Gurthnar (4485) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Hazy orange-amber colour, sediment. Poor head retention. Quite assertive hoppiness despite the age. Sherry notes, dried fruits, citrusy zesty hops. High bitterness. Light alcohol warmth. Very good.
Cuso (7227) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beerlovers. Hazy golden colo with small white head. Honey, malt, citrus hops. Taste, malt, strong citrus hoppy taste. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
rusos (476) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bolime tasting. Hazy amber colour, almost no head. Aroma malts, bisquity, caramel, some nuts, assertively hoppy - which is quite interesting due to its age. Taste hoppy, malts, caramel, bisquity, alcohol. High bitterness, also in aftertaste. Good.
MisoW (2926) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Bolime tasting 3/2016. Pours hazy Amber color, white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, malty. Taste is medium sweet, bitter, caramel, citrusy hops, chocolate.
Calisky (2347) - ALSACE, FRANCE - FEB 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Jaghana. Brune sombre, aucune mousse. Nez caramel, boisé, leger fruits noirs, alcool. Gout caramel, caramel cuit, fut de bois, fortes épices, fruits noirs macérés et alcool, note chocolat. Forte amertume en fin de bouche.
jaghana (5254) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 65cl shared by Dominique. A cloudy amber beer with low head. Nose is on caramel, alcohol and oak notes. Aroma is on toasted malt, quite bitter, grassy hops, peppery hops, light chocolate touch, not that complex. Finish is on dry burnt caramel and hops bitterness.
alex_leit (1592) - Minsk, BELARUS - JAN 17, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Polished bronze color with good foam. Aroma: nectar and malt sweetness, candy, floral, candied fruit, candy, toffee, raisins and other sweets. Taste: sweet white port wine, nectar, dried fruit, candied fruit, candy, toffee, noticeable alcohol-hop bitterness, slightly earthy and pine. Great beer!
teddybeer (3201) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating #3000.Brown color with a beige head, good retention with nive lacework.Aroma has notes of molasses, toffee, toasted malts and caramel. Flavor is mild sweet at the beginning, notes of caramel, ripe fruit, some plumbs. Mild bitterness in the final with a creamy and smooth mouthfeel on palate. Also some caramelish hints are present with the alcohol hidden by ripe fruits.
Bosbouw (2466) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mooie oranje kleur met een goede kraag. Ruikt zoetig, vanille, crème. Smaakt vol vanille, crème, alcohol.
Maris (1308) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a 650ml bottle on 16/12/2015 (another early Xmas gift from my wondeful wife). Pours a cloudy light amber with a small head. Has a big malty nose, with heaps of caramel, toffee and butterscotch, with some piney hops in the background. This is a very flavoursome beast - sweet malt dominates, with caramel, toffee and honey, with some rye bread in there as well. This is countered by big resiny piney hops. While you can tell it’s a big beer, it’s still quite easy to drink. The texture is a bit syrupy with modest carbonation. This is a bold, complex, lovely and impressive barley wine.