spkevin (369) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Van Pernis, Arnhem. I always enjoy a good Barley Wine and this one was not disappointing. Dark amber pour. Very nice aroma with hops, dark fruits, sweet notes and syrup. In the taste all sort of flavours pass. Smooth taste with dark fruits, syrup, honey and other pleasant sweet notes. Bitter dry finish. A very nice brew!
Huib (55) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting combination. Aroma has the sweeter components like raisins and chocolate, while the taste has a fair amount of bitterness, which I think is a good way to compensate for the sweetness in the aroma and the strong appearance of alcohol. One of the best barley wines I have tried so far.
TrefwoordPunk (732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a clear brown with a small off-white head and and a heavily sweet aroma of syrup, fruits, sweet malts and hop. The taste is at far not as sweet as the aroma, it has nice hops, caramel, malts, fresh fruits and a nice semi-bitter finish. Nice one.
Theis (12530) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at t’Arendsnest.
Dark red/brown - white head.
Licorice. Fruity. Herbal. Nutty. Nice hoppy. Roasted. Caramel. High malty. Peachy. Citrus. Light hoppy. Nice balance. Lovely.
Plovmand (6127) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at ’t Arendsnest, Amsterdam. Pours hazy amber with a creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma with notes of peach, sweet fruit and caramel. The flavour is peach, light citrus, light alcohol, and fruit. Long fruity and caramelish finish.
deanso (4502) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2013 33cl bottle. Probably my favourite SNAB beer. Plenty of white head. Nice amber colour. Nice balance of bitterness and sweetness
abcbeers (43) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
a beautiful copper colour with good creamy head-dry citrus fruits,sweet,with a very nice bitterness
RichardGretton (4154) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is spiced and sweet, and the flavour is spiced, very bitter and malty with a malty roasted finish. Overall a nice strong beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Arendsnest 8/26/09: Pours a transparent dark copper amber with a stringy-lacing white head. Aroma of sweet sugary caramel and piny hops with a hint of oak. Starts with good fullness and some orange citrus and grapefruity hops along with a touch of doughy caramel. Finishes slightly drier and bittersweet. A pretty well hopped and sweet brew.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 33cl) Hazy, copper colour with a big and beige foamy head. Sweet and yeasty caramel-malty and slightly toasty aroma lemon- and stone-fruity notes, accompanied by leafy and spicy hopps. Sweet flavour with a tinge of bitterness, full bodied with a moderate carbonation. Moderately toasty malty taste with caramel, a tinge of liquorice and light to moderate fruity notes, leading into a medium-dry, slightly bitter and toasty finish with distinctively spicy hoppy notes. A rounded and well-crafted brew. 22.II.10