maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the brewery brought home from London and shared with Jackson. Pours hazy toffee amber with no head. Nose immediately produces Calvados - super sweet and sticky toffee apple with mild spice and rich honey. Taste is sticky and sweet like a dessert with loads and loads of apple, toffee, a touch of spice and cinnamon. The heat from the alcohol is definitely present but in a warming way without being too harsh. Sweet stuff but I like it
MrHangover (2452) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thnx to MannyGoldberg. Pours a clear amber beer with a big off white head on top. Aroma has apple, bourbon, caramel and sugar. Flavor is very sweet, fruity with loads of bourbon and wood flavors. Nice, full complex flavors and full body. Slight thin mouthfeel, long sweet, light cloying finish. Very nice beer, good surprise.
Theis (13286) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at TimE’s Tasting. Clear golden/amber - white head. Grainy. Raisins. High sweetness. Stickey sweet. Citrus. Medium malty. Acid. Wooden. Tart notes. Caramel. Coconut notes. Toffee. Boozy finish.
jinroh (317) - ESTONIA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly hazy orange, a small head. Aroma has some bourbon touch, revealing that this has been barrel aged. Slight hint of alcohol. First sip really surprises with its intensity - there is alcohol, strong fruity caramel candy, giving way to barrel aged bourbon. Has quite strong carbonation fro a barleywine. Long lingering dry finish.
jonno (2275) - JAPAN - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too sticky sweet and one note for me. No great projection or melding of flavours. It’s a decent BW but probably needs more time.
shoulderbroken (1887) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is whiskey barrel, boozy. Taste is interesting, lots of boozy fruit, sweet and sticky. Caramel. Apples.
gnoff (7687) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle thanks to Ingo! Bottled 12/08/2013. Sampled on February 11, 2014.
Also marked "Barrel Aged Barley Wine".
Clear copper color, smallish white head. Sweet, oak, wood, fruity, alcohol scent. Sweet, wood, oak, alcohol taste. Warming. Sweet aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Smell is to dominated by oak alnd alcohol, works much better in the taste. Mouthfeel is way to fizzy, detracts from the overall experience.
teorn88 (1915) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl bottle from the brewery. It pours a deep amber colour with a medium off white head. Aroma is quite sweet with toffee, caramel and some piney hops. Taste is sweet with caramel, honey, toffee and some citrusy piney bitterness. Medium silky body with soft carbonation. Quite sweet and good, with very few booze notes. Nice
worldbeertaste (1608) - AUSTRIA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber with a white, lacy lasting, frothy head. Smells of alcohol, fruit, melon, fruit, and caramel. Medium to full oily body. Tastes of sweet toasted malt, with fruit, caramel, and a dry bitter cherry liquorish finish. Not bad. A bit of alcohol is noticeable. Not bad. I think I prefer the regular one.m
jmgreenuk (4078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the brewery, courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Poured a hazy medium amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is boozy alcohol with resin. The flavour is strong bitter light sweet with a smooth rich alcoholic sweet fruit malt palate. Medium to full bodied with flat carbonation.