Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
Bottle. Clear amber pour. Aroma of fruity malts, Madeira, fruits, nuts, caramel, malty sugars. Flavor is quite sweet, aged malts, smooth and very well balanced. Decent body, subtle carbonation. Nice. chinchill (5010) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2015 22 oz shared bottle.
Hazy brown body with a good head.
Sweet aroma with partly hidden alcohol.
The alcohol is obvious in tasting but blends nicely with the sweet malts.
Has more hops and is less sweet than the Clown Shoes Crunkle Sam that preceded it. JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
Intensely floral with a bit of bitterness. The floral is not balanced out at all making it rather hard to drink. tderoeck (9710) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2015 14/II/15 - 1Pt.6Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBWG IV (Beerlover_Ben’s place) - BB: n/a, 2012 vintage (2015-208) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!VastActiv (7131) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Little hazy red brown beer, irregular creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, caramel, bit nutty, sugary, dried fruits. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: sweet malty start, caramel, nutty, fruity touch, pretty nice!. Aftertaste: soft hop bitterness, citrus, some exotic fruits, bit sourish, caramel, sweet finish.
Tap at Pike Brewing. 2010, 2013,2014 vintage samplers. Colour is cloudy reddish brown with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, raisins, dryness, hops and malts. 2014: Hoppiest one, little bit of pungent, definitely too young. 3.7. 2013: Dark and dry fruits dominate, very soft and enjoyable. 3.9. 2010: Getting woody and fruit profile is getting simpler. Not too old yet. 3.8. Total points 3.8.
Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Poured from a bottle cloudy orange color no head the aroma is caramel the taste is malty and bitter Iphonephan (6988) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy copper with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel malts. Flavors of citrus and candi sugar with some smoky notes. Smooth, slightly boozy finish. JefVerstraete (3356) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks Kump! Orange colour, small white head. Aroma of caramel, hops, dark sugar and sweet maltiness. Medium carbonation. Good barley wine. 77ships (9827) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 15, 2015
Thanks to JefVerstraete! Bomber sampled @ RBBWG IV. Double waxed! They first waxed the bottle & then they waxed the wax! How Spinal Tap. Dark amber, small off-white head. Nose is liquorish, varnish, sweet herbal, chemcials, paint. Taste is varnish, boozy, bitter herbal, orange peel, varnish, bitter marmalade. Oily, varnish-like body. Little carbonation. Too little nuance + varnish-like notes. Acceptable in general. Benzai (15608) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 14, 2015
Bottle @ RBBWG 2015 shared by JefVerstraete. Nice red color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, liquor. Medium body and carbonation. I know, short rating, but I was overwhelmed. Insane beer at an insane tasting.