deanso (5465) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks.
Some funk in the aroma? Thin white head. Cloudy golden/amber pour. Still sweet. Some woody notes. very nice.
Tonkun (874) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at brewery. Dark brown pour with good head. Oak, caramel, sherry, sugar, raisin. Very good
budznsudz (561) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy white head. Aroma of wood, caramel, vanilla, and nuts. Taste is big brown sugar, booze, caramel, and wood. Tasty
Steve_0 (2757) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pour is murky, orange brown with a big fluffy cream-colored head and great lacing. Big caramel, raisins, toffee, plums, figgy, woody, sherry, bourbon, grapey, and earthy aroma. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, burnt raisins, bready, light cocoa, toffee, candied oranges, grass, and marshmallows. Creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Another beautifully crafted, easy-drinking barley wine from Hair of the Dog. Delicious!
berntholer (944) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
ivorywhite head, disappears quickly without lacing. amber clear colour. aroma of cherry, porto, sweet, candysugar. taste like aroma with sweet finish. medium body and carbonation.
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reddish brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of wood, red fruits, vanilla, bourbon, malts, dried fruits and alcohol. Malty flavour, wood, vanilla, liquorice, dried fruits, quite sweet. Full body. Finish vanilla, wood, malts, caramel and red fruits. Nice!!!
(From 33cL bottle shared @ the pre-RBBWG get-together at Tim’s place. Vintage 2013. Gift by Vincent, thanks!! It has been thoroughly enjoyed!)
Ataraxia (377) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi-transparent deep, deep ruby mahogany color with a moderate off-white head. Complex aroma of caramel, figs, dates, stone fruits, wood, and a little leather. Subtle sweetness, some tannin character, not quite full-bodied. Average carbonation and a residual bitter finish. Mild to moderate booziness.
tderoeck (4882) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
17/I/14 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a - 2013 vintage (2014-61) Thanks to BelgBeerGeek and Tinus for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, big creamy beige head, unstable, little adhesive. Aroma: lots of dried fruits, vanilla, alcohol, caramel, bourbon? MF: lots of carbon, full body. Taste: pretty sweet start, lots of dried fruits, caramel, raisins, some vanilla. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy, dried fruits, bit sweet and sugary. Lovely beer! A true masterpiece!
KansaiBeerLvrs (2176) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Hair of the Dog beer, shared at Kerry's mini tasting. 2009 vintage, 10% an opaque orange copper. Definite oaky, barrel aged character with vanilla & sweet fruity notes. The taste is sweet, candy, woody, cherry, honey, a bit of a flavor profile that gives a nod towards whiskey from the barrel flavors. An incredibly complex beer, the barrel notes are quite subtle which I appreciate, quite avoid beer.
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neuromatt (1169) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Chris, served in a stem glass next to Fred. Pours hazy mahogany with a small tan head that fades to a thin cover and leaves no lace. The nose has huge notes of molasses, oak and dark fruit, along with herbal notes and subtle smoke. The flavour is sweet, with molasses, dark fruit, toasted oak and subtle spice. The finish is long and malty with molasses and toasted oak. On the palate it is full in body with a smooth, syrupy texture and light carbonation. Overall, this is a great barley wine; it is incredibly complex with beautiful malts, nice oaky notes and just the right amount of hops. It is even more complex than the base, which itself is incredible. 2014-01-04