saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan berliner weisse, cream ale multistate tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are burnt caramel, fruits, candy sugar, malt and hops.
Dedollewaitor (15492) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours ruby amber with a small white head.Sweet malty. Oxidized with a bit of port and lots of dark fruit. Cellar, fruit and caramel. Medium bodied. A bit over the top. 012 bottling.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Labeled as Old Knucklehead - Barley Wine Style Ale - Ale Aged with Oak - No. 013 Bottling. Sweet and fruity with mild bitterness. Never did pick up any oak. Finish is sweet with a light boozyness.
braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is No.13. Pours a dark amber with a thin tan head that recedes to an outer ring. Smells very nice. Got hints of pine resin, spruce and even some faint banana. Intense flavors. Bittersweet with a strong alcohol finish. banana, amber, clear, frothy, tan foam, Very bittersweet flavor. Intense. Starts sweet, then a sort of bitter fruit flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Thick feel with average carbonation. Definately a big beer with alot going on.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn’t quite cotton to this 2012 version. A little to sweet and strong for my taste. This dark orange brew was also a little chewy and viscous for me.
Cristobal37 (766) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 9, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 6/20
I’m not a big fan of the barleywine style. I’ve tried specifically those which others have rated highly. While I found this more drinkable than Anchor’s Old Foghorn, it was still quite unpleasant. Very full beer which stays on the tongue for a while. Rich alcohol flavor. Maybe I should give it another go, but didn’t like it the first time around.
madvike (3192) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bridgeport Pub - Pours burnt siena with a thin foamy light tan head. Nose is dark fruit, sweet malt, peat, and a whiskey heat. Taste is pretty hot, with sweet boozy bread, light grassy hops, and bourbon-soaked raisins. Warming finish. Smooth, with a medium body. A little sweet for my tastes, but a half pint was a nice size.
JPDurden24 (1672) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red pour with a small off white head. Fruity with sugary syrup flavors, a nice hop bite as well. Not great, but pretty good.
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
really good stuff. strong rich and slight alco esters in the nose, cognac quaff with a wine finish, hoppy bite at the end, really tasty
sthlm (1276) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottle, I believe thanks go to Bob for this beer] Pours reddish-brown with a beige head. A very fruity beer. Strawberry and red grape are dominant, with notes of...celery? creeping in. Wow, that is weird. Candy like character creeps in as it warms too. Medium-thin mouthfeel, with a decent length finish. Overall, this was just bizarre. I sometimes get strange flavors or smells, but the celery in this was just unmistakable and really became quite strong.