cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 14, 2014
bottle at home .. copper .. small light tan head ... soft sweet toffee caramle malt nose ... dry fruits .. soft sweet malts ... sweet toffee.. MarcoDL (5383) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2014
Bottle. Bitter and malty aroma. Tastes like a malty imperial IPA with some raisin. This is really a bitter barley wine. Nice note of caramel as well. Good one. angel77 (3867) - oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 2, 2014
Botella de 65 cl en cimmeria en el momento el 29-10-2014. color rojizo cerezo oscuro con espuma también bastante oscura. Aromas y sabores maltosos con toques de caramelo tostado. Cuerpo medio a intenso de 9.6 vol que se nota en todo momento. Paso por boca denso. Bastante buena, para repetir sin duda. Gerardgathier (597) - - NOV 1, 2014
Very malty beer hoppy finish Nice brew. One of the better barley wines not too sweetbierkoning (13689) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
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Bottle. Amber color. Malty, plastic, grassy notes and dried red fruit in the aroma. Malty sweet flavor with roast and confit fruit. Red berries, grassy notes. Alcoholic, complex, multi-layered beer.
PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2014
22 oz bottle @ home. Clear dark amber brown color with a red hue. Off white rocky head, sticky, good lacing. Aroma’s: sweet, toffee (sticky toffee cake), dried fruits. Also hops noticeable retronasal, some root (sarsparilla?). Flavor is rather bitter with a moderate sweet backbone. Alcohol feel is rather strong, warming. Medium to full bodied. Long finish, rather bitter, earthy. Still good after two years. Lowenbrau (4728) - Asturias, SPAIN - OCT 8, 2014
22fl oz bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. 08-10-2014.PriorL (3068) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
BBD: not found.
In short: sweet thick ale.
Pours hazy copper with nice creamy off white head. Moderate to short head retention, some lacing. Malty, caramel, ripe fruit, liquor aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, viscous texture. Thick mouthfeel, sweet, liquor, alcohol well hidden. smooth and balanced. Enjoyable. A robust barley wine, but not top of his class.
Bottle at tasting.
Just had a quick sip before I left, so only wrote down a score. slowrunner77 (12895) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"A very nice hop forward barlwywine that seems to change it stripes as it opens. Starts out with an aroma more akin to a IIPA than a BW. First sip gives you hints of honey and biscuit malt in addition to the hops. As it opens, it develops more malty sweetness in the aroma, and a distinct (and delicious) malt character very similar to my favorites from great Divide, Hibernation and Old Ruffian. Dangerously drinkable at 9.6%!"
McWorta (1633) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 21, 2014
Full amber coloured with a light creamy fading dark white head. Noses of resin, caramel, malt offering more complex notes of floral hoppy notes with hints of earthyness, pineneedles and dried autumn leaves rounded off by alcohol aromatics. A light livelyness openes up into a full bodied dark fruity, alcohol infused, sweet yet hoppy snapped flavour. The finish is long lasting and aromatic with a snappy dryness.