tderoeck (10639) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
5/X/13 - 25cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2013-928) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!Countbeer (6589) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 11, 2013
clear dark purple brown beer, small irregular beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, sweet, sugary, mocha, more vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sourish start, sugar, caramel, dried cranberries, pretty bitter, vanilla. Aftertaste: sourish, mocha, cocoa powder, hoppy, sweet, bit sugary, some vanilla, cheesy, yeast, chocolate.
Bottle: Served in a Chouffe glass:
Medium sized off white to light beige foamy head that changes slowly into a thick lacing on top of a deep dark brown colored beer with a blackish tint.
Aromas of bourbon, oak, nuts, barley wine, vinous, mushrooms, liquor, cream, barley malts, some smooth spices, earth and raisins.
Flavours of vinous, liquor, hay, bourbon, bitter, yeast, dry, wood, oak, nuts, some mushrooms, spices, some liquorice wood, barley malts, some fruits like raisin, apples, apricot and mango, marzepin, graíns, complex and nice!
Aftertaste is a mix of bitters, wood, spices, barley malts, floral bitter and malt bitter.
Low carbo, soft creamy close to silky mouthfeel, full body and a creamy oily texture. Different than expected, but very nice overall. olio (10692) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 7, 2013
25 cl bottle.FatPhil (17334) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 2, 2013
Originally rated on 20101120.
Pours copper color with a small head. Aroma of caramel, malts, toffee, some ripe fruits and resin. Flavor of caramel malts, ripe fruits and some toffee, faint oak too. Very good.
250ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki) (sip)KingCecil (2087) - DENMARK - JAN 20, 2013
Lovely barley wine aroma, one on the bitter hoppy side of the style rather than the malty side. Lovely vanilla twist - I placed this in Bourbon barrels it was so vanilla-ey. Very serious palate. One where every sip counts. Whilst it’s sweet, it has a really heady bitterness too, and there’s plenty of wood coming out. The finish is the simple continuation of the taste, but that’s lovely, as you can imagine. This is why I like barley wines.
Bottle @ home... It pours murky black with a small tan head.... The aroma is bourbon, wood, vanilla and a little sense of roasted malts.... The flavor creamy, wiskey, sweet vanilla, oak with a very nice finish as warming alcohol..... like this....
larsga (7680) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2013
Small brown head. Nearly opaque black body goes deep dark red at
edges. Roasty fruity alcoholic aroma with soy sauce and
chocolate notes. Dry-sweet earthy wooden soy sauce taste with
roasty alcoholic notes. Fullish body. Sharpish, slightly hot
mouthfeel, kind of flat. Dryish wooden vinegary chocolate
aftertaste with alcoholic fruity spicy notes. It’s OK, but musty
and low on flavour. (0.25l bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.) peral2 (578) - SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2012
Mörk, nästan svart med "gulvit" skumkrona. Smak av sherry och lite alkohol skiner igenom. Det är väl så här en barley ska smaka men personligen saknar jag beskan för att tycka att det är en god ÖL!! larsniclas (7297) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
Sampled at SBWF11
Smoked wooden aroma with notes af ashes.
Leather, smoke and peat in the flavour. Pretty stale mouthfeel. daje (4548) - NORWAY - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Black body, tiny brown head. Aroma of caramel, plums, oak, blackcurrant. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, raisins, whisky hints. Quite nice. Warm lasting aftertaste of whisky and roast. Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Little 25cl bottle pours mahogany with ruby red edges and tan head. The aroma has some spicy wood notes, light amounts of vanilla, a bit of whiskey and a sense of roasted malts. The taste is a little prickly due to the level of carbonation. It delivers similar notes as the nose, yum, like a sense of spicy oak wood, a thin ribbon of sweet vanilla as well as a smooth mix of sweet rich whiskey, sweet malts and a touch of roasted malts right at the finish. Nice one.