NeuroPliny (242) - Calgary, Alberta, - AUG 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 750 mL bottle. Pours cloudy apricot brown. Off-white head with nice lacing. Aroma is rich in hops with notes of citrus with grapefruit coming through. Flavour is surprisingly sweet given the nose. Sweet malts and rice syrup combine with prickly hops to give an interesting take on the original Boogoop Barley Wine.
Scrumpy369 (445) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 22, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at csakajosor. Hazy yellow colour good very pale yellow head. Nose is hoppy and sweet. Taste is medium sweetness well balanced with bitrerness. Candy like sweet aftertaste. Very nice.
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - AUG 1, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap at the Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Light hazy orange color with off white head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, citrusy fruity - orange, dark dried fruits. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
ShivanDragon (3255) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl, stond al 2 jaar achterin de kast, schenkt wazig amber met witte kraag. aroma van graan, alcohol, zoet, sinaasappel, fruit en hop. smaken zijn wat zepig qua mondgevoel, typische usa barley wine, veel graam zoetig, siroop, sinaasappel, wat zachter dan de Bogoop en de andere Barley Wines in de 75 cl flessen.
hrabren (856) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Svijet piva (World of Beer), shared with Marko and Ogi. Murky ocher, frothy white head, lasting quite long. Aroma is alcohol and tropical fruits. Strong licorice flavor after a sip, sweet and alcoholic. Full body, strong, you can feel the alcohol. Lacks a distinct finish.
Panzerfaust (785) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - MAR 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Gallagher’s Beer World/El Irlandés. Pours a cloudy orange-amber color with a small white frothy head that lasts for long. Aroma is very fruity with a fair amount of resinous hops. Notes are mainly of berries, cherries, tropical fruits and a bit of sweet citrus with en resin and spruce encompassing around. No rice notes at all despite its use as an ingredient. Nice. Taste is very sweet, intense and fruity. Some bitter hints can be felt for balance but it shows mostly flavors of red berries, peach, mango and other overripe fruits. Marmalade, sugars and esters. Some alcoholic kick gives it a true Barley Wine effect. Almost full bodied, carbonation is soft. Prolonged aftertaste. Another nice fruity Barley Wine that doesn’t push too far away from it’s similar sisters Bogoop and Majsgoop.
clemc (14) - - MAR 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at Mikkeller bar. Delicious barley wine with quite a bit of sweetness, but also lovely flavours of peach, apple and mango. Pretty bitter, but not the most bitter of all. Powerful stuff, very nice
EvgeniyKurilov (154) - - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Alus Celle Riga. Very sweet and malty, sticky, caramel, pear, bitter in the end, nice american style barley wine!
ABT_S54 (352) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle shared in a snifter. Pours deep orange with a foamy white head. Aroma is grassy and citrusy hops with a slight malty presence. Taste is malty and hoppy with the hops being the slightly more powerful taste profile. A lingering bitterness.
GuideDogSaint (1182) - Xiamen, CHINA - FEB 23, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mikkeller Bangkok. Pours hazy amber with a thin white head. Aroma of orange, pine, malt and mint. Sweet finish with underlying bitterness. More of a DIPA for me.
AaronTDubs (309) - - FEB 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I drank this after a few, so I can’t say I have very good notes on this. Either way, I remember a nice balance between sweetness and hop bitterness. Great fruity aroma, lots of tropical fruits and yeasty esters. Like a really good imperial IPA, but with a controlled bitterness. The alcohol was well hidden too. Delicious.