Infiniteipa (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red, minimal head that dissipates quickly, aroma of caramel, some resinous hops. Full bodied, oily feel, soft carbonation, Taste is more caramel, with some raisins and berries. Good strong bitterness and the required heavy cloying sweetness that comes with a Barley Wine. The reviews so far seem a little harsh, as a 12% US style Barley Wine it ticks a lot of boxes for me. Its not the best Barley wine I’ve ever had, and It may not be the most balanced beer, but it doesn’t need to be! An interesting brew, would recommend to those wanting some kick from their beer.
Kosmokrator (677) - ITALY - NOV 17, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Intenso color ambrato scuro con soffice schiuma biancastra. Un tripudio di malto, frutta passita e luppoli che si intrecciano in un bouquet sontuoso e violento irrobustito dall’abv. Persistente e corposa, da cardiopalma.
pityu (302) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - Clear amber colour wit reddish tint, large creamy tan head, good retention. Heavy malty aromas with a lot of caramel, dried plum, raisins and some resinous hops. Taste is very complex, caramel, raisins, grapes, dates, dried fruits. Sweet taste balanced with gentle hop bitterness. A bit boozy, but its ok. Full body, soft carbonation, chewy texture, sweet and smooth finish. A very complex beer with sensible alcohol warmth.
Achel (274) - Ioannina, GREECE - SEP 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear reddish amber with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol.
fredfa (146) - belo horizonte, BRAZIL - SEP 13, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Percebe-se um pouco do alcool no aroma e no sabor, mas está bem inserido. Doce predominante sobressaindo muito sobre o amargor. Muito saborosa e com baixa drinkabilidade. Uma das melhores barley wine que já provei.
tdtm82 (1404) - Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks Kenny, shared with Clayton.
Lovely deep red colour. Good lacing. Funky musty malt extract aroma. Prunes, olive oil, cedar, Devonshire clotted cream. Clean. Good Super complex. The best Brewdog beer I’ve had for a long time.
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated based on notes taken 7 Sep 2014 -- That’s a good Barley Wine. Complex in malts, simple yet firm in hops.
Fisler (278) - Bamberg, GERMANY - JUL 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Optisch wirklich fast ein Wein, dunkelrot, kein Schaum. In der Nase Röstaromen, Kakao, dunkle Kirsche, man riecht schon, dass da Bumps dahinter ist. Im Trunk langsam auf der Zunge zergehen lassen, wow: Prickelt, alkoholisch, Holz, Schokolade, wieder die Kirsche, wärmend im langen Abgang. Nicht ganz einfach zu trinken, die 12% sind spührbar. Ein schwerer Dessert-Barley-Wine, der gut zu Schokolade passt. Und tatsächlich ist da auch ein wenig Marshmallow dabei.
Werckmeister (1303) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle at home. BB 10/2018. dark amber hazy color. small off-white head. smells liqueurish, of wood, malty sweet, dried fruits, plums, alcoholic, some light citric notes, light coconuts, light note of oranges, honey. full body, soft carbonation, nice rather oily full mouthfeel. tastes surprisingly fruity and hoppy, oranges, pines, also some dried fruits, rather alcoholic / liqueurish but not unpleasant in combination with the fruit notes, rather malty sweet. finishes alcoholic and with fruit notes. rather boozy, but I like it, for the ABV its even kind of easy to drink.
20107589 (573) - randers, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
red/amber color with a fine white head. chocolate, figs, light black berry aroma. taste heavy sweet medium bitter. full bodied smooth mouthfeel, a good carbonation and a bitter finish.
jimbonga (59) - - MAY 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with a slightly off-white head. Dark fruit, grain and alcohol aroma. Full caramel body with more fruits, almost rum soaked raisins, some booze but very balanced by the malts. A little sweet but holds together very well.