Frydaddy (24) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a 2009 that I had found in a store last year (2013). Which is crazy, since now the beer had aged for five years when I finally drank it. The hops aroma and bitterness was very subdued. Very malty and sweet wonderful. I have to say, it aged quite well. Some sherry notes detonated from the oxidation I’m sure. But all-in-all this beer ROCKED!! I’d recommend to anyone if you can get your hands on one do it!
zoucrew102 (1285) - - JUL 19, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber, 2013 vintage. Boozy aroma with rich dark fruit, caramel, a bit of nuttiness and some hoppiness. Pours dark caramel colored with a thin tan head that has some retention and good lacing. Starts with sweet dark fruit and caramel malt flavors with a rich body. Finishes dry with a bit of nuttiness as well as some hops and warming booziness. Nice American barleywine.
JPDIPSO (5519) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(2007 bottle) Deep umber, mahogany colored liquid. Small head of light tan bubbles. Mild dark fruit, toasted malt, caramel, oak, and hearty sherry aromas. Fully, lightly oily feel. Roasted pecans and almonds drenched in a fresh caramel glaze. Hints of dried fruit. Simple, yet it still makes you step back and think about it. A really nice sipping winter brew. I think this bottle may take me a good hour or two to finish. 5/10
djd07 (9533) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2011 bottle thanks to Tom. Pours a hazy brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is candy sugar, caramel, toffee. Medium mouth, similar flavors to nose, boozy finish, very nice.
_angst_ (4395) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared @ The RBScSG in Gothenburg. Pours hazy caramel brown with a small goldenish offwhite head that leaves some sparse spotty trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty, tiny herbal and slightly earthy with caramel, toffee, sweet dark bread, biscuits, moist grass, pine needles, moist soil, grapefruit rinds and lemon peal. Taste is sweet, bitter, malty, herbal and earthy. Mouthfeel is round, tiny viscous, tiny astringent, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with caramel, toffee, biscuits, whole grapefruit, moist grass, pine needles, resinous wood, orange peal and lemon peal. Spot on US barley wine. Solid stuff!
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my backlogg:
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 in Gothenburg. Clear deep amber beer with an beige head. Fruity caramel dark fruits brown sugar aroma. Fruity caramell dark fruits brown suga dark bread flavour. I loved this barley wine :-)
thomat (3237) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015. Brown with a small brown head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt and hops. Full body with a long bitter sweet finish. Nice !
bursprak (2305) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sample @ RBScSG ’15. Light brownish pour with small lacings. Nose is boozy, red apples and caramel. Taste is malty sweet, caramel, toffee and some booze.
Nisse666 (6045) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Grand Tasting, RBSCSG 2015 cons 2015-07-11 Göteborg
AR: sugar cake, rasins, pruns
AP: thick liquid -ambery, wee head
F: rich carbonation, sugercake, syrup, rasins
ramboraffe (1786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at RBScSG. Copper with off white beige head. Raisin, figs, malt, vinous with some oak and vanilla. Semi dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation,
Bacterial (2778) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottle that has been chillin’ in my cellar. Dark amber pour with a slight off white head. Massive toffee and caramel nose - really nice. Nice mouthfeel - but but not overpowering. Very little hop presence, lots of malty goodness. No alcohol heat in the finish - very smooth. Yummy.