omhper (17561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Deep ruby with rich firm head. Fruity, flowery hop aroma. Sweet and richly malty with pleasant soft mouthfeel. Aromatic hops and plums are obvious. Salty, bitter finish. Wow...
fiulijn (12360) - Malmö, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber color. Nice aroma of malt, caramel, some fine hop. Strong mouthfeel, malt, a lot of caramel, a bit burning alcohol; strong ending bitterness. Not really complex, but very good. Thanks Philippe (Bov) for sharing this one.
Bov (8268) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
clear ruby-brown colour, almost no foam, prune and alcohol, malt and pepper, robust body, long malty, alcohol and pruny finish - impressive ! - Thanks Per for this bottle.
Skinnyviking (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. High creamy and long lasting off-white head. Very dark red body. In fact you will have to hold it close to light, otherwise yould say it was black. Hoppy caramel cocoa aroma. Mild and round coffee caramel flavor with a nice bitterness. Low carbonation and a long coffee aftertaste. The high alcohol percentage is well hidden.
Skyview (5031) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from 550 ml bottle and shared by JK. Pours a clear copper amber colored brew with a fast dissolving beige head that dissipates to a thin ring and minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, some floral hops, dark pitted fruits and a hint of raisin. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation, with flavors of caramel malt, a hint of cherries/berries, raisin and floral hops. Finish has a powdery malt and semi-dry aftertaste and the alcohol is well hidden.
swoopjones (4328) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Coles Barleywine Festival 2008 Buffalo NY. Not much aroma going on here. Sugary sweet, alcohol is very well hidden. Slight honey & herbal tea presence. Very easy drinking but didnt really come off as a barleywine. Thanks Crystal for the bottle
arminjewell (4206) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep red with off white head, aroma of caramel, burnt toast, and some aged hops. Taste is old hops, with caramel, molasses, some burnt, with a pretty bitter finish. Not bad.
JK (3989) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red. Lots of caramel aroma and flavor. All malt, lightly sweet, with considerable alcohol on the palate. Herbal finish. It could use some age, but a solid beer.
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear amber pour, off white head. Caramel, grainy malt, light bitterness.
kmweaver (3153) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
600 ml bottle, purchased in Curitiba. Pours a clear, cola-amber color; creamy light-tan head with excellent lacing. Candied sweetness and caramel in the aroma; slightly overripe. Medium-full body with moderate co2. Delicious layers of vinous alcohol (well-hidden warmth), red fruits, and hints of caramel; a very nicely rounded mouthfeel and layers of fruits; damn tasty. Medium-length finish with red fruits and a touch of warmth.