DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at chris_o’s pre banter banter. Alround rating: Overly sweet caramalt, candy sugar, belgian yeasty, overly sweet. I then go on to say how teabagging a hamster is quite like teabagging pat?
daniele (6906) - ITALY - AUG 29, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
scura buona schouma discreta persistenza note fruttate tostate anche un po di luppolo ma nache dolce tostatura leggero cioccolato caffe liquirizia una piccola nota speziata abbastanza morbida il tostato prevale anche il lupolo è buono
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl, exclusive brewery, from De Hopduvel Gent, very complex, balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew, but not a topper
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle bought from Willems, Grobbendonk. No best before date apparent. Mid red/brown colour with some floaters. Rich caramel aroma with some volatile alcoholic notes. Fairly fruity flavour, some nutty elements, again with noticeable boozy character. More chewy caramel. There are not too many Barley Wines from Belgium so I was interested to try this one. However, I didn’t really discern much to distinguish it from a Belgian Strong Ale and I found the alcohol a touch hot and intrusive for my taste.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s.
Dark amber brown with a reasonable off white head. Heavy alcohol and caramel aroma that Pat called ’quite brutal’ and he was right. Thick soy, liquorice and caramel flavour. Pretty rough and rugged if you ask me. I can’t see what the fuss is about.
caesar (5968) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark brown color. Aroma of dark fruit, malt, slight roasted. Slight bitter and roasted taste. Decent beer, but not a barley wine I would say.
bhensonb (12952) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Delirium Tap House. Dark brown with a beige/tan head. Light floral aroma over roasted malt. Dark roasted malt. A little floral hop. Just a tad sour. A little coffee and some heat develop with time. Its a very good beer, just not what I am looking for at the moment. Could pass for a stout I suppose.
JK54B (1539) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught beer. Dark Brown colour. Pale brown head. Some cloudiness. Average carbonation. Coffee and chocolate aromas.
wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - MAY 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deze donkerbruine gerstewijn (?). D aanwezigheid van de e verbrande mout maakt de caramelachtige geur sterke.
de smaak is zoetbitter met een lichte alcohol waarneming. Een lange uitgevloeide iets bitterige nasmaak
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33 cl. (From Alvinne’s Beershop)
Tasted yesterday @ home.
Very darkbrown, almost black color, with a beige creamy head.
Aroma malts, dark fruits.
Medium to full body. Taste = complex well balanced: sweet, chocolate, strong roasted malts, caramel, bit coffee, sourness and hop bitter finish.
Good beer, but let me say not my favourite.