Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of ksurkin. My favorite bottle format, green 0.375L with super wide cap, pours murky amber with copper edges and full mocha head. The aroma is big pine hops, earthy hops, sweet slick malts and some citrus hops that feed into tart red wine like notes. The taste has pulses of tart red wine and wood that are tempered by thick sweet malts and robust levels of pine hoppiness. Behind those notes some spicy hops and earthy hops seem to rattle around in the background. Into the finish sweet maltiness seems to roam around amid tart red wine and bitter hops.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
In short: A clash of stuff. A beer that shouldn’t be.
How: Bottle, Post-EBF hotel tasting
The look: Cloudy copper body topped by a medium beige head
In long: Strange nose of dank basement, booze and fruits. Taste just didn’t work for me. Clash of toasted caramelized malts, astringency, wood barrels, sweaty used jack-strap, too much booze, some cardboard, vinous notes, some tannins. I hope there was something wrong with this bottle. This is again barrel aging done without discernment, not any beer can be aged in any barrel. There was many disappointments at EBF this year, but most disappointing of all was me. Again.
Benzai (5754) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at ZZT VII. Dark red color, small to medium sized off - white head. Smell malts, wine, liquor, lightly alcohol, some sweetness. Nicely balanced. Great beer.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4/30/11. 375mL bottle courtesy mlunger12. Cloudy reddish pour with a small tan head that forms a ring and sticks. Huge aroma of alcohol, oak, vanilla, butter, and a hint of dark tannins. Sweet flavor upfront with awesome oak character - oak, vanilla, butter, coconut, and more. Way better flavor than aroma. Nice!
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a thin beige head and very complex aroma with wine, fruit, toffee, oak and alcohol. There is a fruity flavor that is also blessed with lots of oak and wine, and leaves a warming alcohol trail. This is my favorite in the "Worse" series. Not barleywine sweet.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Pours cloudy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vinous, oak, alcohol and some fruitiness. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long alcohol, oak, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
badlizard (5525) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet caramel toffee apple red wine and oak aroma and taste. Thick sticky palate. Quite good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber bruin body with an off white head. Red vinous wine notes, hints of caramel and dark fruit tones. Turpentine, very vinous and sweet boozy body. Really strong and boozy, so much that there seems little else to enjoy add the oxidation and well i was a bit let down.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear deep amber with no head whatsoever. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain and caramel with a bit of booze and an underlying light fruit notes with an odd red wine note. Flavor is similar with sweet caramel and sweet grains that kind of clash with the red wine and boozy note.
Mora2000 (5141) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of red wine and oak notes, as well as some toffee and brown sugar. The flavor is very similar. I get a lot of molasses and fruity red wine notes, as well as some oak, maple, vanilla and the alcohol you would expect in a beer that clocks in at 12 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice barleywine.