ineedbeer (2121) - Oakland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is rather vinous with a tart fruit aroma. Moderately strong red wine notes with some light tannins. Smells acidic with some tart cherries and berries. Aroma reminds me of a Flanders Oud Bruin.
Pours a flat murky brown, lighter on the edges. Absolutely no head which isn’t surprising as their was no hiss when I opened the bottle. Obviously no lacing and surprisingly no legs either.
Flavor starts off a little sweet without much character. Mid palate I get a lot of caramel, light toffee and some cherries. Finish has a medium light acidity with some cherries and berries. Medium oak character with a light roast note in the finish as well. Light red wine notes. Some alcohol spice in the end. Lingering light acidity along with some caramel and a wet cardboard oxidative note.
Mouthfeel is medium full to full bodied with no carbonation. Low acidic astringency with medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall not a very enjoyable barleywine. I cannot tell where the acidity enters this beer, but its there and not a good combination for the barleywine character. The lack of carbonation and oxidation don’t help either. Really not sure what the intended product was.
Ruben1977 (15) - SPAIN - OCT 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Botella de 330 ml. El Lupulo Feroz. De color chocolate claro con fuerte aroma a barrica y un tono muy alcoholico. De espuma y carbonatacion nula. En boca excesivamente alcoholica con poca integracion y con unas notas mu fuertes que me recuerdan al orujo. Cuerpo largo que acaba haciendose desagradable. En resumen una BarleyWine que no me recuerda en absoluto al estilo.
Lowenbrau (3984) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle. Courtesy of Andrés Lúpulo. Brandy feelings, smooth, caramel, lots of liquor, some wood and herbal. Oily texture, almost flat carbonation. Nuts, raisin, liquor flavours. Palate saturating.
jookos (6239) - FINLAND - OCT 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark brown, murky. Dark dry oaky plummy raisins on nose. Feels really condensed, pencil sharpeners. Full bodied, somewhat oily, dense. Just about no carbonation. Sweet boozy malts, some chocolate. Lots of flavours, but a bit icky, too much. Best served in small doses.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Kristall-König (2820) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Geruch Madeira, Portwein, Pflaume. Antrunk süß, Madeira, extrem weinartig, schokoladig-weich. sanft abgleitend. Kaum spritig. Jut.
Svesse (8357) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught at Beer Temple, Amsterdam, 24 July 2013) Deep red colour with brief, off-white head. Fruity, vinous nose with red berries, oak wood, glue and strong wine aromas. Fruity, malty taste with notes of Madeira, sherry, caramel, glue and a sweet and vinous finish. Full body, with a slightly oily texture. Very sweet, with low bitterness. Interesting and quite tasty, but a touch too sweet. Quite nice though.
Plaas (92) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely beer that tasted like a more than decent sherry: raisins, grapes, nuts, wood, dark malts. A bit of alcohol too, I normally dislike a (more or less) prominent taste of alcohol, but in this beer it was no problem at all. Beauty. On draught at BeerTemple, Amsterdam.
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Reserva 2010 - Number 398 of 920 bottles. Dirty brown pour with no head. Zero carbonation to this. Nose is sweet with strong alcohol/booze notes, dark fruit and caramel. Taste is very strong alcohol, dark fruit (big raisin notes to this), caramel and wood/barrel notes. Body is light-medium with no carbonation to speak of. There is a light stickiness and moderate boozy warmth. Ends with more dark fruit notes (mostly raisin), caramel, sweet malt, wet wood and booze.
rlgk (18841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draught at Bier Temple, Amsterdam. Malty fruity aroma, solvent notes, alcohol. Solvent alcohol flavor. Undrinkable.
PotjeBier (3028) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Beer Temple (Del Ducato tap takeover). Murky brown color. No head. Aroma’s: sherry, booze, vinous, grapes, cardboard. Somewhat alocholic & sweet retronasal. Flavor is light sweet, sherry, a touch of salt. Medium bodied. Long finish, tart. Very interesting, but hardly beer anymore. Worth the try.