martin00sr (4598) - Haderslev, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2018
Tap @Taphouse. Cloudy dark amber, light beige head. Malt, fruity aroma. Sweet flavour, rich malt, fruity booze, dried fruit, vinous. Quite heavy. Decent sipper, but very sweet. koleminer20 (4261) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2017
From notes. Enjoyed at a tasting with ebone1988 and Gus on December 10. 330 mL bottle. The pour is a murky reddish brown color with the faintest thin ring of light tan colored head and no lace as it falls. This is as close to still as it can possibly be, it seems. The aroma is pretty strange. There is a ton of hoppiness right blasting you in the face with a strong grape to it as well. Fruits and skins. This is honestly more like a triple IPA. There is a sweetness to it, but the tartness of the grape is also prominent. It’s got a little funk about it, but it’s decently balanced. The flavor is much of the same. The hops are big on the front end with a heavy grape and a strong wine aspect to it. There is a bit of sweet barrel to it, but it’s interesting. The mouth feel is medium bodied and very softly carbonated with a lingering grape and barrel with a lingeringly smooth and balanced finish. This is interesting, for sure, and definitely not my thing. 6 3 6 4 13 Maracuja05 (2131) - Mainz, Rineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - DEC 25, 2017
23-12-17 // 330ml bottle. Purchased at Mi-Orge Mi-Houblon. Definitely port wine aroma, dry red fruit, sweet malty, barley sweetness. Wood.
ebone1988 (2292) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Bottle shared with koleminer20 and Gus. Aroma is port, caramel, tart, barrel, booze, sweet, decent. Appearance is reddish brown, not much in the way of the head, unclear. Taste is port, caramel, toffee, sweet malt, bitter malt, some hop, barrel, interesting. Mouthfeel is medium body, light spritzy carbonation, port caramel aftertaste. Overall, this one is ok. CurlyJoe (427) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Hazy light brown. Sweet raisin aroma, slightly burnt too, and surprisingly sour. Heaps of sour taste too, not at all expected. Lots of similarity to a corky fortified wine too. Finishes quite burnt and malty/barley-y. Very decent, but most assuredly a sipper.
CraftyHare (139) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - NOV 17, 2017
330ml bottle pours murky amber-brown with fine tan head. Aromas of rum & raisin, brown sugar and caramel malt. Tastes of salted caramel, pecan pie, roasted malt, dates, sherry, bourbon, oak, white wine vinous, vinegar and yeast. Viscous slightly oil mouthfeel. Like a having a rich dessert and a night cap all in one! tomer (3908) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 17, 2017
At a tasting, small stable creamy head, light hazy deep red color, aroma of vanila, spice and ripe red fruits, flavor of red fruits and apples with some woodiness, light sourness, nicely balanced, suprisingly fresh for a barley wine. Really nice and enjoyable. DSG (15519) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 8, 2017
Bottle sample at a tasting at troubles' place. Thanks Max & Stas. Hazy amber. Port wine, fruitiness, caramel, oak, sweet, rounded mouthfeel. Good. zvikar (6632) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - SEP 5, 2017
At Dror's place, pours yellow to brown with a beige head, aroma of prunes, cherry, flavor of cherry, prunes, grapes, wood, medium bodied SimonBlok (920) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2017
33cl bottle at home. Appearance: pours siruppy, slightly hazy brown with medium off-white head. Aroma: overripe banana, caramel, raisins, wood, raspberry and red fruits.Taste: high sweetness and pretty high bitterness. Notes of banana, roasted malts, wry red wine, raisins, trace of port, wood. Alcohol is coverd pretty well. Finish is a bit harsh, possibly due to the combination of tannins and bitterness. Palate: medium bodied, oily to sticky texture and medium carbonation. Pretty good. Aroma is smoother than the taste though.