malt, slight coco. Taste is kind of fresh. Sweet, malty caramel and at same time it got some some fresh fruityness. Slight coco and vanilla as it warms. Medium to full bodied and well hidden alcohol. Long medium bitter finish with some peel.
Jaksmart (434) - Aarhus, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Glowing orange color with a light white head. Aroma has orange peel, coconut, a hint of vanilla, apricot jam, some but not a whole lot of booze, very hoppy. Taste is full bodied, sugary but it also has a fresh and dry hop finish. The alcohol is well hidden, and the balance seems fine. Not much carbonation and a slightly sticky palate.
Vestergaard (431) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Pours clear, but yeasty orange with a small, fizzy head. Aroma is very fruity with lots of orange and a bit of coco nut. apricot jam, dry leather and hops. Taste is fairly fresh, bitter up front, gets sweeter, and ends of pretty dry. Bourbon is not very prominent, but only adds this coco nut and a tiny bit of vanilla. Fresh, fizzy carbonation, but with a fairly dense body. Slightly schizophrenic, but really nice and drinkable.
BRW (1113) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Biercab. Dark copper colour with off white head. Bourbon and wood aroma. Sweet, bourbon, wood, caramel taste, alcoholish, slightly acidic. Full body.
Bosbouw (1352) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie oranje caramel kleur met een goede kraag. Redelijk wat gist. Ruikt fruitig, crème, wijn. Smaakt fris, wijn, crème. Beetje vanille en hout. Iets alcohol nasmaak.
Marduk (2886) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle (shared by FatPhil, thanks). Hazy light copper color. Small size, white head, stays. Sour, faint horse blanket, apricot in aroma. Sour, sugar, fruity, apricot in taste. Fruity body. So mellow. Long lasting fruity aftertaste.