ekstedt (5433) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmet, Belgium. Murky chestnut, brief beige head. Sugary, nutty and caramelly malt aroma, some solventy and alcoholic notes. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Semi sweet, low bitterness.
Trappist1 (492) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with a beige head. subtile hints of chocolate, roasted touch. small peated smokiness in the nose. taste: dark slightly roasted malts, again chocolate. nuts. some spicyness in the back, bit of pepper. MF sweet, finish is long-ish and well balanced. Some alcohol, but again, well balanced, warm and welcoming. surprisingly easy to drink for this 10.5% beer. overall, very good barley whine finish. well balanced. One of the better in the White Pony Series ?
kerenmk (2371) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at DSG’s 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Tom L. Murky amber. Nutty, wood, nutella, cake and then more wood in the nose. Chocolate, wood, sweet taste. Long finish, smooth and thick texture, full body.
DSG (5782) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 20, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at my 5555th rating tasting at Sar HaMashkaot Ramat Gan. Thanks Tom L. Murky dark brown with a bubbly beige head. Aroma of caramel, dark fruits, a bit of licorice, alcohol and a spicy note. Sweet flavor, caramelly, with dark fruits, some spiciness and alcohol. Medium-bodied, a bit over-carbonated.
gam (3237) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige head medium soft carbonation dark pour aromas caramel toffee spice pepper vanilla dark fruits the flavours velvety caramel vanilla liquorice peppery notes candy mild bitter malts are smooth plums figs the finish best tastes spices malts fruits nicely flavoured Barleywine
Celest (126) - - JUN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, big foam. Caramel, plums, chocolate, dried fruits, licorice, candy sugar, sweet but balanced well with dark malts. Strong complex taste, body full and soft. Probably old bottle. not a true barleywine, but label says ’’belgian’’, it’s a big quadrupel!
thewolf (11183) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierhalle de Koninck, Vichte. Gusher. Pours murky brown with a small creamy beige film head. Aroma has raisins, caramel, light chocolate, mild liquorice. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good caramel, cherries, liquorice, vinious, raisins, plums. Mild cherry tartness, good lingering viniousness.
KombatAle (118) - New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, beige foam. Nose of caramel, plum, dried figs, chocolate, brown and candy sugar, toffee, biscuits, licorice, nuts. Full body with a soft mouthfeel. Hints of toffee, caramel, dark fruits, plum, dried fruits, licorice, chocolaty biscuits, nuts, candy sugar. Long aftertaste. Not a real english or american barleywine, sure there is belgian yeast inside, so a belgian quad, but it doesn’t matter, complex and full of taste!
Benzai (8212) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Black color, full sized beige head that lasts for quite a long time. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, overripe fruits. A bit too sweet perhaps. Lively carbonation, ok body. Hmm imo it’s not a real good barley wine. Drinkable, but I wouldn’t recommend it.
Beerhunter111 (7372) - Hasborn, GERMANY - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, überreife Früchte, Karamell, alkoholisch.