Martinus (1877) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky amber brown colour, white head. Aroma of malts, alcohol, carbonation sour, light fruit and yeast. Sweet malty flavour, banana. Malty finish, banana, light bitter.
(From 66cL bottle @ ZZT VI. Courtesy of Countbeer. Thanks for sharing, Kamiel!)
Countbeer (2920) - Best of Eindhoven ohne Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Kiss The Kitchen Floor or better known as ZZT VI (2013):
Thanks to Radarsock for this bottle:
Smaller sized creamy foamy head, changes into a thin lacing on top of a hazy darker amber orange colored beer with a ruby shine.
Aromas of peach, cream, rose hip, roosvice, carbo gass and creamy malts.
Flavours of peach, bitter, autumnal herbs, leaves, light spicy, yeast, creamy, some fruit.
Aftertaste of bitters, malts, fruits and light spicy.
Low carbo, soft creamy almost silky mouthfeel, full body and a full creamy light oily texture. Smooth Barley Wine.
IluvatarMilan (190) - Eindhoven, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Zzt bottle. Murky red brown body. Aroma needs to open up a bit but afterwards shows great fruitiness and even a hint of sourness. Taste is mildly bitter and full-bodied. Quite sweet and sticky aftertaste.
Benzai (4435) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from bottle @ ZZT VI. Hazy reddish color, small beige head. Smell malts, lightly sweetish, lightly alcohol. Taste malts, some alcohol, lightly sweetness, overripe fruits. Full body, medium carbonation.
dEnk (2681) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ zzt. Aroma is sweet malt with a slight citric note, some caramel and slight alcohol. Flavour is thick caramel, bread, malty sweetness, some fruity hop notes.
DutchDrebus (2362) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ ZZT VI thx to countbeer. Orange to red colour with a lacing white head. Smells malts, hops, fresh, sweet, herbs. Tastes sweet, hops, fruity, herbs. Quite nice! Medium to full body, great carbo.
johnnnniee (1563) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep burnished copper color with a smallish beige head that slowly recedes but never dissipates. Smells of brown sugar, caramel, a bit of dark pitted fruit, some earthy hops and a bit of an alcohol presence. The flavor is a bit on the sweet side with lots of dark sugar and caramel malt. A light bit of cherry and plum fruitiness mixed with an earthy hop flavor and a touch of ethanol. Medium to thick body with a light to moderate level of carbonation and a sweet sugary syrupy mouthfeel. Not to shabby of a barleywine. This is the second time Iíve had this and Iím glad I did because I remember not caring for it the first time. Maybe a batch or bottle variation?
thornecb (3689) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep amber into a tulip. White head with good retention recedes to coat surface. Sweet toffee aromas. Medium bodies with caramel and toffee front to back. Lasting bitter earth finish.
mcox90 (1285) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the Beer Store. Pours a reddish brown, mahogany color with a thin tan cap. Typical barlywine scents, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, dark fruits as well a bit of booze. Taste is dominated by the malty sweetness with brown sugar notes. Some bittering hops balance it out. Full, warming palate. I still have not met a Barlywine I didnít like and this was no exception.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber: Pours a clear orange with a thin white head, aroma has alcohol and brown sugar, starts lightly bitter and ends lightly sweet with a molasses ending, mellow carbonation, sticky mouthfeel.