joebudzjoe (631) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. This is a pretty good barleywine that isn’t too tough to handle. With a dark copper body, this beer has a lightly sweet malty flavor without too much residual sugar flavor.
jkwood04 (2404) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and cereal malts with a little spiciness plus some light hops. Flavor about the same. Nothing really stands out. Smooth texture. A decent beer.
davey101 (513) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber into a DFH signature glass. Giving this another go after last years fiasco (multiple bottles from multiple stores that were oxidized and chill hazed)
A - Hazy dark brown body with some red tints. Light khaki head with moderate lacing.
S - Mostly sweet malts. Some bready yeast and dark fruit notes. Just a hint of grass and hops.
T - Follows the nose. Very malt forward with very little hop presence. Pear and plum finishing with some bready yeast and a touch of alcohol heat. Mouth feel is medium and creamy, with nice carbonation.
O - A simple but enjoyable barley wine. Its nice that its english style and the hop presence is minimal. Its also priced really well. Glad to have given this another try.
SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 2011 vintage. Pours a dark brown color with ruby highlights and an almost purple hue. Small off white head. Nose is sweet honey, bread, brown sugar, cherries? Palate is smooth with a syrupy velvety feel, light tingle and bitterness in the swallow, tongue swells. Flavors of toasted bread, honey, cherrys, light floral hop notes.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Lightly hazed burnt-orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The subtle nose provides toasted nut shells, but not much else. Medium to full-bodied with buzzing carbonation. The balance is nearly perfect, but the flavor is mostly bland - weary malts and stale, minerally hops. Mundane, lifeless finish. Bottle courtesy of jtclockwork!
Thorpe429 (4945) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
Pours a moderate amber color with a thin off-white head and a tad bit of spotty lacing on the way down. The nose brings some spice along with caramel and dark fruits. A bit of sweet bread in the background. The flavor has caramel and sweet malt plus some dark fruits and a bit of winter spice. Medium body with spice and a bit of booze to go along with the sweetness. An interesting winter beer, though probably not something that I would seek out again.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with/from Sammy. Hazy dark amber. Interesting spice scent. Flavour has some dark dopplebock/dubbel like malt. Rubber, banana and yeast. Belgian sugar finish and ginger. Really grows on you. Belgian sugar BW. A Belgian Winter Warmer?
Sammy (7115) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
American winter warmer. Cloudy grapefruit colour with white head.Lacey. Funky aroma. Big yeast, sugar, ginger, almondy. Very good drinkability for what should be a sipper.
faroeviking (10300) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella. 2010 version. Dark brown colour. Sweet dark malty and dark fruity aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet dark malty and dark fruity like flavour with spice, medium fair bitterness.
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Papsø tasting.
It pours a light amber with a white head.
Aroma is corn, cereal, caramel and peach.
Flavour is much better and quite smooth with notes of caramel, flowers, peach. Finishes slightly bitter.