jmgreenuk (5615) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - MAY 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from De Molen. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is sweet sticky toffee malt caramel yeast. The flavour is big sweet with a rich oily boozy alcohol malt liqourice palate. Full bodied with average carbonation. A real alcoholic sweetie.
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Tried it bottled. Slightly too sweet for me. Licorice, coffee and herbs.
JefVerstraete (1970) - Ghent, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown colour, beige foam. Sweet aroma of honey and banana wity malty noges and dry hoppy finish.
Garrold (2349) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Clear, dark amber. Halo of off white head. Barley sugar. Light spice. Some ginger. Fruity booziness. Taste is thick sweetness. Chewy palate. Some vinous fruit, prior to a gentle, bitter finish. Tasty.
jayzz (482) - Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet caramel malty aroma and dark amber color. Has a sweet long finish with just a hint of bitter.
DwarfeD (1490) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle from Sterk, Amsterdam. Dark clearish brown with a small off-white quickly disappearing head. Medium to full body with light to moderate carbonation. Sweet, very sweet with some spicy, herbal tones. Brown sugar, warming alcohol, caramel, peaches and spices. A decent warming brew.
crlnts (384) - SWITZERLAND - APR 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small beige head. Light cola color. Rhumy, molasse, malt, figs. Alcohol warmth, syrupy, Grand Marnier. Full body. Light carbonation.
SetauketBrewer (65) - New York, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark burnt bronze pour. Negligible head. Caramel and alcohol are the Predominant aromas. Sweet caramel flavor, spread across a bready backbone. Strong alcohol presence. Could probably benefit from a little celering time. Generally, good barelywine.
Lothore (585) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a murky brownish hue with a huge, chunky head.
S- Plum, raisin, fig
T- Lots of dark fruit, fig, brown sugar, a tad cloying
M- Thick with medium-low carbonation.
D- Nice little english barleywine. Nothing too special but a solid barleywine that’s great on a cold night.
Soulved (20) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 33cl bottle sampled in a snifter. Pours a dark brown brew with a small light beige head with low retention and nearly no lacing. Aroma honey, bread, alcohol and lots of licorice. Taste of caramel, licorice, dried fruit. I really like the subtly sour though against all the sweetness. Very well balanced brew! Mouthfeel is warm, full and slighly creamy. Instant favorite and highly recommended. Get?s better while the temperature rises.