madsberg (8819) - Søborg, - MAR 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of fruits, orange, honey. Flavour of orange, yeast, sweetness, fruits, bread. Medium bodied. Dry fruity and alcoholdense end.
alexsdad06 (3043) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma had moderately sweet malts, orange citrus, some spicy rye and herbal notes. The flavor had orange citrus, caramel, mild tart character, herbal, and spicy rye. There seemed to be some oxidation. Wouldn’t seek this one out again.
riversideAK (5413) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tangy oranges, spicy rye, some pepper and caramel malts on the nose Interesting with the sour mash. Not sure I am a fan of this one. Orange pour, thin head and lace. Flavors of oranges and rye malt, light sour mash notes, pepper, caramel, and citrus/grassy bitterness. Spicy tangy finish. Not my favorite. Interesting though.
Tmoney99 (8784) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsadad06. Poured hazy copper color with an average off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy barley & rye malt, citrus hop and pepper aroma. Moderate to full smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy spice sweet flavor to medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met with a complex beer.
b3shine (2249) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (thanks alexsdad06). Looks decent; light for a BW though. Smells and tastes solid; sweet and rye with that rye tingle on the tongue. Good on the palate. Nice.
BeerBunker (709) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22oz bottle. Poours hazy orange with a foamy off white head. Little bit of sediment. Aroma is of oranges, spice, wheat, and grassy hops. Also has a fair amount of pine in the aroma. Taste is big on the oranges and spice. There is also a piney/grassy hops taste to it as well. Has a lot of caramel that starts to come through. The flavors don’t seem to blend too well. Has a very stick mouthfeel, which makes it go down strange. Not all that good, but not terrible.
Damico (1920) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours orange amber with a generous off white head on top, the appearance being its best attribute. The aroma is booze and oranges, almost like a light orange liqueur. The flavor of the spices on top of the yeast flavor make this taste more like a Belgian golden ale with lots of oranges. The zest lingers on your tongue.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to riversideAK for sending me this green waxed bottle. It pours pure clear gold with off white head. The aroma offers up maltiness as well as some grapefruit hops, some spicy hops and a bit of floral as well. The taste if similar although it seems blunted with age. I get some spicy hops, some pine and citrus as well with a thin layer of smooth sweet malts underneath. It seems to end with aged smooth hoppiness and sweet malts that lean more toward the malt side as a sense of roasted malts takes this into the after taste. – Probably should have cracked this one sooner.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle… Farewell to ibrew2or3… Clear yellow ale with a small, tissue papery, white head. Good retention. The aroma is odd, but not unpleasant – acidity, wood, honey, peppery hops and toffee. Barely medium-bodied with tingly carbonation. The flavor is tangy and quite minerally. Fairly bland. It’s like sucking on a rock... right on through the finish. Too much thought and too little skill went into this one. Bottle courtesy of ibrew2or3!
markwise (3806) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours a dark yellow with a tan head. Nose is pepper, caramel, tart citrus, and some earthy hops. Flavor is similar with bits of caramel, spice, citrus, and earthy hops. Not my favorite barleywine.
HonusWagner (892) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly forgettable semi-sweet barley wine that rated on the lower end of things for punch. Caramel (again) with some orange zest, perhaps pepper (why dry hop a BW with Saaz? interesting, I suppose, but perhaps better employed on a more noteworthy recipe), and medium body. Expected more out of Black Raven.