Beelzebrox (44) - Enschede, NETHERLANDS - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color. Fruity aroma, ipa-ish. Full body, mouthfeel somewhat sticky and dry. Taste alcohol, sugary syrup, bitter hops, grain, dried fruit, some vanilla and some pepper. There’s sweetness and bitterness, but they don’t blend too well. Still like it, a lot going on, not easy to drink.
rdb84 (393) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, nice hue, lasting but modest head. A: refreshing malty aroma, crisp, hints of exotic fruit, wood, faintest hint of sundried tomato. Big whiff reveals licorice. Yeast deposit reveals vanilla notes. Interesting. T: largely follows aroma. Starts quite fruity and malty, with red grape juice notes, exotic fruits, caramelized malts. Development is fruity with a ginger-like bitterness. A faint boozy high. Full bitterness in the aftertaste, quite dry as well. Reminds of ipa. Very smooth.
markextrae (2490) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared 33cl bottle, chesnut Brown to amber colour with a creamy head. Caramel malts, sweet raisins, toffee, dried red fruits, walnuts, licorice, apricots, smoke, spices, very full flavoured
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Clear amber beer with a beige head. Fruity, citrus, raisins and caramel aroma. Fruity , toffee, raisins, bready flavour. Some herbal notes. A nice beer :-)
50belair (3083) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Arendsnest. Cloudy copper pour with an off white head. Piney hop aromas. Lots of pine hop notes battle with the robust caramel malts. Average body and mouthfeel.
Maarten1993 (625) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank with Rik 23-4-2015. Did not like it very much. It does not have that Barley Wine sweetness. The beer is unpleasantly bitter. The taste is one dimensional and does not really develop.
Moolesen (356) - NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Red/amber with a small off white head. Subtle aroma of dried fruit. Very nice flavour. Rich and not a typical barley wine. Mainly du to the rich hopping. Very nice beer.
TimE (4340) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
deep amber color. Caramel, strawberries, some citrus notes. Very full bodied and heavy. Well balanced not too sweet. Decent
R2k2 (413) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een helder, robijnrood bier met een stevige lichtbruine schuimkraag. Een zoetig, caramelachtig aroma. De smaak is stroperig zoet, maar op de achterzijde van de tong toch vrij bitter. Een lekkere bittere nasmaak blijft lekker even hangen.
A nice, ruby-red beer with a firm, slightly brown layer of foam. A sweet, caramel-like aroma. It tastes sweet like syrup, but is also quite bitter on the back of the tongue. A nice bitter aftertaste hangs around for a while.
Maakun (2028) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark Amber with nice thick off white head and some big bubbles. Lots of aromatic hops, with pine, glue, marmalade, some grapefruit. Quite bitter with some thick syrupy sweetness underneath. Brown bread, toffee, wet cardboard. Finish is a strong bitter with a very weird touch that's hard to describe, but it's almost like unripe eggplant. Full bodied with full carbonation. Interesting stuff.