tiong (5116) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAY 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ CBC 2014
Pours brown with a smooth head. Aroma of bourbon, wood, vanilla, sweet syrup, caramely malts, toffee and fudge. Taste is smooth, heavy and sticky with loads of bourbon, vanilla, toffee and oaky wood. Finish is sweetish, heavy and bourbony with loads of caramely malts, oak, vanilla, toffee and syrup. Quite heavy but well balanced BA barley wine.
kryon (1930) - SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours mahogny high off white head
Aromas of vanilla, bourbon, brown sugar
Taste immense of barley malts, butterscotch, bourbon, vanilla, liqourise, alcohol
zvikar (4070) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. 2013 bottle. 14%. Pours clear brown with a medium head, aroma is outstanding with Bourbon, vanilla, toffee, werthers original, flavor of toffee, bourbon, vanilla chocolate and plums, full bodied, amazing.
Ataraxia (416) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Somewhat translucent amber brown, light beige lacing. Sweet aroma of caramel, pear, charred oak, apple, raisin, vanilla, and butterscotch. Sugary sweetness with a little dried fruit tannic character. Smooth, fairly viscous, and full-bodied. Bourbon booziness in the lingering finish.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
At 2014 MBG Winterset. Deep hazy brown. Dried fruit, sugar, caramel and booze. Smooth and tasty.
Xilgrin (6) - - APR 3, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma and quite rightly so! 2010 vintage, with singing flavours. Drink with a glass of water as this is serious. Look at the legs running down the side of the glass as it’s so strong
kermis (7201) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared thanks to spdyfire83. Pours hazy brown with no head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, malt, biscuit, raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet and light moderate bitter. Alcohol warmth in the finish. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
deanso (6736) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Big thanks!
No head. No carbonation. Hazy amber pour. Alcohol burn but well hidden alcohol. Very smooth. Lovely
Steve_0 (3424) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man!! Pour is murky brown with no head. Big caramel, figs, raisins, dates, prunes, nutty, bready, and brown sugar aroma. Taste is slightly oxidized, leathery, tangy, ripe figs, caramel, soy sauce, light vanilla, and candi sugar. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really easy-drinking barleywine and hard to believe it is 15%+. Nice stuff.
Experiment_Ale (1089) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Stephens House with Stephen, Aaron, and Dave. Pours dark murky bronze. Aroma is huge pungent awesome caramel fig raison, old malt. Taste is rounded caramel malt, nice old musky notes, burnt sugars.