blackisle (708) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5cl. Clear reddish dark amber color, small creamy tan head, recedes after a while to a ring around the edge of the glass, minor lacing; intense aroma of sweet malts, dates, caramel, brown sugar, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, citrus; taste medium to heavy sweet, fruity notes, alcohol; full-bodied, creamy texture, sticky mouthfeel, flat carbonation; sweetness continues in finish also some mild bitterness, spicy accents (pepper, cloves), hint of wood. The alcohol is ever present but becomes never pushy, complex and special beer.
DwarfeD (954) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle at home. Clear reddish brown with a medium slightly off-white soapy head. Full body with light to moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with warming alcohol and some bitter tones. Caramel, raisin, brown sugar, booze, malts, some licorice, ripe (dark) fruits and spices. A powerful tasty brew!
chirolante (12) - ITALY - AUG 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Barley wine americana. apprezzabile sia per il sapore vinoso (liquoroso) che per l’aroma. la mia preferita del genere!
Alengrin (1750) - BELGIUM - AUG 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the great classics among Anchor’s beers, with a creamy, beige head and warm, dark burgundy colour. Very complex and powerfully perfumed, delightful aroma of chocolate bar, cocoa powder, coffee with milk, candied dates, red berries, citrussy hops, caramel, ginger, pepper, cloves... Mellow sweet taste, very rich and deeply chocolatey malty, lovely powdery mouthfeel, very complex with all kinds of fruity and spicy accents, woody finish with warming, very agreeable port-like alcohol which doesn’t become wry in any way and lots of herbal, gentle yet powerful American hoppiness. An absolute masterpiece I’ll never forget and must have again... and again. But more of an old ale than a true barley wine, if you ask me.
maltman53 (331) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours ruby-red with little no hop aroma. Just deep, drak cooked fruits, caramel, toffee, and estery fruitness. Huge middle palate of rich malt, finishing fruity and refreshing. Overall, an American style standard.
Travlr (11932) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Brickskeller. Clear amber color. Aroma of caramel. Lots of residual sugar in the taste, with a slightly bitter finish. Too sweet.
AlmostHome (19) - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Barleywine. One of my favorites. The malt is up front and makes itself known early. Love the head and it definitely makes me think of bread with a touch of spice. Great dark coloring. This is a buy every time I see it beer.
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bjakk (345) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colour with nice yellowish head. Raisins, malt alcohol in the aroma. Alcohol, malt raisins, sweet alcoholic bitterness in the aftertaste. High in carbon.
Yorker (1199) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
35 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark reddish brown with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, toffee, dried fruits, spices, and alcohol - with a slightly alcoholic finish.
hohops (284) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, labelled as 10% abv. Appearance- a fairly dark, murky reddy brown, fairly opaque, a one finger beige head which quickly disappears. Aroma- lots of toffee, sweet breadiness, malty, dark fruits, plums, dates, Christmas cake. Smells lovely. Taste- caramel, sweet brown sugar- very dessert-like. Boozy dark fruits, burnt sugar, almonds, cherry coke, gets sweeter (if that’s possible) as it warms, with hints of banana. Full mouthfeel, syrupy, long clinging malty and raisiny finish. This is great.