JefVerstraete (2947) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Shared with Erwin and tderoeck. Hazy dark amber, beige foam. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, tropical fruit, pine. Light sweet, harsh bitterness. Ok.
Gluepot (451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle purchased at the Brew Dog Bottle Dog shop in London. A fine mixture of classic Euro Barley wine with some weightier and pretty unique elements. Lovely chestnut brown colour with a slash of orange, with a fluffy light tan head. The nose has a rich malt underlying dark berries, toffee and something a bit astringent and lightly medicinal. This is a full bodied BW. The nose elements carry through into the taste, supplemented by slightly sour cherries, touches of chocolate and coffee, banana, and a hint of both sourness and light bitterness. As you work your way through the bottle, the dark berries push their way forward more and more, and a slight alcohol warmth complete a very complex and enjoyable sipper.
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
1.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bottle for De Bierkoning. This is a drain pour. Tastes of metal and batteries. Some bandaids and bile. Supremely disappointing since I paid ~$25 for this and brought it back to the states to share with friends. Must be a bad bottle given the other ratings.
jackafholmes (1000) - - JAN 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. murky Maroon with not much head. Aroma is complex, natural prune and plum you always get with barley wine, but with woody okey flavours and some zesty spicy notes too. Taste is sweet and sour, with spicy bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite prickly and a medium body with oil. Really like this one.
Beersiveknown (5065) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home from urban taphouse
number 1111 for 2014, happy New year all!
hazy dark chestnut brown. Fruity sultanas and rum on nose. Full bodied, sweet, toffee, low carbonation, caramel, fruit. Rich proper barley wine
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[6990-20141219] 375mL bottle. Fruity malt and sweet grains aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy toasted malt and sweet dark fruity bread crusts flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014-12-19. Hazy murky brown body with a modest bubbly beige head. 3+ Aroma is fairly alcoholic, toasty caramel malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, fairly alcoholic, lingering bitterness in the finish, it is much more bitter than expected. Average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. Ejoyable but I’d prefer more of the sweet malty base and less of the bitterness personally. Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow.
Palme (4180) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014 enjoyed on a bench in the park. A neat glowing warm and deep amber one this with a impressive and lacing mild beige head. Lots of aroma! Sweet and caramelly nose, toffee, vanilla biscuit. Really nice. Oh, this tastes nice also. Not sweet at all based on the aroma, really wood dry. Espresso powder with some licorice, mild fruity and really powerful with a little warning bourbon tail . Yeah, really nice indeed! 02.05.2014
Fredd_an (248) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liten krona. Doft av torkad frukt & karamell, godis av typen vinigummi. Smak av fruktgodis, tänker på båtar. Torkade plommon, ton av torkad aprikos? Något Chokladig karaktär. Malt & alkoholsötma. Dock märker man ej av alkohol styrkan. Godis för tungan. Medelfyllig, knappt nån humlighet. Eftersmaken är också medelfyllig. Inget strävt som ligger kvar som i en amerikansk barley wine.
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zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex nose mostly reminiscent of candy apple and a chrystalline royal chestnut brown colour. Slightly dominated by a fizzy furry mouth feel, there is a dry thinnish medicinal quality before finishing with a quick almost bitterish cognac týpe dried fruit end. Very potent.