GraveAtSea (100) - Lublin, POLAND - MAR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color: Hazy brown/dark amber, dirty white head, disappear quickly. Aroma: dried fruits, dried dates, jam, raisins, candied fruits. Taste is sweet with delicate bitterness. Plum jam, fruit liqueur, dried fruits, plums. Long warming finish. Full body, low carbonation. Texture oily, thick, liqueur. Good classic Barley Wine.
atrox (82) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of malt, caramel and some herbs. In taste we’ ve got malty sweetness, raisins, spices with warming alcohol finish.
PotjeBier (1388) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cl bottle, bbe 03/2014 (reduced price). Had this many times before (and fresh) from the late 80’s onwards. Dark brown/red color, hazy. Rocky, dense off white head with good retention. Aroma’s of caramel malts, brown sugar, red fruit, somewhat yeasty and light spices. Flavor is moderate to full sweet. Medium to full bodied. Flavor lingers, but no new taste. Solid.
Kita (802) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 0.33l. Hazy dark brown color with small frothy light brown head, fair lacing, sparkling appearance and many floating body particles. Aroma of strong caramel malt, yeast, wood, herbal hops and with some vanilla notes. Taste starts with moderate sweet malt, follows by dark fruits and alcohol, spicy and warming mouthfeel with moderate bitter finish and long aftertaste. Full body, thick texture and lively natural carbonation in palate. Feels more like quadrupel...
Mjp12 (100) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drunk from unchilled bottle. Thin tan head, sweet nutty taste. Wish I had drunk it chilled.
JefVerstraete (843) - BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Well balanced beer. Starts sweet with notes of caramel and liquorice. Some roastiness. Hoppy bitter finish.
PeatyPete (244) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Middle brown color with cream-coloured head. Aroma of sweet ripe fruit. Flavor is sweet and slightly spicy. Good body but a little too short finish.
RichardW (1330) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Beers of Europe. Rich aroma, plenty of fruit cake, some spices and cloves and plenty of warmth. A big beer, yet quite a short finish.
mike_77 (2647) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a muddy brown colour with thin lasting head. Aroma has lots of sweet, dried fruits. Flavour also has this sweetness with a light, spicy yeasty edge too.
Lore (766) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown colour huge light beige head which lasts for several minutes; aroma of biscuit, caramel, herbal notes alcohol and some earthy notes and yeasts ; taste of roasted malt, hoppy bitterness, some yeast and herbal notes againand alcohol. Spicy alcoholic dry aftertaste. Correct barley wine with a bit less maltyness than usually