fkoolen (1321) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Beautifully hazy amber colour with a creamy beige head. Nose has strawberry, caramel, honey, spices and alcohol. Complex taste with malts, sweet and dried fruits, honey, caramel, some sourness and coffee. Balanced/nicely present bourbon and some bitterness in the aftertaste. Firm, oily body with lively carbonation. Special! PeaceRich (25) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2009 Had this beauty on the brewery, very nice.
caramel, nuts, roasty, raisin, vanilla, woody, medium sweetness, full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish, Papsoe (25059) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 3, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of KimJohansen. Pours golden with a slight haze and a white head. Sweet Bourbon notes. Solid body, sweet fruity and malty, woody and sweet vanilla accents with some warming alcohol. Quite pleasant. 030410 MaartenRF10 (1959) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2012
Draft @ BBF’12thomat (4089) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2012
Hazy amber, beige head. Aroma mostly vanilla. Bit one-sided, not very complex barley wine. Some bourbon notes. Rather dry, not much sweetness.
On tap @ BBF 2012. Hazy amber with a small white head. Malty with vanilla notes. Malt, fruit and vanilla. Full body with a nice balanced finish.
spkevin (440) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2012
Beer #6 at BBF12. Wow. This is a strong one. Interesting Barley Wine. Wood and vanilla notes. Lots of bourbon hints. Bitter, spicey. Weird hints. Very interesting. Makes me want to try the original Melchior. yngwie (17168) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle, shared by OleR. A big, dense, off-white head sits on top of a clear, amber colored body. The aroma has some notes of alcohol, not much considering the ABV, with a touch of bourbon, but not much vanilla. There’s also piney hops, fruityness and a light caramel maltyness. A bit heavy on the carbonation, it’s full-bodied, semi-sweet and lightly warming on the palate. Bitter flavor with some sweetness as well as pine cones, resins and caramel. Lasting finish. A really nice one, well worth a revisit. 121201 OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2013
A tall fluffy blond head, atop a clear amber colored body. Fresh smell of candy-like fruits. A whiff of alcohol, subtle wood and bourbon. Lively carbonation, feels quite full in the mouth. Medium malt body. Fairly sweet with a touch of caramel. Light acidic fruit tones. Rounded oak and bourbon. Earthy and resinous bitterness underneath. Alcohol is noticable, providing a warming sensation. Lingering bitter-sweet ending. Complex and tasty. Good stuff. [Shared bottle enjoyed @yngwie’s. 01.12.12] tderoeck (10002) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2013 27/IV/13 - on tap @ Zythos Bierfestival (2013-419) Thanks to the Belgian ratebeer crew for sharing our beers today!Sigmund (7820) - Tau, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2013
Clear amber beer, big creamy off-white head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of caramel, sweet, sugary, bit fruity, rum (the booze yes), dried fruits, some banana. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: bitter start, grains, alcohol noticeable, little caramel, nutty, more alcohol sweetness, bit metallic. Aftertaste: sugary touch, metallic, bitter, banana, rum again. Pretty good, but I preferred the Monbazillac!
On tap at Haand Festival 2013, Drammen. Orange colour, low white head. Moderately fruity aroma with notes of oak and bourbon barrel. Fruity and moderately acidic flavour with distinct notes of oak and bourbon. Lovely warming mouthfeel (or rather: throatfeel), spicy finish.