Kristall-König (2678) - Oldenburg, - APR 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Geruch zitrushopfig, angenehm schwer harzig (Jubel!). Startet süßlich-ölig. Mitte stark hopfenölig, aromatisch, Grapefruitbitter und schon etwas alkoholisch. Abgang süß bittermalzig-trocken, alkoholisch, Pflaume. Prickelnd abgehend.
Außergewöhnliches Bier. Spitze!
Marko (4717) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Craft Room. Lovely crystal clear ruby red body with an off white, medium sized head that went down fast. Full, slightly stale, slightly grainy heavy barleywine maltiness with a light touch of something resembling buckwheat I guess, not what I think of it, but close, ending dry with vague vinegar (without the sourness, if you can imagine that). This is just way too sweet in my book, Heavy caramel and candy-like maltiness, not even with that much complexity other than that. It’s tasty, yeah, but falls into the "typical sticky BW" trap too soon. If you like them like that, you’ll love this. It’s a good beer, but I don’t think I would go for it again.
JohhnyB (135) - CROATIA - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with medium off white head. Aromas of caramel flower, sugar and toffee. Sweety taste, some bitterness, medium body. Not really a fan of it.
MartyW (52) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark orange colour with a medium off-white head. Smell leads me to an IPA, taste more of a stout. Aroma has cherry blossom, roasted buckwheat, more floral notes. Flavour is a bit hoppy, roasted chocolate with a well balanced finish of bitter and sweet roasted, toasty malt.
DroolYeast (867) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Basement Beer Bar, Aalborg. Aroma of moderate malt, caramel, flowery and parfume hops. Clear red amber colour with white head, mostly diminishing. Taste is moderate sweet and light+ bitter. Full body, oily feel, avg. carb., bitter and sweet finish.
Desverger (6997) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - dark Amber brown pour with white head. Sweet malty and fruity, some caramel, fudge, treacle, nice hoppy backing, very nice.
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Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Taphouse. Dark amber colour an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, dried fruit, malt, caramel, alcohol and yeast.
BuckeyeBoy (5241) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to Eric. pours out a cloudy copper topped with a sand head. Nose is big caramel toffee some newspaper and a spice. Taste is more of the toffee caramel sweetness some light pine hops.
VamboladeTolly (1273) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Žmogšala3 festival, Vilnius. Pours hazy amber with yellow head. Aroma: hay, caramel, dead hops. Taste: caramel, sweetish, dead hops, hay. Medium + body. Not mine kind of beer.
Panzerfaust (781) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a hazy reddish orange color with a small but thick creamy head that lingers. Aroma is intensely fruity but relatively simple. Mango, peach, pommegranate and grapefruit dominate throughout. Maybe a bit of sweet citrus and little malt presence. Taste continues the fruity sweetness but adds a bitter feeling towards the end. The flavors remain within the tropical fruit and sweet citrus comfy zone but there’s a bitter hint that’s not completely refined. Alcohol well integrated, medium to big body. Smooth. Neither super-intense nor extremely-complex. Just a competent hoppy and well-made Barley Wine.
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy copper color with a large, lasting, lacy light beige head. The aroma is caramel sugar, toffee, buckwheat, and grapefruit. Sweet sugary caramel malt flavor. Finishes with moderate bitterness - citrus and herbal notes. Medium-full bodied, somewhat syrupy. Hides the booze decently well. A bit overrated, but good.