mike_77 (2730) - 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 (823) - 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
PriorL (1279) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: light clouded brown beer, small unstable off white head.
NOSE: some burned malts, sweet, caramel.
TASTE: sweet, some alcohol, herbs.
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Syrup, (chestnut)nutty, caramel, hint of roast Appearance: Brown, amber, red glow, off white slowly disappearing head, little yeast flying around, soft carbonation, medium lace Taste: Caramel, (chest)nutty, quite creamy, no real bitterness, ends bit dry
androman (183) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brouwerij ít IJ. Black color, average beige head. Aroma biscuit, caramel, quite hoppy and malty. Taste medium sweetness, heavy bitterness, alcohol is totally hidden. Full body, creamy texture, medium bitter-sweet finish. This is a top beer but not the best one from ít IJ.
cagou007 (250) - FRANCE - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a muddy amber-brown color with a thick white head. Nose is smoke, caramel and honey. Taste is macerated fruits, molasse, smoke and chocolate. Sweet finish, but a strange aftertaste.
Grzesiek79 (2964) - Radom, POLAND - DEC 25, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bardzo dobre Barley Wine w brytyjskim stylu, trawiaste owocowe zwlaszcza owoc granatu mi tu dominowal, spora wszechstronnosc. Moze nie za mocne jak na Barley Wine ale niesamowicie tresciwe, rubinowo ciemno czerwone, prawie brunatne i z niewielka metnoscia. Bardzo spora piana nawet trwala jak na ten styl.
langeveld12 (191) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a large frothy off-white head that slowly diminishes. Body is hazy red brown, sparkles are visible.
Aroma contains moderate malts (light bread, grain, molasses), light hops (herbs, resin, orange, lemon), light yeasts (earth) and raisin, pear, pineapple, cherry, cassis, apple, spices and forest fruits.
Flavor is light acidic with moderate sweet added which goes to heavy sweet and light bitter and some warming alcohol.
Body is medium to full with creamy texture and soft carbonation.
WhoU (102) - Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Brouwerij ?t IJ. Pours dark brown caramel with nice medium off white head. Strong wheat, bread, malt, caramel molasses aroma. Taste sweet sting initially with dry finish. Very enjoyable overall. Good beer.
jmgreenuk (3563) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark amber with a frothy long-lasting off-white head. The aroma is treacle, burnt toffee, yeast, red-berry fruit and some malt. The flavour is medium bitter with an alcohol liqourice malt palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Superb when freshly opened but quickly went stale.