Gluepot (451) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The nose is delicious, featuring Scotch whisky, malt, prunes, dark berries and fruit jam. Dense murky dark brown colour suits the style. A well balanced taste profile leads with some booze, prunes, brown sugar, toffee and tropical fruit. Some oak as well as fruity hops create some edge on a rich sweet beer.
zoucrew102 (1415) - - OCT 26, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with bottled on date of 2/15/11. Rich caramel malt aroma with notes of smoke and whiskey. Pours dark caramel brown colored with and very short-lived white head with nonexistent lacing. Starts with a lot of sweet caramel and some dark fruit. Finishes very smooth with lots of peaty smoke and a bit a whiskey and only the smallest hint if the booziness. Excellent barleywine.
kyr2 (32) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - OCT 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazingly smooth for such a high vol beer. Has a taste of whiskey about it and a woody aftertaste. Excellent choice!
RexTalionis (3522) - FINLAND - AUG 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown in color with a tan head. Dark fruits, toffee, wooden barrel notes and hints of vinous vanilla in aroma. Whiskey infused dark fruits in taste. Also some malty notes in finish. A bit boozy and somewhat heavy to drink.
espenra (996) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Brewed 2010. Best before 2015-02-11. Brown ruby red colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol and oak with notes of malts. Some sweet notes as well. Flavour is rough and laden with alcohol. Also notes of malts and oak. Also notes of ripe fruits. Long, lingering aftertaste.
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craig’s tasting. Piney, bitter, dry, bit harsh, too sweet, needs longer in the bottle.
zimbo (905) - SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light pale nose. More active than its sister beer. Some syrup. Tamer and nice but could do with more definition and individuality.
allmyvinyl (9540) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle, cheers Craig. Pours hazy reddish brown, no head. Aromas are sherry and Christmas cake. Taste is more of the same, light boozy whisky note. Much smoother than the earlier version, nice.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Craig. Nice mahogany red with off white head. Aroma of sherry, dried fruits. Taste is oxidised in a nice way, sherry and dried fruits. Quite sweet and bitter. Nice
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle, hazy dark amber, with a beige head, with a nice toasted, caramel, pale malt, faint leathery nose, with a dried banana chips, grated coconut, mild boozy whiskyish note, with light vanilla, toffee, dark dried fruit, black coffee, faint tobacco leaf accent in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate, with a strong warmth boozy, whisky, yeasty fruity, vanilla oak barrel, grated coconut, orange, tangerine peel character , with a flowery leafy, grassy hop, dried dark fruit, woody, faint chocolate flavour, leading towards a strong warming dark dried fruitiness, vanilla, whiskyish finish.