kathouse (811) - Nevada, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2014 Good looking beer with a raisin and brown sugar aroma. Full body with ample bread, toasted, and other biscuit malts. Very little sweetness or toffee like flavors. Alcohol was present and drying.
pictoman (365) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 355mL bottle (2012 vintage). Clear copper brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma is boozy caramel malt, some mild dark stone fruits and nuts. Flavour is pretty much the same, the booze and nuts come through more, plus a little chocolate. Medium-Full body.
madsenbryg (371) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malt, mørkt brød, karamel, sirup, vinøs, træ, tøv, rødbrun, brunt kort skum, alkohol , bitter, cremet , livlig, fyldig :).
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superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; 2009 vintage, bottled on 11/16/2009. Pours moderately cloudy orange amber color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, plum, date, pear, apple, brown sugar, bread, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, plum, date, pear, apple, toast, brown sugar, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, raisin, plum, date, pear, apple, brown sugar, toast, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice balance and complexity of malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; with a nice malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness on the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately slick and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good English Barleywine. All around good balance and complexity of malt and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A nicely enjoyable offering.
WeissGary (276) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
(2012) Bottle. This is quite a big beer, full on flavours with a boozy kick to boot... it will certainly warm you up! Sharp complex aroma with strong acidic and floral notes which follows through with sweet barley upfront, strong floral and sweet hop notes, slight boozyness on the back of the tongue. A big toned beer!
sir__v (464) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color: nice amber beer with medium carbonation with medium ivory head. Smell: malt and caramel balance with brown sugar cane. Taste: really tasteful, amazing balance of malt and sugar. Aftertaste: some alcohol note with malt and sugar balance.
Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(2012) pours a slightly hazy amber color and a medium sized head. the aroma is earthy hops and slightly fruity. the taste was similar with a little bit of booziness in it.
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 vintage. Aroma is mostly boozy, slightly hoppy and sweet fruit. Medium red body, mild bitterness. Alright barley wine, good but not amazing.
mstrcrwly (172) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pales in comparison to other barleywines..disappointing..especially foran ABV of 10%.
ttoadee (550) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep amber pour, little cloudy, thick controlled head. Beautiful malt on the nose. Chewy sweet. Middle is mild but deep malt. Alcohol is well managed. Beautiful molasses finish.