Gangstergafje (1102) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 21, 2017
Had the beer during the 2016 Kompaan Bloedbroeder festival. The beer looks very good. The color of the brew is dark brown, with a nice ruby red glow in the light. The beer hardly forms any foam. But, for this beer type that is not uncommon.
The smell is lovely. It is really the smell a barley time should have. The smell is quite warm. I smell some aromas of coffee, some chocolate, roasted barley, sweet malts and some oak wood. It is all in good balance.
The taste is rich and warming. I taste alcohol, chocolate, coffee, some sweeter malts and oak wood. The taste is pretty much the same as the smell. There are nice sweets, bitters and delicate sours from the oakwood. They are in perfect balance. It is a lovely combination with a dark chocolate desert.
The palate is nice. The beer has a nice tingly touch, perfect for the taste and smell. On of the better beers around and a beautiful barley wine. Good job. Vells (1833) - Rīga, LATVIA - APR 14, 2017
Awesome BW. Smooth and mild, but same time bold and impressive. Nice maltiness boosted by boourbon BA impact delivers complex and highly enjoyable sipper with nice dried fruits,
roast, caramel, dark cchocolate, vanilla. Intense sweetness with moderate bitterness. Loved alteregoo (1394) - Kalisz, POLAND - APR 1, 2017
Piana sycząca, szybko opada do chmurki, barwa mahoniowa, mętna. W aromacie sporo nut bourbonowych, waniliowych, karmelowych, w tle suszona gruszka, rodzynki, orzechy. Smak słodki, dominuje toffi, melasa i karmel, są też włoskie orzechy, wanilina, nieco tanin, krówki. Goryczka średnia, tytoniowa, nisko wysycone, oleiste, miękkie, aksamitne w odbiorze. Alkohol obecny, nieprzeszkadzający.
imdownthepub (14468) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 5, 2017
Zaskakująco dobre Barley Wine, bardzo klasyczne, angielskie, wzbogacone aromatami i smakami z beczki oraz naleciałościami z whiskey. Amerykańskość tego piwa objawia się chyba tylko całkiem fajnie zaznaczoną goryczką i bourbonem, idealnie kontrującymi słodkie toffi. #teamslodyczka "pod moje upodobania". Klasa!
Keg at The Pint Shop, Oxford along with Fin, Loz, harrisoni & jjsint. Black with very thin head. Alcohol is the dominating flavour here along with a mixture of cough drops and veno’s. Heavy on the palate and unrelenting. A real struggle for me. harrisoni (18436) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
On tap at The Pint Shop Oxford. Black beer no head. Malty syrupy aroma rather good aroma i thought. A bit like an old ale. Some liquorice. Some cola some liquorice. Some malt loaf.
Fin (10476) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2017
Keg at The Pint Shop, Oxford, Saturday 4th March 2017in the company of John, Ian and Glen. Pours black with a tiny white rim. This is like a low carbonation cola on steroids. It’s a bit too sweet for me, however it’s interesting beer, though as others mentioned it’s a very dark beer. Not totally my thing. A6 A4 T6 P3 Ov12 3.1 Tjomleif (223) - NORWAY - FEB 9, 2017
0,33l bottle. Pretty sweet in aroma and taste. Aroma and taste is malt, dark dried fruits, caramel, brown sugar, oak. Oily texture. Soft carbonation. Nice bitter to sweet finish. bnokk (528) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2017
APPEARANCE – extremely black, no head & slightly broen around the averages.
NOSE – BOOZY!!
FLAVOR – a lot of whiskey flavor. Searching past the wiskey, I taste delicious sweet malty flavs.
NOTES – I think it would be a bit better if I aged it for a couple of years.
beeeerme (17) - - FEB 5, 2017
Coconut vanilla and Bourbon out the wazzoo. Wow, this barelywine is really close to perfection. I do think the previous year was better, ( purple labels) . Dark brown with low carbonation, perfect body, I drank this at cellar temp 12C, has an ever evolving aroma as the temp rises in the glass. Aroma is everything and I can just smell the beer int he glass all night. Best beer of Norway 2016! laiti (8374) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
33 cl bottle @ RIP Laru camp. BBE 18.02.2026
Rather dark appearance for a BW. Aroma has woody malt typical to BWs. Also some bourbon sweetness and vanilla. Flavour has strong bourbon tones, sweet malt, vanilla and woody notes. A bourbon overdose and too sweet-n-sticky, drinkability suffers.