MrHangover (1100) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Clear amber color. Faint aroma of some malts and booze. Flavor is complex and sweet. Very nice.
dEnk (2635) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ mr. Hangover tasting. Aroma is big bready caramel malts, some alcohol, red fruit notes and a touch of spice. Flavour is malty caramel, alcohol and some fruity notes. Nice.
erickok (2282) - Tours, FRANCE - OCT 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy, copper body and creamy beige head. Delicate woody concentrated fruit flavours, malty base, well developed. Well developed taste as well and very tasty. Not the most powerful but very balanced and nice. (33cl bottle at MrHangover’s tasting)
Vaiz (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ tasting. Hazy amber pour. Aroma is fruity, malty sugars, fruity and with some tea. Flavor is sweet malty decent hops, quite thick body, well balanced. nice body. Great beer.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thx. for letting me sample this one. 341 ml. bottle sampled @ Borefts 2012. 12/2011 bottled. Red amber with a tanned head. Sweet aged, belgian character and yeast, dark fruits, tad dusty apple, lightly oxidized, brown sugar, spices, milk chocolate. Candy sweet, only light oxidation, brown sugar, belgian yeast, mellow dark fruits, light milk chocolate, toffee, bit light bodied - appears to have aged rather fast. Decent enough. Apparently limited to 1100 bottles.
GothGargoyle (570) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy brown with a small pale head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, dates. Medium bodied, sweet and slightly sticky on the palate with a toffee finish and slightly metallic aftertaste. Flavour is raisins, brown sugar, salty liquorice. Very tasty, quite Belgian in character.
HenryXXX (180) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 edition. Pours a brown with a nice full beige head. The nose is raise, date, red fruit, spiced cake and bourbon. The pallet is very balanced, raisins, molasses, date, and a little fig.
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Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/red with white lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, candied sugars, toffee, molasses, and some nuts. Flavour the same, some booze, light citrus bitterness. Thinner than expected. Some nice flavours. Not bad.
Bov (8158) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn; 2010 vintage - cloudy brown beer with no head retention; strong aroma of bread, toffe and alcohol; some overmatured fruits too; full-bodied yet not too thick; some bitterness and a long malty finish with notes of molasses, caramel and cheese with warming alcohol notes as well - decently complex and very enjoyable
travisd (4) - - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Paid $5 from cold beer and wine. Off the pour this beer heads up almost like caramel mixed in with the tan foam. It has a nice murky red coloring to it. It has a very mild aroma to it with a touch of very ripe, or cooked banana. Not boozy just very smooth. The flavor is lightly sweet with present hops, but not overpowering at all. The taste overall is very very mild. It has a medium thick body that clears the palate fairly quickly and is rather flat as it should be.
Overall this barley wine is very smooth, and very mild in every sense, but enjoyable and a good value.