andregoncalves (1089) - Lisbon, - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle thanks to Scopey. Color is dark brown. Head is medium. Body is soft and nice. Taste is high bitter and medium sweet. Aroma is liquor, fruity, alcohol, banana.
Theis (12754) - 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 (264) - 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 (2130) - 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 (1698) - 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 (7445) - 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 (1916) - 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 (1546) - 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 (3563) - 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.
kermis (4256) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared from the brewery. Pours hazy amber with an off white head, aroma of vanilla, whiskey, booze, caramel malt. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1125) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thanks to kermis. Pours clear copper. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, lactic and herbal. Taste is quite sweet and light bitter. Full bodied. Some apples in the finish. Better than the original.