brokensail (12277) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a copper/amber color with an off-white head. Nose is somewhat oxidized, but still plenty of sweet sugar and malt aromas. Toffee, caramel, brown sugar, and a hint of dark fruit. Light smoke/peat notes, maybe a hint of fruit and alcohol. The flavor is sweet and lightly boozy. Caramel, toffee, and a bit of brown sugar. Light peatiness, some oak, and a hint of cardboard. Not as good as the newer version.
Huhzubendah (2805) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by durwoodx. Thanks Darrell!
This barleywine is hazy and brownish orange in color. There is approximately an inch of head that generates a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is clearly that of barleywine, with scents of alcohol, sweet malt and caramels. The tastes follows suit. The beer lacks the complexity that can make a beer of this genre intriguing and irresistible. The body is a bit thinner than I would prefer, with a solid carbonation level. Overall, a decent beer and worth a try if you are a fan of the style. Ideal for sharing, as it’s definitely best enjoyed in small quantities.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-13-2010
drowland (6591) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by Tim. Nicely sweet aroma and flavor with bits of malt and hop. Not bad.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks Tim and Rachel! Deep orange pour with a white head. Aroma of whiskey, sugar malts, light fruits. Flavor is similar once again with these beers with touch of iodine. Not bad at all.
laiti (6495) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Pikkulintu. Batch 243: bottled 07.05.2009, no BBE info
Aroma is heavy and sweet with ripe fruits, some strawberries, woody notes, hints of harsh malt and sourness. Flavour is sweet with malt, some ripe fruits, woody notes and hints of berries. At the beginning whisky stings a little but it turns into smoky towards the finish.
Beerheart65 (1106) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2012 Aroma has licorice and toffee. Colour is brown. Head leaves bit lacing. Taste has also licorice, roasted toffee, some herbs, malts. Long and thick flavor. Fullbodied, soft, light carbonation. Overall has nuances and rich aroma and taste, well balanced. nice beer.
madmitch76 (17031) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
17th July 2009
Cloudy red - brown beer. Sweet rich malt provides a heady mix of Port wine and Cherry Brandy! Then sweetish toffee - caramel. Touch of peach and other yellow fruits. Finishes with sweetish hops and a little aniseed alcohol. Nice mix of flavours!
Macegan75 (737) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from the Greg Yoder collection. Pours an opaque mahogoney color with sweet candy sugar in the nose first sip is huge sweet,malty flavors with a little oak, vanilla, cotton candy, corn sugar and figs. finish is sweet with caramelly goodnes. nice stuff.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Batch 406 bottled on 2/15/11. Label says 2010 and 13.8% ABV. Maple pour with an extremely short lived beige head. No lacing. Dark brown sugar aroma. Full flavor but unusual. I get strong dark licorice in my mouth with sweetness. Maple flavors come forward but that could be residual effects from my contemplating the color. there’s some hop and roastiness flavors coming through now, along with booze. The brown sugar comes forward after the sip is gone. Interesting. Complex is too string of a word. I’d stick with unusual...but good.
Eructoblaster (3246) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 330ml. Dark amber body with an average beige frothy head. Complex malty/hoppy aroma with fruity, woody, and some subtle vanilla hints. Robust hoppy taste with fruity and piney notes. Ends with a long, strong, warming bitter finish. Very well done!