SimonBlok (816) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
25cl from tap at BeerTemple, Amsterdam. Appearance: slightly hazy brown with medium, off-white head. Aroma: raisins, apple, peach, caramel. Taste: high sweetness and high bitterness. Notes of caramel, peach, raisins and some red apple. Finish is dry and bitter. Palate: medium bodied, sticky texture and medium carbonation. Maybe a bit to bitter for a barley wine. PotjeBier (3804) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 16, 2017
Darught @ Beer Temple (leftovers from Borefts?). Had this before bottled, early 2000's. Murky amber color. Forthy off white head. Aroma's: sweetish, red fruit, alcohol, acetone. Retronasal the alcohol and acetone are more pronounced (unfortunately), with some sweetness and fruit. Flavor is moderate sweet, fruity, light acetone. Full bodied. Long finish. The acetone/strong alcohol aroma's deminish a bit after a while, fortunately. 90 (883) - BELGIUM - NOV 20, 2017
Bought @ Drankhalle DeConick. BlazerT (1284) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Rather brutal Barleywine. Smels very malty, still a lot of hop in the nose. Taste is straightforward, I expected more complexity. A tad too bitter. Nevertheless a very well made beer.
Nice sticky and heavy loaded with malts. Despite the ABV is well drinkable and head is this and stays for a long time.The bitterness is quite high. Nice as baseline brew. Scopey (15906) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2017
Bottle from Kenny's deep cellar - cheers! Consumed at L42. It pours hazy deep orange - brown with a small beige head. The aroma is soft, sweet, slick, oily, toasty grains, bit of umami, jammy fruits, toffee and cake. The taste is soft, bitter - sweet, oily, toffee, toasted nut, earthy, woody, touch of spice, stewed, tangy marmalade, sticky fruits and some alcohol warmth. Medium - full body and fine carbonation. Too sweet for my tastes, but I can see why others would like it.
mR_fr0g (13675) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2017
Bottle shared on Level 42, 14/11/2017. Many thanks to Kenny for this one. A light hazed amber brown coloured pour with a off white head Aroma is semi swet, minty, nutty malts, toffee, . Flavour is composed of nutty amlts, minty, layered malts, toffee .Palte is semi sweet, moderate carrbonation/. ChrisOfstad (367) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 0,3 litre Bottle from Total Wine Laguna Hills. Murky orange with little white head. Honey aroma and taste. The_Osprey (9373) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2017 pintbypint (3882) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2017
September 2017 - Keg at Beavertown Extravaganza. As 'Hair of the Dog Fred'. One of the big wants of the fest, and was a little disappointed. Pours an amber orange, translucent, foamy off-white head leaves light lacing. Aroma is banana peel, apple, oaky, astringent-seeming, a bit harsh. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is boozy, spiced browned apple flesh, spicy, again a little harsh. (5-4-5-4-13=3.1)
November 2017 - Bottle share at One Canada Square. Big thanks to Kenny. This is 10%. Orange-brown, translucent, dense foamy off-white head leaves full lacing. Aroma has some orange zest and popcorn. Body is frothy with tingly carbonation. Taste is again toffee, slight orange notes, touch of papery oxidation. Slightly preferred the bottle version to keg, but neither really wowed. (6-4-6-3-14=3.3)
12oz brown bottle, aged about a year. Golden colour, pretty clear. Holds a thin layer of white foam. Nose - toffee malt, hops, fruit, alcohol. Taste - big toffee malts, sweetness and some mellow alcohol. Malty finish. Medium body. Quite nice. Vighals (4500) - SÃ¸rumsand, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2017 Ravfarget tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter alkohol og svisker. Middels+. Mye alkohol i smak som sitter lenge. Noe fat, trevirke, krydder og svisker. (Beavex17)