PotjeBier (3633) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 3, 2013
Backlog. On tap @ Popeye, June 2008. Copper to brown color. Aroma’s: sweet malts, sweet fruits. Flavor is mainly sweet, with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied. Finishes moderate bitter. More Belgian style strong ale than a UK or US Barley Wine, but OK enough. MartinT (10037) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
My Bottom Line:Travlr (25876) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2013
Oxidized caramel malts and minty hop vapors coalesce in this soft and rich Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam circles the dark amber.
-Oxidation works very well with this type of grain bill, making the nose a tad more alluring. However, at the 4-year mark, you can smell that this is not going to get better.
-Carbonation is appropriately moderate and residual sugars levels are high but approachable.
-This must have been near excellent a couple of years ago.
4-year-old bottle. Thx Mark !
Bottle at RBJG2. Hazy amber color, white edge head. Aroma of oxidized caramel. Taste is sweet caramel on toast. sunevdj (4123) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2013
Bottle at Tim’s RPJG#2. Sweet and dry. Lots of caramel aromas. Also some Nutty aromas and aromas of dried fruits. Full bodied. Soft carbonation.
AndySnow (8013) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 2, 2013
Bottle at RBJG 2 Grand Tasting, thanks KyotoLefty. Brown colour with an almost non-existent head. Aroma of plums, dark fruit. Sweet plum, apricot fruit flavour.
maekchu (4024) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2013
Draught at Qbrick during Strong Beer Week (from tasting notes). Floral, pure, fresh Cascade hops, orange peel, raisiny malt aromas. Clear ruby and peach color. Raisiny malt, orange, malty sweetness, good balance, pleasant and smooth. Slight sticky sweetness, overall good but lacks character. Very filling, some sweet spice lingers, nice aftertaste. Pretty complex maltiness and good hopping to boot. anders37 (26878) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity sweetish malty dark fruit aroma. Sweetish malty dark fruit plum flavor with hints of caramel. Has a sweetish malty fruity dark fruit finish. jonas (7994) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 19, 2010
Tap @ Popeye, Oct 2009. Light wood nose.
Amber, golden layer.
Medium to light body, no stickyness.
Wooden, strawberry retronasal.
Leaves grapefruit hops on the tongue.
Quite drinkable. Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 14, 2009
Draught at Popeye. Cloudy red/amber - white head. Rubber, nutty, sweetness, roasted, candy, nice high hoppy, toasted, grassy, piney, nice balance. Miksu (5053) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2009
0.33 l bottle at PBF. Deep amber color with small head. Sweet caramelly, toffeish and berryish aroma with flowery-citrusy hops. Bittersweet, toffeish, nutty and caramelly flavor with flowery-citrusy hops and notes of raspberry. Thick body with nice smooth mouthfeel. Well made true to style barley wine.