Sledutah (3652) - 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
gam (2924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Small head murky dark amber pour aromas caramel honey toffee brown sugar port raisin earthyness flavours rich fruity dried plums raisins sultanas port wine smooth bitter medium ibu toffee brown sugar caramel smooth vanilla pod touch earthyness finish hoppy tastes rich and sweet malts smooth flavours lasting bitter agood model for a barleywine
after4ever (5741) - 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.
Mortlach (884) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
27/07/2011 Brasserie 4:20 (bottle). Degustazione al Baird Beer Festival. Bellissimo color ambrato/arancia, con riflessi rubino, schiuma quasi assente e poco persistente, lievemente giallina. Al naso ha una intensità notevole, un bel caramello, decise note fruttate e luppolo a volontà. In bocca è dolciastra con un lunghissimo finale luppolato incredibilmente intenso e persistente. Si sente parecchio lalcol che dona una piacevole sensazione di "warming". Corpo medio-pieno, carbonazione soft. Ottimo Barley Wine, molto americano, molto convincente.
shoulderbroken (1508) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Watering Hole. Murky dark orange amber colour, not much head. Aroma is double ipa style, booziness and hops. Spicy malty too.
Taste is full on, sweet, boozy, bit caramel, touch of citrus. Quite weird, but alright. Seems more like a big iipa than a barley wine. Lots of booze, maybe too obvious, almost spirit-like in the finish. Not bad, but probably wont rush to have it again.
MartinT (7321) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My Bottom Line:
Mildly caramelized cereals (for the style) are topped with citrusy hops and their wooden depths as resinous bitterness seals this competent Barley Wine.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the cloudy amber.
-The flavor profile is harmonious throughout.
-This is not a heavy example ; its quite approachable and engaging.
-This sample was quite young (2013 vintage) and I imagine the aroma will especially come together with a little more time.
On tap at Goodbeer Faucets.
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[on tap at Popeye]
Nice balance of hops and aged, raisiny dried fruits. A strange, little scotch tape note in the aroma. Bright copper with some lace, but no top. Quite strong U.S. hops, that give that characteristic salty highly hopped feel, followed by apricot and caramel. Later on, cotton candy makes an appearance. Summed up by a bitter, nutty finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
pmuzz (383) - 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.
TimE (2821) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick bubbly white head, sweet malty nose with mild citrus flavors and cotton candy in the nose. Thick sweet malty mouth with brandy, cherries and chocolate, but the complexity still isnft quit what I expected. Sharp dry bitter finish with moderate hop resiness.
AndySnow (1826) - Stockholm, 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.