cards04 (2568) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice clear dark amber. Great sweet corn syrup aromas, caramel, vanilla, dried fruit. Beautiful vanilla and oak flavours, sweet and syrupy. Fabulous. One of the best barley wines I’ve had in recent memory.
tderoeck (7595) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14/II/15 - 75cl bottle from a trade @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2015-222) Thanks to ajax25g for the bottle!
Clear reddish brown beer, creamy huge white to beige irregular head, little stable. Aroma: lots of caramel, sugary. caramel, sweet malts, banana, bit sweet, more caramel. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: alcohol, banana, yeast, sweet fruitiness, little lemony, sourish, sugary, caramel, pretty boozy, dried fruits, some resinous hops. Aftertaste: lots of alcohol, caramel, sweet and sugary, bit boozy, hoppy touch.
77ships (6974) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks to tderoeck! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Dark amber, little head. Nose is oxidized, caramel apple, lots of sugar, lightly herabL. Taste is oxidation, sugar, herbal, cooked brown apple, lots of tea, caramel. Little in the way of carbonation, melted candy sugar body. Rather nice.
Benzai (12191) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015. Lightly unclear dark orange color, small white head. Smell and taste malts, a slight sweetness, some alcohol, oak, caramel, wood. Medium to full body, medium carbonation.
kraddel (5653) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours rather clear dark amber . Smell is sweet , forest leaves . Taste is sweet, fruity ,bit booze . Caramel in the finish . Very nice !
jackl (6680) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ Meridian Pint. Deep caramel color with a small head. Nose is strong tofdee and twirlers candy. Old cherry preserve. Some pepper and bread. Flavor of strong toffee and coffee cake. Caramel. Smooth and easy to drink.
ElManana (1576) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBBWG shared by tderoeck. Amber colour, high alcoholol, caramel, malts, some chocolate, little bourbon and vanilla. Nice but wouldn't want to drink a whole glass.
chinchill (3794) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large 2011 bottle.
Pours clear dark copper with a decent head.
A faint tart note along with low sweetness, distinguished this from other barleywines in a tasting session.
O: Excellent but not superb in all respects.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a caramel brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have caramel malts, dark fruits, raisins, some citrus, oak, some earthy bitterness, warming alcohol, medium plus body, solid bw.
bytemesis (6012) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear reddish amber, small team had, minimal lacing. Aroma is heavy vanilla, oak, toffee, jack Daniels. Flavor is oaky, lots of vanilla and whiskey, orange. Fully sweet, light bitter, just a touch of astringent. Medium body, little carbonation.