markextrae (407) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared bottle. Pours with almost no head. verry sweet taste of toffee and sugar. some caramel hints. and raisens. a bit boozy. Good barley wine
PriorL (880) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87. Bought at Geers.
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, unstable off white head.
NOSE: very sweet, wood, little vinous, red fruits, malty, some liquorice even.
TASTE: sweet, some coffee.
Very good beer!
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice a smooth with a sweet alcohol nose. Tasted of dark fruits and sugar with a heavy alcohol presence
hman43 (156) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is dominated by chocolate. The head disappeared quickly, but some remnants clung to the sides. It appears almost like a dark plum color. There is a strong licorice taste with a chocolate compliment.
snoworsummer (1003) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny bottle from 2011. Pours cloudy medium to dark brown. Tastes like raisins, dates, hints of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Sweet but not too sweet. Thick feel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like raisins, plums, brown sugar, and alcohol.
sonnycheeba (2520) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Pours murky brown with just a trace of beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, sherry, plums, floral notes, and light booze. Flavor is heavy bread malts, some toffee, light booze, dark fruit esters, and faint hop bitterness; dry finish with a little alcohol warmth. Medium body and low carbonation.
JHeath99 (300) - - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Has an aroma of licorice and raisins. Pours hazy brown with little lacing. Very strong taste of raisins with a slight lasting burn.
Tharlinn (31) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 35.5cl, FlinkGegist. Aroma: Plums, caramel, bit of red fruit, roasted malts. Appearance: Lovely ruby red/dark chestnut brown. Wonderful cream coloured small head with medium to minimal lacing. Taste: Licorice, herbal, plums, vanilla. Palate: Busty amount of carbonation. Interesting feel and palate. Some licorice and candy alongside the hoppy, bittery ending.
onceblind (3189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark copper with a generous foamy light beige head. Dark malty sweet nose of plum and English strong malt and a touch of orange. Flavor is big and heavy with raisin and English toffee with abut of boozy dark maltiness and a faint bitterness that’s not much hoppy. A bit on the boozy side and not terribly complex, opting for a straight up malt bomb with a bit of English yeast dustiness.
Tortman18 (150) - Batavia, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful, dark ruby/mahogany with a small, off-white head and slight carbonation. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, raisins, plum and alcohol. The alcohol is present, but well masked by the dark fruits. Mouth is delicious. Strong dark fruits again, mainly plum and raisin. Hints of caramel, licorice, malt and alcohol. Once again, the alcohol is present, but perfectly blended with everything else. The finish is very smooth, with almost no alcohol burn which is what I normally get with barley wines.