77ships (4300) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 10, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
#100 Barley WIne. 355 ml. bottle split by 3 @ “Memorabel Tastingkje”. Thanks to tderoeck! 2013 Vintage. GUSHER. Foam still rising from the bottle after we lost a fare share of it. Spare head, lightly hazy amber brown beer. Getting the usual barley wine notes in the nose, toffee, dried, fruit, caramel etc. but feels a bit thin & herbal. Taste is muted and bit thin molasses, cereal, toffee, dried fruits with some leather, broth, prunes, butterscotch leading into a thin, metallic, lightly herbal finish. Little carbonation, this one didn’t feel all right, disappointing, prob. a lesser bottle. Only beer that I didn’t really care for in an otherwise great tasting, oh well, it happens, glad I dot to try this one all the same.
Vestlake (144) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 9, 2014
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn’t like much about this beer. It was my first Barley Wine and I obviosly don’t get the style. I guess if you like the style, you’ll like this well enough.
Dazz3 (1554) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours brown with a small light brown head. Smells very nutty, caramell malt. Tastes alcohol, nutty, roasted malt, a bit cheese with a nutty dry mild bitter finish.
maltman53 (386) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 6, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle of 2014. Wow, it’s all here: fruity esters, dried fruit, caramel, molasses, toffee, treacle, with just the perfect amount of winey character. Beautifully balanced American barley wine style, with a long, long finish. Made in more of a traditional English barley wine style (meaning little or no hop profile) rather than in an American barley wine style (higher hop profile). Overall, a great English barley wine made by Americans!
Andresvendsen (199) - - AUG 5, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Den var väl sådär. Funkar i brist på annat. Snygg flaska och hyfsat bra pris.
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Lawger (127) - SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Vintage 2014. Pours a dark mahogany brown with an off-white, small head. Big aroma, loads of dried fruits, dark caramel, semi-dark chocolate, old wood and a hint of spices. Palate is quite full bodied, rather sweet, again with loads of dried fruits, some roasted malts and a medicinal hint. The finish lingers for a good minute. The bitterness is quite low in this one and not a whole lot of alcohol heat. I’ve put two of these in my little "cellar", better go and get some more to put down for a few years. This is great.
Mark_Eck (773) - - JUL 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brown. Aroma is sweet with dark fruits and malts. Taste is dark fruits, bready, and has some alcohol in the finish.
vtafro (3824) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s. Not sure on vintage, we drank in 2011. Brown amber pour with tan head. Sweet, fruit, spice, touch of sherry and alcohol tones.
RedSox2004 (1326) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber brown with a slight haze, one finger head and sticky thin lacing. Aromas of caramelized malts, ripe fruit and alcohol. Ripe fruit flavors accomapnied by raisin and bourbon, caramel malt and faint grassy hops. Full bodied, minimal carbonation, oily texture and a sweetness in the finish.
kraddel (3624) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
2014 edition at barely legal tasting room
Pours dark , brown , good yet fast fading white head . Smell is balanced yet intensely sweet .
Taste is very nice , liquor-ish mouthfeel . Sweet , earth and bit bitter . . would have prefered a touch less carbonation . Nice !