blackisle (2352) - IJburg, - AUG 14, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Hazy deep amber brown color with a red hue, one finger creamy beige head, recedes slowly , thick layer remains, good lacing; aroma sweet malty, toffee, dark dried fruits, alcohol, cinnamon, citrus; taste malty sweet, slightly bitter, a bit vinous, alcohol; full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation; lingering dry bitter finish, woody and earthy notes. Very special beer.
john44 (2910) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper-coloured, fruity, malty and, surprisingly, hoppy barley wine. Grapefruity & orange citrus hops. Initially sweet; caramel, toffee, spices, dried fruits. Then a dry hoppy bitter finish. Evident alcohol hit. Overall the citrus hops dominate. Nice beer. (2008)
Deonis (34) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 3, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drank bottled long ago, only score (no detailed description);
Love bitter (bitter) beer; sour is not love.
liked it but without delight
Toomio (573) - Joensuu, FINLAND - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hyviä ilmestyksiä, mutta maku on tummiksi liian Belgia. Hieno pullo. Pojun ja Jakun kanssa Tuulensuussa.
Lore (2495) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 30, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy brown colour, medium sized creamy yellowish head; aroma of caramel, biscuit, resiny notes, dried berries, hints of vanilla, some orange zest oils and maybe grapefruit; taste of malty-caramel and biscuit like sweetness with honey notes, resiny hops, raisins, vanilla, dried berries, some herbal and grapefruit notes; great barley wine
SyncP (45) - - SEP 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark orange/brown beer. Medium sized white head. Aroma: slightly sweet, hops, caramel toffee, licorice. Taste: slightly sweet arrival, good amount of hops, caramel, citrus fruits and raisins. Nice Barley Wine.
martjoobolut (3790) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 29, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, BB 21.04.2017. Pours dark amber with beige head. The head stays. Aroma is sweet, candy, caramel, malt. Flavor is sweet and bitter, fruits, caramel, malt, candy, bit sticky. Finish is sweet and somewhat dry bitter. Sweetness covers the alcohol well. Drinkability is good, if you don’t mind the sweetness and heavy body. Overall: very nice brew.
Bosskie (853) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque orange brown beer with a thin white head.
Smell is hoppy and sweet. Fruity with cherries, plums, peaches, honey. Hint of pepper and resin. Taste starts tart and sweet almost like a lambic, with cherries and nice acidity. The heavy honey sweetness balances well with the alcoholic bitterness, the whole fading into resin bitterness with a hint of fruitiness. Very good!
SimonBlok (424) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle at home. Appearance: dark orange-brown with medium creamy white head. Aroma: apricot, wood, flowers, coriander, belgian yeast. Taste:medium sweetness with medium bitterness. Finish is hoppy. Notes of licorice, hops, coriander and port. Palate: medium body, oily texture and lively carbonation. What a variety of aromas and tastes in this beer.
gegwilson (3592) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle brought back from a trip to Amsterdam. Pours deep a,ber with a frothy cream head. Nice jammy apricot aroma. The taste has lots of caramel with stewed fruits and a little light spice. Maybe a little butterscotch and cough drop in there too. Nice full mouthfeel. Very good.
luttonm (5532) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Proeflokaal Arendsnest. Gorgeous red, creamy full head. Spicy alcohol and red fruit aroma. slight tannins, full red body, anonymous berry. Cool and rich, balanced bitter alcohol burn.