KyotoLefty (9125) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 24, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 version, on draught at Nakameguro a year later. Aroma of fruit, something funky, honey. Sweet, fruity, vinous flavor with honey and hops. Good bitter hop finish. Nicely done. Has aged very well.
douglas88 (8332) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Mari and Stephen for bringing this over from Japan. Pours a dark brown/red color with a large beige head. The aroma is very sweet caramel candy. A super smooth flavor if rich grains and massive caramel and candy sweetness. Earthy hops. Very tea-like. In between a hopppy American BW and a sweet English version. Quite likable. Very easy to drink. Nice.
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap@CBC 2015, Blue Session - dark ambercoloured pour with off white head. Medium sweet malty aroma and taste, toasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, dried fruits, some spices on the palate, medium sweet bitter finish.
after4ever (7538) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. ’06. Thanks, Hogfodder! Slightly hazy burnished copper medium amber with tons of white suds. Big peach and apricot nose. Medium, slightly carbed and creamy body. Sweet, pithy fruit on the mid-palate. Long orange pith finish.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Doug, thanks!
Appearance: Poured hazy amber with a nice off-white head and some lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Caramel, candy, sweet malts
Taste: Smooth mouthfeel. Candy, brown sugar
Very nice barley wine, the alcohols are hidden
AndySnow (6608) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Craft Beer Market Toranomon, Tokyo. Deep amber colour with a minimal white head. Sweet honey aroma. Sweet caramel, alcohol flavour. A bit too light bodied for a barley wine.
Marduk (6161) - Reval, ESTONIA - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Cloudy dark amber color. Small size, white head, stays. Diacetyl, sharp sourness (both disappear later), prunes, raisins, sweet notes in aroma. Plums, raisins, sweet, bready, caramel in taste. Caramel and raisins in aftertaste. Very soft carbonation. No alcohol detected, but feel of it is there. Nice balanced bitterness. World class brew!
BuckeyeBoy (5824) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap pours out a hazy golden topped with a sand head. Nose is sweet toffee caramel pit fruit and some rich malts. Taste is more of the sweetness caramel toffee spice and some of the fruit.
reebtogi (5593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle pours a pale amber color with a finger of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is raisin and cereal grains and citrus notes. Taste is a dark fruity and malty sweetness with a citrus hop bitterness and a dry toasted finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall, a nice barley wine style ale that must be sampled.
Pyrmir (5474) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at CBC15. Pale amber with off white head. Aroma has dried fruit, raisins, grain, slight caramel and citrus. Taste is dark fruit, sweet caramel, citrus, toast with a sweetish caramel finish. Good!