Melker (210) - Varberg, - JUN 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep mahogny color, bone white head. Super nice aroma of bourbon, caramel, oak, dried fruits, vanilla, hints of smoke. Taste is very sweet and very heavy. Some nice bitterness also. Alcohol is well hidden. Really love these heavy and sweet barley wines but one bottle is too much, had to share with a mate.
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Cloudy pale amber, small head. Bourbon and caramel arma. Sweet with full body and rounded mouthfeel. Caramel, white pepper and bourbon. Mellow and warming. Late hop bitterness and brandy heat.
Joakgust (932) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a small white head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, sherry, herbs and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, toffee, herbs, nuts and vanilla. Wow, intense oakiness balanced with lots of malty goodness.
gnoff (7954) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl thanks to Knä (non-ratebeer), sampled on September 20, 2014.
Hazy brown color, small tan head. Alcohol, vanilla, some cheese scent. Vanilla, alcohol, raisin taste. Alcohol, vanilla aftertaste. Medium to smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
leghorn99 (25) - Livorno, ITALY - SEP 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Il colore è giallo ambrato, leggermente velato dovuto ai residui in sospensione, schiuma quasi completamente assente. Aroma di malto caramellato, Sherry, tracce di whiskey. Il gusto è di caramello mou, note di Sherry e Whiskey con un amaro di noci che si fa sentire ai lati della bocca. Il palato è pieno, morbido leggermente oleoso con una vivace carbonazione. Il finale è lungo e dolce, con persistenza di caramello mou e piacevoli note amare. Ottima Barley Wine, ma troppo impegnativa da bere in solitudine.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a slightly hazy golden pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody caramel aroma. Fruity malty woody spicy caramel and vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty woody vanilla caramel finish.
jfb (4023) - Freising, GERMANY - SEP 2, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle) murky amber colour with a frothy off-white head. aroma of coconut shavings and vanilla, with a hint of brown sugar, some fudge and caramel. flavour is very sweet, with some heavy notes of alcohol, caramel, brown sugar and vanilla. heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
AndySnow (3947) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Where: RBESG 14 Grand Tasting.
Appearance: Hazy light brown colour with a small tan head.
Aroma: Sweet malt, raisin, dried fruit.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sweet, plum, raisin, some alcohol.
Garrold (1632) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beermoth, Manchester. Nearly clear, amber colour. Thin halo of white head. Blimey, this is big! Sweet, boozy grain. Imagine a tin of strawberries, stuck in a pan, and reduced down. With a slug of woody, thick booziness added. Some minty toffee, too. Palate is rich, slick, and fruity. Taste is sweet, boozy, and bitter, all rolled in to one. Finishes chewy bitter. Lip sticky goodness. The Missus loves it. I’m less convinced.
SlackerMads (1681) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy/unclear orange, no head. Sugar caramel, vanilla, coconut, hot alcohol. Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, near heavy sweet, medium bitterness. Sticky and sugary. Ok, but this type of beer has a tendency to wear me out quickly.
Leighton (11649) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared during the RBESG 2014 London Grand Tasting - Moncada Brewery. Pours clear golden-amber with a mellow foamy head. The nose has nice toffee character, ripe fruits, bread. Hugely sweet with moderate alcohol presence, rich bread, caramel, dry citrus, stewed apples. Big bodied with average carbonation. Warm and sticky to finish, very sugary, with lots of ripe fruits and bready malts. Good stuff but really hefty.