Palme (3606) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Borefts 2013. This is a light cloudy or deep blurry wood brown one. It had a small islandy head that’s leaving good lacework on the sides of the glass. The nose is filled with sweet caramel and sticky malt goodness. It’s not to extreme really but present and quite inviting. Can’t sense to much of the buffalo to be honest. Maybe some wet rocky thing all the way in the back? It’s just as sticky and caramel malt sweet in the taste as the aroma told me it should be. Vanilla wood and a little whisky burn makes this really interesting and flavorful. It’s also somewhat fruity with lots of ripe old fruits. All flavors are well integrated and it’s a really good barley. 28.09.2013
sandervdbroek (19) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tons of vanilla. Not much of a head cherry wood color. Lots of the bourbon in the aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
TimE (3577) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cherry oak color. Tons of vanilla and oak in the nose, fairly boozy. The mouth is full body, fairly boozy. Sweet, low carbonation, tons of oak and bourbon. Heavy, somewhat syrupy. Big big beer. Creamy mouth feel. Fairly over the top, but as I expected. Loved it.
ClubGonzo (4371) - Bergen, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Pours a slightly hazy amber-hued nougat brown body with a small white head. Nose is caramel, cream, bourbon, hints of alcohol and toffee. Taste is burnt sugar, caramel, butterscotch, hints of toffee and bourbon. Full body, soft to medium carbonation. OK barley wine.
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Borefts ’13, 28/09/13.
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin light beige head that dissipates edgeward.
Nose is dark fruit, vanilla, sweet smelling, cake mix.
Taste comprises dates, caramel, vanilla essence, creme brulee, woody tones, light spice.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, light boozey notes in the finish.
Decent barley wine, the alcohol is well integrated.
Martinus (3324) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of bourbon, malts, red fruits, loads of vanilla. Sweet malty flavour, sweet vanilla and bourbon. Finish bourbon, vanilla, light malts and honey. Nice!!
(From draught @ BBF V, 2013)
bierkoning (10733) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color. Vanilla and bourbon and dried fruit in the aroma. Low on carbon. Boozy with vanilla, oak and bourbon. Plums. Full bodied, some remaining hops. A big beer.
Inbreak (2490) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 28.09.2013, tap @ Borefts:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet boozy, sugar, oak, bourbon, toffee, almond cake, vanilla, hints of butterscotch. Taste is slightly oxidized and sweet, bourbon, oak, almond essence, butterscotch, vanilla, sugar, grass, hay, hints of cardboard. Medium bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Fair enough.
gEUS (1302) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at BBF13. Pours dark amber with a light beige head. Aroma of especially bourbon notes (vanilla, buttery caramel) and oak. Full body with nice sweetness level and a rather dry finish. Flavour is too much bourbon for my taste, takes away the balance.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2014 33cl, Vintage 2012, as Emelisse White Label Barley Wine 2012 ’Buffalo Trace Bourbon Barrel Aged’, new exclusive Dutch brew, from Melger’s Haarlem, very complex brew, alcoholic/woody and slightly fruity, yet not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, nearly no head, good brew, yet expensive!