Ungstrup (34350) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Gettysburg location, July 2006. A pitch balack beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet alcoholic combined with notes of roasted malt and prunes. The flavor is malty with notes of bourbon, fruit, and chocolate, leading to a dry chocolaty end. Not your standard barley wine, but nice.
Travlr (21438) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at abc. Murky brown color, tan edge head. Aroma of vanilla, toasted butterscotch. Taste is sweet vanilla, bourbob, chocolate. Boozy and sweet.
Theydon_Bois (16879) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Keg tap at Appalachian, Collegeville, 29/11/13.
Dark mahogony brown with a good sized pale tan head that retains well.
Nose us thin, light toffee, touch of booze, earthy, metallic notes.
Taste comprises dark toffee, hint of cocoa, sweet fudge, metallic nip, dark fruit.
Medium body with bite, fine carbonation, sweet finale.
Very mediocre for style, severely lacking in depth, really not much there at all ! The 12% ABV doesn’t show its face much in its defence.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Deep red brown ale with a nice creamy moka head. Sweet caramel and raisin in aroma with good floral hops. Sweet caramel with too much intense hops, not much fruity raisin or dates, liek a BW style. Still, a pleasant offering, more like an old ale.
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, 2009 vintage, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a mahogany body with a medium beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, nuts, and plum. Flavor of caramel, raisins, light chocolate, roasted malt, light smoke, and plum.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle, 2009 vintage, from the Gettysburg location. Pours a dark brown color with not much of a head. The aroma is dark and malty,... toffee, dark fruits, soy and chocolate. The taste is toffee, leafy hops with some bitterness, nutty notes, cherries, chocolate and dark fruits. Full bodied, with a very mild lingering bitterness. Pretty nice.
hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper mahogany color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, nutty, citrus, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, molasses, citrus, chocolate, and some roastiness. Light alcohol in the finish, but not giving way the almost 13%. Well done ABC.
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On-tap at Hop Devil Grill. Very dark brown with lace. Good roast aroma. Good hops and citrus lemon worked. Very nice and smooth.Full mouthfeel with bagel dough, tabacco, toffee, molasses, roast malt sweet but not cloying. Complex and unique, a beer geek out-of-mug experience. Wow at 13% alcohol.
DocLock (9998) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours burgundy/coppery in color, with aroma of malt, fruit, peat, port, spice. Tastes firm on the palate, with hints of malt, prunes, peat, port, cognac, and even cheese. Finishes bold, complex, and well balanced. A standout barleywine.
deyholla (9997) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Dkachur! Pours near black with a mahogany hue with a grayish light brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma has a decent amount of booze with sweet and dark grains as well as a hint of caramel and toffee. Flavor is booze as well with dark grains some toffee and a hint of caramel.