fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 <i>2008-12-09, gravity dispense at The Bree Louise, London, 7.8%, 6-4-7-3-14=34</i>
Dark mahogany color, almost black; flat. Light caramel aroma. Good body strength, strong caramel flavor, with dark chocolate tones, that become quite strong towards the end, as well as the bitterness; there are also roasted nuts at the end. Reasonable Strong Ale (not sweet enough to be a Barley Wine), a bit too much roasted for me.
<i>2005-12-03, cask conditioned at Charlie’s Pub, Copenhagen, 6-3-8-4-14=35</i>
<i>2004-11-30, cask conditioned at Bishop’s Arms, Malmö, 5-4-7-4-14=34</i>
Brown color. Simple aroma. Very good body, malty, with a lot of caramel and some chocolate. Bold final.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Dark red/brown, white head. Sweet and rich. Fairly assertive alcoholic taste. Plummy, raisiny. A decent beer, nothing special though.
BATLMULLET (127) - Highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Willows, Watton, UK. Not nearly as strong as American Barley wine "style". Very malty sweet. Good deep color, not much head to speak of. Sort of raisin-ish initially with a bit of lingering bitterness. Pretty tasty...this pub was serving it in pints.
aracauna (3094) - Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cocoa and tea body with an ok head. English. Flat cola, prunes and brown sugar in the flavor. Ther's very little hops in the flavor or aroma. It's mellow with a lingering sweetness.
SilkTork (5229) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2004 Dec, 2003: The Cock - a Freehouse, Kent. Yummy, yum yum. Sweet and plummy with a nice twiggy bitterness as it goes down. Hugely impressive on first gulp it soon settles down into a barley wine with a few flaws but still very decent. The sweetness and bitterness are not fully integrated and can clash. While the tree bark finish is a little muddled and slightly off target. But still yummy enough! [3.7]
Dec, 2004: Bridge House, London. An Adnams pub. Intense, almost overbearing dark sweetness. Juicy raisins. Bit too much. [2.9]
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Cask conditioned at Charlies. Deep reddish brown coloured. Malty and fruity with notes of toffee. Very sweet. Rather full bodied and warming.
---Bottled. Label stated "best before 1982". Extremely sweet and syrupy. Quite "too old"-tasting.
leaparsons (8156) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very dark brown beer with malty, spicy aromas. This is sweet and syrupy and too much like a malt tonic drink. Perhaps you can get it on prescription.
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
label stated "best before 11/97" whoa.. i dont know if you wanna call this a barleywine, this is some dark malt goodness, nice rich molasses, thick palate, very drinkable, not a typical barley wine but a definite good beer
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Ah, satisfaction! Sort of a barleywine, yet rather thickish and syrupy. Almost a doppelbock. Black as night and fun to drink just one glass of.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2001
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20