MetalNHopHead (2123) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 28, 2017
While I have a lot of love for the aggressive West Coast Barleywine, Pelican Stormwatchers Winterfest makes for a beautiful glass of English-style liquid dessert. Stormwatchers Winterfest has an amber-brown appearance. Toffee, toasted sugar, oak, molasses, and apple smells. Malty and sweet flavor. Oaky vanilla, butterscotch, caramel, dessert wine, maple syrup, dried dark fruit, and subtle cocoa. Full-bodied, boozy, and rich. It'll stick to your bones and chase away the chill. Hot damn. MrHangover (4693) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle @ THT. Pours a deep dark amber beer with a medium sized, tanned creamy head on top. Aroma is very malty, lots of molasses, lots of booze, sweeter caramel, apples and red fruits. Flavor is great, strong, sweet and malty. Bit of an alcohol burn in the backend, the fruits remain troughout the palate. Soft carbonation, awesome balance and long sweet cloying aftertaste. Good stuff!! PotjeBier (3628) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2017
7 3 7 3 16 Svartvit (918) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle, shared at July THT, in front of Kwartje. 2013 edition - I think it was called just Stormwatch? Dark brown color. Beige head, not much. Aroma’s: sweet, fruit, alcohol. Retronasal it’s sweet, caramel, alcohol/boozy, wood? Flavor is sweet, alcoholic. over medium bodied. Long finish. A bit too boozy for me.
Bottle shared at the July THT. Pours murky dark amber with an off-white head. Caramel, raisins, dark fruits, kauwgomballen. Heavy sweet, light bitter. Maakun (6287) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle shared at THT July. Bit hazy mahogany with beige head. Sweet malts, toffee, vanilla, old wood, sherry, fudge. Lots of sugary and toffee notes with deep underlying hops. Over medium sweet with lasting deep bitter finish. Full bodied.
sjogro (4635) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
THT July, outside of Kwartje. Dark brown with cream head. Dark roasted barley malt. Raisans, resin, rye bread, vanilla. Big sweet and moderate bitter. Full body and soft carbonation. Oily feel. Nice. mariuspoenari (2954) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle shared at the July THT. Dark caramel pour with a thin beige head. Notes of raspberry jam, prunes, raisins, fruity hops, toffee, caramel. Full body, sweet and alcoholic finish. kermis (14479) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2017
8 3 8 3 16djd07 (15330) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle shared at THT July. Hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of rich malt, raisins, overripe dark fruits, caramel, light floral notes and toffee. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium to full bodied with alcohol warmth and soft carbonation.
2007 bottle thanks to Daniel. Pours a cloudy copper with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is caramel, bready malt, wood. Thick body, chewy, roast, toffee, candy sugar, boozy finish. umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 26, 2016
2014 bottle. Aroma is loads of dark fruit, some bread, brown sugar and caramel. Tastes like a boozy quad or barley wine. Intense with good flavors. Huge caramel and dark fruit, molasses and brown sugar too. Full body and syrupy. Good but I don’t love it.