McSherman (496) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 8, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Das Struis (Strauss) ist ein Barley Wine der Amsterdamer Brauerei t’Ij (das Ei). Rötlich bräunlich, klar mit beigem Schaum füllt das Bier das Glas. Das Bier ist stark malzig mit Aromen getrockneter Früchte und etwas Schokolade. Der Antrunk ist stark alkoholisch und wärmend. Dabei sehr aromatisch: Schokolade, Karamell, Kandis, Toast. Der Abgang ist röstig bitter. Empfehlenswertes Bier zum Dessert oder für kalte Tage.
cluricaume (6) - FRANCE - MAR 30, 2016 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2016 Une ale maltée de couleur marron profond. On sent ses 9% abv tout de suite en bouche, mais ce n?est pas negative.
Mister_Li (816) - GERMANY - MAR 27, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trübes rotbraun mit kleiner Schaumkrone. Malzig, fruchtig, Waldbeeren, Kekse, etwas Karamell, süßlich.
Gangstergafje (629) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer has a nice appearance. The color of the beer is beautiful, and depends on the amount of light. It varies from brown, trough ruby red towards dark amber. The beer is very cloudy. The beer pours a little amount of rough slightly off white foam. However, I had to pour the beer trough a dig because the bottle was damaged and there was a chance of glass in the beer. This might have interfered with the formation of foam. The smell of the beer is quite nice. It has a strong syrup like sweetness, balanced out by a nice bitter roast aroma. The smell also has some alcohol in it, but it doesn’t have the overhand. It creates a very nice sweet and slightly bitter warming aroma, that is a great match with the sweet syrup and the bitter roast. The taste of the beer is very great. It is a whole new range of beers. I don’t know if I ever had a barley wine before, but I sure like it. The beer has a very nice sweet flavor, of caramel, syrup and candy sugar. This is balanced out by a nice salty aspect of the caramel and a nice smokey bitternes of roasted barley. There is also a nice raisiny and slightly sour yeast flavor, which is perfect with all the other flavors and aromas. I am a fan. The only downside is the lack of carboxylation. It is a little to flat to me. Becomes of this the beer has a rather ’thick’ but creamy palate. Besides this, the beer is near perfect.
adamnowek (1665) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is candied sugar, plums, and toffee. Aroma has some malts, brown sugar. Deep and dark brown colour.
markoijelena (2077) - Belgrade, SERBIA - MAR 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0.33l from the Brewpub Brouwerij ’ t Ij Amsterdam Netherlands. 27.01.2016.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.Aroma of chocolate ice cream.Taste roasted malt, rusty note, again that chocolate ice cream,vanilla, strange finish with also strange after taste.
anstei (1016) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fresh and crisp, but still sweet, quit unusual for a barley wine. The ABV is only noticeable in the sweetness. Some candy, bubblegum.
SinH4 (2449) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color with beige head. Aroma is candied sugar and some flowery aromas. Taste is more candied sugar, some plums, a little bit thin for a Barley Wine. But very easy drinking and a nice taste. Just not very complex.
Demens (200) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0,33l bottle. Hazy brown colour with quickly disappearing beige head. Aroma: Caramel, banana, nuts, vanilla, smoke. Taste: Very sweet malty taste with hiding light bitterness. I don’t feel any special notes, but it has a very good mouth feel. Smokey caramel maybe. Light carbonation with medium/full body. Very pleasent long bitter/sweet finish. Not my best barley wine but a very good one.
patrick767 (3951) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle - Pours dark burgundy colored with a large, light tan head. It smells of malt, toffee, and dark fruit. The flavor is very sweet with caramel, dark fruit, and then alcohol that’s mostly buried under sugary sweetness. It’s fairly good but a little too sweet for me.