vtafro (2990) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
(blacklog) Bottle. Bruneish, brown, ruby hazy pour with tan head. Spiced hop and light malty aromas. Roasted, malty, chocolate and fruit flavors.
ppils (124) - - MAY 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chocolat beer. Aromas of raisin, malts and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, coffee and raisin. A good strong beer.
SimplySike (799) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark ruby brown with tan head.
Aroma alcohol, dark fruits, sweet, caramel, chocolate, yeast, raisins, some sour.
Taste caramel chocolate fruity sweet, some spice hop bitter.
Tomy63 (185) - Clermont-Ferrand, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
couleur ambre foncé, légèrement trouble. Le nez fait un peu dilué, très caramel, sucre brun, chocolat, fruits secs. Mieux en bouche, bonne puissance et bonne ampleur, légèrement acidulée, pas trop sucrée, texture un peu épaisse, caramel, chocolat, fruits cuits (prunes, fruits noirs), raisins secs, réglisse. Bonne longueur. Une bonne bière, qui fait un peu plus Double ou Quadruple belge que Barley Wine.
Braastad (381) - FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy dark brown, meduim head.
Aroma is sour and fruity, like apple cider.
Flavor has coffee, yeast, sourness.
mjs (4488) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l, at Oluthuone Rotterdam, 20140509) The beer poured dark brown and cloudy. Its head was medium sized and lightly brown. Aroma had malts, caramel and berries. Palate was medium bodied and warming with quite high carbonation. Flavours were caramel, Belgian style yeast, fruitiness, malts and bitterness. Afteraste was malty, yeasty and bitter. A decent strong Belgian ale but what makes this one a barley wine. Palate was annoying.
minutemat (1349) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from T’Ij Brewery. Pours murky brown with molasses on the nose. Strong barley wine taste with soft caramel, liquorice, molasses, roasted grain, smoke, faint chocolate, a dry nuttiness, assertive bitterness and a prickly carbonation. Great stuff as always from T’ij!
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle pours with a murky mahogany body that supported a dirty white head for a few seconds. The aroma offers up brown sugar, black strap molasses, some burnt toffee, big dry nuttiness, black licorice and earthy spicy date fruitiness. The taste is on the prickly side with elevated carbonation. Overall the taste is a much like the nose with spicy black licorice and black strap molasses as well as brown sugar covered ripe red apples wedges, a dry toffee and nuttiness and then some date like sweet fruitiness. A different barleywine for sure and not really smooth enough or rich enough with malts but rather the spicy notes kind of break up the experience.
Deu (681) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark with a nice head. Aroma: Malt, caramel. Taste: Medium sweet, roasted, some pleasant bitterness. Palate: full Body.
arminjewell (6070) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of roast, apple, hints of pear, slight plastic, fruity weird notes. Taste is a mix of big plastic smoke, apple juice, pear, hints of grain, roast, finishing fairly bitter.