TheShat (131) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle pours rich amber brown. Frothy head laces nicely. Fantastic aroma that is inviting. Rich malt flavor with a nice amount of sweetness. The finish is nice and dry with some hop kick and alcohol. This is a very good barley wine.
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Bottled on 02/2015.
Pours clear amber color with a small head. Some hops on the nose, caramel malts, mild ripe fruits and subtle toffee notes. Caramel malts on the flavor, ripe fruits, some wooden notes and resinous hops. Subtle vanilla on the aftertaste. Feels t tee fresh with the hops, alcohol comes through just a bit. Very nice.
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at San Diego, CA. Pours a dark amber brown colour with a small white head. Aroma of English toffee, floral notes and biscuit. Flavour of heavy juicy bitterness, toffee, some biscuit and herbs. Full bodied. Well balanced.
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, San Diego. Aroma has marmalade and some ripe fruits. Also toffee. Flavour has resiny notes, wood, some toffee and caramel. Finishes with menthol and grapefruity hops. A bit disappointing but not bad.
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark reddish orange with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, resinous hops and chewy candy. Taste is sweet, hoppy and caramely with loads of toffee, resin, pine and chewy candy. Finish is malty, sweetish and caramely with some toffee, resinous hops and pine. Sweet but pretty hoppy barley wine.
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a dark brownish red color. Aroma and taste are piney citrus, raisins, and dark fruits.
euniceradio (221) - Colton, California, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 bomber to tulip. Pours clear ruby red, beige cream head. Aroma of dried fruit and flowers. Taste of caramel malts, roasted malts, booze, pear, herbal spice, peppercorn, blood orange, dark berries. Mouthfeel is medium, syrupy with light carb. Finish is perfume and herbal spice.
bennetporter (403) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish brown from a bottle. Aroma of cherry cordial, some oak and caramel. Pretty boozy. Bitter, astringent, and also slightly sweet in the mouth. Again, boozy, burns a little going down. A little much for me.
geologyguy (986) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hoppy smell and slightly sweet, taste is also much hoppier than expected, smooths out with time but still a bit too hoppy for me...medium diversity in flavor
Awktoberfest (336) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich. Malty. Sweet. Limited play from the hops. It fell between the English and the American Bwine style. I wish it was one or the other. Ok. Muted. Blah...
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johnnymusky (601) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really enjoyable barley wine....a little hoppy but really smooth...dried fruits some malt and tons of hops....yummy!....(#500)