jpkeskinen (95) - FINLAND - OCT 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 19/20
Drank from a bottle at a friendís. A very good barleywine with a sweet but sharp taste. Thereís some malts in the taste in addition to hops.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle that I purchased in January 2012. Shared with friends. Mostly clear dark red color. Fine particles visible in the body. Thin khaki head. Dots and ropes of lace. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of a creamy mouthfeel. Caramel malts, good spicy hop, some nuttiness, hint of spice, good complex malt bill, and a good hop still showing nicely in this aged example. Moderate bitter taste, more sweet. Some warmth in the finish. Nice, complex, smooth barleywine to sip on.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange with an off-white head. Aroma is honey, candied orange peel, marmalade. Slightly bitter on the palate. Taste is honey, pine, citrus peel.
ej (515) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - OCT 5, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick, close to amber color with a large light tanned head. Aroma is caramel, malts with a slightly spiced, grassy tone. Resin and pine. Taste is rich malty with a resinous bitterness. Dark fruits and toffee. Pine and a well balanced finish. Body is close to oily with soft to medium carbonation.
sherm1016 (997) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750ml bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits. Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a huge tan head that leave some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty, fruity, raisin, currant, nutty. Medium to heavy on the palate with soft creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, caramel, light smoke, a little booze, with a sweet, malty finish. Very tasty.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red-brown with intrusive tan head. Aroma brown sugary malt, toasty dark bread, dark fruits. Full body, alcohol is there for sure, a little oily mouthfeel. Flavor sweet butterscotch and caramel malts, a little coffee maybe, but somehow itís all a bit thin and controlled by the alcohol. I love a good strong barleywine but this just didnít work well for me. All the other reviews are so favorable, makes me wonder if I didnít get a good bottle.
Lore (634) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
dark amber/ruby colour, 1-2 cm yellowish creamy head, which lasts for minutes, which is surprisingly long in the light of the style and high ABV; extremely complex aroma of caramel, figs, honey, pine raisin, floral-grassy hops and minimal liqueur; taste is also far from being simple: sweet and bitter in parallel - honey, herbal liqueur, pine raisin, hoppy bitterness with slight citrusy notes, caramel...and cool bitter aftertaste; definitely the best barley wine I have ever tasted, and one of the best beers, too; I love it! Itís just incredibly complex and amazing.
Philym (338) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Clear ruby/brown with a 2 finger thick creamy ivory head.
Aroma: Dried figs, prunes, raisins, citrus, subtle marmalade note, vinous verging on brandy or whisky undertones, pine, floral, toast, peat, a hint of woodiness and toffee.
Taste: Medium sweetness, bitterness and sourness. Slight saltiness.
Palate: Rough thick texture, light/medium body, prickly carbonation and astringent. The finish lingers with alcohol warmth, dried fruit, a slight chocolate flavour, vinous notes with an initial sour and sweetness which develops into bitterness.
Comments: Very good and nice glass lacing.
PhillyCraft (2584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pours amber with small to medium head. Notes of raisin, fig, nuts, and malt. Carbonation is pretty soft with a layered body. Finishes slightly bitter from I guess the hops with a lingering finish, Excellent balance. Not my favorite style at the moment but impressive if the booze doesnít bother you.
Cool_Bond (904) - Kung av ÷l @ Facebook, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wonderful barley wine. Occasionally with a sweet taste. The only question is whether it fits into the crayfish Iíll eat. Follow me @ Kung av Ųl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.