aenima (208) - Askim, SWEDEN - MAR 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2009 by trade. Raisin and caramell in the aroma. The taste is plums, raisins, caramel and figs. Complex. Great bw! Balanced between sweetness and bitterness.
ghendrix (85) - Cardiff, WALES - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012. Pours deep amber, very rich, thin white head. Aromas are caramel, apples, fleshy fruits, biscuity malts. Taste is sweet at first, bitter finish, growing more so. Slick mouthfeel, heavy body. Warming alcohol. Pretty good barley wine.
Hermod (2811) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 bottle. Clear, mahogany color, thin white head. Dried fruits, plums, oranges and alcohol in aroma. Somewhat complex, nice. Sticky and alcoholly at first when cold. Plums, bread, hops, brown sugar in flavor. These somehow comes in layer as the beer warms up. Long warming finish. Sipper, and a nice one it is. Classic barley wine. Grows on you with every sip.
Vaiz (3149) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of brandy, varnish, pine, sweaty hops and some tangerines. Flavor is quite bitter, some aged hops and a bit spicy. Thick body, low carbonation. Although a bit old, still well drinkable.
ryanscourt (555) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
English hop aroma. Flavor of alcohol strikes first. Still cold so might take a little while for other flavors to come to play. Definantly a sipper.
Weezel (104) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2011 bottle. Has stood up well over the years. Aromas are pouring out of honey, big yeast, and blackberries. The taste is cohesive compared to fresh and the alcohol is hidden. Wish there was a little more zing to it. All together really good still.
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark caramelly pour with a tiny white head. Sweet vinous aroma of plums, apricots, caramel and raisins. Heavy on the sweet side, and not alot of bitterness. Pretty abrupt finish, which has some bitterness to it. All in all, very enjoyable.
Mark_Eck (239) - - FEB 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(2012) Pours a hazy amber. Strong smells of fruits, caramel, and a little earthy. Sweet taste of plums and alcohol.
sic1314 (2582) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured medium amber with a small white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, lightly vinous. Full body, flavour is bitter sweetness, medium nuttiness, plum, alcohol, dark chocolate.
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely has some brown sugar to the aroma more than molasses. The color is a nice orange, quite white head. A pretty good barleywine, it’s sweet at the finish but not overly so. Also, a relatively light body. Tasty.