tiong (5225) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ HBF 2010. Originally rated on 10.4.2010. Okay but slightly unbalanced barley wine. Notes of madeira wine, alcohol burns through a bit too much.
Labove (427) - Rome, ITALY - JUN 3, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2012 Il migliore dei tre! Questa non è una birra, è un vino passito, un madeira, un esercizio di stile pazzesco! Avercene di birre così...
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Pours a dark muddy brown with little head. The nose is big and fruity with a complex blend of alcohol, wood and sherry with a cherry and resin note. The flavor is cloying but it has a big alcohol and maltiness to back it up. Nice and full bodied for sure, maybe a bit too much, but it’s fun and sappy with a huge umami mouthfeel. Thanks Sam.
Magnini (22) - ITALY - APR 19, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uno dei migliori Barleywine mai bevuti, delicatissimo. Fin dall’aroma, spicca il potente fruttato.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an amber body with no head. Very sweet up front, honey and pine, sweet over ripe apples and cherry hints. Raw sugar, boozy maple and caramel with a lighter vanilla wood tones. Light oxidation adds a husky bitter apple sweetness. A light waxy body with a sharp sugary sweetness. Pretty big warmth but the oxidation slows this down some. Decent.
Fin (8540) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Eataly store, Bologna, Italia, 25.02.11 Deep golden colour with little head, very good clarity. The nose is quite aged, its dusty furniture, sherry and a little wood. Taste is sherry, its very heavy and sweet. This is a big beer, very hefty difficult to rate as very busy around me and crammed in at the bar. A7 A5 T7 P4 Ov14 3.7
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - FEB 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ellamadonna grazie figliuoli, me la sono stappata la sera per il mio compleanno con le paste.. peccato se ne sia bevuto 1/4 buono mio padre
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy brown color ale with no carbonation. Aroma of brown sugar and maple sugar with light dry fruits and light warming notes. Taste is also a very nice mix between some dry fruit with notes of caramel with some deep notes of brown sugar and maple syrup and some dry raisins. Alcohol is somewhat apparent with a full body and no carbonation. Very interesting thought somewhat expensive for the experience.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:Brown sugar,raisin pie,maple syrup....
Appearrance:Dark redish brown,no head...
Flavor:stronf Maple syrup flavor ,dark fruit.........
Svesse (7033) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle, vintage 2005) Deep reddish amber colour. Flat, with no head. Malty, fruity nose with notes of dried fruit, molasses, burnt sugar, caramel and vinous hints of Madeira. Malty, fruity taste with dried fruit, caramel, raisins, dark wood aged rhum, chocolate, burnt sugar, molasses, cherries in brandy and a warming vinous finish with a lasting alcohol glow. Full body with an oily, syrupy texture. Very sweet with fairly low bitterness. Excellently balanced barley wine with focus more on sweet malt and alcohol rather than a high hop profile. Lovely beer.