Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at CGarvie tasting (thanks Craig!). It pours deep amber-brown with a small bubbly white head. The nose is rich, oily, honey, Xmas cake, apple, dark fruit and dried berry. The taste is caramel honey, molasses, brown sugar, spice, Xmas cake, oily, sticky, light alcohol warmth and good bite to it. Full body, low carbonation and oily/viscous mouth-feel. Smooth and good depth of flavour. Nice sipper.
jesperhammer (2221) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
01-MAY-2013, tap @Open Baladin, Rome.
Glass ordered for Marianne, she did not like it. Too flat. 10 cl.
Brown, clear with no head.
Typical barley wine. Malty, sweet, wine-like. Berries, a little oxidation. Flat, full body. OK.
zimbo (328) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth suave beautiful & truly integrated. Wow wow wow wow wow wow jizztastoic. my of my of my
Theydon_Bois (2957) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a corked bottle at Open Baladin, Roma, 10/02/13.
Lightly hazed chestnut brown with no head.
Nose is rich with dark fruits, raisens, dates, wood, prunes, brown sugars, almond, booze - but kept well in check and not overpowering.
Taste comprises dark fruits, dark toffee fudge, woody tones, prunes, brown sugars, dates, booze.
Full bodied, no carbonation, dry and boozey in the finish.
An excellent well balanced barley wine, the alcohol is expertly integrated for a 13.5% beer!
finol (1686) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours heavy dark amber without any head.
Heavy sweet, mead like brew. Taste of honney, plums and other dried fruits.
hirigalzkar (1820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (2004). Pours a elegant redbrown color with no head (looks potent). Sweet, honey-like, aroma with notes of flowers and chocolate. Taste has got the same kind of sweetness. It also has a delicious earthy, strawberry seeds kind of note. Aftertaste reminds me of a liquor filled chocolate bonbon. Incredible smooth mouthfeel. Full bodied. Very similar to a sweet polish mead actually.
Dorqui (1768) - Brescia, ITALY - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 0,50L. Dark brown color, much carghed with a medium foamy head resistance. Very complex nose, notes of roast cask, resin, caramel, hop and liquor Marsala. Powerfull and overpowering acoholic body, much smooth, mellow, fraught and candy. Realy exaggerated for my mouth.
Hirotoma (471) - Bologna, ITALY - JAN 25, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Stupenda! Devo ringraziare il mio amico Roberto di Astral beers a Bolgna che me l’ha fatta assaggiare!
travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. The smell is alcohol, toffee, candy, sweet, and malts. The look is amber in color, no head, legs. The taste is sweet, alcohol, toffee, wood, and oxidation, but good.
bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Corked 750 shared by Marcus. Pours clear brown with no head. Aroma is oaky and vinous. Full bodied. Flavor is vinous, wood and smooth brown sugar. A beautiful sipper. Finishing sweet. Nice.