abemorsten (3615) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours a cloudy ruby-mahogany body with a fingerthick creamy light brown head. Honey, dried figs, vanilla, barrel notes on the nose. Full bodied and pungent. Thick mouth. Heavy sweet and moderately bitter. Aromas also present in the mouth. Alco warm. Light salty notes. Long finish.
PotjeBier (3336) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 27, 2012
On tap @ Beer Temple. Redbrown color, hazy. Dense, off white head. Aroma’s: wood, red wine, some sweetness, umami, some roast. Retronasal it’s mostly red wine & malty sweet. Flavor is dry (tannines), red wine, a bit sweet, a bit vinous sour. Alcohol is warming. Medium bodied. Long finish with red wine, dry, bit roasted, bitter. Barrel aging could have been a bit shorter... yngwie (17053) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle, 375ml. A big, dense, off-white head leaves lacings as the hazy, dark amber beer leaves the glass. Wine, alcohol, wood, piney hops, some beef stock, caramel and dried fruits in the aroma. Lightly warming on the palate, full-bodied and softly carbonated, with some chocolate, as well as coffee, dried fruits and resiny, flour-ish hops. Alcohol too. Lasting finish with a nice bitterness. A pleasant one indeed, although a bit boozy in the flavor. 120905 Geokkjer (7627) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, fruitiness, grains, caramel, some mint and yeast. Flavor is sweet and malty with some sweet red berries, wood, grapes and caramel. Full body, soft carbonation.Nice barley wine. Meilby (11495) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 375ml @ Geokkjer
Leighton (21239) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 10, 2012
Pours cloudy dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, vinous, oak, alcohol and some fruitiness. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long alcohol, oak, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Keg at Craft Beer Co., London. Pours at first murky red-brown but it clears into a lovely, translucent ruby with a fine, off-white head. The nose holds aged malts, light caramel, berries, nice dark wood. big sweet flavor, good dry wood and vinous character, ripe berries, subtle alcohol, rich oak. Full bodied with fine carbonation. Warm finish, very dry with tons of dry wood, medium sweetness, well toasted malts, mild brown sugar and soft caramel. Great dry, vinous character throughout, not overly sweet. Great. ben4321 (6503) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2012 teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 8, 2012
Location: Draft at Mission Dolores, 9/8/12
Aroma: Nose has strong booze and malt notes with some grape
Appearance: Pours a clearish dark caramel-orange color with a small beige head
Flavor: The taste has some sweet malts, some boozy flavors, light oak, and lightly tart
Palate: The body is fairly full and fairly hot, it has a soft carbonation, and a slightly hotter finish
This one is really interesting and really boozy. Definitely a sipper. I’m glad I tried it. I can’t imagine drinking much more then a small glass of this one.
On tap at CBC, London. It pours a mostly clear dark ruby/brown colour with a small beige head. Lasting foam. Aroma of sweet caramel, plums, figs, raisins and porto wine. Taste is similar: server with toffee, red fruits, bread and red wine. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, pretty outstanding barley wine. harrisoni (18578) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2012
On tap at Craft Beer Co. Murky red brown. Thin beige head. Lots of red wine barrel. Lots of fruits lots of hops on finish. Doesnt drink its strength. Pretty good. I like the red wine and the hops. Fine badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 15, 2012
Bottle. Cloudy medium brown with a creamy tan head. Sweet caramel toffee apple red wine and oak aroma and taste. Thick sticky palate. Quite good.