zacgillbanks (5506) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2015
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Hazy dark red-brown coloured with a tart cherry and sherry flavour, spicy red fruity and vanilla notes followed by a very warming fruit, oak, whisky and earthy finish. tderoeck (10195) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
27/I/15 - 37.5cl bottle @ home - BB: n/a, 2013 vintage (2015-119) Thanks to JefVerstraete for sharing the bottle!Garrold (5606) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 31, 2015
Clear red to amber beer, creamy irregular beige head, stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: fruity, bit oxidized, orange peel, sweet, caramel, raisins, dried fruit, vanilla, some alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sourish, bit chemical, fruity, band-aid, bitter, grapefruit, peaches, green apples, alcohol. Aftertaste: medicinal, very hoppy, sourish, bitter, alcohol, resinous touch. Not really impressed, tbh.
Bottle. Brewtique, Macclesfield. Hazy, reddy amber. Film of off white head. Fruity, boozy cake mix aroma. Some woody orange hop, too. Bit peachy. Fairly vibrant, for the style. Taste is fruity dry. Quite harsh, woody bitter. Palate is oily, and chewy. Lots of boozy warmth. Finishes fruity bitter. Slightly metallic. Not as smooth or full as I expected. All a bit woody, and dry, for me. JefVerstraete (3635) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle from bottle-shop.eu. Shared with Erwin and tderoeck. Hazy dark amber, beige foam. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, tropical fruit, pine. Light sweet, harsh bitterness. Ok. Gluepot (716) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle purchased at the Brew Dog Bottle Dog shop in London. A fine mixture of classic Euro Barley wine with some weightier and pretty unique elements. Lovely chestnut brown colour with a slash of orange, with a fluffy light tan head. The nose has a rich malt underlying dark berries, toffee and something a bit astringent and lightly medicinal. This is a full bodied BW. The nose elements carry through into the taste, supplemented by slightly sour cherries, touches of chocolate and coffee, banana, and a hint of both sourness and light bitterness. As you work your way through the bottle, the dark berries push their way forward more and more, and a slight alcohol warmth complete a very complex and enjoyable sipper.
Steasy66 (1158) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle for De Bierkoning. This is a drain pour. Tastes of metal and batteries. Some bandaids and bile. Supremely disappointing since I paid ~$25 for this and brought it back to the states to share with friends. Must be a bad bottle given the other ratings. jackafholmes (1021) - - JAN 16, 2015
Bottle from brewdog bar, Sheffield. murky Maroon with not much head. Aroma is complex, natural prune and plum you always get with barley wine, but with woody okey flavours and some zesty spicy notes too. Taste is sweet and sour, with spicy bitterness and alcohol warmth. Quite prickly and a medium body with oil. Really like this one. Beersiveknown (5302) - NORTHERN IRELAND - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle at home from urban taphousemabel (9787) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
number 1111 for 2014, happy New year all!
hazy dark chestnut brown. Fruity sultanas and rum on nose. Full bodied, sweet, toffee, low carbonation, caramel, fruit. Rich proper barley wine
[6990-20141219] 375mL bottle. Fruity malt and sweet grains aroma. Hazy, brown amber body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Grainy toasted malt and sweet dark fruity bread crusts flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/3/8/3/15) 3.6
jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
(w/ Ferris, jercraigs)
2014-12-19. Hazy murky brown body with a modest bubbly beige head. 3+ Aroma is fairly alcoholic, toasty caramel malt. 7+ Flavour is similar, fairly alcoholic, lingering bitterness in the finish, it is much more bitter than expected. Average plus bodied palate, light carbonation. Ejoyable but I’d prefer more of the sweet malty base and less of the bitterness personally. Bottle from Valhalla’s Goat, Glasgow.