mreeves (274) - Sammamish, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep amber color, not much carbonation or lacing. Quite malty up front and sweet. Caramel malt flavors, very sticky. Hops come through right toward the end, but I’d like more of them. A bit watery and thin, surprising for a barleywine. Good but not great.
marcus (6011) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a full-bodied caramel malt flavor with a bitter carbonated finish and a little alcohol burn. Not as sweet as most BWs.
angel77 (511) - oviedo, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Botella de 66 cl en el lúpulo en septiembre de 2013. cuerpo medio alto con 10 vol bastante notables, aun así se bebe bastante bien. Sabores tostados y quemados dominando los toques dulces. Buena, pero esperaba algo mas.
larsga (5962) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biggish beige head. Clear deep dark red body with strong
carbonation. Resiny caramelly biscuity aroma with citric spicy
wooden notes. Dry-sweet resiny caramelly spicy taste with bubble
gum and wood notes. Mid-to-full body. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry
resiny pine needle and wax aftertaste with caramelly wooden spicy
notes. Nice, drinkable, but perhaps a little bit old. (0.65l
bottle, from Kihoskh, Copenhagen.)
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours copper with off white etched foam. Smells of toffee, nougat, alcohol, sweet grains, some resinous hops and pine in here too. Some vitamin smells in the nose as well. Sweet and alcoholic flavor. The alcohols are harsh and there is a profound sweetness, but as I roll over the entire mouth, there comes out an aspirin bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin with low carb and a dry finish. I remember being at a tasting for Beer Valley a year or so ago and they mentioned aging this beer a full year before release (as a standard) - this did not help so far as I can tell.
Serving type: bottle
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at Tap 25. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is strong with floral hops, nice apricot notes and light caramel/toffee maltiness. The flavor has more floral hops, apricots and alcohol. The body is pretty full, but surprisingly not thick or syrupy. Low caramel maltiness. Usually I call out IIPA’s for being to much like a barley wine, but this is a barley wine that almost resembles a IIPA. I enjoyed this one.
Zita (4275) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
light fruit aroma,amber, clear, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, light body, creamy, soft carbonation, hoppy fruit finish.
fletchfighters (1010) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light red color, good carbonation. Even better lacing and head.
Aromas of strawberry and floral hops.
Slightly thin body but very workable. Well hidden ABV.
eros47 (48) - Huntington Park, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a murky light red with a beige like head. Tight bubbles with light carbonation. Aromas consist of licorice, dark cherries, and plums. Tastes like it smells. Left my snifter with tons of lacing. Great brew.
Toadvine (69) - Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber of unknown vintage. Pours an opaque amber with minimal off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is citrus (mainly lemon), booze, floral hops, and bread. Taste is hoppy, but with a nice malt balance. A bit hot, but not too bad. Floral finish. Not as good as their Imperial Stout, but an excellent ABW.
Hansen (6196) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber coloured and cleaer. Has a white head, mostly lasting. Heavy hoppy aroma, faint sweet and fruity. Flavor starts light sweet, finish heavy bitter. Dry, creamy texture.