bièregourmet (46) - Mechelen, BELGIUM - APR 4, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2014 from 33cl stocky bottle.
Appearance; Beautiful label, fluid is dark with red shadows, big white foam.
Aroma: black pepper, candy sugar, toffee, liquor, red and dark fruits.
Taste: like the aroma, but more complex and with a long aftertaste
stoutproever (15) - - APR 3, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I’m the first taster for this beer of this unknown brewery. Strange to see that this italian brewery brews in the Flemish region. Label says :barleywine:, not sure about, this is a belgian strong dark ale with soft white foamy hat and round body. I like as they have played with malts and yeast. Wishful to discover oher beer from this new brewery.
fra (1) - ITALY - JUN 10, 2013 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a very well balanced beer with some hints of smoked. very appetizing aroma. when you finish to drink one of those, you’ll want to have another one
Celest (135) - - 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!
marcogrind (74) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a dark brown beer, beige foam. Nose is nuts, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is strong and complex but very balanced, reminds to Pannepeut. Foamy.
BlackHaddock (4510) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl Bottle picked up at De Bierboom (Brugge) about a year ago: opened at home on 3rd March 2014. Poured into a Westmalle challice.
The bottle had been in my fridge for over a month but it still gushed out when opened, with some hitting the table cloth before I got it over the glass.
Once settled I had a good looking chalice of deep ruby red/brown with a tanned foaming head on top.
The nose a lovely brown sugared infused maltiness with a dark hedgerow fruit hint, sweet, yet earthy.
Rich, heavy and alcoholic: this is one great beer. Certainly malty and dark fruit sweet in nature, it has a smooth and almost creamy body feel, velvet is a good word to use: this is a velvet brew. The earthiness mentioned in the smell also appears in the taste and this helps to balance the malty molasses that try to take over the taste completely.
I love these sort of brews: too sweet for their own good at times, but whether it’s a Barley Wine or a Quad, or whatever, it’s a damn good beer.
KombatAle (121) - 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!
mecafilo (126) - Perugia, ITALY - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Elfo’s Pub, Perugia, Italy. Pours with a brown colour, small diminishing off-white head. Aroma is medium malty, with notes of chocolate and little notes of coffee, licorice and fruit; slighly hoppy; slightly yeasty. Taste is medium to heavy sweet, slightly bitter, slightly sour, very good. Medium to heavy body, creamy texture, soft carbonation.
beeryUK (24) - - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter(s) Bierfestival Vichte:
Dark brown, tight foam, full bodied. Tones of caramel, chocolate, dried fruits, candy sugar, hazelnut and licorice. Complex!
Silvan7 (802) - Samarate, ITALY - NOV 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Birra ramato carico, tendente al tonaca di frate, opalescente, con schiuma beige effimera, quasi inesistente. Aroma molto intenso, fruttato, di ciliege sotto spirito, datteri, lievito belga, cioccolato fondente, e zucchero candito. Molto complessa .Gusto amabile, in primo piano frutti rossi (fragole e ciliege) poco amara, con un tostato che varia dal cioccolato fondente al cacao amaro. Estrememente calda, rotonda, equilibrata e corposa.