wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at recent tasting. This is by far the best barleywine I’ve had. Excellent stuff. (2011)
fluffy (1800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amazing what a couple of years can do to a barley wine. along with FW Subaca, this is the best one ive ever had. (2011).
TheJvd (919) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, 2011 vintage, thanks for sharing Kermis! Pours almost dark brown with a reddish glow and a small off-white head. Aroma is boozy, dark fruits, wood, caramel and boubon. Taste has caramel, dark fruits, some chocolate, quite sweet and some alcohol. Over medium body and medium carbo.
jmgreenuk (4985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Mr Hangover’s 2014 Nieuwjaarsborrel, Den Haag and courtesy of Kermis. Poured a clear dark brown with a bubbly tan round head. The aroma is pure malt ovaltine maltesers caramel. The flavour is medium to strong bitter medium sweet with a rich malty boozy alcoholic liqourice chocolate palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation. An oily mouthfeel with a long smooth bitter finish. A superb beer. Well deserving of the rating. Might get a little sickly after the second pint though :-)
kermis (5751) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Nieuwjaarsborrel thanks to trade with Troganmi. Pours brown with a tiny ring beige head. Aroma has massive, wood, malt, light vanilla, cookies, light overripe dark fruits. Flavor is heavy sweet. It’s like drinking boozy maltesers with molasses. Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Zer0 (1133) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel. Pours cloudy brown with no head. Huge aroma of wood, caramel, raisin, ripe fruits, banana, bourbon and booze. Taste is very sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied and quite sticky. Long fruity finish. Amazing beer. Very complex and yet very smooth. Incredible.
MrHangover (2766) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, courtesy of kermis. Pours a clear reddish beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is caramel, booze and bourbon. Big barrel characteristics going on in the aroma. Flavor is very sweet, alcoholic, malty and has big caramel touches. Sweeet, cloying aftertaste. This is amazing, full bodied beer with loads of things going on. It’s slightly overwhelmed by the bourbon characters, but still very very good.
dEnk (4050) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ nieuwjaarsborrel. Aroma is big caramel, bread, sugar, toffee, some liquorice, malt etc etc. Flavour is caramel, chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, toffee, malteser, malt etc etc. Great but very sweet and caramelly.
Vaiz (3567) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, hosted by MrHangover. Hazy brown pour. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, leather and quite boozy. Flavor is quite sweet, boozy and harsh, but very full bodied. Lovely brew.
deanso (5738) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Clear alcohol. A very good barley wine.