dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ BBF. Smooth fruity hops aroma with notes of candy sugar, spices and malt.
Flavour is deep sweetness and bitterness perfectly balanced.
Long lingering finish going up and down between sweet and bitter.
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Gravity cask at Borefts Beer Festival 2010. A very sweet and malty barley wine, pretty straightforward. I’m glad that there aren’t any American lawyers in the UK to force people to call this "barley wine style ale" so that foolish Americans can tell it’s a beer.
bierkoning (12589) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ BBF 2010. Golden color. Viscous. Tangerine and confot fruit in the aroma. Very hoppy flavor, grassy but also with confit fruit. Alcoholic. Long hopbitter finish. Sticky mouthfeel. Good!
Plovmand (7883) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Borefts Festival. Clear light amber with a small white head. The aroma is sweet caramel, sweet fruit, light hops and berries. The flavour is hoppy and sweet fruity with notes of caramel and barley.
skortila (5342) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ 2nd BBF. The beer has a really nice hoppy aroma, with some caramel sweetness and fruits. Clear, orange-brown coloured beer with no head. The taste is sweet, bit hoppy, has caramel and sugar, some raisin fruitiness. Good body. Nice barley wine.
Borresteijn (6499) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask at Borefts BF ’10. Clear amber colour, no head. Aroma of grassy hops, sweet fruits, flowers, caramel. Flavour is malty sweet, green, grassy, fruity, light earthy bitter finish with caramel. Medium bodied.
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cask@2ndBorefts. In short: a wonderful strong session ale. So easy going and flavourful, yet not too overwhelming. I could drink it all evening. Well, I wish I could!
caesar (6685) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ BBF ’10. Clear ruby color, short head. Soft hoppy aroma, hint of toffee and caramel malt. Bit sweet, bit bitter. Good English styled barley wine.
Vaiz (4335) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. A lot sweeter than the cask version and with more carbonation. Less hops though. And a bit watery. But still a beautiful beer. 8,4,8,4,17
Cask at 2nd BBF @ De Molen. Low carbonation, but this brew can have that. Loads of fresh hops and still a sweet malt base that is wonderful. Majestic brew. 9,3,9,3,17
goozen (3847) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at Boreft Bier Festival 2010, Bodegraven. Amber coloured brew with an sublte sweet taste and also great bitter finish. A truely English Barleywine from Manchester.