worldbeertaste (1670) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep mahogany red, almost brown with a medium, thick, sticky, frothy, lasting, lacy off-white head. Smells of full deep malt with caramel, pepper, aniseed, berries, citrus fruit and mild alcohol. Raisin, biscuit, and leather. Medium to full oily body that warms the mouth. Light carbonation. Deep delicious sweet malty caramel taste that is well blacked and not too strong. Citrus and light bitterness on the finish. Deep and delicious. The alcohol is present and could be smoothed out in time. An excellent rich barley wine.
Zwartjes (3) - - DEC 24, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Mooie stevig bier met een lekkere afdronk
Kleur mooie helder donker rood
Smaak zoet met een lange af dronk volle mond van aroma’s kruidig maar
Toch subtiel heerlijk fruitig in belands ,!!!
Schuimkraag matig niet stevig .
flip_soeperman (620) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer has a nice aroma of oranges and some Amarillo warmth. Some caramel and a little plum. Taste is disappointing flat. Medium sweetness and little bitterness. Palate is too thin. First impression is great. Orange brown hazy beer with little oily bubbles. A sip is disappointing.
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Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stubby 330 ml bottle, poured into a snifter at home. ABV 9.2%
Pours a deep red to almost light brown colour on the body, with one finger of off-white head sitting on top, thick, with average retention but with nice formed lacing around the glass.
Aroma is fruity with all kind of fruits and lots of amarillo hops. What stands oout is mandarine and oranges, coming from the hops, along with light grapefruit and cookies.
Very nice taste, quite sweet but without being sickening. Mandarines, citrus fruits, hops. The alcohol very well hidden, it doesn’t feel like a 9+ ABV. Light bitterness on the finish, with good duration.
The body is a bit thin considering the alcohol level, something that raises the drinkability factor to even higher levels. The low carbonation helps too.
Overall very tasty and highly drinkable. Another good one from SNAB.
aenima (268) - Askim, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramell, raisins and some small amounts of american hops in both flavour and aroma. Medium sweet. Quite good, but not brilliant.
Nisse666 (4259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from. trade with Mr Hangover cons 2013-09-28 Göteborg
AR: roasted malt, wee vinos
AP: dark amber, high fluffy/stouthy high steady
F: roasted malt, strong alcholic, vinos, rich in carbonation
Bryanvdv (567) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fles gedeeldDonkerrood bier met weinig schuim. Mango in de geur ook fris. Smaak is bitter, licht zurig. Mooie afdronk.
Hanoi (420) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose is lovely. Brown sugar, toffee, apples, slight brandy, undercut with a touch of bread. Taste leads with a lot of hops befitting an American style barley wine; good herbal tones, with spice and pepper leading to a moderate resin which drops away into brown sugar, grape, a touch of cola and toffee in the finish. Mouthfeel is slick.
A very nice barley wine which delivers on the premise.
gueuze (390) - - AUG 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Malty barley wine. The bottle says 38EBU, but it feels more bitter.Caramel taste, herbal hops and slightly alcoholic.
langeveld12 (238) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a small frothy light brown head that fully diminishes. Body is hazy amber, sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains heavy malts (caramel), moderate hops (citrus fruits), light to moderate yeasts(sough, leather) and grape, raisin, tawny port, toffee, brown sugar, alcohol and spices.
Flavor is loght acidic, then some bitterness is added, followed by sweetness and bitterness and finishing bitter and dry.
Body is medium to full with syrupy texture and lively carbonation.
It's good, but a bit too bitter and dry for my liking. It surprised me because it smells very sweet.