Mjp12 (340) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite brewdogs, and that is high praise! Multi layered, complex aroma, toast, spruce, citrus, earthy, dark nutty brown colour, with a head that soon sinks. Sweet but bitter taste, it’s obviously full of booze, but the hops make it difficult to just sip, I want to glug away at it. It’s not a straight barley wine, for me it’s something far more interesting. Love it!
InPivoVeritas (251) - Bydgoszcz, POLAND - MAR 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice deep brown with ruby highlights. Small brownish head. Great aroma of lemon, oranges, resin, candies, maple syrup and toast. Starts sweet but nice, medium-high bitterness counters it. High viscosity, kind of syrupy character. Nice booze note. Awesome mouthfeel. Great beer.
kingvit (201) - - SEP 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: raisin, rum, dry plum; Appearance: dark pale red, minimal head; Taste: medium bitterness, medium sweetness, slight sourness; Palate: astringent finish, full body, soft carbonation, oily texture
Decent barley wine, strong pleasant aroma, not too boozy.
Melnis (164) - LATVIA - NOV 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: sweet, hops, fruits, glue
Magnificent palette, sweets and salt. Natural apricots
Muuuuuust try once again
DanielBrown (3825) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Really enjoyed this. Deliciously boozy. Thick and sweet. Teeth wobbling. Throat asserting. Very hoppy, but the bitterness is balanced mit the schweetness.
fkoolen (312) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home. Dark reddish brown, slim beige creamy head. Imperial nose with big toffee, caramel and honey tones along with hoppy fruitiness. Taste is likewise: big malted, sweet flavours beautifully combining with deep hoppy tropical and citrus fruits and a nice bitterness. Great flavours, complex but still balanced. As it warms, it gets more stout-ish with roasted coffee and chocolate tones coming up along with wine-like properties (red fruits, boozy, more dry). Dry, lingering fruity finish. Oily but soft mouthfeel, big body, medium-low carbonation. Very nice.
Gurthnar (1822) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at RJ. Aroma is rich malty, caramel, but showcasing generous use of American aroma hops. Citrusy, orange, light resiny. Clear dark brown to ruby colour with stable head. Taste is initially cloying with caramel, chocolate and fruits, but after a moment gets cut through by decisive citrusy and zesty hoppiness, finishing balanced with long duration. Not a beer for faint-hearted. Glorious American barley-wine.
Christopsy (102) - SCOTLAND - JAN 16, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A lovely, complex, aromatic, barely wine. I think it might need a bit of age on it, as the alcohol was quite strong.
Silvan7 (702) - Samarate, ITALY - MAY 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ Crazy, Casorate. ramata limpida, con schiuma beige fine e poco persistente. Aroma di luppolo aromatico agrumato (cascade è il più riconoscibile). alcool molto intenso, forse sin troppo , con punte di etilico, tostatura e un poco di butterscotch. Gusto molto amaro, un pugno sulla lingua, note tostate, luppoli da amaro e caramello sono distinguibili. Molto corposa e molto calda. Poco carbonata. Vorrei dire equilibrata ma sarebbe una bugia :-) è fuori di testa per quantità di amaro ed calore alcolico. armonica però lo è di sicuro.
Beersiveknown (3017) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home from ales by mail
Dark ruby chestnut with fluffy beige head. Hop driven resinous aroma with Orange pith. Full bodied, pithy citrus assault, sweet caramel, some higher alcohol notes then a long orange bitter finish. Moderate carbonation
Like someone tipped a bottle of orange bitters into caramel sauce.