Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 2/16/13. Pours a deep red-brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is delicious and fun; vanilla, banana, dark fruit, grapes, berries, vinous, booze. Aroma reminds me of a banana split. Taste is more straightforward barley wine but still quite nice; vanilla, booze, dark fruit, wood, some hop bitterness, nicely balanced, bitter finish of fruit skin. Mouthfeel is not as chewy as expected. Carbonation is low-medium. Some very light lacing. Overall, I was very pleased with the barley wine.
beergeek_007 (5) - stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 27, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: reddish copper color with a one finger big head that goes away fairly quickly
Aroma: caramel, fruity, malty,
Taste: sweet malty , hoppy, little bit boozy
Overall this is a really good barleywine
Sine90 (11) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
chocolate, caramel, butterscotch, brown, hazy, minimal head, medium bitterness, soft carbonation, bitter, light body,
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle; Hazy red colour, creamy yellow head. Aroma is dominated of citrus, , fruits berries,. Flavor had a sweet malty, berry, spicy mouth feeling lots of fruiys , big boddy, long fruity finish. Complex Barlywine this one!
stefannilssons (1496) - SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Det här var gott, lite spretigt kanske men gott. Smaken bar toner av päron, kåda och krydda. Kroppen var stabil men balansen satt inte helt på sin plats.
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bra balans i smaken, lite dovare i aromen. Lite torrare och inte så fruktig. Traditionell öl.
JimmyBoy74 (294) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 cl systembolaget. Fantastisk god öl som avnjöts tillsammans med ett lättare julbord dagen innan julafton.
Ctplt777 (189) - - DEC 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge sweetness, like absolute epic raisin, plum and figs. Huge malty syrupy sweetness. The color is what gets me, its a really beautiful dark red, mahogany. Taste is really nice. Big sweet dark fruits with a subtle hoppiness. For 8.8% you don’t really taste it, it’s well hidden but helps cut some of that maltiness down. I have only had a couple barley wines but this one is definitely the best of the ones I’ve had. I’m glad I tried it, it’s a very different style for me but around the holidays this is a great beer. Cheers
Senap (390) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
En trevlig upplevelse så här kvällen före jul. Intensiv smak, en aning tallbarr som ger en viss fräschör.
simont1 (298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2 vintages, 2010 & 2014, very very different!
A – Very see through, extremely glowingly strong red colour, very faint disappearing head.
S – Caramel, nutty, browned butter, figs, apricot, huge aroma, kind of reminder to Tom Hardy’s.
T – Loads of caramel, with nutty burned noisette feel, very balanced, and not that sweet, lots of lighter fruits like dried apricot, peach and some fig.
M – Perfectly carbonated, and a bit more full than fresh.
O – 9/5/9/5/15 Total 4.3
A – Orange copper with a solid head.
S – A bit grapefruit, a bit caramel malt, bready, and quite nutty, loads of pale malt and light caramel.
T – Very easy going, nice malt backbone with some lighter caramel, hops are really quite present, floral grapefruit with some grassy bitterness.
M – A bit too carbonated and quite thin.
O – 7/4/7/3/14 Total 3.4
Age seems to do wonder with this one, was closer to a less hopped up Bigfoot fresh.
veceo (651) - CROATIA - DEC 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy ruby red color, big off white head. Aroma of strawberries, malts and bubblegum. Taste of red fruits, malts and yeast. ABV is high but its not evident in taste or aroma. It has medium to full body but it’s very smooth and very easy to drink. It’s fruity, refreshing and I could drink a ton of it. Awesome.