radiomgb (2560) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York. Hazy red-brown in colour with a thin but lasting tan head, light lacing. The aroma is of alcohol, wood, lots of caramel, lots of malt, red grapes. The flavour is of alcohol first, lots of wood and earth, grapes and of course wine. Warming mouthfeel, medium body, medium carbonation. Finishes long, warming, woody. The barrel took away from the regular beer. Hightly alcoholic.
andrewje41 (1746) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 mL bottle, in which the label sold me right away. Pours a dark amber color with a swirling fizz head. Caramel, brown sugar, delicous maple like aroma. Flavor is very maple, hints of the wine very late in the palate. Smooth and delicious barleywine. Loved it.
kevinator (1544) - The Colony, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This gets points for uniqueness. Aroma and flavor of bready malt, caramelized sugar, hops, oak and red wine tartness. Color was deep brown with a red tint. Full palate and a slightly dry finish.
SeniorZozo (355) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a red amber colour with a large, lacing head. Malty fudge aroma with notes of dried fruit, wood and marzipan. Flavour is fudge, red berries, red wine and wood. Bitter finish. Well balanced and warming.
jspronck (155) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish amber color with beige head. Fruity, malty aromas with dried fruit, plum, wood, caramel, red wine. In mouth, fruit, red wine, wood, warm alcohol finish. Full body, with a touch of sweetness. Can feel the ABV but not overwhelmingly so. Very nice.
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Reddish amber colour with frothy, beige head. Fruity, malty vinous nose with dried fruit, oak wood, caramel, red wine, rum raisins and a touch of alcohol. Fruity, malty, vinous taste with notes of caramel, red wine, oak wood, tannins, burnt sugar, raisins and a vinous, warming finish with a slightly bitter-sweet finish. A slight red wine tartness comes through after a while. Full body, with a touch of sweetness. A bit boozy, but really tasty with a good wood character. Very nice.
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Keg at the Mikkeller bar. Pours clear ruby, nose is malty toffee, caramel, berries, wood, taste is similar, quite fruity.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I didn’t take notes besides the numbers on this beer. I remember being impressed with the red wine being able to shine through the bold barley wine complexity without overpowering.
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyable large sample. Nose is caramel and red wine notes, darker fruit bites with some cherry. Flavor is warming and rich, caramel and a smooth sweeter fruits, dark cherries and figgish... It’s easy drinking and has a great finish.
Inbreak (3337) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
14.01.2015, 0,375l bottle (2012 vintage) sampled @ BBGTC tasting:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly dry boozy, cognac, oak, burnt caramel, old moldy cellar, hay, paper.Taste is slightly dry, oak, booze, minerals, hay, paper, grass, burnt caramel. Medium bitterness, dry boozy mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea. And redwine....?