TrefwoordPunk (711) - Leiden, - APR 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours an amberish brown with a small head and a caramellic, nutty aroma. The flavor is very sweet malts, caramel and alcohol. A syruppy mouthfeel and it also tastes like drinking syrup.
Garlic_of_Doom (210) - SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Barleywine.
Pours hazy amber with a light brown small head.
Aroma has toffee, cream, sweet malt, sweet notes, citrus hops, oranges and some fruit candy as well.
Taste has sweet malt, toffee, cream, tangerine, bitter hops and slight alcohol.
Mouth feel is smooth, full boided, medium carbonation and a long bitter aftertaste.
Really nice to have tried this classic barley wine, pretty sweet overall but the highlight was the nice orange and tangerine touch to it.
Torrefacto (87) - - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color rojizo oscuro con espuma beige. Aromas de azúcar tostado, especias y alcohol. Sabor ligeramente dulce al inicio con un final amargo especiado conun toque de alcohol.
Nico7067 (1) - - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
EYEfeel: beige coloured foam, persistent in my glass, mainly fine bubbles. The beer was dark red coloured (ambrato carico), slightly opalescent.
NOSEfeel: Smell of caramel and malt, and a hint of swet spices (cinnamon), not very pronounced overall.
MOUTHfeel: very malty sweet at the beginning, hot feeling in the throath. alcoholic bitterness very persistent. Hop bitterness (like smell) not very strong.
Overall: the beer was very (prevalently) sweet, probably too young (drunk in june ’13, best before april 2014). I had a butter biscuit covered with some chocolate: yum.
omikr0n (441) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with white head that disappeared rather quickly. Aroma is malt, candy, spices, caramel. Flavor is very sweet, malt, caramel, alcohol, licorice, candy. I liked the sweetness at first, but perhaps it’s a bit too overwhelming.
sfuen03 (156) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown body, almost transparent, low carbonated. Little head, diminishes quickly into a thin film. Powerful aroma, led by caramel, mature fruits, wine, cherry and a little of honey. Strong body, mellow, thick mouthfeel, warm and sweet finish. Complex, deep and amazingly balanced taste. Caramel, spices, cherry. Alcohol amazingly masked.
aenima (71) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overcarbonated. Nice reddish colour. Aroma of raisins and pears!? Taste is very similar. Not to sweet. Not to bitter.
aletiosso (42) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor rubi com espuma creme. Bua formação de espuma e boa persistência. Aroma bastante frutado, com um pouco de caramelo. Sabor com alto dulçor, quente pelo alto teor alcoólico. Médio amargor. Boa.
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hopbomber (119) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2013 Had high expectations of this, massive sherry and vegetable nose slightly spicy colour is murky brown toilet water. Taste is parsnip root veg slight caramel. Like a supercharged anchor steam. Definitely has the anchor ’house’ taste. It had been in my fridgr for weeks but fortunately it improved once warmed. Good.
Beerenberger (824) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The aroma is fruit forward. Pours a cloudy reddish brown with a thin off-white ring and no lacing. The taste is dark pitted fruit, malt, and a hint of alcohol. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Overall, ok, but I like Old Gaurdian much bettere.
Toadvine (60) - Arizona, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Unknown vintage, but the bottle reads "10D" in a label box. Tasted side by side with a 2013 Bigfoot. Nice, rich amber color with plenty of eggshell head, just a hair darker than the BF. Aroma is deep caramel, sweet and boozy, less hoppy than the BF. Some dark cherry, sweet tea, and bourbon notes come out in the aroma as it warms. Taste is an excellent balance of malt and hops, with no spikes at all.