deanso (4090) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl from the brewery.
Too much head, almost a gusher. Clear amber pour. Too weak for a barley wine. Coriander in the aftertaste
Benzai (5733) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pint Winterbierfestival Gouda 2011. Actually one of the few Kasparus beers that are decent. Dark brown color with some red in it, light brown head. Smell fruit, spices and some sour hints. Taste malts, fruits, sweet. Nice carbo, medium body.
bierkoning (9554) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2011
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle. Brown color. Firewod, juniper and various spices in the intense aroma and flavor. An abundance of spices makes the beer totally out of balance and undrinkable. Drain pour!
Countbeer (3652) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ PWBF’11:
Off white to light brown foamy head on top of a deep dark brown colored beer.
Smell mostly cherry with a hint of some other red fruit (strawberry) and cream, like cream cherry ice-cream.
Taste is a mix of cherries, malts, light sweet and a hint of meat.
Low carbo, mid body and soft mouthfeel.
goozen (2554) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pint Winterbierfestival, Gouda: Dark brown/red coloured beer with an slightly sour taste (cherries?) and dark chocolate, an decent brew.
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@ Winterbierfestival PRZH 2010, Gouda. Black colored brew. The aroma is something different, very strong juniper, medicinal. Flavor has got a strong juniper taste, iodine. At first it’s flavor is too strong, but it gets better after a while. Very unbalanced.
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - NOV 10, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber/brown color; the head disappears quickly. Deep malt aroma, spreading in the whole room, typical of barley wines; fruity.
Less sweet than other barley wines of the same strength (actually, it’s almost unique its balance of swetness and dryness), not the perfect score just because too much mono-dimensional: soft caramel.
The hop used is the minimum necessary for such beer; some more would be an improvement.
Easier to drink than other similar ones, but not persistent flavors.