drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice. Great brandy aroma. Great malts. Spot on. Iím rating a lot of barley wines right now and Iím losing the vocabulary, but this was near the top of the list we drank.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz. bottle) Pours an deep amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, raisins, and light herbs. Flavor of roasted malt, hops (earthy, grass, light citrus),caramel, and some spices with a bitter finish.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an incredibly easy drinking Barley Wine. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, a little hops, and a lot of malt. It was actually very sweet with a lot of malt. It almost had a little bit of a smoke flavor to it as well. Good beer. I have yet to be disappointed by Dieu du Ciel.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye.. dark brown pour with no head, spicy nose with a sweet caramel and fruit flavor, finish is bitter
pilsnerrogge (2800) - FinspŚng, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Bottle, 9.8 % alc.] Pours dark copper brown with a large head. Hoppy aroma with notes of liquorice and dried fruits. Rich mouth feel. Dry, hoppy, piney, long and very bittter flavour. Alcohol is well hidden.
gnoff (9552) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2011 First rating
341 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Labelled 9.8% ABV. On January 16, 2009.
Hazy dark copper to red color, medium tan ehad. Milky, fresh, alcohol, spicy scent. Also dried fruits. Hoppy, bitter, spicy, alcohol, dry taste. Full mouthfeel. Lasting spicy aftertaste. High bitterness.
Bottle at S÷ meeting in Gothenburg January 15, 2011
Clear dark copper color, red hints. Tan head. SWeet, malty, marzipan, alcohol scent. Malty, bitter, raissin taste. Huge lingering hop bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
Bottle from Systembolaget, kept in the fridge a while. Marked 9.8% ABV.
Sampled on February 26, 2011
Clear copper color, off-white head. Sweet, bitter, harsh scent. Bitter, also alcohol taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle from Systembolaget, kept in the fridge a while. Marked 10.2% ABV.
Sampled on February 26, 2011
Clear dark copper color, small white head. Bitter, alcohol scent. Alcohol, sweet taste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
WeeHeavySD (3379) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bonus from my main man Todd, thanks hannont, you rock. Poured the whole bottle into my DFH Snifter. It pours a thick rich reddish copper with a nice tan head. The nose is very nice, with rich fruit and sweet crisp caramel and toffee. Taste is sweet rich and incredibly hoppy, way more hoppy than I expected. There is a huge disparity between the nose and the body. This is a beer where the barleywine imperial IPA thing come together. I like the look and the nose more than the taste, strange contradictions exist in this beer.
mar (5240) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. deep brown pour with a thin cream head. nose of alcohol, molasses, sweet malts and caramel. nice flavor of hops and caramel. bitter finish thatís actually quite smooth but, this beer could use some time cellared.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a lightly hazy brown color with a brief thin light tan head. Sweet earthy aromas of raisin, dried fig, royal jelly. Taste has an initial blast of alcohol and earthy hops, surprisingly strong on both accounts. The hops take over the finish. A bit brash, will probably buy another to lay down for a year and see what happens.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.5 oz bottle. Pours mostly clear, dark copper brown in color. A foamy, beige colored head leaves wispy, sticky swaths of lacing on the glass. Aromas include brown sugar, caramel, dry cocoa, stewed figs and raisins, and notes of vanilla vodka. Hints of molasses shows on a deep inhalation. Flavors show the same malty elements, sweet brown sugar and molasses showing strongest, with a boozy vodka note and a surprising dose of citrus hops. Some sharp, earthen spices come through on the finish. Most of the body comes from the syrupy, sugary sweetness, it seems, while the staunch hops and the warm alcohol make their presence felt on the lingering finish. This one is pretty nice, but perhaps a bit young. It reminds me of Bigfoot with about 2 years on it.