slowrunner77 (6077) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"barleywine is like pizza - a so so one is still a good beer, and that’s what happened here. very fruity (good) but rather lacking in complexity and hops (bad). pretty reddish in color (good) but thin for a bw. 2009 bottle a slight disappointment."
WillemsUrenkel (638) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 fl. oz. bottle, 2012, from Bierzwerg. A dark amber in the glass, nearly no head. Alcohol and dark fruity wood on the nose. Starts smooth, dark fruity, heavy cookie sweetness, malt, alcoholic warming. Hop and bitterness in the second row. Nearly no carbonation.
snoworsummer (2438) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle recently purchased. Pours hazy reddish copper with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like very dry raisin, astringent alcohol, earthy, a little nutty, cracker malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like alcohol, dried fruit, earth.
jflopsu (644) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with light white head. Has a strong dark fruit and caramel. A very thick and syrup-y beer with raisins, other dark fruits, malts, caramel, and high alcohol. A fruity malt aftertaste.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle. Pours a clear orange copper with a short lived beige head. Aroma is tons of malt, caramel, barley, brown sugar. Flavor is brown sugar, overripe fruits, burnt caramel, toasty, barley candy. Finish is lemoney, herbal, more soft than bitter. Lingering barley candy, overripe fruit and toast. Full body, soft mouthfeel, weak to average carbonation.
melush (969) - SPAIN - AUG 24, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2014 Botella de 35,5 cl, adquirida en Slainte. Color ambar. Sabor a malta, caramelo, dulce, ligeramente a alcohol. Buena Barley Wine.
mile (3118) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (10,1%). Dark golden, hazy, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate to full, malty - lightly grainy and sugary sweetish aroma, some caramel and dark fruits, light herbal hoppyness and alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some caramel and light dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, light alcohol. Finish is average, malty - lightly grainy and sweetish, light caramel and light dark fruits, light - some herbal hoppyness, light - some alcohol. BW with caramel and decent bitterness. Not big fan of the style, but this one is not overly too sweet (with help from 10,1% and bitterness).
ffaoe (249) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong malt aroma. Light brown and hazy. Little head. Taste is strong but balanced.
Yirg (21) - - AUG 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355cc bottle poured into glass. Hazy dark amber color, with small off white light brown head that doesn’t stay for long. Full body, medium-high carbonation. Sweet malty taste. Medium bitterness. High ABV is very obvious. Overall quite nice, but not amazing.
dnicolaescu (938) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - AUG 11, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2014 BOTTLE 355ML from Boystout’s Israeli aunt.
Look: cloudy read-amber, small beige head.
Aroma: rich, intense sweet and tart dried fruit - cranberries?
Taste: sweet and sour dried fruit, some alcohol, spicy phenolic bitterness.