Abio (1768) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very fruity, dark fruits. Malty and slightly bitter, bit mostly sweet of course. Not bad. But simple.
tomer (2131) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JUN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At a tasting, thanks, small bubbly off white head, murky light brown to dark red, aroma of biscuit, nuts and strawberries, flavor of cake and biscuit wth a hint of dried fruits and wood, medium mellow bitterness. Nice but quite simple.
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Max’s place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Murky brown. Aroma of malt, toast, caramel, stale hops, nuts. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, nuts, toast, a fruity note, and stale hops. Medium-bodied.
mathieuc (2064) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2015 Pours a clear medium-dark brown with reddish highlights and a small beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of caramel and fusels/strong alcohol. Taste is pretty sweet, moderately boozy and bitter. Flavors of brown sugar, alcohol, wood. A bit too hot but still drinkable. Body is medium-full and carbonation soft. Overall a fair barleywine, I wouldn’t buy it again though as it just isn’t complex and smooth enough. I can brew something like that myself! ;)
gyllenbock (5728) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Den Nordiske Ølhandel, bought in April 2015.
Hazy dark reddish/brownish with a small tan head. Aroma of dried fruit, malt and some wood. The taste was similar although sweetish. Also some wood and notes of herbs. The body was thick and the carbonation relaxed.
Pinball (11257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cloudy brown, smooth light brown head.
boozy, slightly caramelly, deep malty barleywine like aroma, very nice aroma, very balanced and thick. Flavor is malts, dried dark fruits, fruit peel bitterness, dough, palate is super smooth. notes of licorice and wood. The palate and beer appears very velvety and smooth, even though there are many interesting flavor notes. The barley wine lends a little from the best belgian quad’s adding subtle dried fruits and some bitter fruit peel - but not the belgian yeasty brutality of most quads.. this beer is clearly underrated, or is aged just perfect now.
tderoeck (6067) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
7/III/15 - 50cl bottle @ ACBF 2015 (Vichte) - BB: n/a (2015-327) Thanks to all for sharing today’s beers!
Clear deep ruby red beer, small creamy beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: sweet, malty, fruity, some strawberry jam, sugary, quince and quince jam. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: sweet sugary start, some alcohol, banana, quince, malty, caramel. Aftertaste: definitely quince jam for sure now, sweet, malty, very nice, little cheesy bitterness in the finish.
Nisse666 (4943) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Etre Gourmet cons 2015-04-06 Duved
AR: vinos/ strong red wine, rasins,
AP: dark woody red, high high dens foamy ofwhite classy lasting lid
F: maderia, warming feeling, peppery, fruit syrup, rasins, lasting flavors - burning finish, full body, smooth carbonation
tom10101 (3773) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (500 ml). Split 3-ways.
Appearance: Murky light brown / dark orange-y with a small bubbly beige head and little lacing. Ugly.
Aroma: Caramel, spices, berries, dried plums and raisins.
Taste: Spices, caramel, berries, a bit of salt, dried plums and raisins.
Palate: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Lingering spicy finish. Nice warmth.
Overall: Decent Barley Wine. Interesting fruity features. A bit too much spices for my liking, lack of balance. I don’t like the sticky spiciness. A tad harsh.
Habanero (3155) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, deep amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted caramel, ripe fruit, wood and some dried fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry, a little bitter with alcohol notes. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Barley.