Theydon_Bois (8652) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Room 316 tasting at the Tulip, Bodegraven, 27/09/13 note the dutch sounding name! Barley Wine in a can - I ask you ?!?
Lightly hazed golden amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is bitter fruits, orange, dark toffee, light booze, grain.
Taste comprises bready malts, dark fruit, sugars, toffee, boozey do.
Full bodied, fine carbonation, boozey heat in the finish.
This was a real let down, no depth one trick pony with boozey heat all over, pretty much bottom of the barley wine class!
madmitch76 (15068) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
27th September 2013
Room 316 Tulip Hotel tasting with Ian and Colin. Clear amber beer with a good pale cream colourer head. Palate is soft and a little dry. Dry caramel malt, little lactose. Alcohol spice. Mild dried fruits. Finishes dry. Very dull and disappointing. Expect better from these guys.
pictoman (511) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 8.4 fl oz can. Pale amber colour with minimal off-white head. Dark fruit and malt aroma with a definitive hoppy nuance. Starts off with a sweet dark fruity malt flavour, but is quickly overpowered by a bitter hop taste. Dry finish. Wouldn’t classify it as a Barley Wine, it deserves a new category - as it says on the can, it is an "American Style Barley Wine".
harrisoni (13704) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can at Tulip Bodegraven. I quite like it. Sweet but dry on finish. Nice fruit. Tasty. Bit too hot maybe. I liked it
SudsMcDuff (5824) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned barleywine!!?! My life has peaked!! .. . Brown amber .. Solid foam, dies down to a respectable ring .. . Burnt sugar mostly .. . I enjoyed this, time to hit the river and drink til i’m found tangled up in a fishing net the next day!!
shroud0fdoom (150) - Maryland, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
* 8.4 oz. can* Look: Nice dark amber/ reddish tint body, off white 1/4 finger off white head. Smell: Slammed with caramel covered berries, alcohol, faint lemon peel, cookie dough, toasted grains. Taste: Like the aroma but with less alcohol body, more of an alcohol/ hop dryness, warmth in the throat, the aftertaste is of toasted nuts and fruits covered in caramel. Feel: Medium-full smooth body, slightly par carbonation. Overall: The image that I get from this beer is to compete with another overly hopped "West Coast" Barley wine. Not going to mention names here. You can catch my drift here. This can was from Feb. 5th of this year so fresh hop flavors are out of the question. I do pick up some lemon/ grapefruit zest in the finish. I will admit it hides its 11.5 ABV very well. I just can not for a reason see the point of 8.4 oz. per can. Yet while I question the can size, I can recommend this ale for any well hopped Barley Wine lovers.
evergreen0199 (2011) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from Whole Foods, Bellevue, Washington, USA. A chestnut coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Sweet, fruity, caramel aroma. Tastes sweet, caramel, dark fruit, slightly bitter, boozy. Nice one.
adrian910ss (2356) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
8.4 oz can. Pours a deep coppery amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of orange citrus, candied sugar, sweet malt, hints of dark fruit and alcohol. Taste of candied sugar, orange citrus, crisp hops, sweet malt and alcohol.
Beergeek23322 (2260) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
March 2013. From can. Dark brown color with a tan head. Sugary aromas with malt, dried fruit. Sweet, yet finishes bitter with alcohol showing through.
ThreeCats (567) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep rich amber with spongy top. Aroma of ripe raisins, rich brown sugar caramel, dried fruit. Taste of something that’ll kill ya, but you’d let it, because you like it. :) Very sweet and quite bitter at the same time (92 IBUs, after all), with a warm shot of alcohol that goes down your throat and straight into your veins. Very nice.