jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Brown body with a big fluffy white head. (3+) Interesting aroma, alcohol, sugary toffee notes, mild malt presences. My nose is not quite up to deciphering it all today. Sweet caramel malt in the flavour is overlayed with some hot alcoholic notes. Average palate. Decent, a bit of a different take on a barley wine.
gnoff (8173) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm)
On August 23, 2008
Clody copper to dark brown color, tan head. Sweet, sirup, alcohol, caramel scent. Also lacitc. Sweet and bitter taste. Caramel and roasted, som alcohol as well. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Also "Melissa officinalis" (citronmeliss) and licorice.
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, Thanksgiving beer #1. Very murky dark purpleish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of big caramel, toffee, some slight dark fruits, hints of bready notes with a touch of spice. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, hints of earth, spice, finishing sweet, slightly watery. Not very complex or full bodied, though it hides the ABV well.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2010 vintage. Mildly hazy ruby red color, minimal sort of cream/khaki colored head, a bit of lace. Light carbonation, smooth and creamy texture, some oily texture. Sort of a fruit punch nose, that gives a nice sweet taste. Maybe kind of like cough medicine, but not in as bad of a way as that sounds. Nice malty hops, a little booze. Another enjoyable barleywine.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at MBG Summer Festival. Poured a light brown with a dark off-white head. Aroma consisted of sweet grains, kind of like something from cereal. Flavor was full of sweet malts with a developing subtle fruit taste towards the end. Quite thick. I particularly enjoyed the way the beer finished.
DuffMan (7561) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. Deep orange amber, scant head in the sample glass. Sweet toffee and orange brandy aroma. Toffee apple flavour, quite appley actually; sweet with a syrupy body and a warming finish. More British in style. Just okay for me.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dirty orange pour with a minimal white head. Nice aroma of caramel malts and rich fruit. Nice slick palate. Taste is dark fruit, bread, and caramel. Really nice brew.
Ibrew2or3 (7344) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber pours clear amber with inch and a half tan head. It has a citrus hard candy aroma, cherry candies and raisins. The taste has that same fruity hard candy noted in the nose with sweet citrus, cherry and grapes. Then an undercurrent of mild caramel sweetness runs right up to the finish and into the aftertaste.
Ughsmash (7281) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, I belive a couple years old. Poured deep, murky brown with a surprising amount of sediment even on the first pour.. just a swirly dusting of tan head stuck around. The aroma picked up some very nice caramelization that formed the basis for the brew.. darker fruits, earth, and slight oxidation come around as well.. came together very well. The flavor had more of the fruity component with rich, aged caramel and toffee settle into the background a bit.. warm earthy notes and a bit of molasses on the back.. all in all quite tasty. Heavier-bodied and grainy on the palate with building warmth as it progressed.. warm finish. I enjoyed this.
sebletitje (7235) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bouteille cuvée 2006.
brune de ton brumeuse, mousse moka
arôme, malt caramel, qcq fruits noirs vu l’age il en ressort des notes de soja.
goût, moyennement fruitée, sucre brun, fruit noir; raisin, cerise noire, mures et prunes. Caramel malt mais garde un bon aspect fruitée avec note de jus de fruits, l’alcool y est bien présent. La fin garde un goût d’amertume du houblon qui malgré l’age conserve une bonne présence.