Countbeer (6592) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle: Thanks Owen: Served in a Duvel glass:
Creamy head. Warm nutty amber red body.
Nose of malts, soap, little iron, some caramel, some grains, hints of prunes, something plastic ish and bread.
Flavours of bitters, malts, little alcohol tint, caramel, some toast, bread, hints of grains and dried prunes and some caramelised crust...
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, toast, bread, crust and nutty with dried prune sprinkles.
Low carbo, creamy silky close to oily mouthfeel, more than medium bodied. jacobarts (208) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2016 355ml. Bottle at unibar. Wierd color almost no head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, alcohol. Taste is sweet and spicy aftertaste of alchohol. Good beer. Dorkenstein (543) - - JUN 11, 2016
Floral aromas and alcohol, bread and raisin skin too. Taste is bread, floral hops, caramel, raisin, brown sugar, orange peel, and alcohol. nybol (2201) - DENMARK - MAR 12, 2016
En god barley wine. Den er ikke sprittet i smagen til trods for den høje procent, har lavt kulsyre indhold, og er i det hele taget en god øl der helt klart godt kan nydes alene (altså uden mad) mR_fr0g (12122) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle shared at Daniels place. 20/02/2016. Many thanks to Daniel for this one. Nice bright dark orange amber coloured pour with a fine cream coloured head . Aroma is solvent, amber, brown sugars and orange rind. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, rounded malts, little orange, tangy, rounded a little hot. Palate is semi sweet, semi drying moderate carbonation. Good.
The_Osprey (7991) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2016
330ml bottle shared at home in Richmond, as ’Brooklyn Monster Ale’, 10.8%, 2012 vintage. Dark amber orange, clear, still, small foamy off-white head. Aroma is dried orange and toffee, resin, some booze. Body is smooth, rounded, soft carbonation. Taste is boiled sweets, honey, sherry, resinous and dry into the finish. A pretty nice barley wine overall. Leighton (21256) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
Bottle shared at the Richmond tasting - many thinks to Daniel. Vintage 2012. Pours clear honey-orange with a creamy, off-white head. Toasted biscuits in the nose, some pine and marmalade, hints of earth. Medium sweet flavor with ripe, gooey citrus fruits, orange, some melon, papaya, moderate loose piney bitterness. Medium to full bodied, creamy, with fine carbonation. Warming finish with rich bready malts, some further oily pine, marmalade, tangerine, a bit of rindy bitterness. Very good stuff. Has aged nicely. Scopey (14736) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2016
2012 bottle in Richmondo. Thanks to Danny. It pours clear rich oily orange - amber with a small white head. The nose is rich, oily, fruit cake, candied peel, dried apricot, honeyed grain, alcohol heat, marzipan and candy. The taste is rich, oily, chewy, fruit cake, apricot, peach, warming alcohol, earth, spice and wood with a warming finish. Full body, fine carbonation and oily mouth - feel. Not a huge amount is depth, but you get a good boost. chinchill (5023) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 15, 2016
12 oz 2009 bottle served in a clear goblet (from 2011 notes).
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a coat of bone head that quickly reduces to a lasting ring.
Aroma - quite boozy. My 2 most recent tastings (Hopslam and Trois Pistoles) had ABVs nearly as high but smelled less boozy. All is not bad here, however, and the alcohol odors are accompanied by some nice fruity tones and the smell of toasted malt.
Taste - not as nearly as boozy as the aroma suggests, at first, with a nice toasted malt taste. This is soon overpowered and replaced by a sherry or port-like finish. Insufficient aftertaste. Insufficient hops, even for the English style. Improved with warming.
M - smooth but perhaps a bit too thin and very slightly unpleasant effects of alcohol on the tongue. Noticeable warming on the way down. Semi-dry.
O - no question I enjoyed this, but I’m hoping to find more appealing examples of this fairly unfamiliar style. thmsboyd (199) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2016
355mL bottle BBE: Nov 2014 (aged). Lightly chilled (approx. 12 degrees). Pours a cloudy chestnut-ruby body with small, tight, creamy fawn head giving full coverage. Sweet, high intensity nose of dried fruit and assorted candy including mint, liquorice and butterscotch, with herbal/basil notes and a more onion-like character also present. A high-medium maple sweetness is balanced by a light bitter chocolate and the high abv, which lends a gentle warming, spirit-like quality. Full-bodied with a thick, almost syrupy texture, carbonation is low-medium, and the finish is long and warming. An incredibly complex ale that conceals its high abv well. Comparisons to a sweet sherry are inevitable, and this would undoubtedly hold its own against the very best.