tkrjukoff (4128) - SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Nederlands Biercafe ‘t Arendsnest. Pours clear ruby dark amber with a nice tense tanned head leaving lace. Aroma is sweet, fruity, tropical fruits, caramel, bready, molassis and raisins. Flavor is fullbodied; alcohol, molassis, malty, bitter, fruity, raisins and fidges. Very good. Finishes bitter sweet and malty.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thin, soapy Barleywine. Dark with an off white head. Sweet and fruity. Tried this with Jess at the Jopenkerk in 2012.
Gary (1502) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2011 (Bottled) seductive fumes rise from the tulip glass....slugishly relaxed vibes of booze covered over caramel. woody hops wave hello as a buttery maltiness shines over apple and orange citrus complexity...
nice glowing deep apperance ..beige head ,customary and glowing
in the mouth i cant find a complexity to reach the nose.. rich and fruity every sip and goes in a circle..a plesant one though ,the booze is pleasantly intoxicating me .
beastiefan2k (2645) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cL stubby bottle purchased at Bierkoning on my Amsterdam trip. BB 8/12/11, consumed in October 2011, so not fresh but should be fine enough for a barleywine. Consumed in my hotel room at room temperature. Poured into a De Molen tuliped copita glass. Pours with a very small head. Color is a dark orange glowing copper. Too dark to see through the beer. The pour looks a bit slick. I see this beer is a wannabe of Bigfoot. In this case the beer is a little old or just bad. Either way it should be better. The beer has muddled hops with sweet barleywine hops behind it. Its just not good, the base barleywine is too fusel and sweet. This was a big let down. I wish I could have gotten the cool label we have on the site but even the label was a letdown.
Benzai (9351) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Cafe Buitenlust, Oirschot. Hazy dark orange color, off-white color. Smell sweet, malts, fruits and caramel. Taste sweet, citrus, caramel. Nice firm carbo and a medium to full body.
erickok (3967) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - AUG 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper body light tan head. Aroma is malty with raisin, candy, pear, some white chocolate and ginger. Nice and full. Tasty as well, starting little sweetness and slowly getting towards the fine dry finish. Light alcohol in the back gives it an uplifting kick. Lively enough to keep me interested. Well brewed, although I expected the body a bit fuller especially in the beginning. Overall a very pleasant sipper. (33cl bottle, 2,50 EUR)
chrisv10 (11802) - DENMARK - JUL 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/brown with medium off-white head. Flaovur is malt, caramel, fruit, little vinous, hops, bitter and a little sweet.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper with a large beige head:
Aroma: tropical fruits, peaches, toffee.
Taste: raisins, fruity, malty, medium bitter, Werther’s, candy, earthy, herbal, a light spiciness.
Pretty full-bodied, small bubbles.
kermis (5972) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Doerak, Delft. Poured slightly hazy with little head. Strong sweet malts to both aroma and flavor along with winter fruits.
spkevin (397) - 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!