tiong (3933) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle @ RIP Camp
Pours dark reddish brown with a large head. Aroma of resinous hops, caramel, sweet malts, syrup and toffee. Taste is sweetish, hoppy, bitter and resinous with notes of caramel, toffee and syrup. Finish is sweet, sticky, malty and caramely with loads of bitter hops and hints of fruits. A bit unbalanced, perhaps a bit too sweet and harsh bitterness.
MrHangover (2656) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Deanís stickiest floor tasting. Pours a clear amber beer with a light, off white head on top. Aroma of barley, vineous characters and quite boozy. Flavor is very sweet, light alcoholic and malty. Alcohol is present in the palate, but still not disturbing. Slightly herbal and very strong flavors. Full bodied, nice!!
kermis (5605) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Press Deanís Button tasting. Pours clear ber with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, grassy hops, brown sugar. Flavour is light heavy sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Benzai (8744) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ "Press Deans button tasting". Clear dark amber to reddish color, small beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, nicely hoppy and a bit sweet. Taste malts, hops, lightly alcohol, some sweetness. Really nice, love this one. Full body, long lingering bitter alcoholic finish, medium body. Very nice!
jmgreenuk (4772) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Deanoís monthly tasting, September 2013. Poured a clear dark amber with a thin frothy white head. The aroma is malty with some caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a big malty liqourice palate. More of a DIPA than a Barley Wine for me.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma is sweet malts, dusty and peach. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Full bodied.
dEnk (3906) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ press Deanís button tasting. Aroma is caramel, bready, somehting rye ish, thick hops. Flavour is the same. LRAB.
sic1314 (3635) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium with no head. Aroma of sweet berries and alcohol. Full body, flavour of the aroma. Could be left for a decade or so.
deanso (5566) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ JMDST
Thin creamy white head. Clear amber pour. Bitter sweet aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
JorisPPattyn (8011) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, cream-coloured head over finely carbonated brownish orange beer. Sharpish initial nose of alcohol and ink. Some hints at seewater/food (sepia?). Then more classical sweet-nutty, caramel induced aromas. Even a bit cheesy. Bitter, going over in roasted-sweet, caramelly and even syrupy notes. The hop is present, but cannot control the ubiquitous caramel. There is some balance, but me seems thereís not much going on for a big barley wine. Aftertaste shows some spiciness, and again a hint at cheese. Very slick, onctuous but not really overfully bodied as some - thereís restraint here, which is a good thing. Yeah, itís worthwile, but it wonít drive me wild.