pilgrimoutlaw (888) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours dark reddish brown with thin oily brown head. Manure, leather, smoke, prunes, caramel. Highly sweet, moderately bitter. Full bodied, sticky, creamy. Almost Schnapps-like. I could dig this if I were outdoors in the frigid cold on the verge of hypothermia, but a little too much for normal consumption.
msbernac (1979) - Krakow, POLAND - OCT 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma-smoke, alcohol, fruits
Appearance-ruby, clear, tan foam,
Taste-medium bitterness, medium sourness, light sweetness,
Palate-full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
DSG (12189) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[9/25/16] Draught sample at Borefts After Festival 2016 in Rotterdam. Brown. Smoky, peaty, malt, caramel. Sweet, light bitterish note.
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Borefts After Fest 2016, Kaapse. Dark caramel pour with a light tan head. Notes of dried fruit, peat, cherries, smoke. Medium body and carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at first Wednesday tasting at De Molen. Clear dark brown pour. Aroma of spicy malts, slightly smokey, caramel, sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, slightly spicy and very well balanced. Thick body.
GothGargoyle (2463) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap the Kaapse Borefts After Festival 2016. 2012 vintage. Dark brown with a small pale head. Aroma is mild funk, light smoke, fig, prune, honey. Medium bodied, lightly sticky mouthfeel, smoky on the palate with a dry finish. Taste is smoke, leather, barnyard, dark fruits, wood.
vinivini (1336) - BELARUS - SEP 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Muddy brown, good beige head. Nectar, honey, melon, smoke on nose. Full sticky palate. The flavour combines qualities of barley wine with a notable but not extreme amount of smoke. Very nice.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
sjogro (2851) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from tap at Kaapse BAF 2016. Cloudy dark brown with minimal light tan head. Big sweet roasted and smoked malts, caramel, honey, resin, toffee. Over medium sweet and medium bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation. Syruppy feel. Maple and cola nut bitter finish.
androman (1845) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Kaapse Brouwers, (Borefts After Festival 2016), Rotterdam.
Nose is herbs, liquor.
Body is opalescent brown, head is very small, beige, creamy, mostly diminishing, good lacing.
Aroma is milk chocolate, dried fruits, honey, truffle.
Medium sweet, medium bitter, hint of fruity sour.
Finish is long lasting chocolate roasty medium bittersweet.
Full body, slick texture, nearly flat carbonation.
Quite easy dessert beer, interesting, tasty, nice one.
creppyiceman (487) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma:intensive smokedy(ham-like) aroma,some caramel and toffee.
Appearance:dark brownish color,small beige head.
Taste:sweet,flavour of caramel,fudge,smoked ham, dried dark fruits(mainly figs),malty fin ish,long malty smokey aftertaste.
Palate:full body,ultra thick texture,medium carbonation.
Overall:Lovely thick barley wine.
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25cl bottle. Hazy brown with medium head that lasts a good while. Aroma of the beer is nail polish, dark, ripe fruits, peat, canned pears, some chocolate, Overall sweet and complex aroma. Mouth feel is thick and oily. Very little carbonation. Flavor is sweet with notes of ripe fruits and vanilla ice-cream with some cookies. But also there is distinctive sourness also with fruity notes. Strange that I don’t see it in other RB commentaries. Maybe the new batch went a bit sour ? Anyway the peat comes out in the finish with a clove like dryness and delicate bitterness with notes reminding me seeds from fruits. The beer is nice but won’t be looking for it again.