saxo (13331) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are sweet fruits, caramel, alcohol, citrus, peach and hops.
Holy (834) - GERMANY - FEB 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Jonas as the last Wasana Bier Tasting - thanks! This was a decent barley wine - could sip on it over the course of an evening.
Grima (2028) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Wasana’s Winter Beer Tasting 2012! Very special thankx to Jonas for sharing!!!
The beer in the glass is dark brown with fine creamy head. It smells very malty, slightly alcoholic, bready and sweet caramelly. Starts massively malty, it burns easily in the mouth. It has also notes of caramel, apple, plum and citrus. Goes into a massively malty and sweet finish with caramel, plum and candy! Slightly burning in the throat!
Bierkrug (2073) - Garmisch-Partenkirchen (In USA), Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 29, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
750 ml bottle at Wasana’s Winter Beer Tasting 2012, Idar-Oberstein, Germany. With much thanks to Grima. not a big fan of style at all. Pours a tea brown color and a beige head. Aroma is malt and apple. Taste is the same but almost undrinkable for me. Blah
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of jonas, thank you sir! Hazy chestnut color, tan head. Aroma of boozy caramel and vanilla. Taste is butterscotch with a burnt, toasty edge. Not bad.
jonas (5441) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks Todd. Cloudy brown, golden lacing head. Great citric and great piney hops. Great balance between the sweetness and citric acid. Really really good.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBAG - Bottle, out of Graham’s last remaining large snifter. RBAG was an awesome time, and what better to start with than some Driftwood? Pours clear copper/orange, thin cream-colourd head, which is quite persistent. Lacing is spotty. Nose is coconut, vanilla, marmalade, and toast. Is this barrel aged? It smells like a BA Barleywine to me, with all the coconut and vanilla this is throwing... Flavours of toast, barley sugar, waffles with maple syrup, bananas. Really a lovely flavour profile on this one. A surprise bitter citrus rind twist on the palate keeps you coming back. Rock solid.
Cirrhosis (1160) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
RBAG 2012. First beer of the night, I guess we’re starting off small........ Light clear browny amber complete with a good tan crown. Wood, rubbing alcohol, some sweet cherry and orange zest all show up in the nose. Strong bitter wood in the taste, mild pine, sweet fruits, somthing bordering on floral but not really. Taste is very medical and not really winning me over but still a good brew.
gramity (1277) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBAG 2012. Thanks VBS for the bottle. Nose is nice and sweet, candied oranges and citrus notes, sweet malts, residual sugars. Smells nice. Pours orange amber, soft head and lace, nice clarity. A good looking beer. Viscous and thick looking as well. Flavors of pale malt sweetness, residual sugars, candied citrus and floral notes in the finish. Sweet, but balanced, some alcohol shows up in the finish. Big bodied. A really solid barleywine.
after4ever (5847) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22, capped and gold-foiled. Pours an opaque dark brown with a dense and creamy tan head and lots of sheeting lace. Big sweet nose showing brown sugar, caramel, and some grapefruity hop. Thick body, almost sticky but not quite. Caramel, brown sugar, wet grass, and grapefruit on the mid palate. Hot, dry, sticky, twangy finish--not really a bad thing, but there’s booze there. Probably could use some time to mellow out, but a very good beer.