Maakun (5181) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark Amber with nice thick off white head and some big bubbles. Lots of aromatic hops, with pine, glue, marmalade, some grapefruit. Quite bitter with some thick syrupy sweetness underneath. Brown bread, toffee, wet cardboard. Finish is a strong bitter with a very weird touch that's hard to describe, but it's almost like unripe eggplant. Full bodied with full carbonation. Interesting stuff.
thanatosti (1651) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - JAN 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought online @ Biernavigatie.nl.
Dark copper with an off-white head. caramel aroma with some floral hops.
Taste is sweet and hoppy with a long bitter finish. Well concealed alcohol, making this one tasty but dangerous beer.
DJoer (1279) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium to low with head, Dark brown chestnut coloured body, wine liquor alcohol caramel sweer toffee smell, mediunm carbonation, medium spicey bitter, liquorise raisins alchol liquior, sirup like texture coffee hints roasted like taste hoppy
OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 CL [email protected]
Appearance: clear amber with off-white head.
Aroma: hops, malt, alcohol.
Taste: medium bitter, alcohol.
Palate: smooth, medium bitter finish, medium carbonation.
rlgk (18843) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from European Local Swap. Clear copper/amber beer with a nice beige head. Fruity caramel aroma, grapes, citrus, raisins, some plums, biscuits, toffee, some dades. Fruity dades flavor, caramel, toffee, raisins, bready, herbal notes, warming alcohol. Quite nice.
jjsint (2922) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bacchinalia, Cambridge. Copper brown, cloudy. Not a lot of head/lacing. Heavy malt aroma, caramel, bit of herb and pine resin. Initial taste is a glorious sweetness, fading too quickly to a pungent acidic bitter finish. Thick mouthfeel. Mostly good, I’m not crazy about the finish but all around a good beer.
mike_77 (6367) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet malts in the aroma. Very smooth, rich and warming. Low carbonation. Sweet malts and some caramelized tinned peaches. Interesting dry hit of hop in the finish.
dnicolaescu (2477) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - OCT 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOTTLE 33 CL from Douberd.
Look: clear copper, beige orange frothy head.
Aroma: rich toffee and fruity, with lots of hops, citrus, orange.
Taste: intense, sweet, fruity acidity, toffee, lots of hops but the malts stand up.
vipinvelp (4323) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light opaque dark orange, lacing small white foam head. Aroma is quite herbal, some leaves, raisin. Difficult to place taste, complex, but quite nice. Warm, lasting dry in mouth. (Velp 201410)
tricksta_p (4318) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2017 Aroma of sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, nuts, resinous hops. Flavour is sweet and hoppy, with a potent and lasting bittersweet finish. A really good Barleywine with a relatively restrained sweetness. This actually reminds me a bit of my Barley Wine favourite Anchor Old Foghorn.