Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle at home. Clear copper pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, sugary and clean. Flavor is very sweet, fruity and with a huge body and very smooth texture. Lovely barley wine. alexsdad06 (10778) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
12. 7 oz bottle from the Party Source at home. Pours a hazy reddish/orange/amber color with a thin off white head. The aroma and flavor have caramel, dark fruits, alcohol heat is warming as it goes down, but not overly boozy, some herbal notes, figs, good, not great. Renobob (2064) - Besançon, FRANCE - JAN 6, 2015
Bue en bouteille de 37,5cl. Nez abricot prune. Au palais, amertume houblonnée, bois, sucre candi, pêche. Complexité énorme, plusieurs niveaux de dégustation. Finale puissante sur le bois et la vanille. northropfrye (3688) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2015
Deep muddy amber body with off white head and speckles of lacing on the glass. Sweet grainy aroma, rich dried fruit, vanilla, banana. Taste is mostly sweet and rich with a nice bitter aftertaste. Light palate but lasting flavour. No hint of the whopping 12.7 % alcohol in this one. Abv well masked. Overall a pretty fabulous barley wine. Alengrin (5716) - BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2015
Danish barley wine brewed in Belgium. Moussy, yellowish white, dense head leaving good lacing and retaining remarkably well considering the impressive ABV; colour is a truly stunning pure copper, clear with fine sparkling. Lovely fruity and earthy aroma, very complex and seductive, with hints of orange liqueur, cognac, candi sugar, madera and sherry, butterscotch, peaches in syrup, black pepper, red apple, banana, mango, leather, sweet tobacco, dried ginger, honey, amaretto, grapefruit, sweat and something faintly smoky. Sweet onset, candi syrup, raisins, apple juice, marzipan, sherry; resinous, smooth but thick and full, very vinous mouthfeel, deep caramelly and honeyish malt sweetness, chocolatey accents, medium carbonation, spicy notes all around, retronasal perfume, finishing long and dry with brandy- and liqueur-like, heart warming alcohol, earthy and somewhat ’dusty’ yeastiness, bonbon-like sweetness and peppery, sharpish and assertive hop bitterishness. Barley wines are one of my favorite styles on a gloomy winter’s day like today and this is a very good example, though perhaps a tad too sweet to comfortably finish the whole 37.5 cl bottle - yet the complexity of the aroma makes up for that. Highly recommended if you are into this particular style and I am convinced this has a huge aging potential.
scarab (84) - - DEC 4, 2014
Oh man! This is so intense. Great hoppy aroma (citrus, tropical fruit and resin) mixed with some caramel nailed it! Awesome taste of sweet, barley wine mixed with some hops. 5 out of 5. No doubt at all. kingvit (409) - - DEC 3, 2014
Aroma: caramel, citrus, spice, butter; Appearance: clear orange, vanishing frothy head; Taste: intense sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: full body, oily texture, long finish, soft carbonation
Kudos for fudgy, sticky mouthfeel and almost unnoticeable alcohol. Unfortunately the immense sweetness is killing me softly. GlasgowTAD (1896) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2014
Pours a light burgundy with no head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Taste is sweet and somewhat hop bitter. (rating from notes) BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle. Amber with white head. Aroma of resinous pine and orange. Taste of mandarin, pine and caramel. Sweet and bitter. Little hot mstrcrwly (1000) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2014
On draft poured into a tulip glass..burgundy pour with a thin off white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,spices..boozy with notes of caramel,vanilla,spices..very good.