ffaoe (269) - Moorestown, New Jersey, 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 (991) - 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.
Rtrineto (3) - - AUG 2, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The best barleywine Style that i've ever drinked, great taste awsome aroma. Looks like a nut cake with alcohool.
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jookos (2749) - FINLAND - JUL 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber clear-ish. Earthy cedary, sweet dark malty (raisins) nose, some greenery too. Full medium body. Sweet malty, but not too much, smooth dark bread, or cake actually, molasses. Flavourful, nice. As a barley wine a bit dull though. Or could be more intensive. Isn’t cloying or that hard to drink though.
AndyW68 (1159) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange brown hazy pour with thin tan head. Aroma is sweet raisin and caramel. Taste is overly sweet raisin. Burnt raisin if that is even a thing. Very good, just a bit too sweet for me.
MrFecesious (1136) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007 bottle. Very cloudy burnt orange and no cap. Aroma of caramel, raisin, slight licorice, candied sugar. Quite oxidized unfortunately. Taste is watered down sweet. Pretty much a bottle of wet paper. Too bad. Was gifted this, so I’m not sure what storage this went through before I got it last year.
Quack-Duck (8299) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle with thanks to pivnizub! Hazy pale yellow, creamy white head. Hoppy nose. Sweet and malty, quite full-bodied with a touch of alcohol and some grassy-resiny hops. Shy fruity touch, citrus mainly.
AmykalH04 (35) - - JUL 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A- Pours a orangish brown with a light tan head
S- Caramal and malt, definately get some sweetness
T- Caramel malts with a smooth sweetness to it.
M- Medium with good carbonation.
O- This beer is very straight forward and if you wanted a barley wine this definately fits the style.
Shain (97) - ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2014 Bottle 355ml. Pours dark clear copper-brown. No head. Weak but pleasant aroma of sweet wine, soy sauce, malt and some banana notes. Mouth feel is velvety and thick, no carbonation, alcoholic and sour tang in top of throat.
Taste of wine, complex and rich, sweet, some wine-like tannins and fruity sourness. Alcoholic notes, banana and chocolate liqueur. Weak roasted flavors, some wooden, aged notes.
Complex, warming and thick, mostly sweet with gentle bitterness and slight sourness. Very winey/liquery, sherry, fruity. Bitter-sweet tannic after taste.
A strong complex sipping beer for wine and liqueur lovers, indeed a barley wine more then a beer. Very good.