Lothore (454) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a deep amber color with a small fizzy head that fades quickly.
S- Lots of dark fruit, fig, brown sugar, hints of apricot.
T- Very fruity, apricot, prune, fig and brown sugar that moves into a very dry finish with a nice crisp, semi bitter finish.
M- Medium to full bodied with a good amount of carbonation.
D- This incredibly fruity and dry barleywine is very drinkable and not nearly as heavy as expected.
GIJOE (472) - Monterey, California, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brownish with a thin off-white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is dried fruit, raw sugar, and booze. Taste is well-balanced: quite sweet, but some nice lightly floral hop notes. Medium body, lively carbonation. A very tasty barley wine.
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badhack (278) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet, lots of caramel and malt. Quite a warm finish. Earthy and bitter. Some spice.
KamGoPro (34) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank from glass. Rich fruity berries tastes. Very sweet and thick. Not too hoppy mild bitterness.
androman (184) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35.5cl bottle @ home. Dark-reddish color, minimal beige head. Smells caramel, wild yeast and red wine notes. Flavor is strong malty, caramel again, honey, slighly chocolate and roasty, red wine again. Alcohol is slightly noticable, especially in the gullet and stomach. Taste medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, massive bittersweet finish. Interesting, strong flavor, good dessert beer, but a bit too wine-ish for me therefor it’s not really my style.
Beerhunter111 (5513) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein rötlichoranges Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr süß malzig, Karamell, holzig, alkoholisch. Geschmack angenehm malzig fruchtig, wärmend, Karamell, alkoholisch.
Cirrhosis (1175) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was good!! Found on tap at the Underground Friday at lunch……………. awesome day!!!! Ruby red with brown shining through, cap aint that bad……. Earthy, malty, dark fruit sweetness, goodness is good in this good aroma that is good, very good. I could smell this all lunch but my co-workers are looking at me funny so I guess I’ll drink. Taste is deep in raisins, plums, and all sorts of dark fruits, it’s bordering on a port like quality. Low carbonation makes this easy to drink. Earthy malts balance out the sweetness perfectly. Honey shows up but maybe not. The more I drink the more I taste blood orange. Dam fine find at lunch………. I love lunch.
Satyroneto (60) - - MAR 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle, amber pour. SMell is dark fruits, esters, very malty, some herbal notes and mineral notes. Flavor is rich and malty, dark fruits, sugar, some savory notes. Old school barleywine.
CacheManyHose (107) - HONG KONG - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a translucent dark ruby red-brown with barely any white head and some minimal watery lacing. Smells like sherry, melted hard candy, plum and apricot. Tastes similar, with spicy raisin and dried fruit and more port/sherry. Body has a bit of slickness and no carbonation. I can see how this would be really good if you like barley wines, and perhaps this style just isn't for me, but I didn't really like this. I found it overly sweet, and that in combination with the strong alcohol made me think of a dessert wine more than a beer.