Tide (1300) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hazel’s beverage world. Dark amber color, white head. Bitter taste with caramel, floral hops, nuts, honey, roasted malts and citrus. Bitter finish with hops and honey. Good barley wine.
wedgie9 (1666) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on 5/13/12 from a waxed and capped 650mL bomber bottle purchased at Sun Devil quite a long time ago. Pours clear but dull dark amber with a thin beige head that slowly recedes to very thin lace. The nose is classic barley wine, with tons of caramel, toffee, honey, and milk chocolate, with a nice touch of roasted bitterness. The flavor starts off very nicely with tons of sweet caramel, maple, toffee, and honey up front, but before moving to the bitterness, a cardboardy oxidized flavor. The body is full with light carbonation and a long, unfortunately, oxidized finish, with the caramel taking a back seat.
Cavie (3555) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear orange color with brilliant reddish highlights. Aroma is sweet and syrupy. Light earthy hop aroma. Smooth mouthfeel and flavor. Sweet malts, syrupy and maple. Easy finish. This is tasty!
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obsidian_owl (1) - Chicago, Alabama, USA - MAY 2, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice reddish coppery colour. Great mouthfeel, you can chew on this thing. It has a bold malty taste with a little sweetness to it.
MikeJslc (640) - USA - APR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper/orange, clear, beige head. Relatively subdued aroma is brown-sugary sweet with fruity notes and alcohol. Flavor again features brown sugar and toffee-like sweetness, a little dark fruit, some floral notes and a some hot alcohol. The body and overall malt profile seem a little on the light side for a barleywine.
bbbeer (503) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly hazy red-orange with medium light tan head. Aroma is dominated by hops, pine and grapefruit and just a touch of malt. Full body, alcohol well hidden. Flavor at first is quite sweet, caramel and molasses. A lot of hop flavor although not particularly bitter. Maybe too sweet and off balance but I like it anyway.
zeke626 (411) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2012 edition. Pours a clear, reddish-amber body with an off-white head. Aroma of malts, raisins/prunes, and molasses and sugars. Taste is similar, although very sugary with a light citrus/floral hop flavor. The palate is a little light for the style and becomes slightly watery near the finish. Sticky mouthfeel with a slightly bitter finish.
S_Side_Smitty (337) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is malts and light molasses. Taste is, initially, sweet malts. That washes out almost immediately - the mid palate is watery. Then a very mild hoppy bitterness creeps in for the finish. Mmmmm. Have a hard time with this one. Not substantial like a barley wine should be. And I can?t quite tell if it?s hop forward or not.
NikkTwist (1257) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Having on draft at the Split Thy Skull event at Tattooed Moms in Philly. Clear medium amber pour. Bit more dark red fruits. Smooth at the edge, but still very strong. Top half of barleywines Ive had.
Cybercat (2789) - Georgia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hearty aroma has robust notes of brown sugar, roast malt and spices (cloves & cinnamon). Comes out of the bottle (Was that bloomin’ wax really necessary? Makes it a pain in the arse to open!) a clear chestnut with a nice dirty wheat head that is not thick but hangs around. Flavor is - WHOA NELLIE! A powerful alcohol bite like the chomp of an angry pit bull, with brown sugar, nutty, caramel and malty notes and a hint of clove. Smooth texture has plenty of fizz, if not the firmest body. A killer penguin indeed!