sebletitje (8022) - Enghien, - JUL 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille 33cl, BB 03/2014.
Cuivrée, trouble sur la fin, col épais blanc cassé.
Arôme sucre brun, malt caramel, notes d’épices muscade, fruité noir avec note de prune-date.
Palais malté agréable sur un léger grillé-caramel, profil rappelant sucre brun-candi, mélasses, cannelle et muscade, belle effervescence avec ce petit côté speculoos en retrait. Pointe fruitée noire et une amertume restant discrète, arrivant en toute fin de bouche. Fini laisse un léger filament collant aux lèvres - sirop.
janubio (556) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark reddish colour, beautiful hints of red when held to the light. Two fingers off white head, leaving some lace. Smell of whiskey, or some barrel aged liquor, chocolate, dark fruits. Medium to light body, good carbonation. Taste again of whisky, dark fruits, licorice, chocolate, caramel. Good.
Craftmember (32) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, I must be fair, date on the bottle said 10-2015, so I guess this is an old bottle, and therefore most hoppiness will have gone, but nevertheless...
It pours a dark brown, reddish amber hue, light tanned head, its at least too dark to see the carbonation.
Its aroma is of dark roasted sweet malt, caramel and a very vague hint of hop.
In taste I detected mostly sweet roasted malts, reasonably well masqued gin-like acohol, some doughy sense against an umami, silt like background, some sweet milkchocolate, caramel, bayleaf, liquorice like sweetness, which did make me think of that ’sweetness’ that burned milk can have, some very vague hops and fruitiness, there’s a tiny citric acid edge(lemon) to the aftertaste.
It’s got nice soft carbonation and a slightly oily mouthfeel, but by no means that proclaimed long aftertaste, let alone the fruit and chocolate, even the long lasting head wasn’t very lasting... So I guess it was the age of the bottle, I will try it again some day with a younger brew, but I’m surpirsed that a barleywine doesn’t age well... This bottle though, was nice as it was, and I did enjoy it, can’t wait to taste a younger one now!
MarkoNm (1811) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark coppery brown color, topped with a semi-large and very creamy tan colored head. Mild aroma of chocolate, some hints of caramel notes, a bit biscuity as well. Some dry fruit presence, prunes? Taste is sweet, a bit too sweet and malty actually, chocolate and caramel feel. Very creamy with a bit of warming alcohol feel. Not a bad one, though a bit too strong and sweet. Still doable.
PauloAG (247) - BELGIUM - AUG 31, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330cc bottle. Pours brouwn with beige head. Dryed fruits, raisin, caramel coffee, a bit chocolate and licorice. Nice carbonation and mouthfeel. Lovely barley wine, English style but more carbonated.
SyncP (39) - - AUG 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and woody in the aroma. Little bitterness coming through. Taste: very malty, good medium bitterness, some caramel but not too much (hate that), cappucino thing going on too. Pretty full body. Dry aftertaste. Great classic style of beer.
MelvinKalksma (191) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dried fruit, caramel, light chocolate, malty.
Chestnut brown beer with an off-white head.
Sweet start with dried fruit, caramel and chocolate. Ends dry and bitter.
Geiserich (3769) - Linz, AUSTRIA - AUG 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Brown color, beige head. Aroma is fruity, malty, aromatic. Notes of dark fruits, plums, plum jam, sugar, toffee, dark malts. Flavor is also malty, caramelic, toffee, medium sweet, very fruity with dark fruits and plums. End with light alcohol sharpness, light bitterness, light dry. Very nice one, intensive fruitiness.
kanaclane (129) - - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nez: Malté, caramel, fruits secs
Bouche: Maltée, chocolat, pruneau, fruits secs, alcool
Bière liquoreuse avec des notes de fruits caramélisés et une grosse touche de fruits secs mais une longueur de bouche faible. Une légère astringence se fait sentir sur la fin.
VDuquerroux (724) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A dark shining brown beer witha medium beige creamy head ; medium retention. Roasty and toasty aroma, sugar, coffee, chocolate, burnt, alcohol, fruit (blackberry, black currant, pear), herb. Medium sweet ; light warming ; light to medium bitter refreshing ; light round ; light dry. Medium to full body, medium texture, average good carbonation, sweet fruity finish ; light refreshing. Overall, a very good beer : fruity complex aroma ; bittersweet ; nice balance ; cheerful "struis" !
SimonBlok (25) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear, dark brown with tan head. Nose: malty, bread, chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, woody. Taste: woody, roasty, coffee, bread, licorice. Body is full with average carbonation. Finish is long with woody tones. Very good beer, especially for cold winter nights.