MaartenRF10 (1950) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2012 Draft @ BBF’12MarcoDL (4920) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 23, 2013
Well, this is some re-rate. Fortunately I didn’t know I had this one before, for this was the best beer I had this festival! Unclear amber, good (for barley wine) light beige head. Good lacing. Outstanding aroma of vanilla, bourbon. Taste is almost as good as the aroma
Bottle @ Home
Hazy dark amber with no head worth to be mentioned. Aroma is barley wine with whiskey, some wood and peat. I’m not really fond of the body and carbonation. Body seems a bit low for a 10.5% beer and carbo...don’t know. It’s not very sweet, bit bitter and dry rather. Still the whiskey taste in this one is nice. I’m a little disappointed. 7 4 8 3 15
Another brilliant beer from Emelisse’s White Label series. It has an extremely deep taste with a delicious flow of Vanilla. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2011
Bottle @ BBF2011. Hazy golden pour, no head. Aroma is whiskey, leather, peat. Flavor is whiskey, vanilla, oak, peat, deep malts. Very well balanced. Barrel aging did this brew very well. Benzai (15586) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at Borefts Beer Festival @ De Molen, Bodegraven. Hazy dark orange color, nice lightly off-white head. Smell sweet, wood, BA. Taste bitter, whisky, wood, slightly something roasty. Lightly sticky texture, warming alcohol. Medium to full body. Very nice. PotjeBier (3335) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2011
33 cl bottle from De Bierkoning @ home. Gusher, alas. Murky amber to brown color. Overfoaming, off white. But then: fantastic aroma of JD/whiskey, oakwood, vanilla, caramel, sweet fruit. Flavor is sweet, sticky toffee, sweet fruit. Pretty strong alcohol feel, quite full body, syruppy. Finishes with more whiskey, a bit of ash, a slight bitterness. Love this.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle @ home. Aroma is huge sweet malt, loads of fruit, but it’s nothing compared to the sweet vanilla and wood jack daniels. Which I like.
Flavour is not as sweet at one would expect, the wood gives it some bitterness as well, as do the hops, strong but fitting jd, nice round malt sweetness. Great stuff. bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2011
33cl bottle from De Molen. Dark amber with small head. Nose of vanilla, whisky, barley, peat/jack daniels. Mouthfeel is quite "flat" because of the low carbonation. Taste: vanilla, caramel malts, slight bitterness. Aftertaste is bittersweet. Very nice! ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Barleywines are hit or miss. The caramel and plum sweetness is accentuated by the Jack Daniels aging. Vanilla notes and smooth throughout. Tried at BBF, 2011. Borresteijn (7016) - Zaandam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2011
33cl Bottle from De Bierkoning. ABV 10.5%. Gushed out of the bottle. Cloudy amber colour, big foamy white head. Aroma of sweet bourbon, sweet malts, lots of vanilla, ripe fruits, really nice. Flavour is rather sweet, thick, malty, fruity, vanilla, bourbon, bit of wood, nice bitter malty finish. Fullbodied, firm carbonation. Great barleywine, not overly sweet. koekiesbakker (89) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2011
The only thing that smells this much like Jack Daniels is Jack Daniels. Quite high level of carbonation.The taste of malts, wood, vanilla, quite bitter with a touch of sweetness all work very well together. Somthing like a little bit of ash in there as well, nice. Drinkable and delicious.