CloakedDagger (1969) - - DEC 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Vintage 2013, "Featuring X-431 Hops" - whatever that is. Pours amber with a slight haze and an off-white head. Oxidized biscuity malts in the nose and a honeyish touch. Rich body with lots of crystal malts but enough of hops for balance and a warming alcohol finish. Fairly solid US-style Barley Wine.
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
what kind of candy is this, brandy candy, pineapple, brown sugar—another candidate for eau de fruit cake. Flavor is similar but not as intense—alcohol, pineapple, caramel. A little thin in the mouth. Great painted bottle for the anniversary.
Theydon_Bois (17229) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the Widmer tap, PDX, 08/11/14.
Lightly hazed amber with a decent light beige covering.
Nose is sticky toffee pudding, dates, sweet notes, light nutty vibes, brown sugar.
Taste comprises toffee, trace of booze, spice, toffee, dates, figs, toasted brown sugars.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Not the most complex but a well constructed barley wine.
Gerbeer (3158) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle. Pours Amber with light head. Aromas of raisins, sweet fruit, toffee, and toasted malts. Flavors of toffee/brown sugar, light pine, fruit candy, and sweet malts. Easy drinker for a barley wine.
KnutAlbert (6713) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glowing amber, very low carbonation. Fruity nose, smooth, vinous, dry palate. Not as sticky as most, but not as suitable for pairing with cheese or other food.
hawanna (3077) - Freising, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,65 l bottle from Biervana BB 29. Jul. 2018
cereal, nuts, floral, leaves, cheese, alcohol, golden, hazy, frothy, white foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, average carbonation, sticky,
daje (4123) - NORWAY - OCT 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with esp0r & edvard at The "Esp0r #2000 Weekend in The Woods" 2014. Dark orange body with a small white head. Aroma of sherry, apricot, grain. Taste is lightly sweet with caramel, earthy hops, tart fruit, malty and slightly boozy finish, warm lasting pleasant apricot and sweet thick finish.
Emeister84 (2161) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch from 2012. Aromas of dried fruit, caramel, toast, slight booze. Slightly hazy ruby-brown with a mostly fading beige head. Initially sweet with malts but complex with dried fruity flavors and finishing with a nicely balancing hop profile. Full bodied.
ClubGonzo (5468) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy orange-amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is caramel, nougat, nuts, vanilla, deep malty tones, hints of red berries, toffee and bread. Taste is vanilla, booze, caramel, burnt sugar and hints of rum, white sugar and bread. Medium body and carbonation. Pretty nice American barley wine with no great surprises.
Holmen1 (4892) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fra flaske på Mandag i annen, Cardinal okt-14: kveldens siste, og en solid avslutning. Humlen som er brukt skal visstnok hete X-431. (?) Mørk gylden med storboblet kortvarig skum. Appelsin, rosin, alkohol og litt humle gjør (sammen med en lett syrlighet) Old Embalmer til en lett konsumerbar barley wine. Good beer in good company.