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.
Gerbeer (2169) - 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 (132) - 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 (118) - - 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 (718) - 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 (193) - 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.
matbli (85) - Poznań, POLAND - FEB 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle 330ml, pours hazy orange with white medium heady that reduces fast to a nice lacing on the glass.
Intensive aroma of flowers, apricot, pear, honey, wood and very intensive notes of bourbon. In taste the beer is very complex with a nice sweet-sour-bitter balance, some tartness and notes of oak barrels. Nevertheless the bourbon taste is quite intensive and dominating in both aroma and taste. I’m sure not every one will like this, but for me it was very enjoyable since it was the taste of a good bourbon that is nicely warming in the throat. I would prefer it to be a bit more delicate, but all in all it’s highly drinkable and once again De Molen didn’t let me down.
blackmetal (137) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Found this one very sharp with various fruit and sugar taste. Left a very sappy/fruity aftertaste that unfortunately lingered.
czar (5018) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle shared by tom10101, thanks bro! pours unclear/hazy dark golden with a very nice creamy light beige cap, good retention and lacing. bourbon-soaked fruits, honeyed bourbon, tart somewhat funky apricots - yes, bugs are in tha house; spicy and doughy fruity maltiness, sweet toasted banana bourbon, buttery, some sweetness - delicious caramel and jam - controlled level of sweetness. lively carbonation - slightly foamy, medium body, sweetish and lightly tannic woody-grassy-spicy finish. unintentional bugs i’m guessing, but eh, i quite enjoyed it!
langeveld12 (276) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a small frothy off-white head that mostly diminishes.
Body is hazy yellow amber.
aroma contains moderate malts (dark bread, grain, molasses),light hops (flowers, resin, orange zest), light yeasts (dough, leather), and sweet fruits like grape, raisin, plum and apple, tawny port, cask wood, forest fruits, borbon and spices.
Flavor is light acidic, then light acidic, sweet and light bitter, then sweet., followed by sweet and light bitter and finishing in bitter.
Body is medium to full wth soft to flat carbonation and creamy to syrupy texture.
Not enough carbonation and a bit out of balance in the sweetness (even for a barley wine). The bourbon is a good addition.