Thompson (588) - - NOV 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head.... clear brown colour... smell hops malts chocolate.. taste coffee chocolate hops... very good... shared by dutchdrebus...
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 5/X/13 - edit: 33cl bottle, not on tap @ Modeste Bierfestival (Antwerpen) - BB: n/a (2013-920)
Clear ruby red beer, creamy white to light beige head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet and sugary, lots of vanilla, caramel, alcohol, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet start with lots of vanilla, cherries, some dried fruits, bit sugary, soft alcohol notes. Aftertaste: little sourish, lots of vanilla, some caramel, bit sugary, sweet, some citrus, slightly hoppy. What a lovely beer!
Wirecase (14) - - NOV 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
A nice beer, very good aroma and a sweet taste but sadly not really my taste
Palme (3945) - 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) - NETHERLANDS - 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 (4886) - 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 (5359) - 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 (16466) - 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 (4366) - 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 (12190) - 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.