Leighton (17802) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A funky barley wine. Pours a cloudy orange-brown with minimal head. Malty aroma with some wild yeast. Smoky flavor with notes of ham and bandaids. Also hints of toffee and caramel. More smokiness in the finish. Almost no bitterness. Medium in body with light carbonation. An interesting brew.
allendodd (116) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, cloudy orange under an off-white head. Nose is malty sweetness with hints of floral aromas. Bottle indicated orange zest used in brewing and it’s possible that the floral aromas are actually the hints of orange. Nice, never the less. Mouth feel is very smooth, and at 8.7% there is no alcohol warming. The creamy softness doesn’t have the heavier viscosity I usually find in barley wines, and the sweetness doesn’t seem come from the malty thickness that most barley wines have - maybe that’s the honey talking. Nice beer. I’d drink it again.
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - JAN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@Home. Smoked and fruity aroma. Brown colour, beige head, good lace. Sweet, toffee, smoke, herbal. Sticky mouth feel. Flavourful yet easy going.
Nekronos (3967) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Do not know if ITalians are ignorant about their beers of there is a lot of semi local distribution which leads normal beers drinkrs to ignore their existence in there but these guys know how to brew. THis barley one was not the exception and easy to drink.
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
bierkoning (12090) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber color. Smoky, malty buttery aroma with a hint of tobacco. Malty buttery smoked beechwood flavor. Soft but persistant in the aftertaste.
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dark amber with a lasting, creamy off-white head. Caramel aroma with weak bacon notes. Sweet and malty flavour with phenolic notes, and a little alcohol. Funny enough idea, but I’m not a fan
DJMonarch (9178) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s 06/08/2009
Malt aroma. Amber red coloured strong in alcohol a little rich on the palate and pale with a little bitterness in a crisp malt finish.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, sampled at Cole’s Italian Beer Tasting: Dark amber color, topped off by a thin white head. Smoked malt aroma with subtle toffee notes in the background. Very nice smokey and sweet malt flavors with some light whiskey and oak notes. A pretty solid beer, that I wouldn’t mind having again.
Radek Kliber (7058) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Cole’s - Buffalo
Appearance: light hazed brown shaded ale , light fizzy top.
Nose: smoky front , peat ,ash , meaty dry feel.
Flavor/Palate : mid bodied , bold , straight smoky character. Oily , roasty meats with leafy tobacco smoke. Alcohol almost non visible (8.7%?). Good strongly smoked ale.