holdan (260) - USA - OCT 3, 2013
Red amber with almost no foam. Aroma fruit, hops, strawberry. Taste very sweet, orange fruit, dark fruits, Alcohol well hidden. Full body, thick oily, finish with long sweetness. A bit to much of it all. SaintMatty (7612) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2013
330ml Bottle - Amber in colour. Dried fruit, leather and toffee in the aroma. Fruity and sweet taste with caramel and sultanas featuring in the rich and warming finish. jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
2013-09-21. Lightly hazy dark amber body, headless. 3+ Aroma is quite boozy, sweet malt is fruity, with notes of brown sugar and caramel. Flavour is similar, fairly alcoholic, intensely but not harshly so. Mild fruity notes throughout, sweet sugary caramel undertones. Smooth average bodied palate, low carbonation makes it feel lighter than it would otherwise. A big one, I like it but I need more depth to offset the booze. Bottle at The Only Cafe, Toronto netty (71) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle provided by Cuso. Many many thanks! Amazing barley wine style beer. I love it.! Combination of strong fullness beer with brandy, fruit, sweet taste. Alcohol is strongly present in pleasant way. Winter cottage, fireplace, and this beer in couple. Heaven on earth. Cuso (8950) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. redd brown color with small off-whitehead. Aroma of strawberry, raspberries, raisins, plums and other fruit. Fruity, sweet taste with lot of berries, honey, brandy. Alcohol is strongly present in pleasant way. Very tasty sipper for windy autumn nights.
Gurthnar (6293) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Cuso, many thanks! Aroma is sweet malty, raisins, plums, light light coffee. Tempting. Lightly hazy amber brown colour. Taste is really strong sweet malty. Truly a barley wine, more fitting, than any I have tasted so far. Raisins, malt, pear, plum. Brandy. Alcohol evident, but here it is a servant, not lord. Another jewel from deMolen. Might not suit everyone, suits me well enough. The ABV is truly in the upper range and it has got a kick, but you have to appreciate that. This beer applies full measures. MisoW (3698) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Cuso, many thanks! Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma is sweet, grapes, berries, strawberries. Taste is extra sweet, alcohol, low bitterness, strawberries, plums. Nice sweet finish, very good one. Karol (975) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 20, 2013
Bottle provided by Cuso. Many thanks! Alcohol dominates this barley wine style beer completely. A lot of fruit is present although a barley wine style beer is not yet me cup of tea I find it very enjoyable. It will take a lot of time to drink just a small volume. We shared this bottle among a half a dozen of people. kraddel (9337) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2013
bottle @ bierhuyske
almost no foam
thick mouthfeel, syrupy
taste is very sweet. i drank the bordeaux BA beofre this , and like that one more. but appart froml that..
metallic in a good way, sweet, some fruity parts. very sticky and yummie ! kevinsenn (2310) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle at WVRST. Had a sticker that the LCBO had put on that said 10.2% (even though the menu said 15.2%, same as ratebeer). Presumably the 10.2% was determined by the LCBO’s lab tests, and it’s very far off from 15.2%... strange.. Anyway it poured a deep clear brown with no lacing. Butterscotch and apple in the aroma. Taste of candy, butterscotch, and apple with a bitter finish. Thick body, flat. Definitely tasted more like 10.2% than 15.2%. Tasty Barley Wine, though.