beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark amber pour with a thin beige head. Interesting aroma of caramel, raisins and mild alcohol vapors. The flavor is ok, but a bit simple, caramel and raisins, also the aroma feels a lot more deep and rich than the flavor. The body is thick but the texture is not as liquorous or vinous as you’d expect from a barley wine, the carbonation is soft. Overall it’s an ok barley wine.
Lowenbrau (1484) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - DEC 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
341 ml bottle @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours hazy amber with some off white head. Some head retention, some lacing. Malty, liquor, caramel aromas. Medium body, soft carbonation, silky texture. Taste is caramel, raisins, liquor, liquorice, some roasty flavours. Well balanced and enjoyable.
tiong (2798) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle from Beer-city
Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth foamy head. Aroma of sweet syrup, caramel, toffee and berries. Taste is sweet, sticky and malty with notes of syrup, caramel and toffee. Finish is sticky, malty and caramely with some syrupy toffee notes. A bit too sweet for my taste.
bunget (392) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341ml bottle. Murky copper body, small beige head with poor retention. Aroma of caramel, orange candy, floral hops, dried apricots, some heavy cookie dough and alcohol in the backstage. Taste of caramel malt, herbs, cherries, raisins. Boozy but not in a bad way. Good warming effect.
sfuen03 (228) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Average sized head, disappears quickly, leaving a thin broken film. Color is reddish brown. Aroma is cookies, syrup, cinnamon and vanilla, fruity and slightly alcoholic. Body is medium to full, oily, maybe too alcholic. Low carbonation, finish is bitter. Taste is sugar, caramel, oaky. Correct balance.
Temptation (167) - - NOV 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great aspect, copper color, opaque, almost no head nor lace. Aromas to caramel, sweet wine, raisins, molasses. Well balanced mouthfeel, with notes to toffee, cream, vanilla, butterscotch and caramel. Creamy texture, long development, a little bit astringent finish. Medium to low carbonation and body. The overall is nice, well balanced and structured, and improves as it gets warmer. Pretty good barleywine.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber-ruby pour with a thick yellow-tan head. The nose is quite hoppy and intensely chewy. Some sweet earthy/piny hoppiness along with a bit of soft sweet caramel. A bit of toffee and some nice light berry fruit. A touch of light oxidation but that adds a nice chewy note that I totally enjoy. Quite a surprise - really damn solid barley wine.
Whatup14 (507) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 341ml. Couleur ambrée rougeâtre, mousse beige. Arôme de sucre d’orge, malt. Goût de sucre d’orge, caramel, malt. Carbonation faible, corps moyen-dense.
Ibrew2or3 (6226) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl twist off cap (?) bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports a light tan head. The aroma is nice and sweet with brown sugar coated plums and sweet raisins as well as mild caramel notes blended with ripe dark red cherry meat. The taste is pretty rich and smooth with a firm load of sugar stewed cherries as well as plums and raisins that are swimming in a pool of caramel and brown sugar. It gets a bit malty and boozy toward midway and into the finish. This is a nice sipper and seems like more age will do it well. A solid barleywine.
thewolf (10555) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Beer City, Belgium. Pours clear dark red with a medium, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has lots of raisin, plums, port, vinious, toasted caramel, light milky. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is elegant, port, toasted caramel, light burnt toast, vinious, warming, raisins, hazelnuts. Quite an elegant Barleywine, even if the alcohol is a bit too present.
Fred82 (2069) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle thanks to Marc.
Appearance : Clear amber with small head. Not much lacing.
Aroma : Dry fruits with light caramel, light raisins, piny hops and light alcohol.
Taste : Resinous hops with dry fruits and caramel. Finish hoppy, slightly floral with caramel, raisons and some alcohol. Fairly bitter.
Overall : Not bad. Feels a bit young and rough around the edges. Nice balance, nice caramel. Not too heavy. Good brew.