Michael27 (2365) - Berlin, GERMANY - NOV 18, 2017 keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: The body is hazy with an amber hue, slight brown color, only a very thin tan head that has poor retention.
Aroma: The aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee with fruity aromas, some grape and musky raisins.
Taste: The flavor is less malty than expected from the aroma, there’s a sweet caramel backing with some toasted malts, some floral and lightly fruity hops on the finish with lots of raisin flavor.
Palate: Medium to thick bodied, light to medium carbonation.
Overall: This is a solid barleywine, but I am just not a huge fan. This is available at a great price point though so it’s worth buying to try and possibly age a while.
Frisch vom Hahn im Stone Berlin. Vintage von 2009. Guter Barley Wine, wenngleich es bessere gibt. Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 31, 2017
From Nov 2007
This is the early release 2007
It pours from 22oz bottle a hazy copper colour with a 1 finger head of foam. The foam recedes to a fine broken layer and it has some nice lacing.
The smell is of caramel and roasted malt, citrus hops, and some fruit.
The taste has big notes of caramel malt, roasted malt, grapefruit hop bitterness, some molasses, some dark fruit: fig, toffee, a bit of plum...very complex and boy, it has an alcohol kick to it that really warms during and after the swallow. I like how the malt and hop character are nicely balanced and makes it, despite the agressive flavours, a smooth sipping BWSA. Really nice stuff! Oh, and the alcohol becomes less noticeable further into the session.
The mouthfeel is nice and thickish and the carbonation is on the light side. It finishes semi sweet.
Bottom line: A very tasty and enjoyable example of the style indeed. I wouldn't hesitate in buying more. Another great job by Stone Brewing! Jocko (1) - Vermont, USA - OCT 26, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2017 Bottle. Great barley wine. smooth. no after shave after taste despite high abv. Will not make the world better, but drink a bomber and you will not care who is president. ALIBALI (2502) - Kiel, GERMANY - OCT 17, 2017
Vintage 2007 : Fassware. STONE BERLIN 2017. Ausgewogener UKEarther between MapleSyrupHoneyMaltyness, lovely AlkoKraft & der entscheidenen Resthoppyness🚀 WoodyMoosy, too😁...
PowY (1043) - AUSTRIA - SEP 30, 2017
From tap at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Berlin, vintage 2007. Hazy copper color with an off-white head. The aroma is medium hoppy with settled ripe fruits - oranges and some grapefruits - along with a nice dense malty backbone (heavy caramel). Very balanced, good. Full body with a medium sweetness and a light and medium bitterness. The flavor is very malty, sweetish malt with honey, caramel, toasted bread, some sugar mixed with subdued hop notes (orange, some pine) with a lightly bitter finish. A real sipper, very balanced, very good.
dorain (652) - Berlin, GERMANY - SEP 22, 2017
Vom Fass Stone Brewing Berlin 2017-09 getrunken. Ein klasse Barley Wine mit schwachen Hopfeneinfluss. Leider haben die 10 Jahre Lagerung nun so gar keine Auswirkung gehabt was recht merkwürdig ist. Ein solches Bier sollte sich deutlich gereifter und nicht so frisch daher kommen. Schade! BrewMonger101 (1) - Henderson, Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 28, 2017 Despite being a really strong beer it's very easy to drink. I'm not really sure how to describe beer so I'm sorry for the lack of detail. Banksiz (141) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 8, 2017
2015 release, opens July 2017. Malty-bready nose with some orange peel and cherry notes, Medium sweet flavor, with some bitterness. Full body, not at all cloying. No noble hop flavor. Finish is a bit harsh and coarse. No delicacy in the bittering. Good barley wine, but the coarseness of the bittering stops this from being one of the greats. Skinnyviking (9720) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2017
Draught at MBCC 2017. Low fluffy lasting white head. Clear red body. Spicy sweet fruity caramel aroma. Wineous sweet malt caramel flavor without much hops bitterness, low carbonation and a long finish. llkc (2736) - århus, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2017
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