robinvboyer (2800) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mondiale ’07.
Dark gold color, next to no head.
WOw this has definetly been barreled. Nose is Caramel, hops and LOADS of Vanilla. Flavour is much of the same. That barrel ageing really comes through, very very nice barley wine.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2007 Courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Thank you, Dave. HUGE bourbon aroma with an equally massive caramel malt aroma. Hints of vanilla, oak and pale white fruits. The body is alusterous amber.brown and totalyl headless. The first sip yeilds coconut, pineapple and gobs, heaps and metric assloads of malt, accenutated by caramel and damn near every fruit you can think of. Amazing flavor concentration here. It really floods the tastebuds with wonderfully tasty flavors. Go figure I love a barley wine.
GonZoBeeR (2800) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste at the mondial de la biere 2007..Mtl...
Aroma:Coffe,chocolate,fudge..." for a imperial stout not a barley wine".....
Apearance:Clear brown,no head...
Eructoblaster (2824) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 3, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Mondial de la Bière (Montréal). Dark brown body with reddish glints and a thin beige head. Aroma and taste carry oaky, vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate hints. It ends with a long warming finish. Wonderful stuff!
Mart (211) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mondial de la bière 07. Couleur brun-rougâtre, mousse mince, qui s’efface. Arôme de réglisse, vanille, boisé. Goût encore ici vanillé, réglisse, bois, caramel écossais, notes d’alcool. Finale sucrée. Corps sirupeux, plein, effervescence faible. C’est renversant.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 31, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Robe brune claire surmontée d’une mousse beige qui s’estompe. Arômes de chêne, de vanille, de caramel et d’alcool. Saveurs d’alcool, de levures, de vanille, de chêne et de caramel.
Quevillon (2387) - Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2007
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bu au Mondial 07. Acajoux foncée, peu de collet. arome de malte caramelisé très crèmeuse avec un soupson d’alcool. Goût très caramelisé et licereux, avec du malte épicé.
Quake1028 (633) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thanks to Ibrew2or3 for sharing this treat.
This beer pours a brown body with some red highlights, very still with no head. Nose of malts, candied sugars, dark fruits and some heat from the alcohol. Flavor is sweet, notes of vanilla, bourbon and plums, finishing with a very slight burn. Palate is thin to medium, lightly astringent. Finish is medium lenght and slightly sweet. Nice brew.
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a dark brown color that had some highlights of red throughout it. Aroma was sweet, malty, with nice notes of bourbon. Flavor had hints of vanilla, bourbon, raisins, and malts. WOW. I liked this one. Great brew!
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright copper pour. Small off-white head, rapid dissipation, speckled minor lacing. The coloration of the body is a most marvelously captivating shade, invoking memories of travels through Egypt; it looks like melted metal you’d find encased in a pharoah’s tomb. Raisins mingle with a full, gentle bourbon and vanilla liqueur composite in a soft, well-rounded nose. This shrouds roasted caramel and just a touch of alcohol. A vinous dark fruit quality speaks volumes about the quantities of malts and sugars employed in the brewing process, of their quality as well. It really seems like the ideal marriage of malt and extracted bourbon and barrel character was reached. Flavor is very sweet, woody and whisky enhanced. Is this what bourbon barrel J.W. Lee’s Harvest Ale might taste like? Ample alcohol provides a strong bitterness that seems as if it’s a strurdy mold for the other flavors to frolic in. Hops are discernible but don’t really make a resounding difference in the whole of the flavor. The finish is delicate and very warming with lingering toasted grains and vanilla. Mouthfeel is light bodied for a beer of this magnitude, medium overall, with high viscosity and very little carbonation fizz.
This recipe is scripted well, it gets right to the point.