cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
ruby copper color, aroma of caramel, toffee, pineapple, dark fruits, same in the flavor, honey, dark sugar, very sweet, med body,
MisoW (1612) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours reddish color, white head. Aroma of red fruits, honey, caramel, alcohol, plums. Taste is sweet, plums, red fruits, honey, alcohol present, hints of hops.
Tsekouratos (291) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - OCT 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle @ The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Ruby red color with a nice beige head. Aroma of caramel, iqourice, dried fruits. Taste is sweet at first with caramel and honey, followed by dark fruits and earthy hoppiness to balance it. Aftertaste is medium sweet, long. Medium to full body with medium carbonation.
ZodiacM (98) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooi amberkleurig bier met lichte schuimkraag. Geuren van hop, mout en vaag wat rood fruit. Smaak is zoet voor een barley wine, maar zeker lekker, fris door het koolzuur, hoppig, moutig en frambozenijs (!). De fruitgeur en smaak is slechts een toon binnen een complex geheel. Een zeer drinkbare barley wine, heel lekker!
kwadroepel (5) - amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een van mijn favorieten. Prima quadrupeltje/barley whine met vooral een heerlijke champagne achtige bubbel.
Humlehode (102) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red/brown with decent head which disappears quickly. Sweet aroma of dried fruits (prune, raisins), caramel and malt. Noticable alcohol. Very sweet. Quite bitter.
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slowrunner77 (5985) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"a little sweeter than some, but with a hoppier finish, it will leave you wanting more. this is one of the better barleywines out there. I remember thinking it was a little thin at first, but have since changed course. Great beer! 3/09 - on tap for the first time...not quite as good surprisingly, had to wait to drink as it was served ice cold. sweeter, but balanced."
jbuskirk (456) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aw yeah. I’ve been wanting to try Old Foghorn since I saw Anchor’s cellar and heard our tour guide talk about the months required for this Barley Wine to mature into the rich malt bomb that it is. It did not disappoint. The reddish-brown color and frothy head made it easy on the eyes, and the flavors were equally approachable. Barley Wines can have robust personalities, but this one wasn’t overbearing at all. Caramel, brown sugar, hints of chocolate, booze, and candied dark fruits. The hops help to keep the flavors from becoming too heavy or cloying, but impart little bitterness. This is a full-bodied brew that would be right at home with a rich dessert or - better yet - a good cigar.
HuskerTan (522) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Sweet, brown sugar, candy, roses, malty, caramel, dark fruits, booze.
A- Reddish brown color, slightly hazy liquid, tan head.
T- Sweet, brown sugar, rock candy, malty, dark fruits, alcohol.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- One of the sweeter barleywines I have had. The alcohol normally found in one was quite subdued. A nice blend of sugary and fruity flavors with the caramel like malts. A good sipper on a cold day.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle poured in a Leffe chalice.
A: Pours a beautiful deep reddish amber color with a large yellow head. Small retention but never disappears completely leaving some lacings left
S: Sweet. Caramel, honey and candy. Sweet malts and liquor
T: Sweet upfront, notes of caramel and toffee. Caramel malts and citrus and grassy hops, basically
M: Heavy and extremely molasses body. Medium to low carbonation. Bitter-sweet aftertaste
O: Good beer, Anchor Steam quality, but drinkability is compromised by the high ABV combined with its high sweetness
[ BA Review @ 1/8/2012 ]
Stuu666 (2873) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours dark amber, nose is fruity, toffee, taste is rich, caramel, fruity.