Abijen (2559) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange brown beer with a good white head. Smells dried fruits, herbs and malts. Tastes herbs and spices. Malts, caramel and dried fruit. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
sir__v (2545) - FRANCE - MAR 1, 2017
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beerbox.dk - Color: clear dark brown beer with no carbonation and small white foam. Smell: toffee caramel domination, alcohol. Taste: medium body with strong toffee caramel domination. Sweet attenuation. Aftertaste: caramel and toffee with alcohol. Boozy barley wine.
StefanSD (2434) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml bottle courtesy of Jacob. Thanks. Best before 30-05-2014. Pours a dark amber color with a small off white head that slowly fades to a fine film. The aroma is soft and understated with sweet musty pears, filberts and maple. The taste is mostly sweet with saccharin pears, apples, frangelico and a touch of sherry. The palate is full and creamy with soft carbonation. Finishes long and sticky sweet. Overall: Fans of sweet barley wines will love this one, and it should age well for those holding an extra bottle in the cellar. I’d love to see what time would do to this one, its better than average now, but could turn out great with about five years on it.
TheJestersBeer (2428) - SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, full bodied, medium to high bitterness.
Rich, complex taste, malt, caramel, vanilla (?), hops, apricot, marzipan. Long, rich finish. (2009-08-18)
RW80 (2363) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Light hazy darkish amber colour with an off-white head of 1 finger.
Aroma: red fruit, caramel,malt, yeast
taste: Quite Sweet flavour of caramel malt, some fruit, a faint licorice note and a some nice esters, finish has a hint of alcohol and some bitterness. Overall a bit too sweet. with this low bitterness.
with fruity and estery touches and pronounced, bitter alcohol notes. Average carbo, medium body and a sticky texture.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, red colered brew. Aroma of raisins, caramel malts, sweetness, tart. Flavor is sweet, bourbon, chocolate. Thick texture. Could be a bit more complex, straightforward.
Fred82 (2221) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Deep amber with medium foamy head.
Aroma : Rich caramel with rich piny and herbal hops. Light resinous notes. Great malty caramel. Toffee.
Taste : Caramel with herbal and piny hops. Not very heavy on the piny. Finish caramel and herbal hops, light resinous and piny notes. Fairly persistent caramel on the finish with light hops and light alcohol. Some toffee on the late finish.
Palate : Moderate carbonation. Maybe a bit on the high side for the style.
Overall : Really nice example of the style. Nothing fancy but very well executed. I really enjoy the balance between hops and malt. The malt is quite nice and the hops are not taking too much space in the profile. A very elegant barley wine.
POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 Delicious hot and incredibly rich barley wine with a perfectly balanced sweetness. Creamy..
Psytron (2115) - Turku, FINLAND - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smell of raisins, oak. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of oak, rum. Cery sweet, flat carbon.
back (2096) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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