Kleurplaatje (143) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear dark amber brew with a small off-white head that lasts long. Aroma is malty, with some presence of ripe fruits, some oak as well and some slight alcohol. Hoppy notes as well. Realy nice nose. Taste is syrupy sweet with a clear touch of its aroma. Pretty autumn-like if you ask me with clear notes of the fruits and the hops. Some caramel, raisins, honey, oak as well with a nice grassy bitterish and warming end which has some dryish notes in it, despite being largely sweet. Truly an interesting aspect of this enjoyable, tasty rich brew. Full bodied, mouthfeel is pretty sticky and syrupy. Carbonation is quite low. Beautiful deep, well-balanced brew that is tasty in every way. Good sipper for the darker days of the year. Has some great ageing potential as well, which I will definitely do with a next bottle.
thomat (3540) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2016 British tasting @ Haket Pub / Bottle. Golden with no head. Fruity and yeasty tones. Fruit, malt, alcohol and sweetness. Full body with a sweet finish.
greenclansman (904) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - NOV 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
brown color, strong dark fruit aromas. sweet taste with a full nuttiness. not my favorite style nor beer.
dambor (530) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark orange with almost no head. Aroma: hopps, heavy malt aroma, "fruit with sugar", a touch of spices. Taste: pretty complex and heavy, with some taste of honey, caramel, strong malt character, hops, a bif of liquorish aftertaste. Pretty sweet, but at the same time not outbalanced. A very good barley wine.
McWorta (1560) - LUXEMBOURG - NOV 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ornge honey coloure beer with a soft dark white head. On the nose aromas of butterscotch, toffee, wet grass-hay and faintly resin-wood-herbal notes arise. The texture is rather softly with a full body. Sweet butterscotch flavour with hints of herbal notes. The finish is lasting with a pleasant linger of herbal-butterscotch. Nice and goes well with Gorgonzola.
pivnizub (10312) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Almost clear, chestnut-amber coloured, slowly collapsing off-White creamy head; mild to moderate raisiny and nutty nose, a small amout of toasted malt detectable; moderate to solid sweet sugary flavour, barely full bodied, quite soft; lingering sweet vinous and boozy finish with a slight tartness in the very end. Sweet and monotonous...
ruigo (2498) - PORTUGAL - OCT 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl bottle. Clear reddish amber colour with a small off-white head. Raisin, plums and caramel in the aroma. Average to soft carbonation and medium body. Taste is too sweet, with some liquorice notes. Overall, a fulsome sweet beer than can turn into something boring.
SuperTiti33 (859) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rousse. Rouille. Petit collet blanc.
Nez: caramel. Pomme cuite. Alcool. Tire d’érable. Caramel écossais. Sapiné. Fruit confit. Banane. Rhum.
Bouche: très énormement sucré. Caramel. Éponge en sucre. Banane très mûre. Tire d’érable. Fruité (sucre). Raisin sec. Rhum vanille.
Lukasmh (780) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2015 Bottle. Pours clear amber small off-white head. Aroma is loads of caramel and fruity, dried fruits, raisins. Taste is heavy sweet. Raisins. Medium body and warming finish. Good textbook barley wine.
MarcoDL (4404) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big bottle. Amber colored beer, almost no head. Sweet aroma of raisin and booze. Nice smooth taste of vanilla and raisin, with an undertone of caramelised malt. Boozy aftertaste. Body is a bit thin.