jinroh (627) - ESTONIA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Baird Nakameguro Taproom. Pours copper, somewhat hazy, nice foamy top, reduces soon. Aroma is sweetish, honey, fruit marmalade. taste is full, warming, surprisingly fragrant for such a big beer. Autumn fruits, ripen. Bitterness is not apparent in the beginning but is coming out stronger and stronger in the aftertaste. Nice big beer, superb for slow tasting.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - APR 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Hashigo Zake. Pours orange amber, thin off white head. Big malty toffee aroma with orangey hops.
Syrupy toffee malt forms a huge base for a orange peel hop flavour to build on. A drying bitterness on the finish rids the mouth of enough sweetness to make you come back for another sip.
Just a really yum, moreish Barley Wine.
willisread (502) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hasegawa. Poured into a snifter. Pours a copper brown with little to no head. Big aromas of melon, fig, and grain with a hint of booze noticeable as well. Light-medium body with an oily texture and average carbonation to lively carbonation. Tastes sweet at first with the stone fruit and fig standing out then the bitterness comes out and lingers on the palate. The 11% booze stands out a little too much for me, but still a solid barley wine.
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable barley wine. Good viscous mouth feel and a nice malty backbone. Lacks that something special.
TheJollyOne (230) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 3, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Man I’m a sucker for barley wine. Bottle. Very long lasting tan head with awesome lacing, toffee brown body. Sweet aroma of dark fruits, malt, some leather as well, a bit of hop candy apple. Taste is fig and raisin, dark fruits, very sweet but nice hop balance as well. Palate is quite filling with very fine carbonation on the tounge. Any time baby.
skatanarchy (67) - - APR 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
베이드 브루어리-고집& 늙은이 발리와인 9% ABV 건포도, 껍질째 간 포도즙, 삶은 붉은 대추, 감초, 흑설탕 류의 한약재 냄새. 병을 따자마자 풍기는 냄새가 맥주의 속내를 드러낸다 그리 고집센 노인은 아닌듯
가는 거품, 조밀한 입자의 매우 많은 부유물, 탁한 고동색. 사탕수수 내가 강한 설탕 류의 단맛에 치우쳐 타닌감-비터함& 잔재미는 조금 부족한 느낌. 의외로 일본식 카레에 곁들이면 잘 어울릴듯.